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Sticker problem is no more. Did this solve your problem? Sorry this didn't help. To access the System Restore, Refresh and Reset options using the F12 option at start up, perform the following: If not already, ensure the computer is completely shut down. On the next screen you are asked to confirm if you want to continue with recovery. The computer will bring you to the Advanced start up screen. If the Recovery partition is not intact, make your own Windows 8.
And I covered what you are to do if it does not automatically re-activate in my earlier reply to you. The first link points to system resore. I no longer have any point to restore it to. Since this is a completly new hdd, I have no factory image. The second link is the link that I used to make the installaion media. The third link suggests that I could activate by phone if the key isn't auto detected. I plugged in my ethernet cable during my attempt, just in case.
The page then says I have to be signed in as admin to complete it. I can't sign in as anything. The other options on the page involve the control panel and action center. These are places I cannot yet reach. I would like to hope that once I had that kind of access, things would be easier to work out. The link provided regarding activation errors doesn't seem to have my situation listed. I have completed this task in the past with win 7, so I'm not completely unfamiliar with how it should work.
I'm discovering new obstacles here. I have a hdd dock that I could probably use to delete whatever might be on the new hdd and totally start over, if that might change anything. I appreciate the effort. I will continue to try to sort this out, until it's resolved, or I run out of patience. I loaded a blank dvd into my burner a few days ago, when I began the project. I will make an attempt with the flash drive, just to see what happens.
I am not against using 8. The dvd was supposed to be for 8. The manufacturer said it came with 8 pro on it. I read somewhere here that a valid product key for 8 will work for 8. The link you've provided is the one I used for my disc. I did not format the drive, however. This is my fist time replacing a hard drive on a laptop, but figured it would be the same.
I can research these, if they're too detailed or boring to explain. Bright and early in the morning, I'll resume my efforts. At the moment, I've decided to retire for the evening. I wanted to check here one last time for a new ray of hope. I appreciate your input and hope it yields what I seek. For one thing, it can dramatically reduce the boot time About the only time you will see this is the first time the drive is Initialized, or the partitions are deleted.
You could either do this before you start by using a bootable 3rd party tool, or another machine It may recover your license key OK, but that is of no benefit Basically this type of license is supported by the computer manufacturer, not Microsoft, so the key is about useless, except when read from the BIOS Windows needs to read the key from the BIOS There may be ways to bypass this, but since you are basically starting with a fresh machine it might be best not to try something like that for the long term According to what you posted, you have already installed it, but now it is asking for a Product Key.
When you replace a Hard Drive, that will often play up with re-activation, requiring you to contact Microsoft and explain to a real person what you did and then they can resolve the Product Key problem. The product key is unique but is locked for a certain Edition of Windows 8. Unfortunately the issue is that Microsoft have seven Editions of Windows 8. The issue is that Microsoft will place a Windows 8 sticker on any of the 5 Home Editions and a Windows 8 Professional sticker on any of the 2 Professional Editions.
Moreover shops are falsely selling systems saying they have Windows 8. All the steps mentioned earlier about product activation will not help you if you have installed the incorrect Edition. Microsoft will be unable to activate Windows 8. They will only send you back to the OEM in your case Toshiba and you can purchase installation media from them.
It then explains how to download the. It also demonstrates on how to look up your Windows 8. The solution is not perfect but its the best that can be done until Microsoft fixes the flaws in the Windows 8. Tell us about your experience with our site. RookieRooke Created on March 5, I have had my hard drive crash on my laptop. I've bought a new hdd, and created the media to reinstall. The installation asks for my product key. I have downloaded the product key tool. How do I use the tool without having access to windows.
I imagine this question has been raised and even answered here. I would appreciate a swift kick in the right direction. Thank you for your time. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.
I have the same question 5. Bill Smithers Replied on March 5, Hi, A couple of questions for you. Was Windows 8 preinstalled on your machine Dell, HP, etc?
If it does not, follow these steps: Thanks for marking this as the answer. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. How satisfied are you with this response? RookieRooke Replied on March 5, In reply to Bill Smithers's post on March 5, It's a Toshiba laptop.
I'm told it was preinstalled and that no media came with it. I'm pretty sure he failed to make a recovery disc. I viewed a link in this forum that showed where to download the media creation tool.
I used it to make an. I installed and all seemed to be going well. It then asked for the product key and I pulled my hair out and returned to the forums In reply to RookieRooke's post on March 5, This is how you were supposed to reinstalled the operating system. But installing by other methods may have destroyed that option http: RookieRooke Replied on March 6, Thanks again, for your time and effort. Bill Smithers Replied on March 6, In reply to RookieRooke's post on March 6, It wasn't clear as to whether you burned it to disk or flash If you're not against using Win 8.
In reply to slance's post on March 6,
Product Key Tool
Also, given to its low level of complexity, users do not require help from any external source of help documentation, since the main purpose of this application is to offer users a basic piece of information. This application automates the task of changing your Windows XP product key. All In One Tweaks. I thank you both for your time. The [Windows Directory] specifies the base folder of Windows installation, for example:
Moreover shops are falsely selling systems saying they have Windows 8. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder 2. License This utility is released as freeware. They will only send you back to the OEM in your case Toshiba and you can purchase installation media from them. I viewed a link in this forum that showed where to download the media creation tool. When using this option, ProduKey automatically scan all your hard-drives, find the Windows installation folder in them, and extract all product keys stored in these Windows installations. NK2 of Microsoft Outlook. The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key cd key used to install windows from your registry. Since it does not feature any additional configuration menu, window or pane, this utility provides users with high overall accessibility by allowing them to benefit from its functions with minimum efforts. ProduKey crashed in some systems. Product Key Finder is great if you ever need to find out your product key for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and a number of other products.