well kyhi, i clicked the link in your signiture for the media creator, saved it to my desktop, tried to run it. the laptop wont open it. and as usual...i cant run it as admin. unless there's a way to get an iso of win 8.1 and use a third party program to create a boot-able drive,then run from boot? if at all....only a few days till i receive my manufacturer flash drive MAN, i hope that works. lol.
i cant run ANY .exe files that i download.
You need a space between administrator and /active:yes
net user administrator /active:yes
1) create setup media using any PC
2) boot messed up PC from media
3) hit F10 to bring up command prompt
4) enable Admin account > net user administrator /active:yes
5) reboot to windows, create a New Admin User, delete local user account..
Five steps and your done..
Would somebody please verify that the setup media will download in another OS.. I am most sure it does..
But cant verify because I have all win8 pc's
Last edited by KYHI; 07 Jan 2015 at 22:12.
One more option:
Go to Start Screen > Press and Hold Shift Key > Click Power Button > Restart
You will enter the screen where three options are provided.
Choose Troubleshoot Option > choose “Reset Your PC” > click “next” and follow the prompts to reset.
When I downloaded the file on my vista, I then tried to run it. It said that I can only do it from windows 7 or greater...although I didn't right click to run it as administrator on vista. Didn't know if that would make any different or not, by then is when I tried to runit on win8. That's when I found out I cant run any .exe files. So #1 on the instructions, "create setup media using any pc"....didn't work for me. Hmmm. Lol
I bought recovery dvds from Gateway for $20.I don't think I need any help or advice as I'm sure its done. Unless anyone wants to help contribute to the $40 fund for the recovery usb from toshiba.
I have had to use them twice.
I do not regret spending the $20.