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Stolen laptop has been recovered and formatted.

  1. #51


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Do you know what sku you had installed originally?

    Where did you buy your win 8 - or machine as it came pre installed ?

    Might be one of those core single language things.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Do you know what sku you had installed originally?

    Where did you buy your win 8 - or machine as it came pre installed ?

    Might be one of those core single language things.
    the unit was bought in Dubai which came with the pre installed windows 8 single language. But i used the iso that i downloaded from the torrent to repair my laptop before. Just repair because when i click the install button it will always show me a message that the serial key does not match any version on the installation this. I don't know what to do. i can't manually input the serial key. and i am not prompted to select which version of windows 8 to install.
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  3. #53


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't have any answers or suggestions to offer at this point.
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  4. #54


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    Windows 8


    As to what Theog is suggesting, i dont know what to do, i can't input a serial key because it is automatically getting the serial and keeps on returning that it does not match. and if i do a format the HDD (using disk manager) will that resolve my problem? i think not a solution for that.. Still waiting reply from the email i sent to asus.
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  5. #55


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't think deleting the current partitions will fix the rejected key issue. If you launch disk management from the currently installed Windows it won't let you anyway. Well you might be able to delete the system reserved but it won't let you delete the windows partition it is running from. SIW2 might be on to something with the core single language thing. You may have to byte the bullet and pony up for a set of recovery disks from ASUS.
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  6. #56


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    You need the MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD.

    As far as I can tell you need the default product key to get the thing to install, that is not the same as the key which activates.
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  7. #57


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You need the MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD.

    As far as I can tell you need the default product key to get the thing to install, that is not the same as the key which activates.
    can you give me a link where to download or to get the hash value for that file so i can check if my downloaded iso is same with your suggested copy of windows 8. thanks.
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  8. #58


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    X86:

    Sha-1: 08800de1b4c613a1abb16ffebdea1c4bb4bc7005
    md5: Ec1f013dc512280e5a9e0f01c4a2d361

    X64:

    SHA-1: 10F0288681BF56D22D9ADC58E27BEE2D781E6A1D
    MD5: 22B42364D905BD6EC9C2F143BC9A8F8E
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  9. #59


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Check your personal messages.
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  10. #60


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You need the MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD.

    As far as I can tell you need the default product key to get the thing to install, that is not the same as the key which activates.
    is this the windows 8.1? is there a windows 8 dvd?
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