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Error messages after install

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    Error messages after install


    I purchased a full up version of 8 pro, got a brand new 1Tb hard drive to load it on. Everything appeared to load properly, but now everything I try to do fails... updates, activation etc. when I download the update I get a "download failed" message. when I try to activate, it tells me "number is good" but it doesn't activate... when I try to enter the key again, I get "something like "this key code not good for upgrade".

    The OS looks like it's all there, and appears to work, but how do I know? this is the first time I've seen the program. I'm going to wipe the drive and try to load again in case I missed something, but would appreciate any suggestions.

    Chuck

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    I forgot to add, this is a brand new Toshiba laptop that is supposed to support Win 8.

    Trailrider
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    Have installed all your hardware drivers?
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    I tried!...
    One would think for $1200.00 a new laptop would come with at least two disks... 1) the OS you paid for on DVD and 2) a DVD of the drivers loaded, but No you are forced to go to their website to down load the drivers (all 139???)... I tried to access the web, but without actvation, system won't let me get to internet, to download anything... everytime I power up I get the message "activate Windows" and it takes me to the enter key screen. I'm going to try re-loading one more time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    I tried!...
    One would think for $1200.00 a new laptop would come with at least two disks... 1) the OS you paid for on DVD and 2) a DVD of the drivers loaded, but No you are forced to go to their website to down load the drivers (all 139???)... I tried to access the web, but without actvation, system won't let me get to internet, to download anything... everytime I power up I get the message "activate Windows" and it takes me to the enter key screen. I'm going to try re-loading one more time...
    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    This is for Windows 7

    How to use Toshiba Recovery.
    How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility


    You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:

    https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp
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    Toshiba Satellite Pro C640/C650 with Windows 8, make recovery disc, page 68

    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...50_10Apr09.pdf
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