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Windows 8 Liscense Key expired after using recovery iso

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    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10

    Windows 8 Liscense Key expired after using recovery iso


    Okay as stated in the title I had to use a recovery.iso via usb to get windows to boot.. here's what happened

    I tried using windows disk management to shrink the windows partition to setup dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10, well that didn't turn out so well, it told me I could not shrink the partition because there was disc errors and it told me to run a chkdsk, so I did so and when it tried to boot after completing it rebooted again and ran the chkdsk again then it turned off and I couldn't get past the Samsung splash screen

    so I hopped on my hp envy and found a system recovery iso and did a factory reset and now when I go to the windows 7 style desktop it says my windows license is expired

    what can I do to fix this?


    thank you

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    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10


    oh and I accidently deleted my 2 Samsung recovery partitions when my daughter bumped into me...
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    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
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

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    Where did you get the system recovery iso from?
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    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10


    Some random website..
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    You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
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    They said they can't do that since the Samsung recovery partitions are now gone
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    Quote Originally Posted by evol4gm View Post
    Some random website..
    Looks like you got the wrong media. It's not a match to your BIOS SLIC table so your original OEM SLP activation is broken.
    If that laptop still has the COA sticker with a readable product code, you can do a clean install and use that code. You'll likely have to do a phone activation. Its shouldn't be a problem once you explain what you did. You can get an ISO image here.
    Windows 7 Digital River direct links: Multiple Languages; X86 & X64 - Page 60
    Just download the one that matches the version listed on your COA sticker.
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    windoze 8 / ubuntu 12.10


    My computer came preloaded with windows 8 so that suggestion won't work will it?

    And Samsung told me that can service it but its $39 n I just spent every last penny I had on these 2 laptops.. I figured if you buy a $1500 laptop the least the could do is send you the iso that the techs use to properly partition the drive and reinstall windows the right way...
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