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    Are there any Problems ?

    I have got the window8 pro update to use on my laptop and I was wondering if there any major problems with the install and/or running the software.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:

    Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

    Always better to do a clean install.

    Restore Backup User and System Files - Windows 7 Forums
    Backup - Restore Files and Folders from in Windows 8

    Make sure toshiba has Windows 8 drivers for your PC.
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    What is the best way to do a clean install with the pro update as I have never done it before.

    I have already made back ups of what I want to keep.
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    Do you have a uEFI BIOS?
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    I have only just starting computing in my 80. What is uEFT BIOS
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    All I can tell you is that the laptop is a Toshiba satellite L420 and the BIOS is TOSHIBA V1.30 11/25/2010.
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    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.
    startup repair disc-create

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    Make sure you made your Toshiba Recovery disks.

    How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.

    Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube
    Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media on a USB Flash Drive - YouTube

    Toshiba Satellite Pro C640/C650 with Windows 8, make recovery disc, page 68

    How to clean install.

    First make your Windows 8 DVD.
    How to make the ISO the easy way.
    by one of your top app makers SIW2.

    Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

    Than how to clean install with upgrade DVD.
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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    When I downloaded windows8 I put in on to a USBN Flash drive and that works will that be ok to do the clean install?
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    I have a Toshiba reovery disk for windows 7 which came with the laptop.
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