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    Quote Originally Posted by dineshgs
    As the Toshiba laptop with windows 8 pre-installed, please suggest a way to retrieve the genuine product key.
    After this if I need windows 8 back I have to use the repair disk then the windows image right?

    You will not need a genuine product key to reinstall Windows 8 on your Toshiba Notebook as it is coded in to the BIOS.

    You will need a genuine product key to install Windows 7.

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  2. #22


    Thank you theog,I have installed windows 7. Please assist in rolling back the process back to Windows 8.
    I have system image backup & system repair disk.
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  3. #23


    Hi theog,
    I have formatted win 8 and installed win 7 on my toshiba laptop. Now my purpose is over so please help me installing win 8 back.

    Before win7 installation I had taken a windows system image (CP>Windows 7 file Recovery>Create a system image)

    and took a system repair disk (CP>Windows 7 file Recovery>Create a system repair disc>.
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  4. #24


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    1) Restore the UEFI/BIOS back to the Windows 8 settings.

    2) Boot the system repair disk in UEFI mode.

    3) Run Restore system image.

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8
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