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    Windows with no OS DVD and product key


    I bought 8 Toshiba Laptops for my company on 3rd Feb 2013 from Dubai . The laptops details as follows
    Model: Thoshiba Laptop SC850 B560 i3
    OS: Windows 8 single language
    No DVD's and product key given at the time of purchase so help me to get windows 8 single language software to re-install and the key for the same. As the OS were pre installed please help me on the two matter mentioned. This is to avoid future issues that may come up like software failure etc.

    [ I need to download Windows 8 single language OS, product key for the same OS which is preinstalled- I can provide serial number if needed]

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    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Dineshgs,

    If you like, you should be able to create a recovery drive (USB) with a copy of your recovery partition on it. You will be able to also use this to do a factory recovery of Windows 8 with.

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    With Windows 8 Laptops the product key is embedded in the Bios and when re-installing the same version of Windows 8 it will read the key from the Bios.

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    Posts : 5,592
    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

    You can use the OEM version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
    How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.

    Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media DVDs on a Windows 8 Laptop - YouTube

    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

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    Toshiba Service Portal - Laptop Recovery Media Services - Toshiba

    The Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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Windows with no OS DVD and product key
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