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COA Change when upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?

  1. #21

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Press the F12 key at boot up for the One Time Boot Menu.

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  2. #22

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeAaron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeAaron View Post
    Still having issues. This is what I did:

    Logged into my Account > Plugged in Recovery Media (HP Flash Drive) > Opened Charm Bar > Settings > Change PC Settings (located at bottom) > Update and Recovery >Recovery > Advanced Startup/Restart Now > Choose an Option > Use A Device > EFI USB Device > Message "System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager." > OK > Boot Menu: 1. HDD1/SSDI 2. HDD2/SSD2 TOSHIBA THNSNF128GMCS (S2) 3. USB 4. LAN <ENTER SETUP> <HDD RECOVERY> > I selected USB thinking it may give me the option to recover via USB and Windows simply loaded as normally would.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Try booting right from the USB thumb drive and bypass Windows.
    How do I do that? And if I boot right from USB, will that initiate reformatting/recovery sequence? Sorry for having to be spoon fed this stuff guys.... I'm PC skills aren't terribly strong.
    You change the boot order in the BIOS so the USB thumb drive is first. Then the PC boots right from the thumb drive instead of the hard drive. You'll then get the short version of that menu with a reset option. Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 If your PC has a one time fast boot menu use that. On my laptop I can press the esc key on boot up and get a quick boot selection menu. I then select my USB thumb drive for that one boot up. On the next boot up it automatically goes back to the hard drive.

    EDIT: it looks like its the F12 key for the one time boot, see Theog's post above.
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  3. #23

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    When you have USB Recovery Drive booting, go to TOSHIBA Maintenance.

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  4. #24

    Alright fellas. It looks like I'm in business. I just got done resetting and going through the initial set up. I'm back on Windows 8. We'll see if my WiFi issues dismiss themselves. If nothing else, at least I can now reset this PC for private resale. Thanks so much for all of your help guys. Fantastic resource!
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  5. #25

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    You are welcome, well done.

    For Windows 8.1 update check your Model here:

    Update to Windows 8.1 - Toshiba

    Quote Originally Posted by TOSHIBA
    Our Step-by-Step instructions will help you to move your Toshiba notebook to Windows 8.1:
    Step-by-Step Instructions update to Windows 8.1
    Step-by-Step Instructions Clean Installation

    Take a look at the compatibility information page. You can also refer to the official Windows Compatibility Center:
    Toshiba Compatibility Matrix
    Windows Compatibility Center

    Looking for specific Windows 8.1 drivers for your Toshiba Notebook?
    Windows 8.1 Drivers Page
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