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activate windows 8


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#1
sorry if I`m doing this wrong, but I`m new to this posting stuff. my problem is , I can`t use any apps. nor can I change any settings in windows. I have a Toshiba satellite laptop that is partitioned in two, with win 8 and Linux. I continually have problems with both op systems. strange glitches, jumping to different web sites all on it`s own, won`t allow me to type, settings changing on their own, just weird things. happens on both op sys. iv`e had techs format the sys and start from scratch 3 times, to no avail. it works well for no more than 2 days before the glitches begin again. this has happened to my last 3 brand new laptops. I have gone thru 3 new laptops in the last 7 months. they get worse and worse till they stop working entirely and I end up buying a new one. I cant keep buying new laptops and want to fix prob. once and for all. also it keeps asking me to activate windows or I can`t do things until I do. I`ve tried but cant find the product key they need. I never got any dvds with the new laptops and cant locate key on my computer. I also am not allowed to use any apps until I change administrator. I have done this, including opening a new Microsoft account. still wont work. I would be appropriately grateful to anyone who can help me. thank you.:think:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    toshiba satellite 4d239280s
    CPU
    ?
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    ?
    Graphics Card(s)
    ?
    Browser
    explorer
    Antivirus
    ?

Penguin

New Member
Posts
7
#2
Is your copy of Windows genuine? Where did you get you Windows 8?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus K53SV
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core i5-2410M
    Motherboard
    Asus K53SV
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000 & nVIDIA Gefore GT540M
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768

Clintlgm

New Member
Pro User
Lacombe, Louisiana

Posts
894
#3
Well it sounds like you installed the wrong version of Win 8, in order to use the built in Key you'll need to install the same version that came with your computer. See the installation section read the stickies.
You can download this program to extract your BIOS embedded Key
Since you seem to be having this problem with each NB you buy I would suspect that some of your programs or data is infected with some sort of virus/malware. No one has such bad luck with 3 NB's in a row!!! This is something you are doing. or malware/virus.
I have no input on dual booting Win 8 and Linux
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro MC
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus G75VW / Z97 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3610QM / I7-4790K
    Motherboard
    Z97 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Hyundai HTM315156CFR8C-PB PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (GF114M)
    Sound Card
    VIA 6.0.10.1600
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
    Internet Speed
    30 down 3 up
    Browser
    Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    NIS and Malwarebytes