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Windows 8 Liscense Key expired after using recovery iso

evol4gm

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Okay as stated in the title I had to use a recovery.iso via usb to get windows to boot.. here's what happened

I tried using windows disk management to shrink the windows partition to setup dual boot with Ubuntu 12.10, well that didn't turn out so well, it told me I could not shrink the partition because there was disc errors and it told me to run a chkdsk, so I did so and when it tried to boot after completing it rebooted again and ran the chkdsk again then it turned off and I couldn't get past the Samsung splash screen

so I hopped on my hp envy and found a system recovery iso and did a factory reset and now when I go to the windows 7 style desktop it says my windows license is expired

what can I do to fix this?


thank you :)
 

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oh and I accidently deleted my 2 Samsung recovery partitions when my daughter bumped into me...
 

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Where did you get the system recovery iso from?
 

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Some random website..
 

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You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
 

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They said they can't do that since the Samsung recovery partitions are now gone
 

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Some random website..

Looks like you got the wrong media. It's not a match to your BIOS SLIC table so your original OEM SLP activation is broken.
If that laptop still has the COA sticker with a readable product code, you can do a clean install and use that code. You'll likely have to do a phone activation. Its shouldn't be a problem once you explain what you did. You can get an ISO image here.
Windows 7 Digital River direct links: Multiple Languages; X86 & X64 - Page 60
Just download the one that matches the version listed on your COA sticker.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
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My computer came preloaded with windows 8 so that suggestion won't work will it?

And Samsung told me that can service it but its $39 n I just spent every last penny I had on these 2 laptops.. I figured if you buy a $1500 laptop the least the could do is send you the iso that the techs use to properly partition the drive and reinstall windows the right way...
 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia optimus

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You had the option to make Samsung Recovery DVD's, why did you not make them?
 

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Ops, sorry, mixed up which forum I was on when I got the e-mail. Yeah, that won't work. Sorry to say, you should have made the recovery disks when you had the chance. I don't have a source for official Microsoft Windows 8 images and your PC likely doesn't have a COA sticker. I think you're in a real pickle now. If I think of something I'll post back.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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