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  1. #1


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    win 8

    activate windows 8


    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.

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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    Is your copy of Windows genuine? Where did you get you Windows 8?
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    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
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