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Will any window 8 disk do?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mastersmodo, Feb 9, 2015.

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  1. mastersmodo

    mastersmodo Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2014
    I had my parents give me a laptop with window 8. I have no disk or product key. It will not update. Microsoft chat agents tried a few times, but wouldn't really do much without charging me. Since I already have window 8 installed, can I use a friends disk to repair? Apparently I can't do the system reboot from scratch thing because I'm missing files.
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    I would contact the OEM of this laptop and see if you could get a DVD of the system and drivers. Being Windows 8 they should still be available.

    Using some one else DVD, may not have the right drivers which yes, you can down load from the OEM's web site in most cases.

    Make and model will help us help you more?
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Yes (assuming it is a legitimate genuine Windows 8 or 8.1). Might be better to just install and start fresh. (I am assuming this PC came with Windows 8 preinstalled.)
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 14, 2010
    1. Do you mean it will not download and install windows updates

    OR do you mean it will not update - but by that UPGRADE to Windows 8.1

    2. The info from this would be useful as a starting point

    please run it and copy and paste the info in the white box

    3. IF this computer the subject of this topic is the same computer as in your previous topic

    which was here

    then I fear the answer is the same as it was on that earlier topic
    4. If it is the same laptop - then troubleshooting problems with Windows 8 on it are unfortunately a lost cause, if as you say - you cannot find the drivers and have established that the graphics will not work with 8

    4. THAT all said we will know better if you can post the exact model of the TOSHIBA

    5. As an aside issue if you still have this installed

    IObit\Advanced SystemCare 7\ASCService.exe

    You will most certainly have problems. Such programs have no place on Windows 8, if you want the computer to run smoothly. The only advanced aspect of these type of programs - is their advanced ability to ruin your computer
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