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Re-installing a legit Win 7
Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:14 PM
First of all, excuse me if my post will be sh*tty, the past few days I've been having a huge headache, and sometimes I word my sentences badly.
Now, my mom's laptop has been acting like sh*t lately, it doesn't load Windows 7 properly, it reaches to the point where you get the Windows 7 logo and stops there, without further loading.
Then I proceed to turn off the laptop by the button and re-start and it gives me the startup repair launch thing, I do it, but in vain.
Now, I've the Windows 7 product key, license key, whatever it is called on the back of the laptop, is it possible for me to download Windows 7 from Microsoft, onto a USB, and format the laptop using the product key on the back?
Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:27 PM
Posted 30 August 2013 - 06:53 PM
|QUOTE (Fozzy Fozborne @ Friday, Aug 30 2013, 16:26)|
| Download the appropriate ISO here|
Then mount the image to a 4GB+ USB drive using this tool.
This is 100% legal and straight from Microsoft.
Please note you will probably have to call Microsoft when you're done. It's automated and takes about 2-3 minutes.
I tried this and my operating system still said it wasn't genuine even though I used the key on the laptop.
But I didn't call microsoft, maybe that's why.
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:10 AM
|QUOTE (Stinky12 @ Saturday, Aug 31 2013, 01:17)|
If the system still boots, then look for toshiba recovery. It should let you start the recovery inside windows.
Yeah I did it by F8, I "formatted" the Windows, restored it to it's factory settings.
For those who are interested in how to restore a Toshiba if pressing the 0 doesn't work, simply start your PC and keep on pressing F8.
Anyway, there's another problem.
Sometimes the laptop makes weird numbers on the screen, it's just that black and gray text, and sometimes it just starts up to the "Windows loading" logo and stays there.
Any fix for this? It might be hardware related? Thanks.
NOTE: Can some mods change the title to something more appropriate now? Like ... "Problem with Windows ... Toshiba laptop".
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