The guy almost became rude and told me you are using a pirated copy and the key is available online. While you may be very angry at Toshiba for not providing you with the support you are expecting, the problem is Microsoft changed the rules of the game. Your options are limited, you might have to cut your losses, or try salvaging the key yourself. Even if you had a product key, it doesnt mean it will work with any windows disc, I've tried this many times, not all discs recognize all product codes. I currently have an Toshiba Lap top - which never came with recovery discs. Loaded machine from xp home sp2 oem disk.
I have never responded but, I do not want information like this out there. Told him possibly and I wanted something fast. As others have stated, the Windows 8 product key is now embedded into the electronics. There are plenty of sites explaining how, by modifying the ei. This key is geared to work with the special instructions found only on that Manufacturer's computer hardware. As long as you have the laptop you have the key. If vendor is able to provide a replacement, ask them to remove the protective seal for you, so you are not liable for damage if it happens again.
General Discussion my product key sticker on the bottom of my laptop has faded and i cant make out the last few parts of the code, is there anyway i can find it maybe stored in my computer so i can write it down? Depending on your version of Windows it will be roughly one inch tall and two to three inches wide. Had been using this laptop for three years now. When Windows is reinstalled, it is validated using that key. Toshiba will not give you the decryption program to pull it out of the laptop. Thank you for this tip.
While it is related to the Windows 8 operating system is not the the Windows 8 operating system. I am rather a old person who is still using Widows Vista Home Basic 32 bit version on my laptop. Parts of this is wrong. Even if you could, you would not be able to use it to activate the windows installation. This explains why Toshiba's tech support can not tell you what your product key is because they have no idea what it is. In this case you must rely on the Recovery Disks to reinstall Windows 8. The customer should not have to learn how or be forced to know to make a recovery disc.
My dinosaur T60 still works like a charm but she's showing her age. I am running into the same issue with my Lenovo Ideapad U310. Having to contact the manufacturer is not the end of the world, but it generally takes three or four days to get the flash drive and you probably do not want to live without your computer that long. Support people will not be able to tell you what your key is, it is encrypted and they would have to run a decrypt program to get it and there would not be a point anyway. But there is no sticker that has the windows key on it!!! Format of image can be psd, jpg, gif, or any other. The first option you can try using is a magnifying glass to enlarge the characters.
I call it pouring salt on a wound! I have recently got a used Dell Latitude 13 laptop. There is no Win8 recovery on the drive either. I figure as long as that guy works there maybe I can take advantage and flip the good laptops that come in. I currently have an A100 Toshiba Lap top - which never came with recovery discs. Most toshiba laptops no longer ship with discs. It originally came with 7 Pro. But after restarting for 3-4 times, my laptop used to work fine for a day or two and suddenly the problems started again.
I've looked all over this thing and I can't find the windows product key sticker. Customers don't care that they lost the disk etc. Windows 8 has a tendency to freeze up from time to time. I contacted Microsoft to check the product key on the sticker and they say it is no good. Will the Microsoft guys give me a another product key for this installation or I have to resort to paying for recovery disc full of bloatwares Code: Diagnostic Report 1. It is not like they charge for another key.
In most cases your new Windows 8 computer comes with a recovery partition built-in that has the software needed to reinstall Windows. Then to top all that off, windows activation claims both keys are invalid and system won't activate over the internet, the windows product key update tools doesn't work and you have to call in and spend an hour on the phone getting a new key. It sure will come in handy in future if i need to perform such. This one has the service tag on top and near the rear of the case and a blank indention to the rear of that. It is there product they can charge what ever fee they want to make a copy. You should be making regular backups of your data anyway, but a full image backup will also capture the operating system and programs. The problem comes when your hard drive goes bad.
I flip over the laptop: It's not there. I have ran into this maybe a dozen times over the years. I made the recovery disks using its One Key Recovery software a long time back. Again, a Recovery Disk is something the owner you should create when you received your laptop. But other than that,, I need more detailed info. Microsoft has changed the way how the product key works for Windows 8.