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Topic # 201824 5-Sep-2016 14:34
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Hi,

 

I've been handed a Toshiba Satellite L50D-C (Part # PSKXSA-00V00G) from a relative, which has a dead* HDD in it.

 

Unfortunately, they didn't bother creating a backup copy of the recovery image, so the recovery is gone too.

 

Does anyone happen to have the recovery media image for this laptop that I could borrow ?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

*Dead: The SMART subsystem has reported 6900 errors so far; that's fairly dead in anyone's book!


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  Reply # 1623069 5-Sep-2016 15:02
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easy fix then - replace the HDD

 

 

 

you can download Windows 8.1 from here

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8

 

 

 

then grab the drivers from the toshiba website for your model

 

 




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  Reply # 1623070 5-Sep-2016 15:04
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Yes; I was fully intending to replace the drive.

 

However, I was hoping to grab the pukka recovery image from someone just in case the generic MS download couldn't find the activation keys in the BIOS - this machine has no COA sticker.

 

 


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  Reply # 1624132 5-Sep-2016 16:54
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It's a 2015 model, as long as you install the same edition (Home\Pro) of Windows 8.1 it will activate just fine. If you're lucky they updated it to Windows 10 at some stage in which case that should activate as well.

 

They don't often ship with recovery media any more, it's generally a recovery partition on the HDD and/or a create-your-own-media app from within the OS.

 

Worst case scenario you have to use an activation script, but unlikely. Plus a clean install means you don't have the mountain of bloatware that the machines ship with.

 

 





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  Reply # 1624152 5-Sep-2016 17:25
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The latest version of Produkey will grab the Windows Product key from the BIOS if needed.

 

Doing a fresh install of Windows 10 will still activate with that key from the BIOS, even if the machine has never had Windows 10 on it.





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