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I have a legal product key but no disk on a toshiba

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February 23, 2012 9:55:38 PM

i have an old Toshiba computer but it crashed at one point and i lost my windows account. I don't have my windows disk but i do still have a LEGAL product key. How can i get windows back on my computer
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February 23, 2012 9:56:54 PM

Do you still have the hidden recovery partition on your HDD drive?
You can do a 'restore to factory' with that recovery partition.
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March 3, 2012 6:48:00 PM

I don't think i do i did a full install of Ubuntu.
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March 3, 2012 6:49:18 PM

furrywalk said:
i have an old Toshiba computer but it crashed at one point and i lost my windows account. I don't have my windows disk but i do still have a LEGAL product key. How can i get windows back on my computer


Important break through i have found the first disk can that help me get the second?
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March 3, 2012 6:50:29 PM

furrywalk said:
I don't think i do i did a full install of Ubuntu.


Hi :) 

The only LEGAL way is to buy another Operating system disc....but at least you could buy Windows 7....

All the best Brett :) 
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March 15, 2012 9:40:44 PM

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March 15, 2012 9:41:50 PM

thanks i did that and along the way (i must have got a nice attendant) he said i see you have vista on your computer would to like me to risore ( i hade my computer and so its up and working thanks everyone.
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July 15, 2012 8:09:32 PM

furrywalk said:
i have an old Toshiba computer but it crashed at one point and i lost my windows account. I don't have my windows disk but i do still have a LEGAL product key. How can i get windows back on my computer

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