View Full Version : Re: Satellite Pro C50 - Can't install Windows 8

06.02.2014, 13:11

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro c50 with Windows 7 preinstalled.

It comes with 2 DVD's containing Windows 8.
I have tried to upgrade to Windows 8 (following the instructions included in the manual: BIOS changes, etc) but I canīt install it.

After booting from the DVD, it doesnīt appear the Windows 8 install utility, but the Windows 7 recovery options .

Could you please help me?

Thanks in advance,


06.02.2014, 17:25
Exactly the same problem.

Toshiba Portege R-930.
Comes with Win 7 preinstalled and 2 CDs with image of Win 8 (Win 8 sticker on bottom of the laptop).

Followed the directions in the leaflet to upgrade to Win 8 (change in BIOS, etc.) like the user above.

It gets only to a blue screen with two options:
1) Toshiba recovery - a frightening black screen with warning that every data will be lost) and
2) System recovery, getting nowhere but to "switch off computer".

At one point got the message that the disc is locked.
Gave up, returned safely to Win 7.

If someone could explain how to do this properly,


06.02.2014, 17:42

I guess you followed the step by step workaround as described in these docs:

[Windows 8 Upgrade Guide|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03EJ0001R01.htm]

[Upgrade Installation of Windows 8|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ER0000R01.htm]

[Windows 8 Upgrade - Notes and Restrictions|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03EL0000R02.htm]