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Thread: Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

  1. Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition
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    Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

    Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

    Do they read these posts ?

  2. Re: Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition
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    Hi buddy…

    I don’t think that this is really complicated… I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual…

    The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase… its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

    The recovery disk contain an image…. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
    You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don’t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
    Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

    There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

  3. Re: Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition
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    > Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new >recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the >Windows License attached to the base of the laptop.
    Yes. When you order recovery disc it will be 100% the same recovery image that you got with your notebook.
    Recovery image must not be activated and after recovery image installation you will have legal and activated Windows version.

    Generally speaking you can use this disc 1000 times and any time you do this you will have “factory settings” with activated OS.

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