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Satellite Pro L850-1NR - dualboot Win7 / Win8

Q: Satellite Pro L850-1NR - dualboot Win7 / Win8

Hi everyone,

I'm using my Satellite Pro L850-1NR for school. I go to a technical school for information technology, and we use windows 8. The Problem is that *Windows 7 is pre-installed* on my Laptop and at home every PC works with Windows 7.

When you buy a Satellite Pro L850-1NR, you get two *Windows 8 installation CDs*, so I want to do a *dualboot Windows 7 and Windows 8*. I know how to create a new volume on my hard disk, but when I start the first disk, the only option is to delete Windows 7 and install Windows 8.

Is it possible to dualboot this and if it's possible, what shall I do? ?:|

Preferred Solution: Satellite Pro L850-1NR - dualboot Win7 / Win8

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Satellite Pro L850-1NR - dualboot Win7 / Win8


The Win 7 was preinstalled on your notebook. The Win 8 was supplied on the DVD disks.

In both cases; Win 7 and Win 8 is part of the Toshiba image.
Toshiba image is a package containing all drivers, tools and utilities.

It?s not possible to keep the Win 7 on the HDD and to install additional Win 8 using the supplied recovery disk.
Why? Because this is not clean Win 8 system but as mentioned; its image.

But generally its possible to have an dual boot system (Win 8 and Win 7). The boot menu will be created automatically which will allow you to choose between Win 7 and Win 8 OS.

You need to create simply new partition within the Win 7 system.
Then you have to boot from clean MS Win 8 disk and could install the Win 8 on the new created partition.

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How do I get my Windows 8 single language product key?
Is anyone got any idea ?

A:Satellite L850 - how to get Win8 product key?

I know it sound stupid now but your question is a bit strange for me. Why?

Every preinstalled operating system is already activated so when you buy new notebook with preinstalled OS you have also bought one valid licence. This licence or used product key belongs to preinstalled OS version and cannot be used in any other case. With other words this product key is useless for you and you cannot use it for other OS version.

My question is: why do you want to have this key?

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I have a client with a refurbished L850 which is currently running Windows 8.0. I ran the upgrade advisor and it found some issues with 8.1 and was wondering if anyone had upgraded and what their experience was like? I also contacted and they seemed to say was Ok but you might have some issues and we won't guarantee it will work as it does on 8.0.

So, it seems like the best thing to would be to leaver her on 8.0 and not bother with 8.1.

Any suggestions?

A:Satellite L850 - Update from Win8 to 8.1


I don't know which L850 has your client but fact is that this model is supported for Win8.1 upgrade. If you visit Toshiba download page on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp you will see all listed stuff that should be installed.

More about Win8.1 update you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8_1-message/

In my opinion you should create recovery media with original Win8. After doing this install Win8.1 update following instructions on Toshiba Win8.1 page. Check the functionality and if everything is OK I hope your client will be very happy.

If there is some problem install original Win8 version from recovery media and notebook can be used with ?factory settings? again.

By the way: check Win8.1 section on this forum to see if there is some issue with L850 model.

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After updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 the amber wireless indicator lamp is always on, even if wireless function is off.

The key to turn airplane mode on or off doesn't work.
Wireless is working anyway perfectly and turned on or off with the mouse.
Is there a solution to make it work as before the updating?


A:Satellite L850 - after WIn8.1 update WLAN indicator lamp is always on

This theme was already discussed in another thread and SOLUTION can be found here:

Please don?t start different threads about one and the same theme!

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Hello, i have a Satellite L850-1v3 Laptop and accidentally i destroyed my Hard drive

Now, i'm trying to install Windows 8 in a new hard drive but it always get stuck on 89% and this error code come up "0xC0000005"

I have tried with different Installation discs, through CDROM, usb etc

What should i do?

Another question that comes up, is "where can i find my Windows 8 serial key?"

Thanks :)

A:Satellite L850 - Error Code 0xC0000005 during Win8 installation

Do you try to install original Win8 64bit version that you got with your machine?
Have you bought brand new HDD?

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sorry if these questions seem trivial but I'm a new Windows 8 and Toshiba user.

After the start window and going into the Toshiba window I can see in the add software or unistall
I can see all software loaded but on the page its self I can't see any icons to start any programmes,
as there isn't a start menu as like on my old xp laptop,

how do I see any icons?

Also on on the description on my laptop is says that Nero and Toshiba webcam software should be loaded but again no mention of it anyway!

Help lol again sorry but I'm a user of xp and owner of an old laptop.

A:How to start installed software in Win8 preinsatlled Satellite L850


Since you are newbie to Windows 8 you should check some essential information from Microsoft. Here is a nice page giving you good survey of new system:

The main and important button now is the ?Windows? button (key with the Microsoft sign).
There are some important shortcuts you should know:

Windows Key + C: Displays Charms menu.
Windows Key + D: Activates desktop mode.
Windows Key + X: Brings up a menu of advanced system options, including Windows Control Panel, Command Prompt, Task Manager and File Explorer.
Windows Key + Tab: Brings up the Task Switcher and toggles between Windows 8-style apps.
Windows Key + Q: Brings up the apps search menu that allows you to search your list of installed programs.
Windows Key + E: Opens File Explorer to the ?My Computer? view which shows all your drives.
Windows Key + R: Opens Run menu where you can launch programs by typing in their executable file names.

Here you can find the full overview:

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So after building a new computer, i had the problem of win8 drivers with the new mobo... So i bought a new
win7 install disk(it was cheaper and i want to try 7) And now when i try to install the win7 with the disc, it tells me that the disk has a mbr partition table and that windows can only be installed to gbt and edi or something.(ask for details if needed) and i have no idea how do i make that hard drive a gbt hard drive instead of mbr. So im asking for help here. So i can't access windows but i can access my linux (i have the dualboot) So any of you know how to format and make a gbt instead of mbr with like a usb stick? I think there is a way but im asking here just to be sure. Also if someone could tell me that why is this error happening to me because i had win8 running on that hard drive. And before that i had windows vista. thanks!

A:Dualboot and trying to install win7 over win8 MBR - GPT

Im sorry for my bad english but i hope you can understand(i wrote that in a bit of hurry)

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is there any deployment/partitioning suite able to migrate existing Windows 7 installation from MBR-based computer to new machine with GPT drive and pre-installed Windows 8, so that it can dual-boot?
I have already reserved an empty partition on new drive for the old Windows but am clueless how to adjust all things (boot manager, Windows 7 install etc.). I wonder if there's a tools able to do this?

A:Migrate old Win7 to GPT disk, dualboot with Win8 possible?

Hi there
If your computer is NOT UEFI capable then you won't be able to BOOT from a GPT drive.

However to multi-boot just DISABLE PROTECTED BOOT if it's on your system - you don't have to disable UEFI.
Backup your OS('es) first just in case it all goes pear shaped.

Simply install the OS'es -- install to different drives / partitions so at boot time just select which you want to boot via BIOS -- or install something like BCD to give you a boot menu.

IMO unless you have really good reasons for wanting to dual boot I'd recommend installing one of the OS'es as a VIRTUAL MACHINE -- however that's your call.


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I'm adding SSD for the operating system and want to use the existing dual boot HD for my data drive. Need to make it 1 partition and get all the existing win7 and win8 files removed.

I can get to Disc Management screen but not exactly sure what steps to take.

A:How change 2 partition dualboot (win7/win8) into 1 part. for data only

Do you intend to do a clean install to the SSD?

If so, disconnect the HD before installing to the SSD.

After the SSD boots Windows OK, reconnect the HD and do what you wish with it---presumably delete all partitions and reformat.

Or have I misunderstood your intentions? I assume you want to get rid of the dual boot?

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Hello all,

I need help.
My company sold a Satellite Pro R-50B to a client.
This laptop has windows 8.1 pro.
The selling was done with the option to downgrade from windows 8.1 pro to windows 7 pro.
The client needs the windows 7 because the 8.1 does not work with other software he have at his company.
Now my questions is:
-Where is the option to downgrade? How can I do it?

I have tried the "recover from hidden partition" but he still gives me one option: windows 8.1.
The recover cd's = windows 8.1 pro

Any help?

Best Regards to all
Luis Martins

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Hi to all,
I want to downgrade my Satellite Z930 from Windows 8 to Windows 7 pro.
Is that possible?
Are there all drivers for Win7?

What do I have to do?
I made 3 System recovery disk (DVD), Can I now start the Downgrade procedure?


A:Satellite Z930 - Downgrade from Win8 to Win7 Pro possible

It is possible?why not?

For that check this:

You need to make some necessary changes in BIOS. Disable secure boot and set from UEFI to CSM mode

>Are there all drivers for Win7?
Look here:

>I made 3 System recovery disk (DVD), Can I now start the Downgrade procedure?
If you made the recovery disk, you will be able to set the notebook back to factory settings.
This allows you to use Win 8 again.

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Hello is it possible to uninstall the first installed OS (Windows 8.1) in the SSD that has also win 10 installed into the second partition without losing data in win 10? If not from windows tools maybe using some software? Currently this is how my SSD is:

Disk0: [System Reserved:350Mt][D:233Gt][C:231Gt][Recovery:450Mt] D being windows 8.1

A:Help uninstalling first OS in SSD with win8.1 & 10 dualboot


from run type> msconfig
go to boot tab and delete the entry for windows 8.1
and then format the D (win8.1) partition

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Does anyone know how to get rEFInd to recognise Windows 10?
Currently it just ignores Windows 10 and boots in Windows. Halfway into the Windows booting, an MS screen (blue) appears asking me to choose between two different Windows 8.1 installations. One of them is in fact the Windows 10. I want to choose from the rEFInd menu at bootup.
Any idea how to achieve this?

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further to my recent post re drivers for my inbuilt webcam after much frustration in trying to find said drivers I decided to source a replacement camera module which I found for ?4.99 on ebay after fitting it hooray as if by magic windows 10 finds my camera & it works great,I didn't think for one minute that it could be a faulty camera but obviously I was wrong,anyway problem over

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Yesterday i have update my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. For the installation i used no key.
Now i need the key to activate windows but i dont have any one. I tryed to reset my windows to an earlier time but it doesnt work.

I called microsoft for help but they only said that i must get my original Windows 8 key from toshiba.
Can aybody help me with that please?

PS: Sorry for my english.

A:Satellite L850-1K1 - Need Win 8.1 activation key


I have updated my machine too but there was no reason for any key activation because original Win8 version was already activated.

Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have and do you use original Win8 version that you got with your machine?

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Hello guys!

Can I upgrade my :
Satellite L850-188 PSKDGE-01H010Y4

I want to replace my I3-2370M with Intel Core i7-3610QM.
Can I do it?

I want also upgrade my RAM to 8 gb.


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Hi everyone

my satellite 850-138 with W7 was updated in its day to the W10. Ewerything Works fine.

I want the applications I had with windows7 and gives no option to download the W10, only to Wind. 7 or 8.1.

Thank to all.

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Model Satellite L850-Y3110(PSKFWG-00F00C)
my laptop specs are i73630QM with 8gb DDR3 Ramand Raedon HD7670M 2Gb graphics in 64 bit Windows 10 pro.When i purchased it was installed with Win8.1 afterwards i manuallyt upgraded it to Win10.Everything was fine graphics is also ok.

From toshiba's website i found that my laptop is not up-gradable to Windows10. Anyway i have upgraded and there is no going back.
So my drivers are now auto updated with windows.

But to find drivers from my OEM's website i checked all toshiba's websites.But most of them does not recognize my model except this website.
In this site also i am not getting any drivers of Windows8.1.Only drivers of Windows 7 is available.

1)I would like to know where i can get these drivers.(Win 8.1)?

Please check with my model number before replying because i have spent many days for this.Again toshiba-india website provides only bios update drivers for my version.
2)So i would like to know whether other L850 model's drivers are compatible with my lap?

Now i will come to actual problem.
From intel's website i am aware that my laptop is having inbuilt graphics intel HD4000.
3)So where is it?
But nowhere in my laptop i can see this display adaptor.I looked into bios also to see whether it is disabled in bios.
And i found that there is no tab in bios regarding display/graphics.

I tried all latest drivers from intel for HD4000 and drivers from AMD for Redon7670M.
Everytime intel's setup driver installation fails.Add de... Read more

A:Support for Satellite L850

Hi there, I know it's been long and you could of changed your laptop already but did you find a solution for this?

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Hi guys,
I'm having these BSODs with "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE" bug check code, I tried updating my BIOS and other drivers but the Microsoft guys say that I need to update my power driver but I can't find any in
my specifications are:
Toshiba Satellite L850-B452 (PSKG8V) with Intel core i7-3630QM.
here is one of the mini dumps, the rest are in this zip file:
Dump File : 042614-58609-01.dmp
Crash Time : 26/04/2014 11:39:18 AM
Bug Check Code : 0x0000009f
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000003
Parameter 2 : ffffe001`eff448e0
Parameter 3 : fffff801`61193930
Parameter 4 : ffffe001`dbff9550
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+153fa0
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.3.9600.17041 (winblue_gdr.140305-1710)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+153fa0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\042614-58609-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 9600
Dump File Size : 251,790
Dump File Time : 26/04/2014 11:40:17 AM
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A:BSOD on Satellite L850


All drivers for your notebook model you can find on http://www.toshibamea.com/en/Download-Files

Your PSKG8V model is listed there. Maybe it sound stupid now but I don't know what the ?power driver? is. If your notebook was delivered with original preinstalled OS I recommend you to set BIOS to default settings and install original recovery image.
After doing this you can test functionality with ?factory settings?.

Post some feedback please.

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Hi all,

I really hope somebody could help me please.

I went to turn on my laptop and it wouldn't turn on.
The fans aren't starting up, I have a white mains power light on with no blinking and and also the same with the battery light (white on and not blinking)

I have tried taking the power away completely and held the power button for 30 seconds before replacing battery and mains power to the machine.

I really am getting to a deperate stage as have all my photos of children, family wedding day and honeymoon on my laptop.
Please help if you can.

Thanks in advance.

A:Satellite Pro L850-1EF does not power up

First of all a good news: your personal files on the HDD like pictures, photos should not be affected.

You could get access to the files removing the HDD from the notebook (details here: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/CRU2603C20000R01.htm) and connecting this HDD to another computer using an USB-SATA 2.5” enclosure.

Now bad news: from my point of few your notebook developed an serious hardware malfunction; maybe its just an RAM module problem… in such case you would need to replace only the RAM modules but in worst case the motherboard could be faulty and such fix could be very expensive procedure.

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As my Hard Disk is broken, how can I install a new OS on the new hard drive? As I boot with my cd/dvd optical drive the installation of windows won't start! I tried toinstall Ubuntu on another Hard disk and there's non problem. The problem is only trying the installation of windows. Can someone help me? Tank you

A:HD Broken Satellite L850-1PD

Hi Geminy,
let's make sure that you:

1) replaced the broken hard drive for a new one that is working fine

2) tried to install Ubuntu linux using your DVD optical drive, and installation were successful (or you just tried to start system from live-dvd and not finished installation to HDD)?

3) put the Windows installation media in your DVD-drive and – what happens? It will not boot from the DVD-disk, it will not start installing windows, it does not see the HDD drive and says there is no place for install… Does the windows installer raport any problems? Do you see any messages? Does it restart by itself?
Which version of windows you try to install? Is it the same version you had on your laptop before the HDD crashed?

Is the new hard disk mechanical hard-drive or electronic SSD type?

Possible problems are with: the BIOS settings (UEFI / CSM mode, secure boot option and so on), with HDD/SATA drivers (AHCI / compatibility…) or maybe simply you have installed Ubuntu on hard drive and now windows has no space to fit there, nor it sees any space as it is XFS/EXT4 formatted by linux. There are also many other possibilities, so please give as many information as you can.

best regards

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Hey, I have two questions:

I am running Win7 dualbooted with WinXP, everything works fine. I want to get rid of the XP partition, and keep the Win7 one only, but there is a problem. THe partition on which XP is installed is set as system and active. I've googled around but I've found no easy solutions to this. Any ideas on how to do this without reinstalling the OS?

My second question would be about the Win7 update: I installed the 7100 build, when it got released, but as I saw now, the latest builds are like 7200+. Are the changes updated on my build somehow, or I would have to reinstall to have the new build?


A:Win7 dualboot AND Win7 update question

Quote: Originally Posted by TheSaw

Hey, I have two questions:

I am running Win7 dualbooted with WinXP, everything works fine. I want to get rid of the XP partition, and keep the Win7 one only, but there is a problem. THe partition on which XP is installed is set as system and active. I've googled around but I've found no easy solutions to this. Any ideas on how to do this without reinstalling the OS?

My second question would be about the Win7 update: I installed the 7100 build, when it got released, but as I saw now, the latest builds are like 7200+. Are the changes updated on my build somehow, or I would have to reinstall to have the new build?


To see the changes in the different builds, you'd need to install those builds. Its not really cruicial, but there a few noticable differences once you get to 7232. It just feels more stable.

And to fix your boot problem, PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE CONFIRM THIS BEFORE DOING IT, I'm pretty sure if boot into windows 7 and you open computer, right click the white space and hit properties to open the 'system' page, then in the left panel click on advanced system settings. A new window will come up. make sure the advanced tab is selected, and hit settings under startup and recovery. There will be a new window with a box that says default operating system. On yours it should say xp. Open the box and choose Windows 7 and that SHOULD fix your problem. please have someone confirm this tho, I dont ... Read more

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One of our schools recently brought 20 Toshiba L850 and C850 Laptops.

As most of the staff use their VGA port to connect to their projector, The VGA port needs to be strong.

Over the last few days we have had 2 Laptops with the VGA Port actually come away from the laptop!

A simple nudge on the cable while it is connected breaks this port, and we are unable to get a repair from Toshiba because it is our fault and is only 1 YEAR OLD!!.

Fixing this issue will set us back an entirely new mobo which will most likely be the cost to buy a new laptop.

Out of the 20 we brought we have had over half with faults within the first year of use. under EU regulations regarding the item of being merchantable quality and fit for purpose these issues should be repaired for atleast 3 years of purchase date. otherwise the item is unfit for sale.

Other issues we have had with these laptops within the first year of purchase have been Overheating, with Fans stopping.

We have had a Hard drive replaced TWICE with us having to purchase one our self's because Toshiba refused to replace as it was out of warrenty by 2 weeks. (warranty being only 1 year)

And finally a L850 that will not start. It stops at the Toshiba loading screen before even reaching the BIOS. ( faulty CPU or Memory ) Again this laptop breaking within 2 years.

VALUE FOR MONEY? i think not.

I am for sure thinking of moving away from Toshiba laptops in the future for our chain of 18 schools whic... Read more

A:Satellite L850 - lose VGA jack


As I can see you have already posted identical content on http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=298908
It is not necessary to start two threads with the same content.

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Hello everyone

I have received an update yesterday from Microsoft update after the update was successfully installed i noticed that my PC account was not working and it says that i have to activate windows!

My windows 8 was already activated out of the box also 8.1 was activated with no problem.. I tried my old CD key which it came with the laptop its shows that my product key appears to be a default product key and cannot be used for activation!

Please i need help

A:Re: Satellite L850-1HP - windows 8.1 activation

I have no idea why your system activation needs to be repeated even if the Win 8 and Win 8.1 were activated properly in the past.

I think there must be some system bug. However, I would recommend you to check the Microsoft ?Get help with activation errors? page and to check the recommended workarounds.
Hopefully you would be able to fix it without recovering the system.

The point is that the preinstalled is already activated (or it activates automatically connection to internet for the first time) and Toshiba does not provide any serial keys in order to activate the system.

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The screen is black and all power is on. I have tried to adjust the display priority and to shut down and take out the batteri and all that.
How can I make a recovery, no CD or USB was included in the delivery. And to get in touch with Toshiba support is impossible.
Anyone who can help???

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Hi everybody, my Satellite L850 1L1 is doing strange things after updating Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. My start-menu is no longer available (now I use Classic Shell). Even after going through every advice from the Internet, it is still not working. I also have a new Battery inside now, but every setting of my Eco-mode is affecting a blackscreen after a while. It is automatically switching into eco-mode but I turned it "off" in every setting. The Win10 support says it is because the L850 1L1 is not ready for Win10. Is there a possibility to get that system running again? Is there a driver for Satelite L850 1L1 for Windows 10 or is it possible to get one in between the next weeks / months? Thank you

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Hi everybody,

I have a problem downloading the amd graphic driver. I've tried it several times, on different days, computers and networks, but the download stops everytime around 120-170 mb.

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks so far,

A:Cannot download AMD driver for my Satellite Pro L850-1NQ

5 min ago I?ve tested AMD display driver for Win8 64bit version 8.982.7-120808a and everything went well.
Which driver version you want to download?

By the way it can be temporary server issue. Test it tomorrow again.

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Notebook Satellite l850-dlw.

If it's possible to replace current TN+HD matrix with better IPS+FullHD, what models are recommended?

I read that this is possible if the signal and loop are two-channel (models of which support a resolution of 1920 ? 1080 10 bits), but I don?t know if this is true for my model?

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hello , i want ask about my recovery portition my laptop satellite L850 corei7 .
i got these pc about 3 years ago and my recovery partition was deleted by mistak and i found one partition about 1.46 gb it tiltled by healthy active recovery partition .my question is ,is these the recovery partition ? if its how can make it work agine ,and if not how can reback my recovery partition agine ....if it need to make an order in egypt how much it cost .. and thx in advence

A:Satellite L850 and recovery partition

This recovery partition belongs to OS itself and has nothing to do with Toshiba recovery partition. If the recovery partition is deleted you cannot get it back.
Only thing you can do is to reinstall recovery image and use notebook with “factory settings” again.

In my opinion only option for you now is to order original recovery installation media - https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi There,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L850-1V8 with windows 8.1 64bit on it.

I experience the following problem: Some times when I boot the system the NT kernel process 'System' (PID 4) starts spinning, taking up 100% of a a single core.

This happens about 3-5 mins after the system comes up, but a few times I have seen it starting hours later.
I have to reboot the system to make this problem go away.

Has anyone experience such problem?
Any ideas where to start looking for a solution?

A:Satellite L850-1V8 - 'System' process (PID 4) uses 100% of CPU

Such process can be related to any software / system application running in the background

But from my knowledge the NT Kernel & system could be generated by http.sys using the port 80.

This would mean that and would mean that some software part like IIS (internet Information services) could be responsible for this background process.

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[SIZE=3I have recently acquired a pre-owned Satellite L850-B389 I have some questions and I was hoping I'd get some feedback. It comes with Windows 8.1 installed and I'm planning on changing to Windows 10 (note: clean install, not upgrade). Here are some inquiries I have in mind:

• I saw the drivers from the support page and it says that the drivers are compatible only for Windows 8.1 and earlier. Would the 8.1 drivers be enough or would work well with Windows 10?

• If there are updated drivers (for Windows 10), where can i find them? (I've been using DriverPack Solution recently and I noticed, its not accurate with some machines in some instances)

• Upon acquiring the unit, the internal BlueTooth module is being detected - I can tell because I can see the BT icon on the System Tray. But by the time I had it back from repairs, I noticed its no longer there. I tried upgrading and downgrading the drivers but to no avail. I mean, the Wireless LAN and BT are just one component, right? And I can still connect wirelessly.

What seems to be wrong?
Any idea that could shed light to these would be great. Thanks in advance, guys.

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We've installed a blank Windows 7 setup on our L850, the added the drivers. We are finding the the Fn-F12 (or F12 depending on BIOS setup) only switches the Bluetooth and not the Wi-Fi on and off.

Can anyone give any guidance on how I can get the Fn-F12 to switch the Wi-Fi as well.

This is the source of a major headache on our school machines

Thanks guys

A:How to enable WLAN on Satellite Pro L850?

Is WLAN driver installed properly?
Is WLAN card listed in device manager?

If not visit Toshiba WLAN portal and download latest driver for certain WLAN card.

Please send some feedback.

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Hello. I'm from Poland so I use a translator. I have a toshiba l850-10w notebook. I would like to know what is the motherboard model and which socket does this motherboard support? Regards

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Hi guys,

I have a Toshiba L850-1K1 Notebook preinstalled Windows 8. I just wanted on a partition install ubuntu, but suddenly the installation was canceled (i dont know why), and than, when i wanted to restart windows 8, it wasnt gone.

I dont know why and how, but the partition was removed, and the whole winchester was deleted too. I have my produkt key, which I readed earlier from my notebook, but I cant download windows 8 nowhere. I really want to know, can I somewhere windows 8 for my notebook downloading, or I should bring it to a service?



A:How to reinstall Windows 8 on my Satellite L850-1K1?

Original Windows version cannot be downloaded. You have made mistake that you didn't create recovery media (USB or DVD) before you have started to make experiments.

Best option for you is to order original recovery disc for this notebook model.
You can do this under https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I've got a client who has an L850-1DW / PSKDHE-00E005EN notebook.

She keeps reporting that the computer does not start properly from cold.
She claims the issue presents itself mainly when booting from battery but occasionally when plugged in to the mains.
I can see in the event logs that BSODs have been registered on start-up and that on more than one occasion her computer was recovered from a Windows Restore point. It was also recovered back to factory defaults on a separate occasion too.

Although I've seen the after effects of these "start-up" issues I've yet to experience them first hand whilst testing the device.

I did notice yesterday that the BIOS was out-of-date (as I got a Tempro alert).
I've upgraded it from 1.6 to 6.50. Again, I've not experienced any issues.
I can't find any release notes for the BIOS so I don't know if this is a known issue that has been fixed.
I'm not sure if this "intermittent" fault is just that or whether the user is holding the power button down too hard or for too long and in effect inadvertently crashing the NB herself.

Any suggestions welcome.

Failing that I guess I'll have to log a call with Toshiba.

A:Satellite Pro L850-1DW does not start properly

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what is wrong there. In my opinion you should ask your client if you can do data back-up and install original recovery image. In my opinion notebook should be tested with ?factory settings? without some additional software installation.

> I'm not sure if this "intermittent" fault is just that or whether the user is holding the power button down too hard or for too long and in effect inadvertently crashing the NB herself.
Who knows? Ask with your client and show how to start notebook by pressing power button. It should be done gently and for one second only.

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Hi at all,
I have this device : Satellite L850-1PD with Windows 10
Before, with Windows 8.1 the function key FN+F2 or FN+F3 it was ok, now with Windows 10 I have problems.
I can't increment or decrement Brightness
Help me !!!

A:Satellite L850-1PD - Utility Function key don't go

good evening,

I also own a Satellite L850-1PD upgraded to Windows 10, it would appear that although Microsoft has provided an update to Win 10, Toshiba does not include it among the notebook compatible with Windows 10 and does not release updates. To me it does not work the pad until it has fully started Win 10, and I do not operate the touch pad.


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hey i cant find windows 8 drivers for my Satellite L850-A848
The short model number PSKACV is but shown in the list.....but upon searching it shows 0 drivers found......why is it so??
are the drivers not available now....??it's a matter of urgency.....do reply

A:Need Windows 8 drivers for my Satellite L850-A848

I?ve also checked Toshiba download page and drivers are still not available.
Who knows what the problem can be but hopefully drivers will be available soon.

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Hello, i was just wondering what is the issue with my laptop that it shows red horizontal lines on the screen , it appeared recently and it leaves me worried.

Anything Helps

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We have a laptop "Satellite L850-12H". We are having problems with some keys from the keyboard (some keys are not working well or work after press two times...) Always are the same keys: "c", y", "b" and others...

We have tried connecting an external keyboard and all keys from the external keyboard works without problems.

We have Windows 10 64 bits

Could you help us, please?

Thank you in advance


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Ive had this machine for almost 3 years, it was fine for the first two but now its becoming a chore.
I only really ever use it to surf the internet and load some photos and its main problem is using the internet.
Images and web pages are extremely slow to load even on a good fast wired connection. Ive had the computer restored by a local shop who claimed they reset the graphics card but in reality they probably just restored it to factory minus the toshiba bloatware.
It worked fine for 2 days and then became slow again, im happy its not a virus or malware related problem.
Just wondered realistically if anything can be done with it or is it best to just forget about it and move on to something new.
Its been upgraded to windows 10 but the problem existed on 8 too.
Thanks in advance.

A:Satellite L850 1LK Very slow to load images

Try a Windows Refresh to reinstall Windows.
Previous drivers or browser plugins may be causing the problem

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Hi everybody,

I just would like to know if the drivers available for Satellite L850-16D under the title "windows 8 upgrade" are good also for a total fresh installation of windows 8 64 bit, or if they are only good for an upgrade to it from windows 7 64 bit.


A:Question about Windows 8 drivers for Satellite L850-16D


The Win 8 Upgrade Assistant connects to an driver server and downloads the Win 8 drivers for the notebook.
This should function also with clean Win 8 installation.

But don?t forget to create a Toshiba Recover disk before switching to Win 8.
The recover disk allows you to go back to Win 7 if you would like to use the Win 7 in the future..

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I keep getting this message:-

Reconnect your Drive - You files will be temporarily copied to your hard drive until you reconnect your File History drive and run a back up.

I have a Satellite L850-1LK

A:Satellite L850-1LK - message - Reconnect your Drive

It's more of a Microsoft issue.
Have a look at the Microsoft Answers website

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I have bricked my bios and I cannot start my laptop. I need bin file to write it on the chip. Can someone please send me download link?

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Hi guys

please can some help.

I have recently bought a Sat Pro L850-1DV laptop of the following spec

core-i5 2.5Ghz
WIN7 64bit with SP1
video driver =
Directx version 11.0

The problem is that every time i insert a USB device, the screen goes blank. I then have to move the
mouse or tap a key to bring back the screen..... it is really annoying.

Please can someone help as to why this happens and kindly suggest a fix.


A:Satellite Pro L850-1DV - screen goes blank upon USB insertion

Hmmm..... never heard about it. Does it happen when you connect any kind of external device using USB port? I just want to know if this is some kind of ?general problem?.

Do you use original preinstalled Win7 or your own version?

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I just bought an L850 laptop but because I have little strenght due to disability it is hard to click my mouse buttons. Is there a way to soften them up (maybe even by opening the laptop and removing the spring)?

Thank you.

A:Re: Satellite L850 - mouse buttons are too hard

As far as I know you cannot change anything. On some machines touchpad buttons are simply harder and it depends on construction. I?m afraid you must live with it.

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Purchased just under 2 years ago. Came with Windows 8.0 Upgrade DVD.
I now wish to upgrade to Win 8 (then onto Win 8.1).

No matter what I try (BIOS changes) can?t get the DVD to boot. Under CSM boot (default for the laptop) it returns a ?non system disc? error.

I have tried the DVD in other PC drives which also results in the same error message.
Other disks eg Windows repair & Tosh recovery disks all boot OK.

So I think the disk must be faulty.

My question is has anyone else had this problem or even successfully upgraded using the Toshiba supplied DVD?. Getting hold of Toshiba to get replacement DVD seems an impossible task especially 2 years down the line.

Any suggestions?

A:Satellite Pro L850-1L4 - Can't boot from Win 8 Upgrade Disc


First of all please go to BIOS and set it to default (load default) settings.

Then you should switch OFF the secure boot in order to be able to boot from external media like Disk or USB flash memory stick.

Here is an very interesting thread which provides an solution to similar booting issue using the Win 8 image.

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