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I tried to use the Recovery & Applications disk to re-install software, operating system, but it comes up WRONG COMPUTER. I had someone service it several years ago, and probably re-installed operating system on their own, now the disk doesn't recognize my computer. Is there an easy way to get another type of recovery disk? I've been trying to find something on the Toshiba website

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The operating system would not give you that error, this is most likely that you have the wrong recovery cd's for your computer. The manufacturer assigns them by build date and model# and this is imbeded in your motherboard bios so your best course of action is to call their support line and ask them to send you the correct ones. It will probably cost you $30.00 to order including shipping but you'll make sure you have the correct one. By the way, even if you replace your harddrive with a new blank one you will still be able to run the restore if you have the corect cd's.
Call Toshiba and order the correct cd set. here's their # (800) 457-7777 (toll-free) or (949) 859-4273

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No, once you install a full copy of windows, and the original manufaturers OEM version has been wiped, there is no option to use a manufacturers recovery disk.
You will need to get a full retail version of windows, or if you are lucky a copy of the Toshiba specific windows disc of the same type (home/premium) and your key (printed on the COA) may work

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