I posted this a few months back so you can get some idea of my problem - http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/System-Recovery-and-Recovery/Satellite-C50-B-14D-not-booting/td-p/67952...
So, I have since purchased a sata caddy, recovered all the files I wanted to keep to my windows 7 laptop.
The 500gb hard drive from the Toshiba is now FULLY wiped and formatted and back in the laptop.
I have a 32gb SD card in a USB adapter (making it a flash drive(?))
I have downloaded an ISO of windows 8.1 (approx 3.9gb - preactivated apparently) which in the folder also contains rufus 2.9 and KMSpico activator. I have no idea what my windows key was from when I purchased my laptop with it preinstalled although I have the laptop box and everything that came with it. I also have the USD flash drive from when I first set up the laptop to save some sort of restoration point as suggested by the advisor in the shop.
So I have a windows 7 laptop, the Toshiba with a fully wiped hard drive, a 16gb usb and a sata caddy if required.
Have tried to use various ISO mounting softwares but they mention bootsect... of which I have downloaded and put in the same folder as the ISO and the software for mounting to be sure.
I have tried the cmd with the disk part, clean, active, format fs=32... (I'm sure you know what I mean?) but wouldn't format and had an error code, something about it being too large a size(?).
I would really appreciate a more understandable method of either getting windows back on my formatted hard drive or at least make the USB bootable with the ISO on so that I can use that instead of a CD/DVD as I do not have a CD/DVD drive on either laptop.
Do I need to create partitions, format in a different way, can't an iso just be copied on to the USB?
Thanks in advance!