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teresaejunior
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Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

Hello all!

 

When I purchased my Lenovo G530, I took a screenshot of the partition table and saved the files from all partitions in an external device. Then I have formated the whole partition. Later I needed to do some stuff in a Windows machine: formated, flaged, and named the partitions as they were before, set the partition types as needed using sfdisk, but still received some error. I missed some way to make it bootable.

 

My questions are:

  1. Is it possible for me to make OneKey bootable again?
  2. OR is it possible to install Windows using the files I backed up from the partitions?
  3. OR at least is it possible to get my genuine license key for Windows someway. I don't have any around and need urgently to use some software that was written for Windows only.

Thank you and best regards!

Teresa e Junior

 

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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

The license key will be in the COA sticker on your desktop





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teresaejunior
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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

[ Edited ]

Sorry for not telling you, it is a laptop, a G530. Where can I find this sticker?

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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

Check at the bottom.You will find a sticker labeled as "Certificate of Authenticity"





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teresaejunior
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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

[ Edited ]

Thank you again for your reply! Now, should I be able to get any copy of Windows Vista Basic and use this key?

 

EDIT: by saying any copy I mean getting the CD from someone, but using my key instead of theirs.

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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

yes, you can borrow vista basic dvd and use your serial number.


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teresaejunior
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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

Thank you, yigit! I'll keep this thread open in case anyone can help with recovering the OneKey feature.
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Re: Reinstall Windows from saved OneKey files

shipping your laptop back to service for resetting hdd to its default helps you to solve this issue.
( lenovo may charge you )


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