08-05-2016 10:28 AM
I just bought and installed a Lenovo B50-80 and it is supposed to come with Windows 10. When starting the installation I never saw an indication on how to 'unwrap Windows 10' as stated in the note that came with it. How can I do that now. Currently I have Windows 7 installed. Thanks
08-05-2016 11:27 AM - edited 08-05-2016 11:28 AM
That laptop appears to ship with Windows 7, but it is compatible with Windows 10 per Lenovo's Supported System List website, so if you want Windows 10, you will have upgrade it.
Officially the Windows 10 free upgrade period has ended (I believe on July 29th), but I have heard that Microsoft is still allowing people to upgrade older OS's for now. If you want to upgrade your system, however, you should do so as soon as possible before MS changes its mind, or if promised Windows 10 by the seller from whom you purchased your laptop, contact them and ask for a Windows 10 product key.
Note: If you can still upgrade for free, the embedded Windows 7 product key in your system BIOS will be upgraded to a Windows 10 Key, but if Microsoft cuts off the free upgrade, you will need a new key.
You can download and create a Windows 10 installation DVD or USB stick using the Media Creation Tool available from Microsoft here.
Download Windows 10 Installation Media
Get Windows 10
I would try to create Lenovo Recovery Media for your laptop just in case you want to go back to Windows 7; although I read that Lenovo removed option to create recovery disks in later versions of its One Key Recovery, so you may not be able to do so. The Windows 10 upgrade will allow you to revert back to the previous OS using its built in recovery for 30 days after the upgrade though, so you do still have that option.
Review These Websites
Lenvo -Windows Support Center
Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade: A step-by-step procedure checklist