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Prompting Activate Windows - Lenovo G50-30 series

2020-07-21, 6:17 AM

Lenovo G50-30 after installation of Windows Pro (earlier OEM version was Windows Home) by Lenovo authorized service center (After HDD replacement) worked fine for around 6-8 months. I have been facing problem of "Activate Windows" prompt past 4-5 months now. Any idea and guidance, as OEM version is supposed to  be life time free, correct..?

 

Important Information - Allowing all windows updates to be downloaded and also Windows defender signature file to be udpated. Do not want to violate any software licensing policy.

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Re:Prompting Activate Windows - Lenovo G50-30 series

2020-07-21, 7:31 AM

Your laptop came with an OEM license for Windows 10 Home, but not for Windows 10 pro, which requires its own license.     If you uninstall Windows 10 Pro and install Windows again, just skip entering a product key, and Windows 10 Home edition will activate automatically using the license stored in your laptop's BIOS.

 

Create Windows 10 installation media

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

How to: Perform a Clean Install or Reinstall of Windows 10

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/all/how-to-perform-a-clean-install-or-reinstall-of/aef0ae63-2117-41ee-a8ea-4a3181625b08

 

 

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