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hdaamr
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Windows 8.1 Product Key for Activation

I've had a preloaded windows 8.1 on my lenovo G510. Since my hard disk is now out of order and I have installed a new hard, how can I have my windows product key?

I have windows product ID but not the key.

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Re: Windows 8.1 Product Key for Activation

Hi hdaamr,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

OEM product key are embedded on the systemboard.

This should automatically activate if you install the same version that came originally with your machine.

 

Upon installation of Windows, try to update first before activation to ensure you have the needed knowledgebase patch of Windows.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

Regards



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hdaamr
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Re: Windows 8.1 Product Key for Activation

Thanks for your response.

It did not activate automatically. It asked for product key, which I don't have Smiley Sad

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Re: Windows 8.1 Product Key for Activation

If you have your system shipping box, or the invoice, packing list it should tell you the version of OS it came with. Also - you can contact Lenovo Support by phone and they will be able to call up your system information and help you with obtaining recovery disks.

If you do not want to use recovery disks, then you will need to install the proper version of the OS that was shipped with your system. (Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 and Home, Premium, etc...)

Good luck
CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.

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