10-26-2016 03:39 PM
There is no Windows 10 license number on the package as Microsoft sells the OS on a downloadable to a thumb drive or a DVD on which the license number is embeded into the system and automatically license the machine that you are putting the system on. I know this by the fact that I had to buy another licensed W10 over the internet to fix my Acer laptop that the hard drive went south and would not boot into the recovery partition. Here to fore I had upgraded from Win 8 to the free upgrade and it had been working for about a year when the disk failed with no warning. The free upgrade time was past, so I had to put a paid license version on the machine
Windows 10 is available by purchasing a new device or a full version of the software.
The free Windows 10 upgrade offer for devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 ended on July 29, 2016. A discounted "upgraded" version of Windows 10 isn't available.
Once you have activated Windows 10 on a computer, that activation is recorded at Microsoft, and is permanent, even if you change disks. Cases:
I have also upgraded Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 (for free) on computers of users who qualify using the link I posted above, after the expiration of the July 29th standard deadline.
10-26-2016 07:05 PM
Well I was able to use the yellow warranty document to get Lenovo to replace my bios update bricked stick, that is what I was referring to. If you didn't, I would go back to Lenovo and then force the issue.
10-27-2016 04:30 AM
10-27-2016 04:53 AM
11-19-2017 01:35 PM
I'm in the same situation with my Lenovo Stick, but I'm out of the warranty period.
It was working until I noticed there was a BIOS update available here on the Lenovo site. I followed the procedure to update the BIOS from within Windows but it appears that failed and now I just get the power light cycling on/off about every 10 seconds. Nothing comes up on the TV screen at all. Tried all options available to try to get into the BIOS anyway, but no luck.
It is unacceptable that Lenovo is offering a BIOS update and when you follow the procedure it bricks your device! DO NOT TRY TO UPDATE THE BIOS FROM WITHIN WINDOWS (despite the fact that Lenovo documents this as an option)!
Lenovo, you need to make this right!!
10-06-2018 08:03 AM
Just registered to say the same as the others - The Windows method using the instructions published by Lenovo to flash bios resulted in a bricked device.
Shame on Lenovo for not fixing the issue or removing the link to the download when they know this is the result.
It even said on the screen that the bios flash was successfull!!!
I wish I had seen this thread first.
Not happy, I will never buy a Lenovo product again......