03-26-2012 08:12 PM
i had to reformat and reinstall windows due to a system failure. the only disc i have is the Lenovo win7 drivers disc and it doesn't contain windows 7. i downloaded a copy of windows 7, then installed the lenovo drivers and onekey recovery, but now i'm getting a message telling me i need to activate windows 7? PLEASE tell me how i do this when i don't have a disc? i have a lenovo ideacenter k330b.
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03-27-2012 06:09 AM - edited 03-27-2012 06:15 AM
Somewhere on the computer is the Microsoft COA.
(Certificate of Authenticity).
The activation code or Product Key is on that.
It is a series of 25 letters and numbers, split into groups of 5.
When you enter them, Windows automatically capitalizes and adds dashes.
If activation fails, follow instructions to activate by phone.
03-28-2012 10:11 AM
I've tried twice now to get the Windows 7 install disks from Lenovo. Both times their support people were supposed to call me back and never did. Now that I know to download Windows 7 and use the activation key as you described, my problem is solved. Thanks.
03-28-2012 02:16 PM
magic jelly bean will tell you your cd key if the sticker has become worn (only had the b520 a couple of month and the sticker is already fading)