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802.11n
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

I think the keys work but you end up having to phone in to activate.
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide


christopherlang wrote:
I think the keys work but you end up having to phone in to activate.

Well in my case, first time it failed, then I got the option to either phone Microsoft or try again, so i clicked on try again and it activated just fine Smiley Happy

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

BTW, I found out how to install windows on the mSATA SSD!

 

Ill post the guide tomorrow

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

The guide has been updated with the instructions of how to install Windows on the mSATA 64 GB builti n SSD

 

Check it here: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

bump to the top upon a request from a moderator to share this guide Smiley Happy

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

Chipset Drivers, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Intel Management Engine Components, Renesas USB 3.0 Drivers, JMicron Card Reader Drivers, Realtek Audio Drivers, Bluetooth Drivers ALL updated!

Check: http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

i used the list of drivers from the 5/26 and everything worked great for me as i just installed a ssd

windows did that to me as well, it wouldnt get that code in but it worked when the install finished and i went online to activate
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide


Mark_Lenovo wrote:

berryracer,

 

Nice write up, and great job on the PC Tweakers site!  Kudos to you.

 

One question on your instructions about downloading from digital river, and using the COA key on the bottom of the system.  Our COA is for the OEM version of Windows that is preloaded.

 

Is the download you are suggested for a retail version?  If so, I don't think the key from the COA on the bottom of the system is going to unlock it, or perhaps in 30 days, the user could start getting the activation messages.

 

Thoughts on this?   I've not tried your process, so I'm just curious.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mark



Mark, what you said makes perfect sense, however. surprisingly, the Product Key under the Notebook works perfectly fine when activating while downloading the Disk from Digital River Smiley Happy

 

It has always worked form e from the first try!

 

Here is how I do it:

 

1) Install Windows 7 Home Premium, when prompted to enter the product key during setup, leave it EMPTY

 

2) When you are in Windows and you have internet connection (obviously you need to install the LAN and WLAN drivers first), right click on computer to get the system properties

 

3) scroll to the bottom and select CHANGE PRODUCT KEY where it syas "Windows is not activated"

 

4) Enter the product key underneath your laptop and activate Smiley Happy

 

 

 

If for any reason that fails, then after it fails do Change product key again, and enter that same key, this time it will work 100% Smiley Happy

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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎10-10-2012
Location: California
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

The pctweakers site is gone..  can you post this somewhere else?

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

*BUMP*

 

The pctweakers website is gone, can you repost your guide somewhere else? Thanks!