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Lenovo y580 windows problem

2015-02-09, 12:39 PM

Hello,
I bought y580 in 2013. I wanted to change my hard drive because the old one was damaged. I realised that i don't have windows 8 disc which was pre installed on my y580. Moreover, I cant find serial number anywhere. So here is my question: I have new hard drive which i want to install inside y580, where can I get win8 serial number? for installing it on my new hard drive.
If there is a possibility to get new serial number, where can i get it?, what do i need to show you to get it?.

best regards
spardo

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Re: Lenovo y580 windows problem

2015-02-09, 14:02 PM

AFAIK there are no more copies of Win 8 available. So you only have Win 8.1 as an option. Google Microsoft Media Creation Tool and use it to download a free copy of Win 8.1 to be place either in a pendrive or DVD. Don't select the Pro version since it will require the product key. You product key is embedded in the bios and this will be automatically detected by the Win 8.1 that you downloaded.

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Re: Lenovo y580 windows problem

2015-02-09, 14:02 PM

AFAIK there are no more copies of Win 8 available. So you only have Win 8.1 as an option. Google Microsoft Media Creation Tool and use it to download a free copy of Win 8.1 to be place either in a pendrive or DVD. Don't select the Pro version since it will require the product key. You product key is embedded in the bios and this will be automatically detected by the Win 8.1 that you downloaded.

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Re: Lenovo y580 windows problem

2015-02-09, 14:37 PM

Okey, and installation is like with normal windows, i mean booting from dvd?

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