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Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-14, 4:49 AM

i have installed windows 8 on my lenovo z580 laptop i want to install my original windows 7 os on it can any one say how can i regain it back 

 

 

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Re: Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-28, 5:01 AM
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The key below the laptop will not work on a retail disk (windows 7 installation). So the COA key wont work if your installation disk is a retail disk.
Though, you can use the phone activation procedure to do so.
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Re: Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-14, 6:48 AM
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Can you try to do one key recovery if it luckily works on our system as most of the time one key recovery doesn't work after installing windows 8 on windows 7 but you can try.
Just press the small button near the power button to switch on laptop and then follow the onscreen steps.
If it doesn't work, then you might try this guide by which you can use the image to install the factory windows 7 image.
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/How-to-use-one-key-recovery-after-it-stops-working/td-p/972701
And please do tell if you want to do it without windows 7 disk.
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Re: Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-28, 3:43 AM

can i use my  inbuild windows key to install windows 7 on my pc by using a windows 7 installation disk 

 

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Re: Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-28, 5:01 AM
Hi
The key below the laptop will not work on a retail disk (windows 7 installation). So the COA key wont work if your installation disk is a retail disk.
Though, you can use the phone activation procedure to do so.
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Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Re: Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-28, 5:26 AM

so i can use my inbuild pc product key and a retail cd to reinstall windows 7 on my pc by using phone activaton procedure   then thanks for help brother 

 

 

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Re: Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

2013-07-28, 5:53 AM
Yes, you are right.
And your welcome, i am glad to you.
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