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mlaguayojr
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

My laptop came shippped with Windows 8 x64 when the OS was first released and i did not enoy my experience with it. A few months later I downgraded from Windows 8 x64 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Unfortunately windows 7 is getting slugish and I feel like doing a fresh install of Windows 8.

 

I am currently a student and I have dreamspark (where I can download OS' for free). Appearantly the keys are locked in the BIOs and the only way they work is to reinstall the Windows 8 version that came with my laptop. I am sad to say that I have no memory of which Windows 8 was installed let alone my key.

 

tl;dr - Downgraded from preinstalled windows 8 to windows 7 (both x64) and can't upgrade since I dont remember what version of Windows 8 came preinstalled.

 

Computer - ideapad y510P

 

Sorry for any inconvenience, first time member here

LenBlazer
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

To determine the details about the pre-installed os in your unit download "Personal System Reference" for ideapads and locate the model of your unit. You should be able to know the default version and other feature of the os.

mlaguayojr
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7


@LenBlazer wrote:

To determine the details about the pre-installed os in your unit download "Personal System Reference" for ideapads and locate the model of your unit. You should be able to know the default version and other feature of the os.


Figured out how to go into Bios and looked around. Found out my SN YB0099230 and its claims my version is "Win 8 STD MLT". Im assuming this is "Windows 8 standard multilanguage". My problem is getting an ISO for this

LenBlazer
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

Referring to the user guide and hardware maintenance manual a copy of the os from the factory is in a hidden folder in the hdd and can be reinstalled through OKR. However, based on your statement you have move from Win 8 to Win 7. I just don't know if during the transisition the partition where the os is supposed to be is erase or not. If erased then your option to obtain a copy is through Lenovo by inquiring about their Recovery Disc sets.

 

Re OS version and feature the one in the reference manual is more detail than what you learn from the bios.

mlaguayojr
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

Not quite sure if I have that partition still. I still see the option in the bios, but im confident that I removed every partition

RafiSaputra
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

@LenBlazer
Can you tell me how to Request the Recovery Disc ?
mlaguayojr
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

Call the software department. The will do it for you (via credit card payment, its like $65)

LenBlazer
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

@RafiSaputra:

I'm not sure if you have a Lenovo branch in Indonesia. What I do know is that there is a Lenovo Philippines which is just a neighbor to yours. Try inquiring from computer stores in your area.

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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

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(this is a bit of a thread hijack....)

 

HTH,

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RafiSaputra
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Re: Reinstalling Windows 8 from Windows 7

OMG thank you so much for your respond guys ...
i'll try to contact them XD

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