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Paper Tape
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-09-2013
Location: USA
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Windows Install Key for Y500


I need the Windows Install Key, and can't obtain it anywhere since it's embedded into the BIOS. This is in order to do a fresh install without Lenovos Bloatware on my mSata SSD. 

If anyone know where this key can be found, please let me know. 

Thanks for your help. 



Token Ring
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎02-19-2013
Location: Idaho
Views: 240
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Re: Windows Install Key for Y500

There are tools out there ( I like ProduKey) you can use to retrieve it from the Windows 8 install, but I found that when installing Windows 8 it automatically took the key from the bios and installed without asking for it. Installed perfect. I was even using a Windows 8 Upgrade DVD.

Hope this helps.

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