04-09-2009 05:42 AM
04-09-2009 11:11 AM
I was able to use the disk that I made to install XP in a virtual machine. I wasn't prompted for the key but it was not activated. Once installed the key that was in the registry matched the key that's on the bottom of my machine.
I don't know how the $45 disk's are different. Somebody else posted that they are available.
04-09-2009 11:43 AM
Did you install it in a Virtual Machine on the same computer?
If it was, the key would be the same as they normally tie themselves into something in the BIOS.
If it was a different machine, then I guess it must be hard coded in the install image.
Thanks for testing it.
04-09-2009 11:46 AM
Does anybody know if there is a general supprot email addres that we can use like email@example.com or something?
I always find it easier to write a detailed description of my problem instead of trying to hang on the phone for hours going through everything.
04-10-2009 01:20 PM
Well I finally resolved my issue, but it was a ridiculous process.
NO you cannot buy any recovery media from Lenovo and you cannot purchase a Windows XP OEM installation disk from Lenovo either.
Im in the proces of writing a guide to help people in the future and I wil post it as soon I have it completed.
The outcome is that there is no way to recovery your S10 back to its factory config without returning your computer and have Lenovo restore your drive.
I poersonally don't care about the useless OneKey recovery system so I have a solution for everything else without returning your computer. I also now have a bootable Windows XP Home OEM installation CD tha I can use any time I want on the original HD or a new one if I decide to upgrade.
Stay tuned for my guide.
Thanks all your help.
04-10-2009 01:56 PM
OK, I have completed my guide to the best of my knowledge and posted it into a new thread.
You view it at: