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Windows 7 licence key

2012-05-08, 9:08 AM

Hi, I have a question on my windows 7 licence, I'm using windows 7 pro 32bit which come with my thinkcentre (I forgot the model and will check and update later), nearly I found there're bad sectors in hard drive and sometimes cause system failure during os startup, so I'm plan to buy an SSD to replace it, so I would like to know how I can retrieve back the windows 7 OEM key from my existing OS?


Hope someone to help me. Many thanks.


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Re: Windows 7 licence key

2012-05-08, 13:10 PM
you can download a Win 7 ISO from the web (google for notebookreview windows 7 iso download) and then proceed to install the win 7 using that. After that you can activate it using the serial no. provided on the win 7 license.

Otherwise you would need to get the recovery media from Lenovo, which would cost you, if you are not under warranty.

Jin Li

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