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Reinstalling Windows

2020-11-25, 0:50 AM

Dear all,

 

I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu on my L480, upon installation I messed up and wiped the disk. I have thus been using Ubuntu exclusively for the past months and been very happy with it. However, certain software I now need to use does not run on anything other than Windows. How would I go about reinstalling Windows? In particular, I am interested in how to find the Windows 10 key on my laptop, or how else to activate the installation. I can of course not disclose the serial number publicly, but have it if required.

 

Thank you for your help!

 

Best,

 

ATasan

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Re:Reinstalling Windows

2020-11-25, 1:55 AM

You should take your PC to the service center and then let the technical engineer to install Windows system.

And since you buy it with Ubuntu, you may need to pay for the license fee if you need to activate the Windows system.

 

If you have any quesitons pls let me know.  If it can resolve your question, pls mark it as a solution. 

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Re:Reinstalling Windows

2020-11-25, 1:57 AM

As long as you reinstall the same version of Windows 10 that was previously running the key should be detected automatically.

 

You can get a Lenovo install image here:  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht103653  (I believe your laptop qualifies)

 

Or a Microsoft "clean" image here:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

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Re:Reinstalling Windows

2020-11-25, 2:01 AM

Hey Z., thanks for the reply. That sounds great. (By same version I take it as meaning Pro vs Normal for instance.) I'll try that tomorrow or the day after. Thanks again! :)

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