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Lenovo Recovery Discs - I just bought a 2nd T420

2015-02-12, 23:42 PM

I just bought a 2nd refurbished T420 which came with a clean install of Win 7 Pro and a Product Key sticker.  It came with no recovery parition.  I have a set of Recovery Discs that I got for my other T420 (also with Win 7 Pro)

 

Can I use the recovery discs that I got for my first machine on this new one to restore it to a factory configuration?

 

You know, when I did a restore of my first T420, it didn't prompt me for the Windows Product Key.  Did it detect it on the hard drive so it didn't prompt me to enter it?

 

Thanks - Stuart

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs - I just bought a 2nd T420

2015-02-13, 0:29 AM

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Can I use the recovery discs that I got for my first machine on this new one to restore it to a factory configuration?


Yes. No problem. If you're asked to provide a Windows product key just give it the one on the sticker on the second T420.



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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs - I just bought a 2nd T420

2015-02-13, 0:29 AM

wrote:

 

Can I use the recovery discs that I got for my first machine on this new one to restore it to a factory configuration?


Yes. No problem. If you're asked to provide a Windows product key just give it the one on the sticker on the second T420.



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Please do not send me PMs. Ask your question on this forum so that everyone can respond or learn.

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Re: Lenovo Recovery Discs - I just bought a 2nd T420

2015-02-13, 0:33 AM

Great!  Thanks Dorian.

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