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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-03-30, 18:33 PM

on the back where  it says code and copyrighted parts herein?

it's so small

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-03-30, 18:35 PM

definitely  win10 pro

 

Edition    Windows 10 Pro
Version    20H2
Installed on    ‎3/‎13/‎2021
OS build    19042.867
Serial number   ********
Experience    Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0

 

??

 

 

Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-03-30, 18:45 PM

  20BVCTO1WW  here's the number you asked for

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-03-30, 21:57 PM

Kindly remove the serial number you've provided. 

 

Based on the information you've provided, the device came with Windows 7 PRO x64 SP1. Usually, if you will be provided by Lenovo with recovery media, they will send you the original OS version that came along with it.

 

There is also a possibility that the recovery media belongs to a volume license or organization key. If it is not the case, I would suggest contacting Microsoft about it. 

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-03-31, 22:05 PM

but what should I do now -- reinstall ?

downgrade to 7 ?

how can I activate windows?

can't you help me?

thanks

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-03-31, 22:17 PM

this is what lenovo sent me after I paid for it -

 

Lenovo should help me - shouldn't they ?

 not microsoft -

 thanks

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 12:11 PM

1. you don't need any recovery image from lenovo. You can also download a Win10 image  from Microsoft using the MediaCreationTool

 

2. The T450 should have a valid Win8 or Win10 license stored in BIOS. You should check, if this is the case  by executing a wmic command (don't post the reported key! online).

You can also start BIOS setup and verify that there is some OA3 data stored in BIOS.

 

 

3. Then there seems to be an issue with latest Win10 versions (2004  and probably 20H2), unable to be activated. This was fixed with cumulative update preview  kb5000842.

Addresses an issue that prevents Windows from activating Windows 10, version 2004 using the OA 3.0 key after installing KB4598291.

 

 

Install this update using  windows update or get  the appropriate patch  from catalog update in case it's not being offered by windows update.

 

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 12:26 PM

thank you so much for your detailed help - 

on cmd prompt I got my product number

it didn't work in the activation

I sent you that jpeg I think

And then I entered another win10 pro 25 digit product code

that didn't work either

 

but the recovery tool looks promising - i was unable to use it before, when i had no os installed but

I'll try it now....

 

thanks

here I go

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 12:27 PM

how can I use the oa3 data to get activated?

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 12:37 PM

Did you install the windows patch  mentioned in step 3?

 

Usually you don't need to enter any ProductID. If your image is really an authentic Lenovo recovery image designed for your T450, then it should activate automatically. But I guess a windows bug might prevent this unless you install the latest windows preview patch.

 

I guess the OA3 numbers are just some checksum.  The "real key" is the one you get with the wmic command .

 

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