Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: T400 / T500 and newer T series Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 31 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 19:15 PM

    before you said it came with Windows 7 PRO x64 SP1

 

 

 

Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 32 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 19:20 PM

what about  a  Volume Licensing Service Center

Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 33 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 19:27 PM

it didnt download before because I was using chrome browser

Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 34 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 19:30 PM

updates already installed -

 there's gotta be some way - other than throwing away 200$

Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 35 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-01, 19:32 PM

If I knew I wouldn't get a valid windows, I'd have bought something else

Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 36 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 4:45 AM

so how can I activate my win10pro if the computer came with win7 ?

Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 37 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 4:47 AM

how can I activate win10 if this device came with win7?

Reply
Options

612 Posts

06-26-2016

Germany

1119 Signins

17104 Page Views

  • Posts: 612
  • Registered: ‎06-26-2016
  • Location: Germany
  • Views: 17104
  • Message 38 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 12:14 PM

you wrote that you've obtained the recovery USB key from lenovo?  Contact Lenovo and ask for a refund or request that they  send you a recovery USB key that will actually work on your system.

 

saying that, you've tinkered  so many times with entering some keys, that probably it's best to do a clean re-install of the system anyway.

 

But before doing this, let's give it a last shot.

Open an elevated command prompt < Windows key + X, than type  A >

Then type in and start  the command  slmgr /upk ,  wait for the confirmation dialog.

Then do the same with the command slmgr /cpky.

Reboot the system. In case a dialog pops up asking you for a ProductID or Key skip it. There is no need to enter any ProductKey, because it should  find the OA3 key and activate automatically. It might give an error that it can't find the servers or servers are too busy. Then try again later. But again do not enter any ProductKeys anytime.

If you get an activation error, compare the result code  with the codes in this list. This should give you some hints what's wrong.

 

Tech-Savvyness does not replace reading the fine manual.
Reply
Options

612 Posts

06-26-2016

Germany

1119 Signins

17104 Page Views

  • Posts: 612
  • Registered: ‎06-26-2016
  • Location: Germany
  • Views: 17104
  • Message 39 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 12:17 PM

@ Jwes_Lenovo wrote:

Based on the information you' 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.

 

You left the most important information out. Usually Win7 was installed through DG rights either from Win8/8.1  or Win10.  So the OA3 embedded license is either a Win8 or a Win10 product key.

I think you can still install WIn10 and get it activated automatically using a Win8 license stored in BIOS.

 

Tech-Savvyness does not replace reading the fine manual.
Reply
Options

45 Posts

03-04-2021

United States of America

9 Signins

80 Page Views

  • Posts: 45
  • Registered: ‎03-04-2021
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 80
  • Message 40 of 50

Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:03 PM

I did the elevated command and it erased the PN and after reboot it said no PN but then the wrong PN came up again -

 

I have an idea - this time I can try it with a digital license for free -

 

from the original links you sent

 

also what information did I leave out that I can give to you?

 

in bios I got the oe3 number what to do with it?

 

but yes,, the fact that it was a win7 pro originally is confusing to a dummy like me -

 

I'll try for the digital instead of the one they mailed - if no good , I'll contact them

thanks

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms