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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:07 PM

@ aUserHasNoName wrote:

@ 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.

 

PK is 25 digits but oa3 is shorter, so how can oa3 act as  a pk?

 

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:18 PM

I'm gonna try downloading win7 recovery tool?

then if no good I'll try win 8 and 10 -

 

either way -

 

maybe the answer is using a digital license?

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:19 PM
  1. what is the error code you see in activation dialog? 
  2. what is the current Os Build number reported by winver?
  3. Have you tried the 'activation troubleshooter' yet?
  4. what does slmgr /dli    and slmgr /dlv   report?

forget about the OA3 numbers, You can't do anythng with these numbers. It's just a confirmation, that a windows license is embedded in system's firmware.

 

I suggest you download a win10 image from microsoft and do a clean install (backup your data first). 

Again skip any dialog asking you for the ProductID.

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:26 PM

@ lash530 wrote:

I' gonna try downloading win7 recovery tool?

then if no good I' try win 8 and 10 -

 

AFAIK you won't be able to obtain a win7 recovery from lenovo at this point in time, because win7 is not supported anymore.

Either download a recovery image from Lenovo suitable for your   system
or get a win10 image from Microsoft.

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:30 PM

so it's downloading now

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:38 PM

I'll get back to you with answers for what you asked, but let's see if this recovery download works -

 

but the trouble shooter says it can't activate and they try to get me to spend 200$

 

here is error -

 

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:41 PM

19042.906  build number

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:48 PM

@ lash530 wrote:

so it's downloading now

 

but the trouble shooter says it can't activate and they try to get me to spend 200$

 

here is error -

 

19042.906  build number

 

let's wait for the download to complete, then do a recovery using the new image.

 

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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:54 PM
ok boss
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Re:Think Pad T450 I cannot activate windows 10

2021-04-03, 13:54 PM
its been at 99% for a while
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