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Win7 product key T430U

2013-03-15, 12:33 PM

Hello everyone. I have bought a T430U which was meant for Win 8, for that reason i havent reciewed the product key for Win7 because it is included in the recovery partition on my hard drive. But i wish to make a clean install to get rid of all these anoying programs that is pre installed on the computer. So my question, is it possible to retrieve the product key from my computer so that i can make a clean windows install.

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Re: Win7 product key T430U

2013-03-15, 13:29 PM

Why dont you make recovery discs with the Lenovo utilty,just to have them? If something happens, you can just restore it from the dvd´s

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Re: Win7 product key T430U

2013-03-15, 13:53 PM

It is because I would like to avoid installing all of these programs lenovo want me to have, I have an Microsoft Win7 iso file, but i dont have the product key to activate it when installing. The product key installs it self automaticaly when installing from the recovery partition.

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Re: Win7 product key T430U

2013-03-15, 14:17 PM
if you need a standalone Win 7 activation key, you may have to call up Microsoft and tell them that you have Win 8 and want to obtain a win 7 activation code.

The activation code used in the Win 7 recovery partition is a VLK, which won't work with a generic retail Win 7 ISO that you plan to use to reinstall your laptop with.
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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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