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Windows key based on laptop serial number

2015-11-16, 10:32 AM


as company we are buying laptops with preinstalled windows. But we will install there our own licensed windows for employees. Is it possible to get later windows key for machines based on serial number of laptop? 

Some employees can buy those laptops, but we will not give them our license.

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Re: Windows key based on laptop serial number

2015-11-16, 11:42 AM

If you keep the recovery partition when you install your own image, then you can restore the devices to the factory state, which would be a Lenovo image with OEM Windows key.  You can sell them off that way. 


But if you want a custom key somehow linked to SN, you'd have to ask MS, I would think.  Lenovo has volume-licensed OEM keys. 

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