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Omar122
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Thinkpad T440s formatted

I have an old Thinkpad T440s that I have forgotten its password so I had to format it completely. Now I guess I have lost windows 7 pro key as well as all drivers. Unfortunately, I don’t have recovery CD.

 

is there a solution to restore windows 7 key and drivers? 

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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

Welcome to the Community

On the systems with win7 preinstalled, the key should by on the sticker in the battery compartment.
The drivers are available on the support site. Use Lenovo System Update to get needed drivers.



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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

I didn’t know the key is hidden here. Many thanks! I’ll check it out and let you know. 

 

Im using Driver Easy to download drivers. I really had no idea that Lenovo system can do the job.

 

thank you Smiley Happy

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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

> Im using Driver Easy to download drivers

NO, don't use such trash, ever. Just ask Google "why?"



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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

Thank you warning me. I actually needed to install wireless connection driver. I’m currently updating windows because Lenovo System Update app needed .NET to be up to date.

 

I couldn’t find win’s key in battery compartment. Smiley Sad

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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

Was win7 preinstalled? If yes, apply clear win7 OEM reduction image. To avoid the tons of OS separate updates, you might use the recent image version with SP and updates applyed.



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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

Many thanks!

 

where can I find win7 OEM Reduction image?

 

i have left the laptop downloading updates via LSU.

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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

ms official sites, mirrors etc.
In case other reduction, you should perform some simple efforts regarding the image' ei.cfg file. Ask Google for that.



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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

Once agin, thank you.

 

i was reading over win7 oem and ei.cfg file, should I remove it from the downloaded iso? Please bear with me, I’ve never encountered such a problem Smiley Happy

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Re: Thinkpad T440s formatted

You can. If ei.cfg is missing, you'have universal installation media, edition independent. You'll be prompted to select edition during installation.

Or keep that file. Depending on the image edition you should add or edit a couple entries, OEM and PRO specific.



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