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How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB 8})

2019-08-30, 17:07 PM

Hello,

 

really my subject say "ALL":

 

I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10, SSD 500, GB 8}

 

How I can change DISK and no't lost license/OS ?

 

My laptop is X280 + Windows 10 PRO SSD500 and RAM 8GB.

 

I will need contact to Lenovo?

I will need contact to Windows?

 

... what if I format my current disk?...

 

Thanks by your help

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Re: How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB

2019-08-30, 18:33 PM

The license is in the BIOS and is tied to the motherboard.  Changing the disk does not affect it.


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Re: How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB

2019-08-30, 18:47 PM

Thanks Richk.

And how I install the OS in the new disk ?

I can download from where?
Some requeriment for I can download the OS?

Can LENOVO give to me one USB/PenDrive with OS W10 ?

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Re: How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB

2019-08-31, 0:45 AM

You can download Windows 10 for free on Microsoft's website, here.

 

Assuming you download it with Microsoft's provided tool, you should need just your computer an a USB drive with at least 8GB of space available.

 

Good luck!

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Re: How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB

2019-08-31, 11:37 AM

Many thanks gts250gamer101 by your help.

 

... and that is all ?? (sound very easy)

 

  1. download W10
  2. change DISK
  3. install OS

I believe with this method:

 

  1. any SW from LENOVO is lossed ¿?
  2. this PC come with SW from Intel (bad SW), also we lost... ¿?
  3. really W10 load LICENSE automaticlly? or is necesary register, etc... ¿?

Any recomendation BEFORE of I format / change disk ?

 

 

 ... what if I install W7 ?, how I can license the OS over THIS MACHINE?

 

Regards

 

 

PD:

this wysiwyg is greath!

(also include corrector AFTER of you SUBMIT, BEFORE of you  POST!)

 

... who develop?,

is maked with some library type jQuery or is independent wysiwyg GPL, GNU?

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Re: How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB

2019-08-31, 14:34 PM

Install Lenovo Vantage (from microsoft store) and run system update.  It will install Lenovo stuff.  It sounds easy because it is easy.  There is nothing to register or do,

 

I like to remove all partitions and install onto an empty disk.  You can do that during the windows install,  Choose custom install.


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Re: How I can CHANGE disk and save LICENSE/OS ? (I bought X280 20KES11J00 with {W10 PRO, SSD 500, GB

2019-08-31, 15:06 PM

Thanks Rich.

 

Please:

 

 ... what if I install W7 ?,

how I can license the OS over THIS MACHINE ?

 

why W7 ?

 

  1. becouse this ThinkPad-X280 no get correctly my external screen
  2. becouse INTEL SW neither display correctly the screen Samsung 55
  3. becouse this go VERY slow... (with RAM 8!)
  4. becouse no show correctly folders with images
  5. becouse I config my OWN properties and in each restart W10 undo my config
  6. becouse this firewall is terrible, I disable and in each restart appear enable
  7. becosue W10 eat several disk
  8. becouse etc ...

is possible I install W7 over this device?

how I get licensed the W7 ?

 

 

thanks again.

 

Thanks!

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