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WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 13:10 PM

AFTER INSTALLING A NEW SSD, WINDOWS 7 IS SAYING ITS IS NOT GENUINE. NO CD ATTACHED, NO CD DRIVE, NO W7 CODE. I JUST USED THE SAME KEY FROM THE ORIGINAL W7 INSTALLED BY LENOVO.

 

 

HELP?

 

 

LENOVO IS NOT A NICE COMPANY WHEN CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS INVOLVED.

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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 13:25 PM

Why do you type in caps? It looks like you blame someone. Before do that you have to know Windows activation key you've tried to use is for the laptop manufacturer only (Lenovo in our case) and differs from the one the customer could use.

If your laptop is with Windows 7 preloaded find the key under the battery for the fresh OS installation in the same reduction you had from the factory.



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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 15:36 PM

If Your laptop is under warranty call to customer support and they send You recovery disc for free.

If Your HDD disc is ok  try to Clone it with software like Acronis

If You mounted Intel SSD disc do it with Intel Migration Software - for free!

 

 

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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 20:45 PM
What you mean? I bought the laptop with a copy of windows on it. Are you suggesting that I will have to pay for a new copy of W7 just because I upgraded the hd? What a steal. Good to know. 
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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 20:51 PM
I LIKE CAPS BUT DONT LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING TO PAY FOR MY OWN COPY OF RECOVERY CDS. YOU LENOVO SHOULD INCLUDE A COPY OF THOSE CDS TO THE PRODUCT YOU SEEL INSTEAD OF TRYNG TO MAKE A BUCK OVER A FAILED HD.

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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 21:28 PM

Did You read User manual?

Did You made Factory Recovery Discs?

Did You read Microsoft License agreement?

Otherwise do not put down the blame to Lenovo because this is only Your blame.

 

Now You must clone Your HDD or if its not possible call Lenovo support and tell them that You Have 'Disk Boot Failure Error ' after restore system from Factory Recovery Disc.

 

 

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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 21:40 PM
Very strange position - I like, I don't, They should...

Instead of simply to read the manual, install a fresh copy of win7 or 8 and use built-in (already paid) activation key w/o any actions from the customer regarding of activation.

The next steps without me. Continue blame as you want.



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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-06, 21:47 PM
You must understand that You bought license key for Lenovo OEM builder and now You try reinstal Windows from not licensed by Lenovo discs. This is Microsoft policy only.
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Re: WINDOWS NOT GENUINE ON SSD

2014-06-07, 6:49 AM

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AFTER INSTALLING A NEW SSD, WINDOWS 7 IS SAYING ITS IS NOT GENUINE. 


Please explain exactly what you did. If you properly cloned the original drive, you should be able to simply boot the new drive and don't need to do anything with the license key.

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