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recover windows 7 product key

2018-10-04, 4:18 AM

I have a Lenovo x220 laptop that shipped with windows 7, however i later did a clean install of a different os on the machine, and then reinstalled windows 10 with a different product key which i got. my computer still has the windows 7 product key currently unregistered, and i would like to return to windows 7 using that product key. i tried to download the windows 7 iso from microsoft to no avail, as they say my key is an oem key and i need to contact lenovo, but i cannot contact lenovo because my warranty has expired.

if anyone on the forums knows how i can reinstall windows 7 using my product key it would be much appreciated!! :)

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Re: recover windows 7 product key

2018-10-05, 16:46 PM

Since you have a Lenovo OEM win7 key, you will need to restore your HDD using Lenovo Recovery Software.

You should call the lenovo support center for assistance.  This recovery media is around $50 US, unless you are still under warranty.

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Re: recover windows 7 product key

2019-07-21, 2:11 AM

Wrong, do not spend money for an .iso, that's a waste. Search for "en_windows_7_AIO_sp1_x64_x86_dvd.ISO" with the quotation marks included, and you'll find a catch-all Windows 7 iso. You should only ever be paying for license keys.

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Re: recover windows 7 product key

2019-07-21, 2:13 AM

Also, understand that driver insallation might be troublesome.

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