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No windows key after updating my X61 tablet ?

2011-11-29, 18:40 PM

I've bought my X61 a while ago which came along with a upgrade to windows 7 dvd. So after a annoying period of working with the installed Vista version i decided to upgrade it to windows 7.
During the installation i've got the question to install it over the excising windows or to install it as a clean install, i've made the decision to make a clean install because of the negative experience with a windows over windows installation.

Somewhat later i'm asked to enter a windows key ?!?!?!, what ?, isn't this an upgrade dvd ?
As i don't have a key and the sticker underneath isn't readable anymore (strange all other stickers are just fine), i just entered with an empty line, the installations continued and everything went great but know i've got a working windows without a registration key :(

Is their a way to obtain a working key from Lenovo as from where i see it, i'm not doing anything illegally and i do have the notebook, recovery dvd's and upgrade to windows 7 dvd, for some reason they have made a really crappy license sticker which resulted in this problem :(

 

Has someone a solution ?

 

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Re: No windows key after updating my X61 tablet ?

2011-11-29, 19:45 PM
the Lenovo windows 7 upgrade disc should have a key sticker (COA)with it, also the upgrade key will only activate if vista is installed before upgrading to win. 7



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Re: No windows key after updating my X61 tablet ?

2011-11-30, 9:55 AM

There is no key on the cd, so possibly the previous owner did trow away the cd cover or did place that one on the bottom of the notebook which isn't readable anymore :( 

One of the only thing i can see on the sticker is an embossed 7 on the top right corner, don't know if this has something to do with the 7 of windows 7 ?

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