07-12-2012 08:37 PM
some days ago, the harddisk of my lenovo ideapad y570 , stopped working, then i proceeded to replace the damaged disk for a new one, but i don t know if is possible to recover the license that comes with the laptop.
then i was wondering what i can do in this situation???
07-24-2012 04:22 PM
If you created factory intial 3 DVDs you can use them to make OEM activation , it will return everything to initial state and re-create OEM partition as well. Or you can use your product key which is under the machine.
07-28-2012 05:42 AM
07-31-2012 02:39 AM - edited 07-31-2012 02:39 AM
I'm not going to start new thread, instead going to ask from here.
I'd like to know where can I obitain image/CDs or DVD for Windows 7 install. I have win 7 OA licence key under lap. I swapped my HDD and installed Windows8, now this lap is being used by my brother and he would like to have original Windows 7 back.
I didn't make any recoverdy discs, so I don't have any media for reinstalling Windows 7. Laptop is Lenovo B560.
07-31-2012 07:28 AM
Either purchase install media from Lenovo support, or download the version of '7 that matches your orginal install and license. You may need to use the phone option to activate.
With the 2nd option, you'll end up with the Microsoft "vanilla" install, and will probably want/need to install the appropriate Lenovo drivers manually.
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