English Community

Software and Operating SystemWindows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP Discussions
All Forum Topics
Options

16 Posts

11-11-2009

london UK

95 Signins

192 Page Views

  • Posts: 16
  • Registered: ‎11-11-2009
  • Location: london UK
  • Views: 192
  • Message 171 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 10:42 AM

Well, I finally gor mine!!

PC's odered July

Windows 7 released oct 22

Upgrade invoiced and paid for Nov 11

Numerous excuses later - From MentorMedia singapore

It's arrived!

manufactured in Czech Republic

Posted from Budapest  Hungary?

Invoice states that I have paid 23 Euros, but has 'charged' me 6 euros each for the 2 disks!!

 

What a mess!!!!

 

Reply
Options

33 Posts

11-09-2009

New York

56 Signins

655 Page Views

  • Posts: 33
  • Registered: ‎11-09-2009
  • Location: New York
  • Views: 655
  • Message 172 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 13:47 PM
John, this is claimed as a free upgrade.  Here in the US, there cannot be charges for the items, only shipping and handling, if it is called "free".  You may have a good basis to challenge these charges in the UK, though I only practice law in the US.

 

 


wrote:

Well, I finally gor mine!!

PC's odered July

Windows 7 released oct 22

Upgrade invoiced and paid for Nov 11

Numerous excuses later - From MentorMedia singapore

It's arrived!

manufactured in Czech Republic

Posted from Budapest  Hungary?

Invoice states that I have paid 23 Euros, but has 'charged' me 6 euros each for the 2 disks!!

 

What a mess!!!!

 


 

Reply
Options

19 Posts

11-26-2009

US

255 Signins

1014 Page Views

  • Posts: 19
  • Registered: ‎11-26-2009
  • Location: US
  • Views: 1014
  • Message 173 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 15:55 PM

I finally downloaded the Win 7 Installation disk off the net, along with the Lenovo $OEM$ directory.  I figure that I paid for this a month ago, so there is no legal issue.  I will simply wait for Lenovo to get around to sending me my License key.  I will activate windows then.

 

Win 7 can run for 30 days without being activated.  You still get Software Updates and everything.  MS has also published a command line instruction that allows you to extend the period from 30 days up to 120.

 

For all you folks who don't want to wait for Lenovo to get around to sending you your disk, there is now down side to this as long as you find a untampered with Win 7 Installation disk.

 

USPS still has the disks that Lenono sent me, but I am up and running on Win 7 and have all the standard Lenovo utilities (not EE) installed.

 

Hopefully, the site doesn't delete this, as I am just trying to help people get what they already paid for.

Reply
Options

33 Posts

11-09-2009

New York

56 Signins

655 Page Views

  • Posts: 33
  • Registered: ‎11-09-2009
  • Location: New York
  • Views: 655
  • Message 174 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 16:04 PM

That is exactly what I did as well.  There is no legal issue here whatsoever.  In my case, I used another retail copy that I purchased for my wife's computer, which I downloaded from Digital River. 

 

When I FINALLY received my Lenovo discs, the key immediately activated.

 

Good luck to all.

 

I must say that Lenovo and this forum's moderators are rather pathetic in their efforts to delete messages and ban legal information.  Of course, if you install Win7 and have an MS 30-120 day grace period to activate, why do these moderators keep deleting messages that state this fact?  Come on guys, get a grip on legal realities!

 

PS: I am an attorney in the third district of NY.

 

 


wrote:

I finally downloaded the Win 7 Installation disk off the net, along with the Lenovo $OEM$ directory.  I figure that I paid for this a month ago, so there is no legal issue.  I will simply wait for Lenovo to get around to sending me my License key.  I will activate windows then.

 

Win 7 can run for 30 days without being activated.  You still get Software Updates and everything.  MS has also published a command line instruction that allows you to extend the period from 30 days up to 120.

 

For all you folks who don't want to wait for Lenovo to get around to sending you your disk, there is now down side to this as long as you find a untampered with Win 7 Installation disk.

 

USPS still has the disks that Lenono sent me, but I am up and running on Win 7 and have all the standard Lenovo utilities (not EE) installed.

 

Hopefully, the site doesn't delete this, as I am just trying to help people get what they already paid for.


 

Reply
Options

1 Posts

11-25-2009

Michigan

4 Signins

39 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎11-25-2009
  • Location: Michigan
  • Views: 39
  • Message 175 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 18:18 PM

"This most recent delay has been caused in part by a percentage of orders that were input with an incorrect / invalid / incorrectly formatted serial number." LOL

 

Please prioritize my order... LENOVO0591024

 

Problem: Laptop not having the card reader
Problem: Ordering this upgrade due to your system not accepting the serial number
Problem: NON-FREE upgrade
Problem: This ridiculous delay in shipping/processing.

 

Please prioritize my order.... LENOVO0591024

 

 

 

Reply
Options

1 Posts

12-09-2009

USA

2 Signins

172 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎12-09-2009
  • Location: USA
  • Views: 172
  • Message 176 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 19:27 PM

I submitted my request for the upgrade on Aug 28.  Oct 9 they finally replied with a proof of purchase acceptance.  On Oct 31 they posted the order was pending payment.  I sent them a note that day asking what the shipment would be. Nov 10 they sent me a reply note with the infamous "delayed due to unprecedented demand".  It's been another month and no further change in status.  I agree with the others that Lenovo's handling of this program has soured me on buying any future systems from them.

Reply
Options

16 Posts

12-07-2009

Florida

121 Signins

1339 Page Views

  • Posts: 16
  • Registered: ‎12-07-2009
  • Location: Florida
  • Views: 1339
  • Message 177 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-09, 19:40 PM

It's too bad that Lenovo has been having a problem with win 7 because they build quality products I ordered my win 7 on Oct 3rd I was getting worked up about not getting it , especially since HP and Toshiba sent their updates within 3-4 weeks for other people in my household oh well I have been thinking about just putting out the 119,00 for the win 7 home prem from best buy and getting it over with it's not worth getting stressed out over a couple bucks worth of software ...After reading all the comments on this site and emails from Lenovo I don't think my Win 7 will be shipped until sometime maybe in the summer of 2010 HA HA

 

I give up Lenovo you win!!!!  

 

John

Reply
Options

43 Posts

09-05-2009

US

89 Signins

1888 Page Views

  • Posts: 43
  • Registered: ‎09-05-2009
  • Location: US
  • Views: 1888
  • Message 178 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-10, 6:44 AM

Hello All Upgrade Participants;

I thought I would tell all about my experience with this WONDERFUL program. Other than the last comment everything else here is just the facts. I ordered my upgrade with the help of my Lenovo sales contact on 11/05/2009. Paid the 17.03 for shipping and handling charges via credit card. I was told that the $17.03 would NOT get posted until the upgrade shipped. I'm quoting here "That is the policy of the warehouse." The $17.03 charge cleared my bank on 11/06/2009. In late November attempts to email my rep about the status of the upgrade order went unanswered. I couldn't check on the status myself as I didn't have any of the required information to do so. The invoice that came with the upgrade was processed on 12/02/2009. According to the post mark the upgrade was mailed on 12/02/2009. I received the upgrade on 12/07/2009.

Reply
Options

63 Posts

10-23-2009

Poland

397 Signins

1601 Page Views

  • Posts: 63
  • Registered: ‎10-23-2009
  • Location: Poland
  • Views: 1601
  • Message 179 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-10, 9:24 AM

"Win 7 can run for 30 days without being activated. You still get Software Updates and everything. MS has also published a command line instruction that allows you to extend the period from 30 days up to 120."

 

You can use windows 7 without activation for 90 days. If windows expire you have to log into console and using sysprep software run factory and reseal again windows. You will get antoher 30 days. You can do it twice so ... if mentor media suspend you shipping this is a rescue.

 

The most important thing is that it is completly legala, and sysprep is freely downloadable from MS site.

Reply
Options

28 Posts

11-25-2009

FLorida USA

198 Signins

1396 Page Views

  • Posts: 28
  • Registered: ‎11-25-2009
  • Location: FLorida USA
  • Views: 1396
  • Message 180 of 470

Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-10, 15:23 PM

To extend the 30 trial period.  

Run Command Prompt as Administrator

At command prompt screen enter:   slmgr - rearm   (that's SLMGR -REARM in lower case)

Reboot

 

This will reset the trial period timeout to 30 days.   I've done this one time and have been running Win7 for about 45 days without incident.    Obviously to get the max of 120 days, you must wait till the days remaining is down to one.  It's my understand the REARM will only work 3 times. 

 

The trial period counter can be found here:   Control Panel / System

 

 

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete