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11-30-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-10, 22:01 PM

 


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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

 

 


 

Must be nice to be so confident that Lenovo will get your unfree upgrade to you in the next 120 days.

 

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11-02-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 1:54 AM
Hello All, I have ordered upgrade package for my Valueline G450 PC on October 15, Payment processed December 10. But when i login to check the status the model number field still has N.A. I know many people had the same issue. For all those who has their model numbers as N.A what about the payment status? After payment did you still get e-mail requesting the model number? Please clarify
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 2:01 AM

Guys and Gals,

 

A miracle just hit my mailbox.  Breaking the 2 month long silence, I received an email from Mentor Media that the payment was debited successfully.  When did I ever feel so thrilled that money is taken out of my account? Can't remember but somehow I feel like I hit a jackpot. ;)  Hooray!  

 

Stage 1 of 3 is done.  Whoa!

 

Now, on to Stage 2 - waiting for the shipping email and it, again as usual, depends on Lenovo (or Mentor ???) gods ;)

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11-11-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 3:02 AM

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Hello All, I have ordered upgrade package for my Valueline G450 PC on October 15, Payment processed December 10. But when i login to check the status the model number field still has N.A. I know many people had the same issue. For all those who has their model numbers as N.A what about the payment status? After payment did you still get e-mail requesting the model number? Please clarify

 

Surendra...I too am in the same boat as you. My payment was also processed and my model # was listed as NA. I received an e-mail letting me know that my payment was excepted, that was all they stated. I also sent a mail message about 3 weeks ago asking if they had a problem with my order and got no response, but in the past, up to 2 months ago when I sent an e-mail to MM, they responded that all my info was received and there are no problems with the order and all info provided. I know the info I gave them was fine. I am wondering if the missing model # rumor/excuse was just that, an excuse of why we are not seeing the upgrade disks yet.

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11-25-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 15:16 PM

Surenddra323

 

I have G550 and the model number is n/a.  My payment was status was been "Payment Made" since 10/27.   I did get an email from MM saying the model was bad long after 10/27.   I replied but had to call  the MM hotline to get them to say the model was no longer an issue.  (909) 930 0800 X777.  

 

Typical of this process, even with their assurances the model number is still n/a on the status screen.   With this mess nothing ever looks right.

 

I suspect the EXTREME holdup with the G models has more to do with the lack of Lenovo Win 7 drivers than with anything else.  It's my understanding that the Upgrade Kits contain both Win7 and a DVD/CD with Lenovo Win7 drivers for your particular model.  And IMO it's that last bit with our models that isn't available. 

 

GOOD NEWS   I did notice this morning that there are some new drivers now available for G550 on the driver download screen.   Maybe I'll get that upgrade before my 120 Win7 trial runs out.   But I'm not taking bets.

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11-02-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 15:51 PM

rcw,

 

thanks for your reply. I understand that the win7 trial version available out there is enterprise version. But the Value line G models most likely are eligible for win7 home premium version. But if you have already upgraded using win7 enterprise trial version can you activate it with the key that we receive with upgrade kit?

If the answer is Yes, then isn't this a glitch or illegal?

I'm not sure if one has to do a clean instal again after receiving the upgrade kit just for the sake of having win7 home premium verion.

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11-25-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 16:55 PM

The Win7 that I installed wasn't download from the net.    I have two other Update licenses for Win7 Home Premium for other PCs that I own.   I just installed one of those and didn't input a key, that automatically puts you in a 30 day trial.  You either have to activate with a valid key or extend the trial period.  I'm hoping when the I actually get the software from Lenovo that I can just input the key and activate since both are Home Premium. 

 

But I wouldn't be shocked if I still have an issue because the Lenovo one is probably  OEM and the other isn't.  But if that doesn't work,  I really don't mind.   I'll just install Lenovo one from scratch.   PCs are a hobby for me, i don't mind fiddling with them.  I'm retired so I have the time.

 

I initially installed Win 7 release candidate on my G550 when I got it in August.   Later, I clean installed Win 7 Home Premium after the real software came out in October.   Because I never had Vista on my G550, I never got the camera stuff to work.   Just this morning, I downloaded the new Win7 Lenovo drivers (dated today) for the camera and got it to work for the first time under Win 7.  

 

But you're right I don't think a trial of Enterprise is going to activate with a Home Premium key.  I suspect the Enterprise addition will have to be wiped.

 

 

 

 

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11-02-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 17:09 PM

Thanks! rcw. That is insightful. I will wait until i get my upgrade kit.

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08-24-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-11, 21:39 PM

You can download home premium and professional from MS directly.  Just download the correct version for your system, use it, get a feel for it, make a backup, whatever you like.  When your disk arrives (I feel confident 90 days is enough time), just input your activation key and still be up and running.  Installation of a clean win 7 literally takes under 30min, and most, if not all drivers, are already installed by MS.

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10-27-2009

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade fulfillment discussion

2009-12-12, 6:43 AM

 


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You can download home premium and professional from MS directly.  Just download the correct version for your system, use it, get a feel for it, make a backup, whatever you like.  When your disk arrives (I feel confident 90 days is enough time), just input your activation key and still be up and running.  Installation of a clean win 7 literally takes under 30min, and most, if not all drivers, are already installed by MS.


 

 

where do you get the windows 7 download from MS? i tried looking all over and all i could find is the enterprise version....which i am required to be an IT worker to download...hahahahah

 

I cant find home or professional versions of it.....

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