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Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2014-12-12, 13:18 PM

Hi,

 

I would like to install windows 8.1 that came with Y50-70 laptop on a new sdd i bought . The laptop didnt came with a cd rom or a CD KEY and on the sshd i cant find an image or something similar to make o bootable usb flash drive . How can i find a way to install windows 8.1 to my ssd ?

 

Thanks in advance !

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Re: Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2014-12-14, 18:10 PM
You can get the installation media from this link.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

Download the appropriate model after install the tool, and once you install windows, the embedded key should automatically activate your laptop. Hope this helps
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Re: Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2014-12-14, 2:56 AM

Hi,

 

I have the same issue. I do not want the hybrid drive. I have my own intel ssd that I wish to put the image on but cant since it didnt come with a install CD or a key. Please help

 

I have tried all cloning software but I cant seem to make it bootable. Its driving me crazy!

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Re: Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2014-12-14, 13:25 PM
So are you guys saying that when you used the SSD on your laptops Windows wont activate? AFAIK you use the same laptop to install it should be fine. The key is in the BIOS anyways. Should get activated automatically
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2014-12-14, 15:57 PM
Oh, that makes it much clearer as to why lenovo won't provide us with the product key but how do I get the installation media, will any windows 8.1 iso work? It wasn't like that with win 7, we needed the oem installation disk for the product key to work.
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Re: Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2014-12-14, 18:10 PM
You can get the installation media from this link.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

Download the appropriate model after install the tool, and once you install windows, the embedded key should automatically activate your laptop. Hope this helps

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This helped me too

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Re: Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2014-12-14, 18:30 PM

@buddingeek , Thanks for all your help, installed fresh windows 8.1 on my SSD and it activated automatically. Its my first time working with 8 and found the embedded key very cool!

 

Again, thanks for your help!

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2014-12-15, 0:34 AM
great! Glad it worked out!
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2015-07-13, 17:25 PM

hi while creating installation media, i had to select the option of language where i could not find english India, found english (uk and Usa), what to do?

 

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Re: Windows 8.1 cd key for installing windows on SSD on Y50-70

2015-10-03, 11:41 AM

Hi

 

I am planing to buy a new Y50-70 which has a pre-installed single language Win 8.1. I want to use this laptop as a dual boot linux/Win 10(after upgrade from 8.1). As I read this post can I plan to rebuild the dual OS as below;

 

1. Get the same OS came with laptop from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

2. Remove all partitions (including D: and other recovery partitions). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtfa7XbV3rk

3. install Win 8.1 using the media in step 1 (leave a unallocated space for Linux)

4. Upgrade it to Win 10

5. Install Ubuntu in unallocated space

 

Just wanted to be clear before I do the purchase, else I would not buy it.

 

Thanks in advance

Warna

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