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Preinstalled OS license

2014-05-31, 12:52 PM

Hello!

 

I bought T440s and it came with a preinstalled OS license (Windows 8 Pro 64bit), but no OS installed on it.

Now, when I try to install Windows 8.1, it is asking for a product key.

 

Where could I find it? Can I get it somehow from BIOS?

 

Thank you and best regards,
Janek

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Re: Preinstalled OS license

2014-05-31, 18:10 PM
You can install using a generic key (available somewhere on MS site). My notes say that for pro, this is the one to use:
XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

Then, you can extract the real key from the BIOS using RWEVERYTHING. Here is a good description:
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-retrieve-windows-8-oem-product-key-from-bios/

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Re: Preinstalled OS license

2014-05-31, 18:10 PM
You can install using a generic key (available somewhere on MS site). My notes say that for pro, this is the one to use:
XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

Then, you can extract the real key from the BIOS using RWEVERYTHING. Here is a good description:
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-retrieve-windows-8-oem-product-key-from-bios/

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2014-06-02, 7:49 AM

Great stuff. That worked. Thanks a lot! :)

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2016-09-28, 7:33 AM

Hello!

 

I bought G50-80 and it came with a preinstalled OS license (Windows 8 Home Single Language 64bit), but hard disk failed..so i have replced it.

Now, when I try to install Windows 8.1, it is asking for a product key.

 

Where could I find it? Can I get it somehow from BIOS?

 

Thank you and best regards,
Vishal

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2019-08-08, 10:12 AM

I need help .

MY PC CAME WITH PREINSTALLED WINDOWS 10 HOME(LENOVO IDEAPAD 510). IT WAS NOT WORKING PROPERLY SO I FORMATTED EVERYTHING AND WENT TO WINDOWS 7 FROM A FRIEND'S ISO BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND PRODUCT KEY.

NOW I SWITCHED BACK TO WINDOWS 10 BECAUSE THE PROBLEM WASN'T FIXED. ALSO MY BIOS IS FORMATTED DUE TO IC BURNT ISSUES AND SOME STARTUP ISSUES.

HOW CAN I GET MY GENUINE PRODUCT KEY NOW?

I NEED TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL CLEAN ISO WHICH ISN'T POSSIBLE WITHOUT A KEY.

AND REGISTRY KEY ISN'T ACCEPTED ON OFFICIAL SITE.

PLS HELP...

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Re: Preinstalled OS license

2019-08-08, 10:54 AM

Hi!

 

You can use Microsoft's official Media Creation Tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) to create a bootable USB drive. And later, when installing the Windows, just skip the product key adding part. It'll let you install the Windows without the key. After that, I guess, you should be able to get get the key by using the solution suggested by Rich in this thread:

 

"Then, you can extract the real key from the BIOS using RWEVERYTHING. Here is a good description:
http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-retrieve-windows-8-oem-product-key-from-bios/"

 

Hope it helps,

Janek

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2019-08-08, 11:06 AM

ARE YOU SURE THAT THE REAL GENUINE KEY ISN'T WIPED COZ I FORMATTED WHOLE PC INSTALLED TO W7 AND BACK TO W10.

ALSO I CHANGED BIOS TOO PROBABLY COZ I HAD SENT IT TO REPAIR OUTSIDE OF LENOVO SUPPORT COZ OF NO MORE WARRANTY.

SO IS THIS STILL POSSIBLE?

COZ THAT KEY DIDN'T WORK WHILE TRYING TO DOWNLOAD THE W7 ISO FROM OFFICIAL SITE WHILE IT ASKS KEY TO DOWNLOAD ISO.

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Re: Preinstalled OS license

2019-08-08, 11:20 AM

Chill with the caps lock. ;)

 

Formatting and re-installing the Windows does not wipe the key. As I do not know what exactly was done to your laptop in that repair place, I would suggest you to give it a try and see if you can extract the key using the steps in my last post. You do not have anything to lose here.

 

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Re:Preinstalled OS license

2020-07-16, 5:21 AM
what about for window 10?
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