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W540 Windows 8.1 install from scratch (ssd)

2014-12-19, 1:48 AM

Hi, Lenovo user's


I need your help. My new W540 need to be rebuild (win 8.1) from scratch and manual driver,s install. Ok it's rediculus, but my manager at work need that test. I buy the original 2 dvd's ( #1 recovery disk media and #2 operating system recovery disk).  The Uefi bios option are new for me.  I want to remove un-needed partition to ! Have you some procedure to do that ??


I can't find on my laptop the windows 8.1 serial plate, it's normal ??? No it's not under the battery.;-)))


Sorry for very bad english.... French from Canada :-)


Special thk and Merry XMas.

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First T22,Next T43,T60P, W700 and S10-3, now W540 (SSD, 16RAM, i7 4800, Etc :-)

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Re: W540 Windows 8.1 install from scratch (ssd)

2014-12-19, 3:42 AM
The product key is now embedded in your BIOS, and Windows will automatically activate by reading that when you install.

If you are using Lenovo recovery disks, they will overwrite all partitions and create the correct ones. You just need to put disk #1 into the drive and boot from it.

W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO
T510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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