I've been using the laptop for about an hour now, and also looking at some of the settings. Looking for a new Windows 10 device? However you will not be compliant with Microsoft Licensing. Actually, it is an easy job. To find your keys, use programs like Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder although there are others floating around the Internet, I'm sure : These programs extract the key from the Windows registry. Lenovo Companion Your Go-To App Read more content like this in the app. This won't help you right now, but the next time you do a clean install it will save you having to upgrade from Home to Pro. The download the latest image with media creation tool, place it on a usb 3.
With all this considered, is it still necessary for me to buy another license just to sysprep? If you do not wish to keep your personal files, system files, and other data, you can reset Windows 10 by reinstalling it over the existing installation. The first time you install the free version of Windows 10 it has to be an upgrade, not a clean install. So I tried reactivating the lenovo laptop back to Windows 10 Home edition but now I have an issue with windows not recognizing the lenovo product key. Put your Pro key in it and it will install Pro instead of home. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.
Windows 10 will then reinstall with all of your files intact. Update: So the consensus is that these probably are genuine? Did you check to make sure the upgrade was activated before performing the clean install? Anyway, you'll need to extract your new key from the Win 10 installation so use this utility to do it and save the output to a file for future reference: wrote: After successful upgrade, using the same tool, I created Windows 10 boot usb to make a clean install. Easy tips to enter bios setup and boot menu on Lenovo have been offered. Technically, Lenovo resold me a license when I purchased the computer, so I'm just trying to understand the logic here. If you are unable to boot into Windows 10, you will not be able to reinstall the operating system without losing system files. Product keys look fine on the images and do not appear to be lost or duplicated in the imaging process.
There might also be situations when Windows prompts you to activate the product, even though the product has already been activated. Were you able to check out my reimaging rights how to? The automated install process takes a few hours, and then add even more time to that to install the Creators Update. You will have a free 90-day evaluation period before you must change the product key to be able to enter your volume license product key and activate. I have a how to on reimaging rights. And discovered it demanded an actual key.
I just had two new Lenovo laptops come in. Do the 2nd part of the above link to tie new laptop to email address. I've been using the same Windows 7 retail key for 4 years now on multiple machines. I'd give it a day or so and if it still hasn't activated you'll have to call Microsoft. Hi everyone, I have a similar query and was wondering if I could get your advice. This is a ThinkPad T420s purchased direct from Lenovo.
I guess I'll just stick with 7. My question: Since the Windows 10 key is already burned in from the factory on each of these computers, will performing sysprep. If there is anything you don't want to lose, be sure to have backups. To reinstall Windows 10, you must first be able to boot into the operating system. When you have an activated version of Windows either 7 or 8.
Seems as if everything is working for me. What I am looking to do is to complete at least the Windows Update including Creators portion of the install, and then run sysprep. The simplest way to do this is by booting from your installation disc or drive. Online I haven't found any articles exactly addressing this yet. Or it may be distributed as a digital license if you bought Windows 10, in which case you won't receive a product key. Any subsequent installations can be a clean install.
Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it. You might also check out the new to make sure you're ready and address possible blocking issues. Clean installing Windows 10 In some cases, you may want to revert back to a fresh install by reinstalling the operating system from scratch. I have my images built with everything but the Anniversary Update and then they will activate, and then after the systems are activated and then I apply the updates from Microsoft, otherwise I get the same result as yourself. You will get and keep the best possible install to the exact extent you stick with the steps, tools and methods in the linked tutorial.
For more information about the use and syntax of slmgr. After Windows 7 was installed I created a new folder under %windir%system32oem and copied the certificate into it. Also some reports showed that bios updates can help with activation, I am trying that now myself. Big Green Man wrote: You should look at getting a volume license, as this is required to gain reimaging rights. You might also check out the new to make sure you're ready and address possible blocking issues. Unfortunately the certificate file had been deleted by Lenovo setup. I have the same issue with my laptop.