I have a Lenovo G510, purchased brand new about 6 months ago. However, I tried to activate my Media Center Pack key that I purchased for Windows 8 and it errors out the first try. When I checked the system, it lists the last five letters as the current key. I've read in other forum posts that Lenovo may have just left a mass production key in my system and I may have to find another key. So if i understand well, the windows 8. He went ahead and sent me recovery discs for no charge. Please confirm if I did something wrong.
Edit: Sorry, forgot the mention. Regardless, the key does not activate when I put it in on a copy of Windows 8. I have also many times verified that I have entered the key correctly. This release is for testing 8 and 8. Select your 'Country' from the list. So, what hard drive do you recommend that I get? I just think if the installation media can tell the version of Windows the product key is, shouldn't we be able to? I did not get the upgrade to Windows 10 icon on any of my 7 computers, so I downloaded the Win 10 installer packages and wrote them to memory sticks using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool.
Which is why I've come here to ask, how does it know my version but I don't? I may have to do the reboot back at the office in the morning. I have downloaded the 64bit version, burnt the. Which is what I'm trying to do with this laptop. I had a panic attack at first as it says not licensed but it does sort itself out. If you don't have a Recovery Drive you can try to borrow one from a friend.
Hello Twilightblazer, I don't recommend using a Product key found online since the key would be Blocked sooner or later if not already and you would then be more or less in the same predicament. Try speaking to a live rep, you might need to do this during the week: 1. However, after resetting to the factory image it does not accept embedded product key. In the windows that comes up, scroll down to the bottom of the windows and click the Change Product Key button. We have used this for other computers and it works for them but not for this one.
Can I just search online and use someone elses product key to get vista working? If you have a Recovery Drive you can boot from it and Refresh or Repair Windows from it. When I try to install it wants the product key but then says it can't validate it. It was originally just Windows 8. Always open task manager and look at how it is responding, if it locks up, end it before it runs out of memory. This is known as a Keyless Install.
So, I created media for Windows 8. I access the Microsoft page 'Create installation media for Windows 8. Windows will then use it's own Keyless Install key which will allow you to complete the install. Only a key from a retail version will be accepted. Now it saying my key is incorrect.
I then used and inserted the key into the Windows 8. I'm not bad with computers, I can write a basic webpage and use the control panel properly. If product activation files during the Windows 8. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. I have recently updated my preloaded window 8 to 8. That download place only works for a retail license. Could you please let me know what to do? However now I no longer have a valid product key which really sucks since why have a free upgrade if they aren't going to give me a new product key? Now, in either case, you will need that newly generated key for a clean install.
The value I enter is always declared invalid. Seems like some malware got in there and really messed things up. So how can I install windows when it say it wont be accepted? Neither can you use the F8 key to get to Advanced Startup Options. I've checked my product keys on TechNet and I have 3 unclaimed keys for 8. I activated Windows when booted directly to it via Bootcamp. All other hardware has not changed.
I realize that I need to backup my files which is not a problem. Apparently, there are some issues with Cortana. There should really be another section for Windows 8. Here is details from the Diag Report: 6. Windows 8 automatically upgraded to 8.