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Locked out of Windows 8

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    Locked out of Windows 8


    I recently purchased a manufacturer refurbished lenovo X220T from Germany. Whne I got it windows 7 was in German and I couldn't change language because it was win 7 professional. I installed ubuntu 12.04 so I could actually use the thing but when I discovered I could get windows 8 professional 64 en-gb free from college with the dreamspark program I opted for that.

    So I downloaded the .ISO file and mounted it but it was corrupted. Then I got a bootable (same version) off my friend and it worked with my serial number.

    Now my problem is it installed fine but I can't log on. I tried my Microsoft account it didn't work, I tried resetting the password for this account and it didn't work.

    Then I realized that with the manufacturer refurbished German installation of Windows 7 that I got initially, there must have been an administrator and password with it which I don't know and am getting no response from the company that sold me the laptop ( When I try administrator as the username for a Local Domain log in with a blank password I get the message: "account disabled".

    I'm now trying to do a fresh install of a bootable version of Windows 8 from a USB and it starts working but it can't find the drivers.....

    I'm at my wits end here, any help would be appreciated,



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  2. #2

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    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro

    Dude, firsr relax some
    Just use windows 8 drivers, they will install automatically. If any particular driver is missing , head on to Lenovo site and you may or may not find windows 8 compatible driver yet, you can try 7 driver.
    However in most cases, win 8 pre installed driver will do for now until the 26th.
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