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Need help formatted genuine windows 8 in lenovo

  1. #61


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    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Is secure boot and UEFI enabled in the BIOS?
    Ill double check if the current thing im trying doesnt work. I got a couple more option including a ei.cfg mod image I just burned to try if the one in it right now doesnt.

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  2. #62


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by radzer0 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Is secure boot and UEFI enabled in the BIOS?
    Ill double check if the current thing im trying doesnt work. I got a couple more option including a ei.cfg mod image I just burned to try if the one in it right now doesnt.
    Adding one, my Windows 8 images don't have an ei.cfg file?
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  3. #63


    Posts : 50
    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by radzer0 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Is secure boot and UEFI enabled in the BIOS?
    Ill double check if the current thing im trying doesnt work. I got a couple more option including a ei.cfg mod image I just burned to try if the one in it right now doesnt.
    Adding one, my Windows 8 images don't have an ei.cfg file?

    Correct, but I read that adding one it would use it. Cant hurt to try :\
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  4. #64


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Yes, it will, if you put the correct info in it. I think that was a trick to let you skip entering a product code. What I mean is, leave it empty/blank and install in trial mode with 30 days to enter a code and activate. Right now I don't think you can install without entering a valid product code.
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  5. #65


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    Windows 7 64bit


    I have that code that microsoft gives out to load without a valid key. I just need to get it to showup as a OEM load inside windows. Which is what I set the cfg file to. So we will see. Loading from a external mini rom is horribly slow.
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  6. #66


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by radzer0 View Post
    I have that code that microsoft gives out to load without a valid key. I just need to get it to showup as a OEM load inside windows. Which is what I set the cfg file to. So we will see. Loading from a external mini rom is horribly slow.
    Yeah, this was before the generic install codes were leaked. The early early days of Windows 8 after the previews were over.
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  7. #67


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    Win7


    Hello! I followed this thread tutorial to make a clean install of windows 8.1 on my brand new lenovo y50-70. It was pretty fast and easy! Before i switched from hdd to ssd i checked the windows version and it only said windows 8.1.
    Now that i made the clean install and have the ssd working on this laptop windows says its not activated. Anyone can help me find the correct version of windows which i have to download and install?
    Thanks in advance!
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  8. #68


    Posts : 50
    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Atomsk View Post
    Hello! I followed this thread tutorial to make a clean install of windows 8.1 on my brand new lenovo y50-70. It was pretty fast and easy! Before i switched from hdd to ssd i checked the windows version and it only said windows 8.1.
    Now that i made the clean install and have the ssd working on this laptop windows says its not activated. Anyone can help me find the correct version of windows which i have to download and install?
    Thanks in advance!
    Look into getting a tool that reads the "msdm" key. Try clicking enter key and put the key it shows you and see what it says or if it activates. I looked up your model and it looks to be a higher end laptop which means it shouldn't be a "with bing" model.

    Post back if using a utility to pull the key from the motherboard works. Also note that you have to load the drive in efi mode in the bios and not legacy. If you switched to legacy to get to use the boot menu it cannot get the key.
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  9. #69


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Try this, Showkey - Windows 10 Forums Then see what it says for OEM Key and OEM Version. My guess is its 8.1 Single Language, Core and Core Single Langauge use to different sets of keys that are not interchangeable. The COA sticker would just say Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
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  10. #70


    Posts : 2
    Win7


    Thanks all for helping. Actually there was no need for that. I was forgetting to connect to internet and activate windows. The moment i connected the laptop it got immediately activated and everything was fine.
    Anyway, thank you all once again!
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