A game plan to install win7 then update to win 10 is not the normal path. I've tried everyone's advice and I'll report back whether the Restore Disk worked. I am very certain that it could be done. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Dear community! Additional info: Neither machine you describe is on the official Lenovo supported win10 list. I also tried it with the phone activation, didn't work. I hope I could explain my problem and my steps so far well enough. Dear Sir, I am having Lenovo laptop with win 8 pro 64 bit preloaded, my hard disk gets crash.
The reason I'd like to downgrade is to use my old. This is maybe more a windows 8 thing, but as this was a downgraded windows 7. I was left with a driverless Lenovo recovery, however, and I had to reinstall all the drivers manually. The 2 machine types stated are not that old. So it doesn't say explicitly '8' on there, but the design implies it I thought. So I called the Lenovo support if they could help me activating windows.
But not downgraded from Win 8 as it now seems but from win 10? So I assume that my laptop came with a downgraded windows 7. Request you to please provide me the download link for windows 8 pro 64 bit. Does anyone know why it's giving me this error? I've downloaded the W-7 64 bit. Hi, In trying to re-install W-7 Pro from a Microsoft install disk, I formatted the System partition and need to provide a driver to the install procedure. This time delete all partitions during the booted install after backing up any data needed.
At least, that's what you wrote in your previous thread. Does this shed any new light on the situation? Thank you very much for responding. Press Enter when done and await confirmation. Afterwards you are now free to customise your own desktop, add new applications and so forth. This will install a perfectly legal operating system that passes activation. These are based on what works best in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here.
Turns out this doesn't work anymore as I have also deleted the recovery part of the harddrive while wiping the drive. Can I extract the additional data needed for the activation from the recovery stick created via the Lenovo tool? As a long-time service tech I've done it hundreds of times. We have some that are running 32bit and 64bit win7 Enterprise. I thought you had figured it out yourself. I could recover the preinstalled win 7 pro! And now just to get all the information: Would I now also be able to do a clean install of Windows 10? In addition follow these same steps for which assure you will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with those tools and methods.
Thanks again for such a quick answer which helped instantly! It went on for 15 hours max until I finally gave up. Press F10 to save changes and restart. You must point to what probably is the expansion of that probably self-expanding. Cause: This error occurs because of an issue with the Intel storage controller driver inbox in the released versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2. Then I read somewhere, that I would've had to run a programm on the preinstalled windows to extract a bit more information to be able to activate later on. Note: If you want to install a different edition, say Professional or Server, you still w.
A purchase of the win 10 license is required. You just run it afterwards and voilá windows is activated. Those machines are old enough that Lenovo drivers will not necessarily be compatible enough to do an upgrade to 10. Let it load and proceed to return back to the Partition window. Now that I have the windows up and running I was searching for the tools I mentioned above, which extract additional data to be able to activate the clean installed windows. How should I do this, if possible? For the third tool however, you don't have to backup anything beforehand. So for the next person, maybe use a bit bigger partition.
Since the disk is already reformatted I can not use a product-key registry reader to recover the old windows 8 key. For some reason, after I told the computer to stop after Disc 1, it set up Windows 7 fine. Make a cup of coffee or something. Thanks a lot for the swift response! Microsoft no longer provide Windows 8 or 8. Any suggestion would be appreciated. If you're happy with just a big chunk of hard drive space then just click Next and wait.
So it seems like the error message I was getting had to do with the Disc 2 Application and Drivers stuff. I also tried to install Windows 8 as the sticker suggests this was the 'original' version of windows installed. I am attaching 4 different sf diag. . I have no idea why it's saying this.
I called Lenovo tech support many times, and they have no idea what's going on. I pretty much did what is described here: In short: I bought a Lenove T460 this summer, which came preinstalled with windows 7 Pro. Once the key is installed go to the System Properties and ensure it has been activated. Honestly I can't believe that worked! Click Next and let it load to desktop. Now I wanted to have a clean install of windows 7. So now when I go to install windows i have a 500gb and their a 16gb msata. The only sticker I found was a windows 8 pro one.