So my question is could they legally give me a new product key over the phone, or would they have to replace the computer? If it doesn't and it probably will not when you are given the number to call Microsoft activation explain that you are downgrading the install and they will provide you the key. I am sure they will get this fixed. Of course, you need to take back up before doing it. How can I get to the boot menu? It is believed that you can solve your Windows issues at this point. For the third tool however, you don't have to backup anything beforehand. During installation, when you go to the Finish screen see below screen shot , ensure to uncheck the box next to Install Camera Driver. Will it eventually stop working if I am unable to activate windows? However, if budget is a priority or a user is seeking an entry-level device, then Windows 8 is a capable and attractive alternative.
Any suggestions would be great! Roy Thanks a lot for the swift response! Check the document that came with the product and check if it have the product key. This has nothing to do with the problem. I ended up making a ghost image file of another w7 machine plus the q recovery drive. System info also now says that windows is not activated. I ended up back on the phone with microsoft, who told me to call lenovo again. You need to get in touch with the guy and get it fixed.
In Device Manager, if you see a yellow mark next to the device name, the driver is having problem. Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo U430 touch Windows 8 laptop that I purchased at Best Buy about 6 months ago. I could not find anything else resembling a product key. I got the same issue as you. So, we would buy, for example, a T430s and use the key under the battery case. Now I wanted to have a clean install of windows 7. Windows 8 is a capable and intuitive operating system with many attractive features.
You can ask for a full refund if you are not satisfied with the product. Instead of seeing the image from the camera you see an image with a grey background and a white camera with a cross through it. It says windows is not genuine 2. They might be able to give you a better deal on the product. Windows 8 is a proven operating system that has been available for many years. Some changes to your computer components or the software may require you to reactivate the software. I did everything else to check it, but that.
Are you familiar with Windows 8 or 10 already? They are a piece of work, tech support sent me the recovery disks, which didn't work, actually screwed the system up even more, and then they told me i didn't know how to do the recovery, so they asked me what the first and the last screen i saw for the recovery wizard was, and wouldn't even offer to send me a new computer. If you want to check the driver status, you can go to. Regards, Anil hi Anil, Thank you for your reply. That is the way you need to go. After a month, I called once more, and finally got a decent answer that made sense. They can guide through the steps on the call itself.
But, better talk to them first. After you have updated to Windows 10 and it is fully activated, you may do clean installs of Windows 10, and when it asks for the key, all you need to do is press the 'Skip' button, and it will activate itself. At a clients location, we have 10+ Lenovo's floating around with Windows 8. My son has a Lenovo C260 all in one with a dead hard drive. After a long and frustrating phone call with both Lenovo and Microsoft, I found out that the product key I have is Volume License while my version of Windows is Enterprise Edition. One key recovery is working fine So my question is whether windows is genuine on my laptop.
My activation key is stored in the uefi. But only part of them will be found if you use product key finder trial version. I really hate to junk the computer and buy another one for him. Combining the best features of Windows 8 the square icon graphic interface, for example with legacy features going all the way back to Windows 95, Windows 10 is designed to be the do-it-all operating system. This is maybe more a windows 8 thing, but as this was a downgraded windows 7.
If it failed, you need to contact Acer to get this fixed. To re-enable the camera using Windows 8 or Windows 8. Ask them to help you re-install Windows 8 completely. I created a Win 8 iso disk but don't have a visible key. Not sure if any of the above applies to you, but it might help someone. I'm telling you I'm never buying another Lenovo again though.
Hi Edwin, Try the steps mentioned here for Win 8. I also tried it with the phone activation, didn't work. Since win 8 was preinstalled in system I can only see last 4 digits of my sl. If the scan finds any corrupted file, it will automatically try to fix the file. If you need further assistance, please post back. Contacting them is waste of time. This error code appears only during the time of activation when the Software Licensing Service reports that it cannot activate the product key since the Key Management Service cannot be contacted.