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Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jun 2011
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Posted By Rex32
I did the pro install and the key didn't work so...

I did the pro install and the key didn't work so I did the Ultimate install. I got the Ultimate to activate fine over the phone so I guess all is well.

I might make a second image after I put my...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Okay done that. I just checked if W7 was...

Okay done that.

I just checked if W7 was activated and it said 2 more days until auto-activation so I clicked activate now and it tells me my product key isn't vallide... It was for the install...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Okay so I am running Belarc now so I can compare...

Okay so I am running Belarc now so I can compare and make sure I have the majority of the drivers installed.

What exactly should I be doing with CCcleaner?

~EDIT~ Do you really recommend the M$...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Gregrocker, thanks for the create info on...

Gregrocker, thanks for the create info on reinstalling W7.

I'm on this step now;

"When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner Disk and Registry...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
What programs would you recommend putting on...

What programs would you recommend putting on before creating the image? Firefox? iTunes? AVG? or is it best to just do it right after the drivers are installed?


Thx,

Mike
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
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Posted By Rex32
Hey Guys, The computer seems to be running...

Hey Guys,

The computer seems to be running great thus far, I'm just going through the lenovo support site and downloading drivers, just had a thought though... Maybe I should use Acronis to make a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
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Posted By Rex32
I thought W7 automatically installed drivers......

I thought W7 automatically installed drivers... Not even my laptops nic card is working... Guess I'm going to need to get drivers off my mac...


-Mike
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
So I reinstalled using W7 Ultimate and the key...

So I reinstalled using W7 Ultimate and the key reported in Belarc Advisor and so far so good, it let me get to my desktop now I just need to make sure it activates and updates...


-Mike
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Okay so I tried my Ultimate Key from my Belarc...

Okay so I tried my Ultimate Key from my Belarc Advisor Printout and it said "This product key is for a different Windows SKU"...

Should I reinstall from my pen drive and select W7 instead?

...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Bad news guys!! Whenever I type my product...

Bad news guys!!

Whenever I type my product key, click 'next' and it says "this key is not valid"!!

What is going on?? This is the exact key from the bottom of my laptop that says, "Windows 7...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Installing now, hoping for the best... ...

Installing now, hoping for the best...

Thanks so much for the help guys, I really appreciate it!


-Mike
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Yup, I'm booting the installer. I haven't...

Yup, I'm booting the installer.

I haven't done an install since XP, hence my confusion... I was using a Macbook Pro until W7 came out because I HATE Vista.

Doc, mine looks like that minus the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
I just need to be sure that after deleting the...

I just need to be sure that after deleting the ei.cfg file I will only be greeted with 4 options, not 8 -- 4 for Retail and 4 for OEM. Once I get that and I'm sure I'm installing the right version of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
To create the installation USB Drive I followed...

To create the installation USB Drive I followed instructions from PC Magazine. It boots the installer fine.

All I did was delete the ei.cfg, I didn't use the tool. Should I reboot into W7 and redo...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Yeah I saw that post, but shouldn't I be...

Yeah I saw that post, but shouldn't I be selecting an OEM version from the installer? Or do you mean that there is no difference between the OEM & Retail versions of W7? Sorry to be a pita, I just...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
I don't normal use 'illegal' software, but I am...

I don't normal use 'illegal' software, but I am just using it as I don't have the original media to create a disk image. I booted from the USB Stick and I can select W7 Home Basic, Home PRemium,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
I deleted the ei.cfg file, I just need to be sure...

I deleted the ei.cfg file, I just need to be sure my OEM key will work if I select pro.

I'll just give it a shot now...

Thx
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
I just want to do a complete clean install with...

I just want to do a complete clean install with the media I have. I read I can change the 'Chanel' to OEM but I assume this doesn't matter because I'm deleting the file that I would need to alter.
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Will it even unlocking the Pro OEM Version or do...

Will it even unlocking the Pro OEM Version or do I need an OEM W7 Disk Image to start with?

Or will the key on the bottom of my laptop work for any W7 Pro installation?


Thx,

Mike
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Have I confirmed which USB not boot? I'm not...

Have I confirmed which USB not boot?

I'm not sure that all versions will be there, I downloaded a W7 x64 Retail image from PB. Then I only put the 64bit folder on the drive, let me try it though....
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Okay F11 did nothing and there wasn't anything...

Okay F11 did nothing and there wasn't anything about a recovery option when I pressed the 'Think Vantage' button at boot, just allowed me to pick a new boot device.

Do you think the best way to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Sorry, yes the key is readable on the bottom of...

Sorry, yes the key is readable on the bottom of my current machine. Will I need it with the Recovery installation through lenovo? Provided that works...


-Mike
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
I made a complete image of my drive using Acronis...

I made a complete image of my drive using Acronis True Image, should I backup any drivers or anything else before proceeding? I backed up my iTunes Library and that is all I need...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
I think you are definitely correct to try and use...

I think you are definitely correct to try and use the Lenovo Restore thing first... Any idea on my question regarding the product key?
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jun 2011
Replies: 69
Views: 4,374
Posted By Rex32
Oh one more thing regarding my product key......

Oh one more thing regarding my product key... When I used Belarc Advisor to give me a report on the laptop, the key that contains the OEM part is reported first and the a second key is in...
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