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Windows 7: Reinstalling W7 on Laptop From Friend - Not Sure Which Install Type

25 Jun 2011   #51
Rex32

W7 x64
 
 

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?


Thx!


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25 Jun 2011   #52
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
It would best to get a ISO from a good source, first.
The above.
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25 Jun 2011   #53
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Don't put the key in and uncheck the validate box.
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25 Jun 2011   #54
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

See if the install continue forward to completion
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25 Jun 2011   #55
Rex32

W7 x64
 
 

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
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25 Jun 2011   #56
Rex32

W7 x64
 
 

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
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25 Jun 2011   #57
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you check let win7 go online & get automatic updates ? & be connected to the internet!
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25 Jun 2011   #58
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did you check let win7 go online & get automatic updates ? & be connected to the internet!
No, Net Card drivers installed.
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25 Jun 2011   #59
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

It would best to get Windows OS, software, drivers from a good source.

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - How can I get a Product Recovery CD or DVD?

How to use Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - How do I recover my factory installed programs and files? - Desktops and Workstations
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25 Jun 2011   #60
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rex32 View Post
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
At least four times I posted the link to the steps to get a perfect install: Reinstalling Windows 7

I even copied and pasted the steps into my last post last night including this one:

Quote:
Just in case, have your Wireless driver on flash stick or CD so you can get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and check for drivers in optional Windows Updates frequently.

Any drivers still missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager
Why would you try inserting the Ultimate Product Key if you were installing Pro as discussed?

Googling "Windows 7 Pro OA" finds this from MS:

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OA 2.0 represents the activation technology that is in place at the time of the Windows 7 Professional Edition release. This occurs before the PC ships to an organization. The copy of Windows 7 Professional Edition that the OEM installs on a PC is only valid on that particular PC and can be reinstalled and reactivated only from the recovery media that is provided by the OEM.
Another post says that Phone Activation works on OA version.
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