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Started by DarkestEx, June 24, 2015, 12:08:41 am

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DJ Omnimaga

June 27, 2015, 04:45:01 am #15 Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 04:47:23 am by DJ Omnimaga
Quote from: Streetwalrus on June 27, 2015, 12:08:37 am
Lenovo is a good brand. You should link the specs.


Depends. While their stuff is usually good, I heard that in Feb 2015 they tried bundling malware (Superfish) on their laptops and often heard horror stories about their customer service when people bought laptops on their website and people who would never receive the actual item after paying (due to their bad tracking system. But again that's common I think). Make sure that your laptop wasn't manufactured around when Superfish was a thing and preferably buy the computer from a different store.

Streetwalrus

I was saying that hardware-wise. Of course you should clean up or even format the system as soon as you open the box, as with any windoge oem pc.

DarkestEx



Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on June 27, 2015, 04:45:01 am
Quote from: Streetwalrus on June 27, 2015, 12:08:37 am
Lenovo is a good brand. You should link the specs.


Depends. While their stuff is usually good, I heard that in Feb 2015 they tried bundling malware (Superfish) on their laptops and often heard horror stories about their customer service when people bought laptops on their website and people who would never receive the actual item after paying (due to their bad tracking system. But again that's common I think). Make sure that your laptop wasn't manufactured around when Superfish was a thing and preferably buy the computer from a different store.


I would have bought it from Amazon anyways.

This is the link:
http://www.amazon.de/gp/aw/d/B00T819PDU

Streetwalrus

CPU is a pentium. These are much lower specced than an i3 and also the igp won't be able to handle more than the window manager.

DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: Streetwalrus on June 27, 2015, 11:55:43 am
I was saying that hardware-wise. Of course you should clean up or even format the system as soon as you open the box, as with any windoge oem pc.
What if you want to stick to Windoze? :P

CKH4

You of course have to get the windows key and use your own ISO.


Snektron

"Windows key" yea... Guess what i don't have :3
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CKH4



Snektron

Neh, i mean i don't have a key... Ie not bought
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CKH4

Oh. Well you may have problems getting a key then. Do you own an OEM windows? (iirc you can ask the manufacturer even if you already destroyed all traces of windows from the hdd)


Snektron

June 27, 2015, 06:57:13 pm #25 Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 07:01:43 pm by Cumred_Snektron
Yeah i have an old laptop that came with windows oem. I read somewhere though that you can't use that key to activate windows somewhere else :/
EDIT: i have 2 actually. The one on my old laptop doesn't say OEM, but it also says starer edition. I don't know if that matters?
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CKH4

That shouldn't matter. If you wish to reinstall windows on it you should read this: http://lifehacker.com/5958507/uninstall-your-windows-product-key-so-you-can-use-the-license-on-another-pc

People have said that you can just type in the key and it'll automatically unregister the old one but I'd go for safety first. Just extract the product key and reload the ISO but make sure you get the same version of windows. They're hiding around the web and maybe even on your computer if you're lucky. Try digging around in the advanced boot menu and bios of those computers. Also you can use your key on a different computer too.

Edit. Sorry for slight thread hijack.


Snektron

June 27, 2015, 07:28:16 pm #27 Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 07:32:24 pm by Cumred_Snektron
The laptop from which i want to use it has a faulthy HDD so i can't even remove it :P also where do i need to enter the code? smlgr?
Also i seem to not have slmgr.vbs in my system32/SysWOW64... i found a few copies on some other locations though
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CKH4

:'( faulty hdd might prevent you from getting the product key without talking to the OEM people. Does it at least get to the OS menu? Also the windows ISO will prompt for a product key.

Edit. If you're talking about to get the ISO its hidden around the interwebs. Pretty easy to find just make sure it hasn't been tampered with.


Snektron

I have windows installed, but i used some tool to acivate it some time ago :/
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