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Old April 20, 2013, 02:48 PM
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you have OEM version, question what are you trying to do ? install OS or upgrade OS , replace drive? or windows ask to register? or restore to factory
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I did not try to do anything. Windows just told me my copy wasn't genuine all of a sudden. I did not do anything at all. Sure, I did replace the HDD for a SSD and reinstalled Windows, but that was 4-6 months ago I guess.

Or did I made a mistake when I reinstalled... But I do not get why 1 year on the SSD and no problem and now a few months and there is some authentication problem.
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Old April 20, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Not to rub salt in the wound, but issues like this are why the first thing I do with any laptop / pre-built is to burn off the restore disks. OEM licenses are supported by the manufacturer as opposed to Microsoft, and the manufacturers typically only support images of the original install as opposed to stand-alone windows installs.
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So, you are telling me I should pop in the original HDD, do a full system restore, apply all updates and then make myself restore disks ? cuz the original HDD is still in my possession and not been formatted.
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Old April 20, 2013, 09:07 PM
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So, you are telling me I should pop in the original HDD, do a full system restore, apply all updates and then make myself restore disks ? cuz the original HDD is still in my possession and not been formatted.
Yeah, that should either resolve the issue or put the ball back into Lenovo's court since you're using the original image.
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It's okay, I got him all sorted out and activated.

It's a shame I can't post it here though as I'm sure it would help many, but it's a grey area from a legal standpoint. If one was to read up on OEM SLP activation, I'm sure they could put 2 and 2 together though.
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I am not one, cuz I am sure I wouldn't be able to put 2 and 2 together, but thank you very much! Saved me 55$ and/or the debate of spending that much on a netbook that is aging, but still perfectly good.
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