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Z580 Windows 8 License key

Question: Z580 Windows 8 License key

how to know my windows 8License key in my Lenovo Z580

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Answer: Z580 Windows 8 License key

Good EveningWelcome to the forums I would like to tell you that the win 8 product key is embedded in the bios. If you want to know the key, you can use belarc advisor to generate the whole system information which will list the product key also.FYI while installing same version windows 8 you wouldn't need to type the key(applies for same version of windows 8 only)Regards





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Windows 7 pro is OEM with License key built-in on board by Supplier. And this license probably oem shared one , and can not be dug  out from the computer. Recover CD installed with package is windows 8 pro without license nor.


Can I use a purchased windows 10 pro license install in this computer ?  Won't be duplicated license ?  If valid , how to removed the windows 7 pro on board license please ?

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
I have a mailbox on their Exchange Server for their domain to prove I am ass... Read more

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Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?
 
 
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Answer:z580 - Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?

hi akshu_13,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
If you're running on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you should use the same password that you've set on your account.
 
If you're running on Windows XP, by default, you will see an additional Administrator account and the password is set to none. If you'll be using your own account and not the Administrator one then you should use the same password like in normal Windows.
 
Note:
Windows 8/8.1 can use a Microsoft Account and a Local Account. If you boot in Safe Mode only (not Safe Mode with Networking), you won't be able to use the Microsoft Account login as it requires internet access to verify your credentials, thus, you will need to use a Local Account.
 
 
Let me know if this helps you out.
 
Regards

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As the title says, just wondered if theres any lenovo software the works with the z580 ? lenovo companion on windows 8 offers some stuff but its listed as u series ect ? cheers for replys inadvance,mike

Answer:(z580) Just wondered what lenovo software will work with the z580 ?

hi mikee77,
 
The Lenovo Z580 comes with these lenovo pre-installed apps:
 
Lenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo OneKey TheaterLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSyncLenovo Energy ManagementLenovo Companion
 
The Lenovo Companion is like an app store the features:
 

Third-Party Apps and Ads
Lenovo products, Tutorials, Application showcases, Lenovo accessories information, Lenovo Cloud, and a link to Lenovo blogs and articles

Most apps listed on the Lenovo Companion will work on the Z580 as long as it meets the system requirements (i.e. If an app is made only for Touchscreen models, then you will need to get the non-touchscreen version or if there's a Utility app that senses temperature on a specific model, make sure Z580 is on the supported models).
 
Click here for more information on the preloaded softwares on the Z580 and click here for more information on the Lenovo Companion.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi
After my recent update, none of my Network Connections, Wifi or Lan is visible.. Alon with that it is creating a isuue of connections. All my previous connections are lost.
Please help me with the same.
 
 
Thanks 
Regards
Shreyaa
 
 
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I'm getting now this error now after 1 year
We been using VDI-Windows 7 for more  than a year , suddenly we got this message

Can please advise what wrong in VDI image ?
Observation :
> office and Windows OS is NOT immediately activate through KMS

> delay of 1 to 2 minutes before successfully activated the windows / MS office  

Error :
License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)
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Windows Script Host
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Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Activation ID: ae2ee509-1b34-41c0-acb7-6d4650168915
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00392-00170-918-500000-03-1033-7601.0000-0602015
Installation ID: 008975677433059582065751136626964085574702997444417101
Partial Product Key: HVTHH
License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)
Time remaining: 43200 minute(s) (30 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 18/1/2016 3:45:43 PM
Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.


Robert

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Hi,
Our company buy almost 6 months ago the Microsoft Action Pack that includes Visual Studio 2013 with online login to Access the program.  A few days ago I started having this error message and I cannot access the application anymore. 
Any advice on how to fix this?  I already contacted the MSDN support and they ask me to create a topic in this forum for help.  Or they will have to ask me for small fee($$$) to resolve their problem.

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I would like to upgrade a spare dreamspark Win 8 Pro key to Win 10 before the deadline. I also have a laptop that has Win 10 Home (upgraded from OEM Win 8 by digital entitlement).

With the dreamspark key, I assume that this laptop can be upgraded to Win 10 Pro. However, I would like to transfer the Win 10 Pro key to a new computer in future (after the upgrade deadline). Would the laptop be able to retain its initial Win 10 Home license?

Answer:Keep initial Home Win10 license after retail license transfer?

Not 100% certain but it looks like you will be able to do it with the new activation troubleshooter in next version of windows on Aug 2nd.

Your home licence is unaffected. You could install 10 pro as dual boot temporarily if you like.

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Hi
I am running Win8.1 Home on my laptop.  I have access to a Win8.1 Pro (volume license) through my university. 

My question is - how do I do the upgrade, keeping all my data and system settings intact?
(I have looked at the info online, and the closest I have come to an answer is 'you need media, this cannot be done through the online Store'.  I have an <Win8.1-Pro-x64 .ISO> disc, is this sufficient?)


Thanks for any pointers.

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I have AVG 9 (not free), upgraded from 8.5 a few weeks ago. On Dec. 6 it stopped working - even though my license doesn't expire until Dec. 6, 2010, the license is now shown as expired. Reactivating it doesn't help, copying and pasting from the email I received does nothing.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, the license is still showing as expired.

I've gotten no response from AVG at all. Can anyone suggest the next step?
 

Answer:AVG 9 license problem - invalid license

Click on this site it may be of some help http://www.avgvirusfree.co.uk/avg_support.htm

Also this one http://www.avg-antivirus.com.au/avg_technical_support.htm
 

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My product ID listed for Microsoft Office Pro 2016 is not the same as my license number.

Microsoft automatically enabled/activated Office 2016 and I was not asked to enter my license number. I think the wrong license number was added by mistake. How can I fix this? 

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Question: windows 8 on z580?

Windows 8 has been out for quite a while now and i think there should have been enough time for lenovo to release fixed windows 8 drivers..I still have win 7 on my z580 but i want win 8 . so i want to know can i get everything working on win 8 like Dolby digital audio, onekey theater, one key recovery etc..??

Answer:windows 8 on z580?

Use google chrome to open this linkhttp://support1.lenovo.com.cn/lenovo/wsi/Modules/Driverdownload.aspx?SearchType=1&LogicType=0&Machin...





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Question: Z580 windows XP

Is there any instruction how to install windows XP pro on Z580 ?Windows 8 is pre-installed and I want to use XP and 8.  Thank you...

Answer:Z580 windows XP

HiWelcome to the forumsAs of my knowledge, windows 8 pre-instslled of gpt partitions and windows xp does not install on gpt disks. Dual booting windows xp on windows 8 is a process of hassles.Regards





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Question: windows 8 on z580

My Z580 (ci5 - 4gb (+4gb extended)) came wid windows 7, i purchased windows 8, installed it recently... Everything is smooth except that the battery backup is extremely less.. I used 2 get decent 3-4 hrs backup on Win 7 but no more than 1-1.5 h on win 8 (even on power saver mode)...Help me pls..!! 

Answer:windows 8 on z580

help me pls... its very urgent...

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Question: Z580 Windows 8

Good Day, I see this topic has been discussed to death. But would appreciate fresh input on the topic.I made a big mistake buying my lenovo z580 with windows 8. Thinking I can load it with windos 7 and later restore windows 8 i found out to late that the partions should NOT be formated and there is no recovery disks given (i formated it in the first 2 min after i bought it). I have hower backed up all the files and software on the partions. e.g LrsEsp.okrWinre.okr is there a way to rebuild the windows okr images into a iso DVD for reload?I also tried to take a normal ISO DVD of windows 8 and reload it, but it seems the embeded key will not work with any version of windows 8 64x other then the embbed version which has no ISO. please help / advice. really want to get win8 back on

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Question: Z580 - Windows 10

Hi I have runinto a few problems trying to update to Windows 10, I think becuase I did not do a clean install. Has anyone sucessfully updated from clean install via USB, and is there anything I need to look out for, e.g driver etc. Thanks

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i dont like windows 8 so i instaled windows 7 64-bit but cant fine any internet divers i would be gratfull if any one could link me the downloads for them thanks dean













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Answer:z580 windows 7 64-bit

hi nufcbailey,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Your issue might be similar to this thread.
 
If you also have the Liteon WB225 BGN+BT HMC WLAN Card WCBN608AH-L6 (p5), can you try to install this driver:
- Wireless LAN Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros)
 
If you have a different wireless card, check this driver along with a list of its supported devices:
- Wireless LAN Driver (Intel, Cybertan, Liteon)
 
 
Regards

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Hey All This is my 1st post here.. I have Z580 laptop with One Key Recovery Option... I have dual boot in it - Windows 7 Home Basic and WIndows Server 2008 R2 I want to create a back up image file of both at the same time, using One Key Recovery, so that I can restore back in future, if need be 1. So, I will log in to, say, WIndows 7 and take the back up image.. Will that take an image for both OS at the same time? Basic question here is does it image of the Hard disk or each OS.. 2. Or do I have to take a separate image of both after logging into respective OS? 3. If answer to 1 is YES, will that restore both the systems at the same time in future using the One Key Recovery solution? 4. If the answer to 2 is YES, can i restore both the systems individually just by using the One Key Recovery solution? Br, Ajay Maheshwari

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The reason I'm writing this email is to bring your attention to my issue that i have been facing issue since  upgrade of  my laptop from windows 7 home basic to windows 8. Actually my laptop WiFi and Bluetooth is not working and i have downloaded every driver of windows 8 that were on your website, but still its not working and iI have called Lenovo care center many times but they were of no help..
i checked online about atheros and qualcom,broadcom drivers and donloaded all of them but still no go..
m stuck with this..
 
I have 3yr warranty for this laptop and I need your help..I work from from home but this wifi and bluetooth are like nightmare for me.
 
.I request you all to help with that,,
 
Laptop Model number-Z580Serial Number-QBxxxxxxxx
 
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Answer:Wifi and bluetooth is not working after upgarding windows 7 home basic to windows 8,,Z580

Hi hemantrocks1990,
 
First lets check if the drivers for the Wifi and Bluetooth is installed properly under the Windows 8 environment.  On the desktop press the windows key + c, then click on settings, then click on control panel.  Under control panel switch to large icons for view and go to system.  Under system we will have device manager available.
 
Please check if you can see the category Bluetooth, and the wireless adapter under Network adapters category.  If they are present, go to the properties of wireless adapter and check if the driver version is the latest and if the drivers are installed properly.  The latest Bluetooth driver version for Windows 8 is 12.0.0.1671/8.0.0.206 released 10/24/2012. Here is the link for the drivers.  The latest Wireless driver version for Windows 8 15.5.0.42/6.30.59.26/10.0.0.67 released 10/24/2012. Here is the link for the drivers.  
 
If the drivers are installed properly, then we have to check if we are able to turn on and off the bluetooth or the wireless adapter.  Hit Fn+F5 and see if an interface comes up that gives you radio buttons to turn off or turn on your wireless and bluetooth adapters.  If no interface comes up, you may need to install the Lenovo Energy Management program to enable the hotkeys for turning on bluetooth and the wireless. Here is the link for the Lenovo Energy Management program.
 
You can also refer to the following thread for additi... Read more

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

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Hi,I have IdeaPad Z580 purchased with windows 8 working fine for one year. Recently I upgraded to windows 8.1 Everything except bluetooth works fine. For bluetooth I receive following driver error: qualcomm atheros ar3011 bluetooth 3.0Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) I tried various options including driver uninstall and then reinstall. It installs a generic driver. Then I tried updating it from local hard disk. It does not work. Then I again uninstalled and tried updating from Internet, It does something and then again gives same error. Finally I'm unable to use my BlueTooth. Please advises/help. 













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Answer:IdeaPad Z580 Bluetooth Driver while upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

Hi rajeevdubey,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Have you tried downloading this driver

 
Once you have that downloaded, Extract it to a folder.
 
Open Device Manager and right click on you Bluetooth.
Select the update driver
Select Browse My computer for drivers.
Select Let me pick from a list of Driver.
Then Direct the installation to the folder where you extract the files.
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!
 





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before I had win7. But I switched on win8 I can not turn on wifi or BT.and I do not have to turn it magager WiFI and BT. lenovo does not have a driver for it 

Answer:Z580 windows 8 WIFI, BT

You must install the Windows 7 version of Lenovo Energy Manager for wifi or bluetooth to work.  The Windows 8 version does not allow you to use fn+f5.  Once you install the Windows 7 version, you can push fn+f5 and activate wifi or bluetooth.  There will be compatibility warnings, but it is the only way to turn on wifi and bluetooth at this time.  Do not reinstall the Windows 8 version until Lenovo updates the software, because you will eventually lose wifi or bluetooth again.  Also, you may need to use a program like Universal Extractor for the install files to extract properly. I hope this helps.  It took me lots of searching to find someone who figured this out.  

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When will the Lenovo z580 drivers for windows 8 will be released ?
 
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Answer:z580 Windows 8 drivers

? assume when Windows 8 is released.in October.

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I have a Z580 ideapad for which Lenovo recommends a clean install of Windows 8 from Windows 7 and to date all attempts to do otherwise ahve resulted in a corrupt installation. Where do I find the installation files for the bundled software that came with the machine? This is promised according to a paragraph at  the bottom of the webpage but does not include non Lenovo software like Disk burning suite (Power2Go etc).
 
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Answer:Z580 - Windows 8 Upgrade

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you were facing,  
 
Please refer below link for complete details on upgrading windows
 
http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/windows8/upgrade/ideapad/index_en.html
 
Do give this a try and let us know the results
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi,I upgraded win 7 to windows 10 with some problems.I solved them and i want to share.First of all many of drivers are working find. But after installing windows 10 do not forget to update drivers first from windows update and then manually (nvidia etc).fn+f5 button will not work (it will be airplane turn of-on button) if you install win 8.1 energy management driver. I downgraded to win 7 energy manager and works fine. at least i can use fn + f5 button to turn on-of wireless adapter.dobly will not work. it is the solution for dolbyhttp://www.thewindowsplanet.com/3765/dolby-home-theater-missing-after-windows-10-upgrade.htm pictures http://share.pho.to/9tzZc Hope all will help.worked fine for me.

Answer:z580 windows 10 solutions.

HELLO,CONGRATS FOR UR SUCCESS.I RECENTLY UPGRADED MY Z580 FROM WIN7HB TO WIN10HOME THROUGH WINDOW UPDATES.EV.THING WAS WORKING FINE. BUT WHEN I RAN LENOVO EE BOOT OPTIMIZER BOOTING WAS DELAYED.CAN U HELP ME ABOUT THIS.I ALSO SUGGEST U NOT TO RUN EE BOOT OPTIMIZER.

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Hi, Is it possible to downgrade to Windows 7 please??? I cannot handle Windows 8 any more. Thank you

Answer:Z580 Downgrade OS to windows 7

Examination of the drivers in the download site for your unit it is possible to downgrade to Windows 7.

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Hi, I have a Z580 with an HDD that is going through a life ending experience. At the current time it does not boot. Although I have salveged most of the data off of it I would like to boot it one more time, in order to clone it. I have tried the repair tools, but they are not working. My repair disk relates to Windows 8 so that may explain why it is not working. I have access to the msdn Windows 8.1 install. I attempted to use that to do a reset, but the reset function provides the message that "the media inserted is not valid" even though this is the x64 version of the disk. I am at a loss how to proceed. Any suggestions? Given how well eveything has not worked so far, I am reticent to do a complete reinstall till I have the product key off the BIOS, but all the notes I find on this subject relate to running windows apps to obtain this, clearly something I cannot do right now.  In terms of replacing the HDD, can I simply clone the working hdd (assuming I get it to work) and then just replace, or is there anything else I need to worry about. I have gone through the forum but most of the discussion appears to relate to pre-windows 8.1 OS. Thanks













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Answer:Z580 DyingHDD, windows 8.1

You should be downloading the Win 8.1 64 bit standard or home version.  Your product key should be automatically detected if the OS originally installed is Win 8.1.As to other thing to worry about is the OKR program. It may no longer work after the cloning process.

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On a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Model 2151 Manufactured 5/6/2012
 
The computer will not boot. It defaults to the automatic Windows Repair menu.
 
When I first ran Windows Repair, it said that I have a corrupted mfewfpk.sys file, which is associated with McAfee Antivirus software.
 
Windows startup repair: ?cannot repair this computer automatically?.
 
I restored the system to the previous restore point and the one before that with no change.
 
In the command prompt, if sfc/scannow is chosen it says ?There is a system repair pending that requires reboot to complete. If I reboot the computer, I get the same message. I have done this multiple times. It's stuck in a loop.
 
When I tried to download a Windows 7 ISO file, Microsoft says to contact Lenovo.  Even if I am able to make a bootable Windows 7 USB drive, would I be able to fix the corrupted mfewfpk.sys file?
 
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Answer:Z580 - Can't boot Windows 7

Hi oviajante , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
How was the other advance recovery option like safe mode?
 
With another Windows image /ISO , you can proceed with repair. 
Further details here on this article that you can review.
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
Regards

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Hello, I want to install Windows 7 on Lenovo Z580, but when I let the bios boot, they begin to run Windows 8, please help me :'(

Answer:Boot Windows 7 on Z580

HiThe two causes for this could be that either the usb/dvd is not bootable or you first have to select the usb device from f12 boot menu.See this guide on creating bootable diskhttp://www.google.co.in/url?q=http://bitsquad.co.in/2011/05/windows-7-bootable-usb/&sa=U&ei=CHXmUKv3...Or you could use softwares like microsoft windows to usb/dvd tool or novicorp wintoflash





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I've been using WIndows 8 on my Z580 since a month now (the lappy is 4 months old) and recently i noticed the bottom part, just below the touchpad gets a little too warm for my liking, didnt know if it has been happening since beforeI do keep my lappy ON most of the time and its connected to AC power but Energy Managemet is configured to charge partiallyHappens on Ubuntu 12.10 tooThe fan at the left seems to be OK, not much heatAm i having overheating issues ???!!!!!Also, my hardisk stats from task manager show that its active at 100% sometimes, even though i'm not using anythingI checked, Connectify Dispatch is writing something to "C:\$LogFile (NTFS Volume Log)", which uses most of the harddiskIt happens at any random time, when i just exit a game, boot up the system, or even browse web and close ChromeAny suggestions ??Thank you 

Answer:Z580 heating on Windows 8 x64

NO its normal fear not

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Hi everyone! Been doing some research but couldn't find a solution to my concern.  I purchased an SSD that I want to use to boot windows 7 from in my 2012 z580, along with an ultrabay.  It seems like the general concensus is it's best to place the SSD in the main drive, and if I want to, place the HDD in the ultrabay.  My questions are: 1)  Would I be able to simple run the recovery partition that's factory installed on the current HDD to install windows 7 on the SSD, and be done with it all?  (Being able to use the SSD as my main boot and "C" drive, and the HDD as a media/storage drive) 2)  Can I take out the HDD, install the SSD, leave the optical bay in and do a clean install of windows?  My research seems like the key for my license is in the UEFI Bios.  And if so, then 3) would I have to reinstall all the drivers for my z580 to function? Thanks for all the help!













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Answer:installing windows 7 on SSD in z580

What is the pre-installed OS in your unit? And What OneKey recovery program version does it have?

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hi i've a ideapad z580 with windows 7 home besic. now i've bought windows 8 pro & wat to install it in my pc from usb.
problem is whenever i try to boot from usb it just bypass it and go stright to windows 7.I've already checked my USB in my pc and it is bootable. so i've read different forums & every one is saying to disable SECUREBOOT option... now is my bios there is no secure boot option even if i enable administrator password i cannot find any SECUREBOOT option...  
 
so what shout i do with my windows 8 pro? how do i install it?my laptop is ideapad z580  with i3-3110m ...
 
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Answer:Z580 new Windows 8 os installation

hi dipanjanforever,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Have you tried using the F12 to pull the Boot menu option and boot the USB from there?
 
Can you also share what are the option under your Boot tab and Configuration Tab, can you share theor screen shot
 
Regards
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I have z580 and installed windows 8.1 and I installed the drivers for it from the site today but still the fn+f5 but working and I cannot turn my Wireless or Bluetooth on any one can help me fixing this issue?

Answer:FN+F5 not working with windows 8.1 for z580

Hi Diablo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Fn+F5 to enable the Wireless in your Z580 is not working, the function keys will start to work if the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) is installed in the computer and as the LEM is not available for this model and will be released soon and will be updated in the below link:
 

Driver & Software Downloads

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
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I have upgraded to windows 10 and my computer will not recognise my wireless network either through WiFi or ethernet cable. I have followed the solution on website but the troubleshooter doesn't recognise any problem and the manual solution doesn't recognise registry key Any suggestions?

Answer:Z580 WIRELESS WINDOWS 10

you should try doing a clean Windows 10 install. it solved my (a bit different) WiFi issue.

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Hello Yesterday I've got myself a brand new z580. I picked the version with no system, as I already own a copy of Win8.Everything installed properly, but I'm having one extremely annoying problem that practically prevents me from using this laptop. I mean wireless internet... It connected without any problems just after the installation of Win8. Though after literally few minutes I ended up with the limited connectivity problem. I disconnected from the wireless network and connected again and it worked... for another 10-15 minutes. And it's happening all the time. I've been struggling with this problem since yesterday, so here are the things I've already tried:-installing WLAN drivers for Win8 from Lenovo - I get the message that "The setup program for the target device is not found",-downloading all important updates from Windows Update,-installing the chinese Lenovo drivers as I've seen it mentioned on these forums,-disabling IPv6 (through regedit),-disabling the IP Helper service,-disabling the option to let the system turn off the device to save power,-installing drivers for the WLAN from Windows Update. NONE of the above worked. I'm quite sure it's not the router problem, since the internet works perfectly fine on other 3 computers at home (one is XP and 2 are Win7). I'm totally clueless here and extremely annoyed because I actually can't use my new laptop due to this issue... I'd probably consider using Win7 instead, though my main cau... Read more

Answer:Yet another problem with z580 on Windows 8

Unfortunately this sounds like the same problem we are all experiencing.  There is no fix and the work around is to roll back the drivers.  It is not possible to get power management and wifi working together.  So if you need wifi then you need to eliminate the power management. See http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/S205-Windows-8-wireless-problem/td-p/884375

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Hi, I can't activate my newly updated Z580 as my laptop doesn't have the serial number on it. I ran the belarc advisor to find out what my windows serial number is, and attempted to activate using it. When I did this, I got error : 0xC004C003 It said that the activation server has blocked my activation.  

Answer:I can't activate windows 8.1 on my Z580

aporia wrote:Hi, I can't activate my newly updated Z580 as my laptop doesn't have the serial number on it. I ran the belarc advisor to find out what my windows serial number is, and attempted to activate using it. When I did this, I got error : 0xC004C003 It said that the activation server has blocked my activation.  Is it an update from Win 8? Or Fresh install of Win 8.1?

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Hello! I'm thinking about updating my laptop to 8.1. I already had some experience with RTM which was released on MSDN and it was pretty unstable, I had issues with power management, overheating and Bluetooth - all of these worked properly on 8. Is there anyone with Z580 (or similar) with 8.1 on it? I'd like to know if something improved since then.

Answer:Windows 8.1 on Z580 - opinions

I just upgraded to 8.1 It's nice to know that this big update released day after RTM fixes some stuff. Unfortunately, I still have issues with power management. It worked well on both 8, and Linux, but not here. I get only 4h of battery life and my discharge rate is constantly jumping between 10W and 20W - on 8 it was 7-12W. I think it could be an issue with GPU drivers, because I remember having 20W+ discharge rate when using NVidia GPU on Windows 8. Anyone else has this issue?

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I have z580 i3,4gb ram, 2gb NVIDIA,500gb hdd.i've jst upgraded to windows 8 and suffering from huge problem with drivers.1.bluetooth after installing bluetooth driver i have installed Qualcomm atheros bluetooth suite 64 bit i can't turn my bluetooth on/offin settings its only shows greyed.2.failed to intsall intel WiDi drivers3.unable to install Lenovo CapsLock and Numlock OSD Driver4. unable to install one key theatre5. no drivers for USB 3.0 plz help urgent and also want to know what is intel wireless music driver forplz help 

Answer:Z580 Problem with windows 8 ?

Hi sahil210695,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I'm sorry to hear that after upgrading the OS (Operating System) to Windows 8 computer and its devices are not working as expected in the Z580 even after installing the drivers.
 

Bluetooth issue: 
Check if the Bluetooth is ?Enabled? in BIOS, to get to BIOS press the NOVO button, Click Here and refer page no.2 to locate the NOVO button.

Note: To check how the BIOS menu looks and to explore its options Click Here.
 

Then in BIOS select ?Configuration? Tab and check if the BT is enabled, if not click on it to enable, then press ?F10? then YES to save the changes that is made in the BIOS.

 2. Wi-Di driver can be downloaded directly from the Intel as it will automatically scan your computer and provide the link to download the exact Wi-Di driver for the computer.
 

Click Here to visit the ?Intel Driver Update Utility? and select ?Check your system for updates?.

 3. Lenovo CapsLock and Numlock OSD Driver is only available and will work for Microsoft Windows 7.
 4. One Key Theatre will only work with the pre-installed OS and its application is not available for Windows 8.
 5. USB 3.0 driver is not required as per the Document ? Click Here.
 
NOTE: Please download the "Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor" to check if the devices in the compatible with the OS.
 
Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue persists.
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Hi. My touchpad is not work in w?ndows 8. I try fn+f6 open and close,and update driver . Sypnastics driver left and right touch open win 8 right panel and apps for left . ?s not work . My english is bad I dont use translationts   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwCZ8YKNmBc      

Answer:windows 8 touchpad z580

hi leofrankly,
 
Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
First try un-installing the synaptics driver under programs.
 
   > Go to Control Panel / Programs and features / uninstall a program,
 
Look for a snaptics Software and Lenovo Energy Management
and uninstall those two
 
Now download and install these drivers
 
Synaptics Touchpad Driver0mtp05w8.exe90.5MB
 
Lenovo Energy Managementem8.0.2.3.exe45.4MB
 
then try the Fn+F6. see if this will work
 
 
Best Regards,
Solid Cruver
 
 





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Hello everyone Its over a month since i got my new laptop lenovo z580.Everything was going fine until i had windows 7 and all the correct drivers and tweaks for my system and with absolutely no problems whatsoever.Then one fine day i decided to install windows 8 on my laptop litle knowing about the problems it would create thereof.anyways , I have a lot of Problems with my system now and they are stated belowVolume Mixer wont work.Clicking pops up with an error.Volume Mixer has stopped working with two optionsa) check online for a solution andb) close the program.Every now and then another windows error pops up. Thumbnail extraction has failed.Just Three touch keys on the panel above the keyboard are working ( mute , Volume Up and Volume Down ) i.e the remaining two ( one that controls the fan and the on key theatre applications arent displayed neither do their functionalities)My Device Manager has some " Lenovo RMCT Display Driver " listed with some yellow exclamation mark over it.Tried to find the driver for the same but couldn't.Somebody let me know what it is and where would be the driver that would install for it.My WiFi worked somehow for a day and that day it showed just three wifi networks in my range while as at the same time another lenovo laptop at home showed around 8 wi fi networks available.Kindly let me know what probably could be the problem.USB 3.0 driver is not compatible.Where would i find the compatible driver for windows 8 ? Press Numlock and Ca... Read more

Answer:Problems with my z580 and Windows 8 Pro

hi fahrabh,you should un-install all the drivers and software before upgrading the operation system. can you confirm that you have performed the upgrade after un-installing the drivers?

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I installed the updates for windows 8 on my laptop and the sound stopped. I tried to reinstall the realtek drivers from the lenovo website, but the laptop still can't see the audio device. Anybody know what to do?

Answer:No sound on Z580 after installing windows updates on windows 8

nobody? how would i make the devices appear in device manager again?

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Hi there - I purchased a new Z580 last week, Windows 7 was applying some updates earlier today and gave the usual message at the end during shutdown showing the progress of the updates being applied (e.g 20 of 38) along with the message not to unplug or switch off the laptop. Unfornatunately my son pressed the power button before all the updates were complete and windows will now not load.Can you please advise whether it is possible to go back to the factory settings either using the OneKey Recovery or some other method? I had not created a backup as it I have only used the laptop twice since purchasing. Thank you













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Answer:Z580 Failure during Windows Update

When you press power button start pressing F8 till advanced boot option turns up. Then navigate to repair your computer and press enter. Then wait till computer boots to repairing environmenr. Then either do a startup repair or a system repair to any point. If this also does not start, then do a one key recovery.





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hi everyone ,i tried to search the forum for answers to my queries but couldn't find one.so i am creating a new thread.here are my problems. Compatibility issue between your power management system and Windows.Your power management system isn't compatible with this version of Windows.The model name of your power management system is Lenovo ACPI-Compliant Virtual Power Controller. 2. Your memory card reader is missing a driver.The model name of your memory card reader is RTS5139/RTS5129. 3. Two finger tap for right click on my touchpad doesn't work.Hope you guys can help.  





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Answer:Z580 driver issues on Windows 8.1

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Hi there I have purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad Z580 notebook (Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 bit), and it does NOT have Bluetooth as advertised. 1. I have checked the device manager and no Bluetooth devices are listed.2. I have checked for Bluetooth configuration in the control panel, and there is none3. I have looked for a Bluetooth system tray icon. It has none.4. I have looked for a manual switch for turn on Bluetooth. It has none5. I have installed the Bluetooth drivers from the Lenovo support website (0mbt09w8.exe). No Bluetooth6. I have performed all the Windows Updates. No Bluetooth. This is a brand new out of the box Z580 with factory-installed Windows 8. How do I enable/turn-on the Bluetooth Lenovo? Joe

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i have upgrade windows 10 from windows 7 but bluetooth is not working. when i m installing the bluethooth driver the error showing " bluetooth driver is not support in this version of windows". Thus, how can i get win. 10 bluetooth driver.. please help... 

Answer:Z580-Bluetooth not working in windows 10

If you check the following list, z580 is not supported by Lenovo for Windows 10
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103535
 
I think that might be the reason that your bluetooth is not supported.
 
 

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Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -Vikas

Answer:Windows 10 Lenovo Z580 issues

vikas189 wrote:Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -VikasThe general solution for problems resulting from an upgrade to Win 10 is to reinstall the previous drivers. In your case, for #1, reinstall Intel hd xxxx driver, and for #2, the touchpad driver. Try to solve the problems one by one. 

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When I first received my laptop the integrated camera was working.  What happened?  I cannot use the camera app on windows 8 any longer.  When I go to the properties for the Lenovo Easy camera in device manager I get this message:  This device cannot start. (Code 10)The I/O device is configured incorrectly or the configuration parameters to the driver are incorrect. HELP!

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Hi everyone, i updated my Ideapad from Windows 8 to 8.1 (with windows store), and after the process i noted a lot of problems:1) i can't control screen's brightness, loked to the maximal levels (i tried with the normal buttons and also in the control panel, installed the previous version of intel HD graphics and again the new, but nothing)2) wifi connection (always problematic) does not work anymore at home, but in university yes... (i tried here too reinstalling drivers)3) the center of the bottom of the notebook gets hot in a few minutes (maybe where is the graphic chip)4) one key recovery does'n work, so the backup i've done the first day with my computer isn't usableif anyone can help me... 

Answer:windows 8.1 problems on Ideapad z580

i mean, i used an external hdd to save the backup, ut one key didn't save me an iso, but a lot of progressive files (i think binary) so when i try to restore the os in the advanced system configuration, it tells me that there isn't any image. i gust want to get back my pc, and i'm getting crazy with this brightness

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I clean installed Windows 7 enterprise to make my 12gb ram supported by OS. But instead the Laptop faces many problems :-1. Boots horribly slow (2 mins +) (even resume from hibernation takes long)2. Full CPU usage after booting up3. Frequent lag during usage I guess the problem somewhat relates to GPT formatting of the HDD - Windows didnt allow MBR on EFI disks P.S. No bios update is available, i 've tried all hotfixes, no luck....Please help... !!!!PC specs :-core i5 3210M - 2.5 ghz12 gb ddr3500gb / 5400rpm hdd1gb nvidia 630mintel hd 4000 graphics













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Answer:Z580 Windows 7 enterprise problems

Try reducing the ram to 8 gb. I don't think z580 supports more than 8 gb ram.





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Hi. Can you help me what to do to make my Dolby operational again after upgrading my Ideapad z580 to Windows 10? I had done several troubleshootings alreay like restarting my PC, uninstalling Dolby and install again but still it is not working. Thank you
 
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Answer:Z580 Windows 10: Dolby is not working

Hello there, i had the same issue on my z580, i fixed it somehow. Try this - 1. Go to start menu > manuallly select Dolby home theater > right click> open file location......go to the main file> right click> properties> compatibility> choose Windows 7.2. go to TASK MANAGER ..select  startup tab.. make sure the program is enabled for auto start. im having issues with1. nVIDIA GT 630M Graphics cards ..windows 10 is pariatlly detecting but directx is not at all.2. lenovo OSD is not working for every function3. onekey and fan speed touch keys are no longer working  Let me know if you have solutions for those.  

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I recently upgraded my Z580 to Windows 8.1 x64 from Windows 8x64 Some Windows 8.1 drivers work, for some things I had to use Windows 8 drivers But the touchpad isn't registering a two finger click as a right click on either of the driversIt used to work fine on Windows 8 but  I have to use the button to right click which is uncomfortableTwo finger scrolling works fine, pinch zoom gesture works fine, even Windows 8 screen edge gestures work perfectly Anyone else with the same issues or any know-how on how to solve this problem ???













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Answer:Z580 Touchpad issues on Windows 8.1

No one faced this problem, may be something atleast, help :'( 

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I have a Idea Pad Z580 laptop running on Windows 8.1 and want to change to Windows 7. This, I believe involves the UEF system which is running on GPT. This has to be changed to MBR. How does one do this? (legacy bios - MBR)
At the same time, I would like to install a new hard drive. This is an SSD. I am hoping that if I install a new SSD hard drive the computer will ask the question -  do I want GPT or MBR thus allowing me to install a fresh Windows 7 under MBR.
Many thanks
Rodders
 
 
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Answer:Z580 - Reverting back to Windows 7 ?

Just a comment. You can have gpt disk and run Win 7 in UEFI mode.

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Hi there, I recently got the Z580 and since I've had it, there have been problems with connectivity. The main problem is that it disconnects after going to sleep, as well as sometimes not connecting automatically when I turn it on. When either of these things happen, it won't connect at all (even with troubleshooting - windows thinks it's a problem with the router but it definitely isn't) until I restart the laptop, and sometimes I have to do this twice. I have already changed the power settings on the network adaptors to prevent them from turning themselves off in sleep mode, and I've changed the roaming tendency to aggressive but it hasn't solved the problem. Any ideas? FYI, I am not very knowledgeable in this area, so I would appreciate clear instructions if any are given. Thanks very much.

Answer:Z580 wifi problems on Windows 8 - Please help!

hi lgcummins,
 
  Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
You might find this Post Helpful
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-keeps-losing-wifi-connection/m-p/11221...
 
Same issue that you are having,
Resolution was to disable a tray Icon,
    Press Windows button + R   >to launch a run box
Type msconfig then hit enter
Go to startup tab and click on Open task manager,
You will have a list of startup items and look for Bluetooth Tray Application
right click on that and choose Disable.
 
Try restarting and try to trigger a sleep and see if it works.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!
 





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Hi,I am from Czech Republic so apologize my English please.I have problem with my CD/DVD Drive in OS Windows 8.After first shutdown the CD/DVD drive icon from PC was disappeared.I tried many of tips from comunity but nothing help me.I also dont see CD/DVD Drive in Device Manager.Thanks for every help. 

Answer:Z580 CD/DVD Drive problem with Windows 8

HiWhen you press the f12 button at the lenovo screen when you press the power button to switch on the computer, does the cd drive found in the list of the temporary boot device?By the way, you can try pushing the cd drive a bit.Other questions i wanted to ask, when you press the eject button on the cd drive, does the drive opens for inserting the cd?In does a small ligh blink near the cd drive eject button?





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i want to purchase a lenovo z580 (59347636) but it ships with windows 8 i want to change the OS but im not sure if the bios and all the computer componants are competible with windows 7. if i can change the OS will i have any problems or will i have a dificult time finding the bios drivers













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Answer:lenovo Z580 competability with windows 7

Windows 7 is fully supported by Lenovo in Z580

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i have installed windows 8 on my lenovo z580 laptop i want to install my original windows 7 os on it can any one say how can i regain it back 
 
 
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Answer:Reinstall original OS [Z580 - Windows 7]

HiCan you try to do one key recovery if it luckily works on our system as most of the time one key recovery doesn't work after installing windows 8 on windows 7 but you can try.Just press the small button near the power button to switch on laptop and then follow the onscreen steps.If it doesn't work, then you might try this guide by which you can use the image to install the factory windows 7 image.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/How-to-use-one-key-recovery-after-it-stops-...And please do tell if you want to do it without windows 7 disk.Regards





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Hi everyone, I bought Ideapad Z580 in November 2012 installed with windows 7. Leagally upgraded to windows 8 under windows 8 upgrade programme. Now i am very desperate to upgrade further to windows 8.1, however i came across tons of problems faced by Z580 users regarding power mangement, display issues, wifi conncetivity and other tons of incompatability. I am requesting some system expert to tell me that if i proceed with the upgrade what could be the possible consequences? And wether it is still recommended to proceed with the upgrade?  Also i came across one forum wherein it was written that upgrading from windows 7 has terminated the lenovo warranty. I am holding 3 years extended warranty. Can installing new OS can result in termination of hardware warranty? Sounds strange.

Answer:Ideapad Z580 Upgrade to WIndows 8.1

Hi beats_1989,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
   Windows 8.1 has just been officially released and just like any other Operating System Patch, updates and fixes will sure to come. Most specially with the drivers, Im pretty sure sable drivers will be created for Windows 8,1 Support.
    If I'm in your situation I'll Wait a little bit more until all issues has been resolved by community members and Lenovo.
 
You may encounter Driver and Software Compatibility Issues. Where in you might need to search in and out of Lenovo for Driver updates and do it manually.
 
 Upgrading the Windows OS will not Void your Hardware Warranty, But their support for Preloaded Windows and Lenovo Software components may not be supported over the phone.
 
  Still Any proven Hardware Defect or Malfunction will be covered by Lenovo through the coverage of your warranty, and there may be times that they will have to reload the Original OS/Software incase the Software / OS upgrade causes some hardware not to function properly. But surely you will be notified prior to making any changes on your Upgraded OS or Software.
 
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I bought a z580 back in nov and after going to windows 8 the webcam doesnt work. I've reinstalled the drivers about 30 times with no luck. When I open skype the light come on but it just shows a constant loading image icon. when i use the youcam app it does the same thing. i've checked the drivers on both, uninstalled and reinstalled.. but no luck, any help would be much appreciated

Answer:z580 webcam not working after windows 8

Try this: 1) uninstall the drilvers. (restart if it asked)2) let windows install it's default drivers and see if that works.       

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Hi, i bought ideapad Z580 with Windows 8 64-bit and when I play on any video image is poor (pixelised).When I play that videos on my old computer image is fine, so it is not problem in video quality. I also tried to instal video codecs for windows 8 but it didnīt work.If anyone has any idea I would be grateful....













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Answer:Z580 pixelised videos Windows 8

Its 1336 x 768 resolution.So you have to play HD videos 720dp or 1080dp.Below that resolution you will get videos like that. Spoiler (Highlight to read) 

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Hello to all,Can someone recommend a video camera that works well with the Z580? The main purpose is for downloading video from the camera, to a good quality, and then editing with Adobe. Do I need a capture device? If so please recommend one. Thanks a lot.

Answer:Video camera to fit Z580 Windows 7

Dear llan01
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
unfortunetly there is not such application released from Lenovo except for the Lenovo Youcam that supposed to be installed on your device
 
Please let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hello I have purchased new Laptop z580.It cames with Windows 8..I want to install Windows 7. But unable to install it... I have set Admin Password and then disable Secure Boot.and in a Boot Menu I have set type to Legacy..from UEFI somethingThen I have again one more Option Like Boot Prioritty : in which UEFI Support and Legacy Support Which I have to choose. When I select Legacy Support in Both then try to install Windows 7. but I am getting error like Unable to install Windows on selected Partition.  "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."  Can anyone suggest right steps to do that.? I have taken recovery of Windows 8 to USB. and I don't want to temper with the Recovery..How to install Windows 7 into Lenovo Z580?

Answer:lenovo Z580 install windows 7

Hello and welcome,
 
You are probably getting that message because you are running the install in legacy mode but the the HDD is GPT partitioned.
 
You could boot in UEFI mode (not secure boot) and run the install.
 
You can run the install as you are in legacy mode but drop to DISKPART and convert the drive to MBR. It might also be sufficient to just select the advanced partitioning options and remove all the partitions.
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-cannot-be-install...
 
Either way you'll lose the on-disk recovery options.  Don't lose that USB drive.
 
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I was tired of the green thing in the Energy Management (Win7 version) on Windows 8, like the brightness and volume indicators so changed it to blue Its a small visual mod, no harms. I made it and been using it myself, so thought of sharing it   http://www.mediafire.com/download/1r84pudbh04yrac/utility.rar Instructions:1> Go to Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Energy Management2> Make a copy of the file "utility.exe"3> Copy the file from the downloaded archive4> Open taskmanager, end process "utility.exe"5> Paste the file in the Energy Management folder, replace the existing file, make sure the backup is safe6> Double click on the new "utility.exe" to run the program again Now the indicators and the black background in volume, brightness, thermal management (crescent touch button above keyboard), mute, camera activate/deactivate, touchpad activate/deactivate will be blue To revert back to original, open taskmanager, end process "utility.exe", delete the file from EM folder, bring back the backed up file, double click on it to start the program.  I am not sure if it runs properly on Win7 (x86 & x64) and Win8 (x86), so if you try and its working please let me know

Answer:[MOD] Energy Management on Windows 8 64-bit for Z580

 
Link to picture 
 
work nicely on my Win 8.1 x64

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After updating to Windows 8.1 there is a big problem with wifi. Once it connect and work awhile it crashes. After disconnect and connect again laptop halts. Power off and on again the same. Sometimes it works about 2 or 3 hours but it crashes then and halts. Please help. I search the web for the solutions and none of that works for me. Z580 corei7 8Gb. The problem apears after trying to update to windows 10. Then downgrade to 8.1.Tried to recover to windows 8 and update to 8.1 again, but the problem still here.













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Answer:Z580 windows 8.1 wifi fail

Dear Klassn,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try to reinstall the WLAN Driver.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hello, my Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 runs on a Windows 7.  Often times, I have to use the F5 button in the work that I do, and I notice when I hit that button repeatedly, my touchpad freezes.  The mouse stays where it's at, and I have to restart my computer to get it to work again.  I looked online, and see people saying to look for the mouse icon on either F7 or F9, but I don't see that on my keyboard.  I also have seen people talking about hitting a button to disable it on accident, but there is no such button by or near my touchpad.  It's extremely frusterating.  Can you help me?  Thanks.
 
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Answer:Z580 Windows 7 My touchpad keeps freezing

Dear AllyKatWelcome to Lenovo forums Pleae tell me does the keyboard keeps functioning well and also does this happen when an external mouse is used Thanks

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I have a Lenovo Z580 that came pre-installed with Windows 7.  I would like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 without destroying any of the partitions so that if I do not like Windows 8.1 I can use the recovery feature to reinstall Windows 7 and all original drivers.  I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere in the forums.   I do understand that there is not a direct path to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1.  You have to upgrade to Windows 8 first.  However, I have never been a fan of OS upgrades.  I intend on doing a fresh 8.1 install.  My data is backed up.













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Answer:Lenovo Z580 Upgrading From Windows 7 to 8.1

hi wwhsgrad2002,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you are planning to upgrade from Windows 7 and thinking about having a backup that would let you go back to WIndows 7 anytime,
 
  If I were in your post, Since I still have Windows 7 I can use the One key Recovery 7 which still has the Create Recovery Disc option.
 
   I would create a set of Recovery Disc then proceed with the upgrade,
          It is hard to say that the recovery Option built to the hard drive may or may not have an issue after OS upgrades.
 
So while in Windows 7, Create you Windows 7 Recovery Disc then proceed with your upgrades.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT071791
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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After i upgraded to windows 8, the cap sensor keys have stopped working. Don't know why  . is there a driver i am missing,

Answer:Z580 Sensor Bottons on windows 8

After i upgraded to windows 8, the cap sensor keys have stopped working. Don't know why  . is there a driver i am missing,

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Hello Forum,seems to be a strange question, but my new Lenovo Idea Pad Z580 Windows 8 has turned up with 7 (SEVEN) partitions.3 or 4 of them seem to be necessary, but the others? WINRE_DRV  (i suppose it's needed for recovery creation)System_C (for startup?)LRS_ESP - no idea128MB unformatedWINDOWS8_OS  - where everithing goes inLENOVO(D) - some folders with drivers etcPBR_DRV -  the recovery windows 8 environment?Thank you













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Answer:How many Partitions has a new Lenovo z580 Windows 8

HiWelcome the forumsThe reason for these many partitions is that win 8 pre-loaded systems have gpt partition. 3 are created by default for windows 8 . Then 1 recovery partition is okr backup and other is okr startup. The rest are gpt disks.Regards





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i have a ideapad z580 . what is best windows for ideapad z580 laptop ?













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Answer:what is best windows for lenovo ideapad z580 ?

Hi jimrako,
 
This is really a tricky question because it depends on your hardware.
 
The best way I can think of answering this is by providing you the requirements for each then you can check against your requirements:
 
Windows 10:
 
RAM:
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space:
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

Graphics card:
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display:
800x600
Cons: a bit of a learning curve as it changes a lot

 
Windows 8
 
Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 
Hard Disk: 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: Without Touch it is not intuitive
 
 
Windows 7
 
Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
Hard Disk: 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: None really, it is awesome
 
Windows XP
 

Processor: 233 MHz CPU 
Memory(RAM): 64 MB of RAM (may limit performance and some features) 
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB of available hard disk space 
Graphics: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
Cons: No longer supported by Microsoft
 
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I downloaded the drivers from Lenovo's site but nothing seems to work !!!Only wlan and nvidia driver installedAny help ??Audio doesnt install, dolby features arent available, i'm missing the sound

Answer:WIndows 8 Professional x64 Z580 drivers

its weird that all the drivers are not working except the WLAN and nVidia.There are some problems with some lenovo drivers for windows 8we had a problem with the lenovo energy management for windows 8 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Z570-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Windows-8/td-p/856023 since its release and no fix till nowtry to look for the drivers from the manufacturer site like if you have intel HD display adapter try to download the driver from intel website till lenovo release a working drivers





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for most of the driver packages this tab coming(see the attached picture below).AND FOR FOR SOME APPS ITS SAYING NO PROPER  DEVICE FOUND...... http://i45.tinypic.com/212xyr9.png    what might be the problem?....kindly reply as soon as possible.. THANKS IN ADVANCE..













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Answer:windows 8 cant install driver ON Z580

This means the some files of the previous already extracted setup are same as the one for the new setup. Thats it.For better drivers refer to the lenovo china page.\ if you are having difficulty installing from the normal us site.http://support1.lenovo.com.cn/lenovo/wsi/Modules/Driverdownload.aspx?SearchType=1&LogicType=0&Machin...





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Worked great for almost two years not it simply doesn't.It's the Broadcom 802.11 WiFi adapter... It disappears. I tried removing it and restarting, doesn't work.He'll I can't do that always because it simply isn't there at times and when it is it doesn't connect to the internet.If I try the problem resolving thing when it doesn't work it simply makes it disappears and tells me to connect a cable...I also tried to use an external WiFi adapter but it simply rejected it.If you need anymore information just tell me because I really have exhausted my "Computing" knowledge.

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I changed my laptop power plan's options to make the led brightness 100% when plugged-in ..........When I restart ...... It appeared that it is now 100% but it is actually not 100% ......... When I try to increase the brightness by keyboard the meter appears and tells that it is 100% ..... But actually I can increase more to reach until 100% without any changes with meter ...........So every time I restart I have to increase the brightness from keyboard because windows 8 adjust it as 100% but actually it is not !!!!!!!! ( calibrating problem I think) ..   Windows 8 













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Answer:Z580 Problem with led brightness on windows 8?

Hi Again!!Please install the windows 7 version of lenovo energy management and then also update the Intel HD Graphics Driver from the lenovo site itself.Hope this solves your problem!Regards





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I have installed windows 8, however after that the one theatre cap sense button has stopped displaying the popup option. I installed Energy management for win7 and one theatre for win 8.

Answer:z580 windows 8 one theatre issue

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Uninstall the Lenovo Energy management driver of windows 7  & one key theater   restart the system and try the following drivers
 
Lenovo Energy management driver
 
OneKey Theater
  
 
Do give this a try and let us know the results
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi! I have a Lenovo Z580 i5, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GT 630M.  I was running Windows 7 with good 5-6 hours battery but I've upgraded to Windows 8 (64bit) and ever since I'd be lucky to get even 1-2 hours running on battery. I've tried upgrading all of the drivers on the Lenovo site and the energy management is set for longest battery life, I can't get to the bottom of why it is happening. It seems the only option is to wipe the system and reinstall Windows 8 from scratch but I'd really rather not do that if possible. Any advice?

Answer:Z580 Windows 8 Battery Issues

I dont know how you were getting 5-6 were you using a word processor with no wifi and low brightness, because i only get 3h34m on Win7 according to battery bar on my z580 just browsing the internet, i have only a 6 cell battery do you have a 9 or 12 cell??? John.





Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

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After i upgraded to windows 8, the cap sensor keys have stopped working. Not sure why is this happening. is there a driver i am missing,

Answer:Z580 - Windows 8 - CAP Sensor keys

HiPlease install this and see if it helpshttp://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/0mcd04ww.exe





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I got taken in by all of the messages from Microsoft insisting that my computer was fully compatible and that I should upgrade to Windows 10. It never dawned on me that I should have checked the Lenovo website first to be sure. After the upgrade I noticed two things: (1) the system seemed to be working pretty well, and (2) I couldn't find Dolby Home Theater v4 (one of my absolute favorite programs). When I finally looked at the Lenovo website I found the following page with the heading, "Dolby Home Theater does not work after Windows 10 upgrade" (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht104006).When I checked the "Windows 10 upgrade supported list" (https://support.lenovo.com/documents/ht103535), as the page instructs, I saw that Ideapad Z580 wasn't on it. The page goes on to say that if your machine isn't on the list, "drivers have not been updated for that machine, and Lenovo does not recommended an upgrade to Windows 10." The page continues with possible solutions, but does it make sense to even try them?Then I found another page on the Lenovo site entitled, "Windows 10 Upgrade Guide - IdeaPad and Lenovo Notebook" (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht103611). The news here wasn't any better. It says, "The following listed computer models include hardware components not fully compatible with Windows 10. Therefore, upgrading these models to Windows 10 is not recommended." Unfortunately, Z580 is on this list.So there are, according to Lenovo, software and hardwar... Read more

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I am running Windows 8.1 on a ideapad z580. I am getting a message that the lenovo Power Management (version 8.0.2.20) is not compatiable.  Can I get some help with this? Is there a newer version? BIOS is up todate. all other drivers (appear to be) up to date. I thank you for your help.

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Hello i have a Lenovo z580. (Product ID: 2151JAG) I hope this question will help another users. I want to sustitute the 500GB HD that are built in with a new SSD disk of 500GB too.The old HD will go to the DVD slot and the SSD unit will have the Operating system (Windows 8) Need i make any changes in the BIOS to support the SSD starting the system from it ?The SATA controler for this model is SATA 2 or SATA 3? Edd. Install SSD on Z580 (Sata and windows 8)  

Answer:Install SSD on Z580 (Sata and windows 8)

eddrishh wrote:Hello i have a Lenovo z580. (Product ID: 2151JAG) I hope this question will help another users. I want to sustitute the 500GB HD that are built in with a new SSD disk of 500GB too.The old HD will go to the DVD slot and the SSD unit will have the Operating system (Windows 8) Need i make any changes in the BIOS to support the SSD starting the system from it ?The SATA controler for this model is SATA 2 or SATA 3? Edd. Install SSD on Z580 (Sata and windows 8)  No. The changes will automatically be detected and reflected in the configuration.

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I am working on a system running Windows 7 Home Professional.  The system will no longer boot to windows and stops at the Lenovo splash screen.  I can access the bios and I slaved the HD to my desktop and found errors on the HD including cross linked files and folders.  My system repaired the errors but still won't boot up.  The main goal here is to get Windows up and running again so that I can save all files and folders in MS Office.  No pst files exist.  I have ordered the complex services support package and it should be here in a day or two.  My question is, can Windows be resurrected in a manor that will not destroy MS Office/Outlook without loosing all files and subfolders.  Should I try to restore the MBR in debug mode?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I created a Windows To Go flash drive using 64-bit Windows 8.1. It boots and works perfectly except that I cannot activate it with the license key I got when I paid for Windows 8 last summer (I bought the digital download, ordered the
optional disc, and carefully recorded the license key Microsoft e-mailed me). 
I noticed that the "build" of the Windows To Go flash drive states "Windows 8 PRO," not Windows 8 or 8.1. Did I screw up and not install the right version of Windows to the drive? Is Windows To Go only for the PRO version of Windows 8
and not the regular version? I only worked on this as an experiment to see if I could boot Windows 8 on our work PC's (which are sadly still running XP), and I am so close! Where did I go wrong?

Answer:Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Windows to Go is only available with Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.Carey Frisch

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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses


Many Thanks


James

Answer:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

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Microsoft is introducing a feature that allows you to tie your Windows 10 license to a MSA so you can easily transfer it between computers (limited amount of times).

A feature like this has been talked about the past year as if it had already existed, which it hasn't but now will. Microsoft must be listening.

{SOURCE}
Microsoft's gift for PC builders: associate Windows 10 licenses with your Microsoft ID
 

Answer:Tie Windows 10 License to MSA

in before the cries of "this is MS forcing you to use a Microsoft account"

I'm wondering if you will also be able to deactivate a license. Like if I sale my llaptop or PC can I just deactivate the license on that device then reactivate on my new one? If it is tied to the MSA the hardware it installed on should be irrelevant.
 

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Question: Windows 7 License

I tried download a iso file of Windows 7 at Microsoft site to creat a bootable USB and I got the message that the Windows was pre-installed at my laptop and because of that I should contact HP. Anyone can help me?

Answer:Windows 7 License

Hi: Microsoft does not allow PC manufacturers such as HP to offer OEM operating systems for download. They have to put the operating systems on physical media. HP sells recovery media for your PC. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-dv7-6100-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5082216... This site claims to have genuine Microsoft ISO files to download.  You can read their statement regarding how they access the files... If your PC has the W7 product key on the case, and you can read all 25 characters of the W7 product key, you can make your own plain W7 installation media on DVD and try that... https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe You can use either the:  Win 7 Home/Pro SP1 (as applicable) or the (Retail version, but the OEM key on your PC's case should work with it)  Win 7 Home/Pro SP1 (as applicable) COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder) N is for European Union countries. K is for South Korean markets. Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

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Question: Windows 10 license

I lost the license of windows 10 ...and i have installed on my pc ssd disk ... how can get the original licenseThanks

Answer:Windows 10 license

Hi Paul,Could you be more specific?Did your notebook come with retail version of Windows 10 media along with it's activation key?Or did your laptop come pre installed with Windows 10 from factory? And now you're clean installing windows 10 again on SSD?Or did you upgrade install Windows 10 previously, and did a clean install again?In the last two scenarios, Windows 10 activation will be automatically done via Microsoft servers while connected to internet; provided you install the exact same version of Windows 10 as it was before.What are you trying to do with SSD? Did it come in your laptop from factory?RegardsVisruth

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Question: Windows License?

Hello, I am restoring an older laptop of mine, an Acer Aspire, it originally came with Windows Vista (which I liked).
I have a Windows License for this machine, unfortunately Vista is no longer available.
Any suggestions? I am not opposed to buying a Windows 7 license if I have too.

Answer:Windows License?

You can find Vista here, if you want.

Operating Systems

Other options would be any version of Linux.

Zorin is real nice.

Zorin OS - Home

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I did install and use windows 10 for 3 months and rolled back to windows 8.1 due to many issues(slow bot time,sound problem,Wi-Fi stability) on my dell 13 7000.And now I am planning to switch to Ubuntu as many of programs I use are already available in it.(Firefox, brackets, enpass, WAMP, phonegap, inkscape). or stay with windows 8.1 . So if later I switch to windows 10 after the end of free upgrade will it automatically activate with product key embedded in BIOS or will I lose it.

Answer:Windows 10 license??

Yes, if you upgraded a specific machine during the free period, reinstalling Windows 10 on that machine is free forever.

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Question: windows 8 license

Hi my laptop is lenovo G50-70 for this harddisk is failed now i am going to replace with new harddisk for installtion windows 8 do i need to buy new windows 8 license? orhow can i reclime my old windows 8 license.thanks in advance

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i am using 64 bit windows 8

Answer:Where can I get a Windows 8 license?

Here you go..http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=3FSAdvW_

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