I put in the original hard drive, resumed Windows, and did a proper shut down in Windows. I tried looking in the control panel and everything but there's nothing. I'm guessing that this is so the computer will resume Windows as quickly as possible. No, I am not using hibernation. You can start version and use it if you are planning on clean installation. I was thinking about adding features.
Hope this help answer your query. I dont like win10 and i want to go back to win 7 or 8. Then see if the F2 prompt returns. The docs on how to do that state you need the product key. Update us soon as convenient.
Not in Hibernate or Sleep mode. However thare is a proported Windows 8 key viewer. I know there is a link to get this Product-Key-Viewer, but the webpage does not look very comforting and I hate to run software or apps that does not feel secure. As to what you should do. The resaon for this is that this one of the improvements Microsoft has made.
I put in the original hard drive, resumed Windows, and did a proper shut down in Windows. All I can see is that Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'm guessing you too should try to boot back into Windows and do a proper shut down. If you want to install a custom Windows 10 from the Microsoft website or you have planned to Buy a Genuine Windows for your laptop , then you are watching the right video. It's out of warrenty, so it appears Lebovo support won't help. The laptop I have is new and I dunno much of how to change stuff.
The system should emit three short beeps from the speaker, or headphones if you have them plugged in. Make sure the laptop is turned off. Factory reset as page 11 can reimage the entire drive to a factory setting at anytime so long as no changes made on the partitioning of the original drive. I play games on emulators, you see, and the F1-12 keys are for quicksaves by shift + F1-12 and just pressing the F1-12 to load which I couldn't use because pressing the F1-12 keys right now would just make them use their functions instead of letting me save my game and it's kind of a problem for me. What I've done: 1 I checked in the Control Panel under Systems but could only find the last 5 digits of the product key. Please see link below However, since the embedded key has only one purpose To automatically activate Win 8 on a single unique instance of hardware It is uncertain if the key returned is definite, apart from being a collection of characaters in a format that looks like an Microsoft key.
Question I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad N580 with Windows 8 installed. . Then just keep hitting F2 every second after you turn it on then. You may also try similar software that offers product key retrieval similar to and. For this particular laptop, how do you access the boot menu when booting? I'm guessing you too should try to boot back into Windows and do a proper shut down. For a reinstallation of the same version of Windows 8 as your system originally shipped with, you will not require know the key.
Press F10 to save the changes and exit. I then installed a new hard drive. However, this requires the product key and I have been unable to locate it. Hi , Welcome to the Community Forums. The answer is in the video guys watch my video to till end.
When I powered back on, the F2 prompt returned! I then installed a new hard drive. My video also works on another laptop models like , Lenovo G50-70, Lenovo G50-80, Ideapad 100, ideapad 310, ideapad 510, G500, Z50, Yoga 11, Y50, Yoga 13, Yoga 2 and more. I'm guessing that this is so the computer will resume Windows as quickly as possible. After this maybe the issue will go away. It will be on the lower right or left of the screen when it is going through the start sequence. It is a bit irritating to get all the requests to activate Windows 8.