Lenovo Y500 has arrived. Can I install Windows 8 clean?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by djjonastybe, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. djjonastybe

    djjonastybe MDL Novice

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    Can I install Windows 8 clean and legit on this baby?

    I found the OEM part in the Windows 8 category. And opening the unattended installation I see a serial in there. Can I use that to activate Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro ?

    I really don't like the bloated OEM software.
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    #2 anarchist9027, Mar 21, 2013
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    Of course you can. Just make sure you have some of your essential drivers before formatting like WAN drivers and Display drivers :rolleyes:

    To be able to use that serial number though, you must have Windows 8 pre-installed because you need OA 3.0.
     
  3. 5856898

    5856898 MDL Junior Member

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    Just follow Tito's guide.
     
  4. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    The serial you have in the unattended file is install only serial, that will not let you activate online, all you need to do is just install and the serial in your bios will be read and activated automatically.if you want to know your original serial number in bios as per 5856898 read Tito's thread, you will gain knowledge.
     
  5. djjonastybe

    djjonastybe MDL Novice

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    #5 djjonastybe, Mar 21, 2013
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    My edition is Core. Found my serial as well. Thanks for all your help. now looking for MSDN iso

    I have a Windows 8 iso

    What should I modify my ei.cfg to?

    EditionID: Core
    Channel: Retail or OEM?
    VL: 0 or 1 ?

     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    What is the source of your ISO?? You don't have to modify it if its untouched MSDN.

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  7. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    PLEASE do not post your serial number again, i really pity you . i really hope some one dose not use your serial number,next time if you have doubt be it any software you do not have to post / give your serial number to any one for them to help you. only you should have access to your serial.