Not sure where to put this.. after 2 years I got around to fixing my lenovo 575 laptop and fitted a new keyboard earlier this month and also did a restore to factory default which went swimmingly, I thought why not give win10 preview a go and that too went smoothly and overall was impressed with what I was seeing, then I read about roll back and thought give that a go to see if any problems occur.
They did.. now my recovery partition is no more and have tried with partition wizzard which went a bit over my head and my win 7 system would not install programmes like skype as files are missing.
My win7 came preloaded with the laptop and when i used a product key finder it came up with ** REMOVED ** which windows software recovery refused to accept and which is entirely different to the number on the bottom of my laptop which was also rejected.
My dilemma is this... do I buy a fresh copy of win7 knowing that support ends in 5 years or so and my product will not be supported? there are "cheap" win7 home editions on amazon that have product keys but will they be accepted on a computer loaded this year? was surprised to be told that my product key was blacklisted by the microsoft rep and it seems lenovo do this with mass produced machines..
upgrading back to 10 was easy, but still cannot install skype due to missing files.. its not important as this is a "play" computer... I never backed my system up before upgrading as I THOUGHT i had recovery disks which I have but CANNOT find them for love nor money and have turned the house upside down and no avail.. so class them as MIA.
I would be grateful for any tips.. am thinking just wait until the win10 is out properly and have it installed on here but am wondering if I would still be left with the missing files?
Last edited by Brink; 17 Feb 2015 at 11:06.
Reason: removed your product key
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I only typed the win product key as the man from microsoft said it was already out there on the internet which it is LOL..
I am going to take the leap and BUY the one from microsoft off amazon.. can mess about trying this and that and the other for that matter but end of the day I will need to either tear this house down brick by brick untill I find my existing recovery disks or save the labour and fork out 70 quid for a proper win 7 version ... or half the price on fleabay.
Win 10 though so far has a big thumbs up but thats maybe because my win7 on here was well dodgy anyway
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