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  1.    22 Dec 2016 #1
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    win 10

    Can I tell if Win 10 was originally installed on my enterprise laptop


    I have a laptop from my company. it currently has win 7 enterprise.
    Can I tell if was originally supplied with a Win 10 instal and therefor already activated for win 10 ?
    How can I know if Microsoft already has the laptop on Win 10 activation system ?
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  2.    22 Dec 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Home

    What is your laptop's make and model number?
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  3.    22 Dec 2016 #3
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    win 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    What is your laptop's make and model number?
    Its a Lenovo 80EW but I dont see the relevance of the Question
    My issue is that the laptop was bought as a one off and - I think - loaded with win7 Enterprise and other specifics by our IT people. If it was bought it would have had an OS and I'd like to know if its possible to discover if it was win 10 and how it would be evident short of doing an install of win 10
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  4.    22 Dec 2016 #4
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    Its a Lenovo 80EW but I dont see the relevance of the Question
    Because; with that information we can look up the laptop from the vendors website and see what was originally installed on it.

    To answer your question: NO. As you so eloquently pointed out; it was bought off hand and company clean installed what they wanted.
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  5.    22 Dec 2016 #5
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Run this utility, ShowKeyPlus If it has an OEM embedded key for Windows 10 then it originally shipped with Windows 10. And Windows 10 could be reinstalled and activated with that OEM key.
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  6.    22 Dec 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Nice piece of software there....I downloaded it and will reference this page from now on. Learn something new every day.
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  7.    22 Dec 2016 #7
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    Windows 10 Home

    I downloaded it long ago, but I guess it will just show the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by bjk896 View Post
    it currently has win 7 enterprise.
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  8.    22 Dec 2016 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I downloaded it long ago, but I guess it will just show the following:
    No. Showkey Plus will also show you the product key and Windows version that a Windows 10 upgrade came from (not a clean install because that information is erased when a clean install is done). It will also show you any product keys stored in the computer's BIOS or UEFI and what version of Windows it is for.
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  9.    22 Dec 2016 #9
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    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by bjk896 View Post
    Its a Lenovo 80EW but I dont see the relevance of the Question
    My issue is that the laptop was bought as a one off and - I think - loaded with win7 Enterprise and other specifics by our IT people. If it was bought it would have had an OS and I'd like to know if its possible to discover if it was win 10 and how it would be evident short of doing an install of win 10

    The full model name is: Lenovo B50-80 Laptop - Type 80EW. The B50-80 is shown by Lenovo on their Supported System List as tested and approved for upgrade to Windows 10, so no - it wouldn't have come with 10 pre-installed by Lenovo. It looks like it would have been supplied with Windows 7, maybe 8 if late in the production run. Any embedded key in the hardware would most likely be for Windows 7, but that would be an eligible key for an upgrade.

    The only way to see if it did get the free upgrade would be, as you say, to do a clean install. But even that may be inconclusive, some have reported that the free upgrade may still work despite being officially too late to qualify.
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  10.    22 Dec 2016 #10
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Perhaps you should visit your company's IT department and be very nice to them and ask for an upgrade to Windows 10. I know for sure if someone at my company would come with their laptop to us and asked friendly and politely for a Windows 10 upgrade I would do it for sure. But then again, we have a volume licention of Windows 10. Your company may have not, but it's worth a shot
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