I recently purchased a ThinkPad from a local company that does corporate hardware recovery. The short of it is this ThinkPad T430 came with no hard disk nor restore media.
I'd be ever so grateful if I could get discs or ISO files from someone because this machine is licensed for Windows 8 Pro, and I'd like to upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro before the free offer expires, then give it to my sister-in-law.
What's the best way to get these nowadays?
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Excellent! Thanks so much.RealBlackStuff wrote:Our Marketforum has them (W8 Pro) : http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=119351
I did a clean install using the Windows 8 ISO available from Microsoft (here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download).
The T430, and I'm sure many other machines, have a product key in the BIOS (mine has a key for Windows 8 Pro). The Windows 8 ISO found this and activated automatically. I then installed the (currently free) Windows 10 update.
This left me with a very clean install, but without the Lenovo drivers. I installed those from Lenovo's web site.
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