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P50 P70 & Windows 7

#1 Post by olex126 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:07 pm

Hi Gang.

Can anyone verify that all P50 & P70 (Xenon & i-7) machines will accept a Windows 7 install, or are there limitations re: machine type, original Windows 10 preload, etc?

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Re: P50 P70 & Windows 7

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:27 am

See if this helps: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P ... -p/4551435
Not sure if newer machines still have Slic in BIOS for W7.
But there is a Lenovo Slic-marker tool out there somewhere.
Or use the (unused) product key from a Lenovo/Micro$haft W7-sticker and a matching W7-recovery set.

Found this: https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... 2gfEGkwt0w
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Re: P50 P70 & Windows 7

#3 Post by olex126 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:16 am

Thanks for the links RBS, gives me a good starting point!

Also, when I peruse the Lenovo P50/70 software pages, I notice Windows 7 recovery software AND downgrade rights from Win 10 to Win 7, so things are looking up :D .

Dave
Previous & Collection Thinkpads: 701C A22m A30/A31p T23p x2 T30 T41 X31 various 750's 760's & 390's.

DD's & Test Benches: X41T, X60T & X61T's, various T42p-T43p's, x200 x201 x220T x230 T520 W530 T601F LED (X9000/8Gb/250SSD/W7 U)


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Re: P50 P70 & Windows 7

#4 Post by screenshot » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:29 pm

what is slicc

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Re: P50 P70 & Windows 7

#5 Post by olex126 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:37 pm

Slic is part of the BIOS that holds the Operating System licensing information.

Regards.

Dave
Previous & Collection Thinkpads: 701C A22m A30/A31p T23p x2 T30 T41 X31 various 750's 760's & 390's.

DD's & Test Benches: X41T, X60T & X61T's, various T42p-T43p's, x200 x201 x220T x230 T520 W530 T601F LED (X9000/8Gb/250SSD/W7 U)


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