• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Lenovo L560 Windows 10 activation

Oct 27, 2020
299 (0.49/day)
Hi, i got from a friend a lenovo L560 20F1S00J00 Q3 2016 model but with no hdd, i got a ssd but regarding windows what can i do? The model had windows 7 pro installed in the hdd (i don't have it) (probably downgraded from Windows 10 pro license, just a guess based on the Q3 2016 warranty start date) can i download windows 10 pro from Microsoft directly? What about the activation, how is going to be done (i don't see a product key although it has a windows logo)
Oct 22, 2014
13,209 (4.71/day)
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
Motherboard MSI E3 KRAIT Gaming v5
Cooling Tt tower + 120mm Tt fan
Memory G.Skill 16GB 3600 C18
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 970 Mini
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
The Windows 10 product key is tied to the Bios on the Motherboard, it should automatically activate if it was previously installed.
Oct 27, 2020
299 (0.49/day)
OK thanks, I though so, but is this apply to regular windows 10 pro version download from Microsoft site or i should had a OEM windows 10 pro media DVD?