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Used PC with No operating system

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by justincase0282, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. justincase0282

    justincase0282 Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2019
    hello my question is actually a few questions all revolving around the same category.so sorry if this is a little long but please bare with me as i have been struggling to figure this out. okay so i will start with i have a Lenevo thinkpad with a SSD thats hardware is a samsung 850 evo with 250gb . the ssd has been wiped and im currently booting with a Flash drive containg microsoft enterprise that a buddy is letting me use to get this thing working. So i cant activate a windows key or get the SSD to work as a boot device for some reason i cant enter any administrative tools through the control panel or really do anything important to the computer with this flash drive but it has all necnecessary programs to reimage the ssd ? im completely lost on how to make this computer like new so i didnt just waste a what money i had to get a new gaming desktop .Note: that i did buy this computer second hand and didnt know after i had seen and make sure it had everything i needed that the person would completely wipe his harddrive and erase everything. so now im here struggling to figure out a soulution
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    So you have installed Win Enterprise. But it doesn't boot. Go into BIOS > Boot > and select the SSD as the first boot device. You have to press a key at startup to get into BIOS. That key differs from brand to brand. Some use DEL key, some use F2. Read the screen as it boots and it will tell you.
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    Once you install Windows Enterprise you can't change to another version without a fresh install and we don't assist with the Enterprise version of Windows for personal use.
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