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I recently bought one in the US. I ordered it with Windows 7 professional 64 bit.

I now want to make a clean installation without the OEM software, but I can't seem to see the sticker with the Windows 7 key on the bottom of the computer.

Is this supposed to be this way? How can I obtain my license?

Also, is it recommended to have a clean installation and get rid of the Lenovo software stuff?

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I don't know about Lenovo, but Dell has started sticking the OEM stickers under the battery. Have you checked there?

EDIT: If you look at this service manual on page 137, it shows that it is directly under the battery.

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Ayayay - you beat me to posting the answer. I searched google images and saw someone taking the computer apart - there I saw the sticker sitting nicely. Thanks! What an inconvenient place! – Shaihi Jan 28 '10 at 20:17
That makes sense. Placing the sticker and the instructions to find it in a convenient place for the average user to find... sometimes I just don't get these decision. – Shaihi Jan 28 '10 at 20:30
I like it. I can't tell you how many stickers we've seen rub off because of wear. It's no longer an issue if the sticker is under the battery! – Russ Warren Jan 28 '10 at 20:56

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