I just had two new Lenovo laptops come in. They came new from a reputable vendor in all original packing with factory seal I had to break to get at the actual machines. Windows XP Pro was pre-installed, and they include Windows 7 Pro media (they should have Windows 7 Pro licenses factory downgraded to Windows XP Pro, so that is all correct). Windows Genuine Advantage installed okay while applying updates and hasn't compained yet. I was never prompted for activation, but that's not entirely unusual for large OEMs like Lenovo. Everything works great and seems legit...
...except that there are no Windows product keys or CoA stickers anywhere that I can find. Are these really "non-genuine"? If so, what steps do I need to take to rectify the situation? What happens if I need to re-install XP, or when it comes time to upgrade to 7?
So the consensus is that these probably are genuine? I know how to get a product key out of the systems if it comes to that, but I represent an corporate IT department and so before I do I want to make sure things are nice and legit. Also, will the product key I extract from Windows XP work for the Windows 7 upgrade, does the 7 install not need a key, or is it something else?