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Installing Windows on Yoga 11e Chromebook?

Q: Installing Windows on Yoga 11e Chromebook?

Hi all, I bought Yoga 11e Chromebook for a high schooler in my family, and she was happy with it. A couple of weeks ago, in her science class she couldn't access some web resources - I bet they written as "Windows or Mac only" web resources. Now, I am thinking installing Windows on it, to make her school life easier - Because she is a student she can have a Windows license at no cost from government software centre for students. The machine is still under warranty and I would like to know: 1. Will Lenove be helpful to provide me all the information?2. Can I do this without warranty void?3. Is it possible to install WIndows on Yoga 11e Chromebook?4. Where can I find the installation procedure? Thanks!

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A: Installing Windows on Yoga 11e Chromebook?

As long as you can enter development mode I beleive you can install Windows on it (assuming the hardware meets the requirements) http://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-install-windows-8-on-your-google-chromebook-pixel.350111/ While it is for the pixel, the instructions seem to be universal for chromebooks. I'm not sure about warranty voiding though.

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A photo colleague dumped his Chromebook on my lap (gratis) with some [email protected]#$ comments ... I will not comment as to why, and I thought this could replace my clunky W540 for pre made portfolio/slide or video presentations. OK, here is the deal.  The Cloud storage is nice, but I'm off on the road with no WiFi, at a client's house. Last time I tested the Chrome Cloud, the presentation 'stuttered' and the flow was disconcerting, and was a discredit to my abilities. I have mutliple prsentations, and 16gb is not enough, particularly when visiting distinct client with different or multiple  portfolio requirements. Is there any way to change the 16gb standard card to a 64gb (There are now 200gb micro SD cards!): Sandisk 200GB SD - The future. I hate to fiddle with the built in SD port, not counting the potential loss of these tiny cards.  I would like it to be an  internal or at least sealed and protected from accidental 'pop-outs'. As the eMMC is actually built on the SD card protocol, can I open and replace the meager 16gb with a more modern larger storage for of WiFi use. Any hack or hints before I pass this unit off, would be appreciated.  Incredible 'oyster' closure system.  Even the Chrome Pixel has a lid finger catch groove.

A:Yoga 11e Chromebook

I do have and use the "SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive":  Did not try it in Chromebook yet, as the Google Store does not seem to have the Chrome extension.  It does play well on my Adroids (Cell and Tablet). Sandisk Wireless Media drive. That may be a way to go if I can get it to work as just a raw drive using some workaround software controls.  I guess another workaround and something else to carry & lose.  

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I have had the 3rd gen 11e thinkpad yoga chromebook for a year now. Recently the tablet function has stopped working. I haven't changed or locked anything on it. I've looked at the orientation and it is still set to standard. When I flip the screen past the hinges it used to flip like a tablet, now it won't. Any ideas or tips would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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Hi, Has anyone had any success using the N23 Yoga Chromebook and a USB serial adapter.  I have verified that my USB-A port is good but I have tried several different USB to Serial Adapters and none of them are being recognized.  Several hours of research today led me to a suggestion that requires modifing a file in the root filesystem "android.hardware.usb.host.xml" and I would rather not do that.   Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks,Kevin

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A few months ago I started having problems with the microphone and video freezing.  Two weeks ago the microphone died while trying to use it with zoom.  doing further analysis the other day shows that it's not working with any product that uses it.  It also doesn't work if I use a bluetooth device with a functioning microphone.   Apparently this is a known issue according to other postings i've seen, but now my warranty is 5 days over it's expiration date. As recommended on the support site, I rebooted, reset to original settings, to no avail.   Is there any workaround I can peform without having to pay an silly amount of money to get this fixed?

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Hi, I'm looking for the write protect screw on the Lenovo Yoga 11e 3rd Generation Chromebook. I cannot remove the Keyboard Bezel, so I wanted to ask, is this screw that is next to the M2x4, and above this chip, the Write-Protect Screw? Thanks.

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I recently got the 4k version of the yoga chromebook: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/yoga/yoga-c-series/Yoga-Chromebook/p/88YGCC61096 Part number: 81JX0008UX I've noticed that occasionaly with this laptop my pointer will lag insanely and not respond to small inputs for multiple minutes at a time.  At the time it occurs there isn't high CPU load or memory load. It occurs with the touchpad and the mousepad. It occurs when I do and do not have any peripherals attached. Closing the lid, letting the laptop sleep, then waking it back up has helped once so far. I usually just hard reboot as a workaround. I've seen review articles mention freezing as well, which were chalked up to running linux apps, which I did not run when this started, but are running now: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/02/22/lenovo-yoga-chromebook-c630-4k-review/ I'm running Version 73.0.3683.88 (Official Build) (64-bit), and this has occurred across multiple verison of Chrome OS. It first occured the first time I started using the laptop and signed into my account. I restored from a USB flash drive which appeared to resolve the issues for multiple days whereupon it started happening again. Has anyone else seen this? What's the support option here since I've already wiped the chromebook? Must it be a hardware problem?

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Last week, I purchased a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga Chromebook.  When I received it, it was sealed in the original packaging with a sticker indicating that it had been refurbished at a Lenovo facility.  When I turned it on, I got stuck at the Enterprise Enrollment screen.  It seems that it was registered to the domain of the original owner and would not let anyone login without credentials for that domain.  The trackpad was also non-responsive, but I figured once I logged in, I could toggle the trackpad settings and get it working. There was a link to contact Google for help with this, so I followed those instructions.  Google said that they could not help me, and that I'd need to contact the original owner to have them de-register the device.  Since I had no connection to the original owner, I contacted the seller who apologized and told me that, since the device had a full warranty, Lenovo should be able to fix the issue. So, I contacted Lenovo for help on Sunday.  The Tech Support Agent that I spoke to first tried to tell me to return the device and get something that ran Windows since Chrome OS and Android are inferior(!).  Anyway, once I assured him that I did indeed want a Chromebook and knew all about Chrome OS, he told me that I could send it in for repair, and that all they'd need to do was wipe the system and re-install the OS with a consumer image instead of the enterprise image that was on the m... Read more

A:EasyServ Repair Problems 11e Yoga Chromebook

Just wanted to update this.  I spoke to one of the managers (i think) in the Depot who took responsibility for the repair of my new Chromebook.  Long story short, it's been repaired, I received it back today, and it's working.

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Hi, I have following problem: If I charge my chromebook and have it in sleep mode (e.g. closed lid), it will turn off (crash) after a while. Powerwash hasn't solved the problem.I like to just put the chromebook in sleep all the time.I got it 6 months ago and it started that behavior about one month ago.I would appreciate any help. Thanks,orakeldel

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I was using my charged Lenovo Yoga 11e Chromebook when the screen went dark and the power button is now continuously blinking, I have tried holding down the power button (which normally would turn it off) however this has not worked. Is there anything I can do to fix this? 

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I think im affected by this battery problem https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht102953 the image installs succesfully but i cant see any message in the syslog saying anything about the battery update, because is empty all the time. top tool shows an uptime of 30 minutes... long enough for the upgrade to finish. I tried it several times. how can i tell what version of the battery firmware am i running? im still getting very low battery live (around 2h) thanks!!










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A:very short battery live in my yoga 11e chromebook

 
ablackoka,
 
The symptoms seem to match .   The support tip you reference is being updated in the next 24-48 hours.
You might try this alternate / new solution....
 
SYMPTOM: 
 
In ThinkPad 11e Chromebook and ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook, the battery may experience poor longevity or not be able to power the system with the battery alone.
 
 
SOLUTION:
 
To update the battery firmware:

Logon to the Chromebook and update the Chromebook to the latest version of Chrome OS. (https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/177889?hl=en)
Press Ctrl-Alt-T to enter the crosh terminal page.
Plug in the A/C power adapter and keep it plugged while performing the following step.
In the crosh terminal page, type battery_firmware update and press Enter to update the firmware.  It may take up to 10 minutes.  Do not remove A/C power until the update has completed.

 

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  A couple of weeks after warranty expires, my Chromebook CB3-111 will not charge while plugged in. After reading many on-line forums, I decided to purchase a new battery.  After installation, the problem still persists: battery light remains orange, and battery % icon shows 1% (even after hours plugged in). Is there a need for a new charging cord?  Is there some voltage regulator on board not allowing batter to charge?

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I just got a new Yoga 11e Chromebook and can't get the two-finger right-click touchpad function to work. The Settings for the touchpad don't seem to apply. Any ideas?  I went to the Lenovo support site to see about updated drivers, but none were shown.

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I recently got my Yoga 11e Chromebook and the wireless-status indicator which is ontop of the laptop's screen.  When I shut my laptop down, the light doesn't go off. Everything else is off like the ThinkPad light. It is draining my battery power and I looked through support and I couldn't get any help from it. I have the latest Chrome OS (Version 39). I believe it could be a hardware problem but if it is a software problem, can you please advise me on how to fix this problem.  Thank you

A:Yoga 11e Chromebook Wireless-Status Indicator prob...

Any help at all? I desperately need help.  I found out that some other people who got the same laptop as mine have this problem and some don't.

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i have nothing on this computer and just want to put minecraft on it can someone please give me step by step easy directions on doing this thank you
 

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Earlier today, I had shut the lid on my Chromebook (putting it into standby mode) and had put it away. At this point it had full power. About half an hour later, I had opened it up again, but it had shut off, and I coudn't get it to turn on again until I plugged it in to auxilary power. When it revived, it still had full battery, but had forgotten the details of the network until I had signed in. This is similar to another issue, wherein the system will occasionally stop opening and running user-installed applications and block any access to local storage (such as viewing and downloading files), citing lack of permission (which does not apply otherwise), until restarting and logging in again. My device is fully up-to-date on the stable update stream. Why am I having these issues? Are there any ways to fix this permanently (aside from purchasing a different device)?

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Earlier today, I had shut the lid on my Chromebook (putting it into standby mode) and had put it away. At this point it had full power. About half an hour later, I had opened it up again, but it had shut off, and I coudn't get it to turn on again until I plugged it in to auxilary power. When it revived, it still had full battery, but had forgotten the details of the network until I had signed in. This is similar to another issue, wherein the system will occasionally stop opening and running user-installed applications and block any access to local storage (such as viewing and downloading files), citing lack of permission (which does not apply otherwise), until restarting and logging in again. My device is fully up-to-date on the stable update stream. Why am I having these issues? Are there any ways to fix this permanently (aside from purchasing a different device)?

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Hello all. Recently I've been attempting to install Windows 7 on this laptop, and I've followed several threads and tutorials to no avail. I have a fresh copy put on a USB stick configured to FAT32 as specified. I followed instructions to access the F12 Menu, and the boot Menu does not give me the option to boot from the stick. I read something else about "pressing the Novo button next to the power button", but this just pulls up a system recovery program. I understand that there are some functions which may be lost, and drivers that need to be installed afterward, from what I've read. I really miss the good old days when laptops came with a disk drive and an ethernet port, and booting from a device didn't require a PhD in rocket science. Any help would be appreciated. Specs: Specs

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hello everyone, I have a Lenovo Yoga 510 laptop which came with windows 10 Home single language. And I was trying to install windows 10 Pro 64 bit from my bootable USB drive. even if I install the OS from scratch, it is loading windows 10 Home single language and stay activated. Guide me to install pro on my laptop and remove Home version. Thanks in AdvanceSunal

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iI searched first on install problems with Netflix on Windows 10, but all the threads were old and I was told (suggested) to open a new thread.

I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 900 recently and have been enjoying it. Still getting to get over the hump learning Windows 10.
I have two Windows 7 machines which I am comfortable with, but still honestly, being a programmer, I still LOVED Windows XP.

When I try to install the Netflix APP ( got the latest from Windows App site ) , the first popup asks me for my Windows email account (I do not have one, I use Outlook2007,gmail,yahoo) But even so, there are no options on that pop up except to close. Then the Netflix app install windows says working ...... .... .... ... That goes on and on. I have left it like that over night and it still never does the install.

Is there any trick to installing the Netflix app on Windows 10? Right now the only way I can use Netflix is to bring up my browser and starting it that way

A:Installing Netflix on a Lenovo Yoga 900 with Windows 10

How about install Netflix online ?

Open your browser, search for Netflix > enter your email address and password etc etc.

That was what I did..... install Netflix on line instead of Windows Store.

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This laptop refuses Windows 7. How are you supposed to install Windows 7 successfully to this machine? It does not matter how you prepare the media installation, what distribution image you use of the operating system, what settings you enable and disable in the BIOS. All attempts result in the freezing of the Windows 7 logo upon setup initalizatin followed by a blue screen that says The BIOS in this system is s not fully ACPI compliant.This ridiculous error is usually fixed by simply updating the BIOS. There is no option to change the disk controller settings. There is no option to specifically enable Windows 7 support. BIOS has been flashed to the current build as the previous build did not produce successful results either. I am not sure if USB 3.0 support has anything to do with this problem but I have not found a workaround. Absolutely ridiculous this model is not supportive of legacy installations. ModelLenovo Yoga 700-14ISK BIOS VersionBCN26WW CPUIntel Core i5-6200U  BIOS TogglesFailed: Dsiable FastbootFailed: Enable FastbootFailed: Enable UEFIFailed: Enable Legacy SupportFailed: Toggle UEFI First, Legacy SecondFailed: Disable Wireless ControllerFailed: Disable Trusted PlatformFailed: Disable SecurebootFailed: Disable OS Optimized DefaultsFailed: Enable OS Optimized DefaultsFailed: Move USB media to all three USB ports Rufus Installation PrepationFailed: MBR UEFIFailed: GPT UEFIFailed: BIOS OR MBR   ... Read more

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Yoga 13 - touch screen works fine when installing windows 10, but not working after installed, starting from the reboot configuration... There is "HID compliant touch screen" in device manager. I am confused...

A:Yoga 13 - touch screen works fine when installing windows 10, but not working after installed

 

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Why OneKey Recovery does not work after installing latest update of windows 10? I have updated windows today (14 Oct 2017). I think the latest version of windows 10 has been installed on my laptop now. After installing this latest version of windows 10, I am unable to make system backup using pre-installed OneKey Recovery Software in my Lenovo Yoga500 14ISK laptop. An another issue is I found a windows.old folder in my system drive which is using approximately 15 GB. It is a very disturbing thing to me. It is appearing after installing the updates. Can anybody help me with the above issues. Thanks in advance. Sincerely,Rubel Ahmed

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I updated my two Yoga laptops this wee on two different days. I noticed that after the update my yoga mouse couldn't pair (connect) to each computer.  There was no issue before the update. Because it happened with both computers, I suspect there is an issue with the update. I came to the Forum and the new support Lenovo system to see if others have the same issue but I don't see any post related to this topic nor an updated driver for the Yoga Mouse. Are you having the same issue? Did you solve it? How?  

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I need help finding drivers for a samsung chromebook 500C13-S01 (or XE500C13-S01US) it has a celeron N3050 Ive searched quite a bit and cant find any, I would appreciate if someone could help.

Note; If there no drivers for win7 im fine with 8/8.1 and 10.

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I have one of the original Acer Chromebooks with a 320 Gig Hard Drive. I would love to be able to install Windows 8 on it. Anyone know how to go about doing this successfully?

A:Install Windows 8 on a Chromebook

Hi there.

I Think the problem is that the CPU isn't INTEL / AMD so the only way might be to see if some sort of Virtual machine software runs on android and then try and load up a windows virtual machine. Judging by the low power of the CPU etc in a chromebook the performance is likely to be horrendously slow even if you could find some software for Virtualising Windows on an android platform.

If you could load some sort of "Normal" Linux distro on the chromebook which actually boots then you could install vmplayer - and hence a Windows guest OS. Even in this case the performance on the chromebook will be "Gacially slow".

If you want to delve into this sort of stuff you could also try messing around with an old program called QEMU but good luck to you --you are on your own on that one.

Cheers
jimbo

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Can i download Windows 10 to my Chromebook 11 Cb3-131? 

A:Downloading Windows 10 to Acer Chromebook 11 CB3 -...

Hi V.  I suppose you can download anything you want.  But you can never install Win10 on your Chromebook.  You can also fill your gas tank with Diet Coke, but you won't be able to go anywhere.  Very similar situation.  BTW - We will push new Chrome OS updates to your Chromebook as they become available, so you will always be up to date and current.  Thanks for asking, V.

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hi, all, If I bought a 120GB mSATA and replaced the 16GB one in X131e Chromebook, can I install Windows 7 to replace the useless Chrome OS? 





My ThinkPads: T21, X30, X31, X61, X220

A:Install Windows 7 on X131e Chromebook?

Yes.
 
Remember the mSata goes in the WWAN port, so you won't be able to use the WWAN card. Apart from that I don't see any restriction, you could install any Win7 or Win8 or any modern Linux disto ;-)
 
Keep us posted how your installation works!

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Hi, I just bought one, with the idea to install android app's - Its on the list , with stable chanelSomehow it doesnt work for me - I did try all instructions, anyway..., Can someone tell me, if I can install windows 7 on it ? I mean 100% , I must decide quick, if to keep it or to return it,  ThanksLukas

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Just got new Acer Chromebook 14, but am unable to make a recovery disc. When I run Chromebook Recovery Utility it says "Invalid Model Number". Is there another way to prepare a recovery disc? Thanks

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Just got new Acer Chromebook 14, but am unable to make a recovery disc. When I run Chromebook Recovery Utility it says "Invalid Model Number". Is there another way to prepare a recovery disc? Thanks











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A:Just got Chromebook 14. Unable to run Chromebook R...

Hi all,
 
I just received word that it's available.On the Chrome Recovery app, I'm able to see that it is there.
 
Can you please try to access the recovery and let me know if you're still having trouble?
 
Thanks,Cory

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Hi,  The Chromebook X131e runs off an mSata drive and has a spare SSD slot. I installed an SSD and it shows up in the system configuration. Now I am wondering if it is possible to install Windows (ideally 7) on this SSD and dual boot. Chrome OS off the mSata as is plus additionally Windows off the SSD. I did some online research but was surprised that I couldn't find a solution for this specific scenario. Thanks for your help.

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Got a BSOD and my computer's SSD recently failed to be recognized by the BIOS so I bought a new SSD (Samsung 850 EVO mSATA) to install.I know how to put it in to the computer but that seems to be the simple part.  My questions are:1.)  Is there anyway to attempt to recover old files from a possibly dead SSD?2.)  How would I go about getting Windows OS on the new SSD I just bought?Thanks in advance! 

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Hi, I am consider the Yoga 730 15". One important determining factor is that I can update the SSD to 2TB such as the Samsung 970 EVO 2TB. Will it work? I don't know if there is an limitation to prevent user from installing more than 1TB SSD. Anybody succeed in doing that?

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Hello, I am planning to get the X1 Yoga 3rd gen with the HDR screen, however, it seems the wwan is out of stock for it. So I am curious if I could just order the wwan separately and install it later, or, when can I expect wwan to be available with hdr?Thanks  

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Hello, Just received this laptop yesterday and liking it so far. Trying to update as many drivers as possible which lenovo seems to make difficult with their own customs one. One of the drivers is the Intel HD Graphics one, which provides an error when i do a solution centre scan - forget this issue for a sec, apparently this is a false positive but is fixed by newer drivers. When I go to install the latest Intel VGA driver for my machine (updated 12/8/16), i get through the installation and then get an error message when it finishes up telling me the  "The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the manufacturor" Of course when i go to install one direct from intel I also get this message. I'm not sure what to do from here? Why is the driver on the Lenovo website not recognised? The driver remains on an old version (now over a year old). Help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Jack

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Yoga 3 Pro can i installing Samsung 970 or 960 NVMe M.2 SSD (2280) ??? is there support in this notebook (Yoga3Pro) in motherboard have M-key Slot  so i was try but its not show in bios (Bios is Last A6CN58WW) M-Key SSD













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A:Yoga 3 Pro can i installing Samsung 970 or 960 NVMe M.2 SSD ???

Hi rajulgpatel,
 
Greetings.
 
It is not specific in the hardware manual for the SSD specification but checking with FRU listed (item11 page55). Product specification sheet here shows : SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, NGFF 2280, removable, upgradable too.
 
I would suggest to have amn M.2 SATA SSD like Samsung PM871 instead of those using NVMe protocols.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes for you.
 
Regards
 
 

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Hi, considering to upgrade the 1TB SSD in the Yoga C930 4K to a Samsung 970 EVO 2TB. Anybody succeed in doing that? What is the procedure? Thanks. 

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