Just skip that step and windows will be activated. Of course, it also works for Windows 7 Home Basic, Professional, Enterprise and any other Windows Editions such as Windows 8. The system will restart and the Bios Flash will be completed. Hello, No you are not expected to change it. I am going to try calling Dell, but if this goes how dell calls historically go it will be a dead end.
Also, when I searched for how to change the product key I came upon this page but do not have the Change Product Key option where this article says that I should. Please advise how I can correct this problem and activate my Windows 7 Professional software. Validate Now: You can confirm that your software is genuine now. This makes sence because it came with that general dell product key. As suggested by Carey I ran cmd and entered the code along with the product key from my upgrade disc. Big Green Man wrote: Joe815 wrote: Let me back up and explain our situation a little better.
The Windows installation you presently have is from a I presume a retail channel disk. Windows installer will now start cancel the installer. So this could be your problem. If you leave some files intact while installing windows. This is one reason way i build my own system. We need to find out what the key is that Dell originally assigned to the laptop.
My last experience doing this wasn't so great however, the Support Agent had poor English and I was instructed to email her and I received no reply from the email so I will need to try again. A progress meter moves as the download is completed. I've sorted out Windows 10 on 2 other machines not Dells and they've been really straight forward. Then we can discuss his non-genuine copy of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 he has installed. You have a single license, and it's for one installation on one computer. The key finders reveal the code that was entered when windows was activated.
My system info Inspiron 5555 Service Tag: Express Service Code: I downloaded Dell recovery image but it stuck at Windows 8. How do i look for the product key on the laptop, as I would like to do a clean install and get rid of all the crapware? However phone activation did work in all cases. Dell laptops come with Windows so there's no need for more than a receipt to prove you have a Windows license. I contacted the guy i bought this from and he says it came with win 7, he did not upgrade it. My mother recently purchased a computer with Windows 10, and long story short, she gave me her old Windows 7 Dell, that she had upgraded to Windows 10, it was activated and everything, I decided to look at System Restore to see if I could get the computer as fresh as possible for myself, when I came across the Windows 10 Reset, which is supposed to remove and uninstall everything, then re-install Windows 10. It will be saved on a txt file.
Just don't be afraid to call Microsoft activation hotline. The problem is that the product key on the sticker under my laptop is for Windows Vista Business, not Windows 7. Where can i get the activation key for the installation. If you leave some files intact while installing windows. You cannot Install Windows 10 from the boot media. Follow the instructions for phone activation no charge.
If we sell the laptop, we cannot include our activation key. This is what was accepted as proof of license:. Select the browse folder button and then navigate to your Vista folder and then select the boot folder and finally select the file called etfsboot. Also, please include a brief question or pertinent background information that would be helpful in our endeavor to assist you. This makes sence because it came with that general dell product key. Situation: A pc bought from Dell had two hard disks in raid.
I pulled the activation key used 2 separate programs to make sure and re-installed to a 64x version of windows 7 pro. I have used Dell laptops all my life and wirk from home. Somewhere along the way, one of those persons might have installed it on a second system, activated it, because it went past 10 activation threshold, Microsoft detected it that it was being abused and blocked the key from further use. I provide you windows 7 professional product key , windows 7 ultimate serial numbers, windows 7 professional key , windows-7 32-bit serial key free, windows 7 genuine , windows 7 professional 64 bit. Finally wait for it to make the. Contact Dell about getting a replacement copy of Windows 7 and a new Product Key, if they cannot provide the original product key. I re-installed windows again but x86 and still no luck.