So, I've used Dell's Datasafe Local Backup to clean install. Check out Dell Windows 7 Ultimate. You could do this yourself, but you might as well get what you paid for. If you leave some files intact while installing windows. Last week I bought a new Dell laptop from Amazon. The laptop according to the original owner came with Windows 7 x86. It is all numbers and in a different sequence.
Tried everything I could to fix it,. If you have systems to spare, try one. Without using a driver back-up utility this often riskier than manually removing bloatware. I thought some might find it interesting knowing a little more about the most common practice for that, since I had a bit of first-hand insight about it. For this reason I'm finding it's sometimes less effort to simply scrub bloatware and clean the box up -vs- trying to find some obscure touchpad driver or wi-fi add-on that only came from the factory. Even now, the same old 'No Internet Access' is hindering my 'Local Area Connection'.
Update: I have just realized the key the program is giving me might only be the Windows 8 key. Windows 10 is a free upgrade. Armed with the probable solution, I now had the right search terms and confirmed online, owners of Dell 15R and some other laptops were finding the Windows label in the battery compartment. Did you format the drive fully or leave files intact. I pulled the activation key used 2 separate programs to make sure and re-installed to a 64x version of windows 7 pro. Should I purchase and reinstall windows 7 or is it hidden in my drive somewhere? So this could be your problem.
Left over files from a previous install can cause errors. We just started using an image that we sent to Dell. We need to find out what the key is that Dell originally assigned to the laptop. So I wrote that on paper. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum This is a picture of my dell recovery partition. The system was genuine before the format. Excessive I know but when things start to go wrong I like to start fresh again.
All new laptops include the image and the windows activation key is an open volume license key. Did you format the drive fully or leave files intact. The information collected during activation will not be used to contact you. If you upgraded from an activated copy of Windows 7 or. I presume that if I want to upgrade a dell machine eg from vista to 7 or 8, or 7 to 8 then the new disk plus key will install ok? If you leave some files intact while installing windows.
I'm beginning to suspect that an activation crack was used. At a minimum I'd let Amazon know about the issue because they are the good guys with their return program. It might be that the Win 8 sticker computers don't actually get Win 7 keys even if you ordered Win 7. If we sell the laptop, we cannot include our activation key. I can then activate the Dell Windows 7 Pro royalty key by using the option to Change Product Key in …Sep 26, 2012 ·. Save Time, and Find it HereSep 04, 2015 · Dell and Windows 7 product key.
The problem is the key on the bottom was for Vista32. Click on the Continue button, after a short time, the Continue button will change to a Copy button. Looks like I can't activate it, so I was just wondering about how limited the functionality will be after the three days when I don't activate. So I have a Win7 installation disk and I used it to wipe the disk and install Win7 Starter again. Dell laptops come with Windows so there's no need for more than a receipt to prove you have a Windows license. The article links to generic disk images offered by Microsoft's contractor Digital River.
If you re-install it using the key on the sticker then its not the same. Brand New: Each product includes a brand new unused and legitimate genuine Key that can be used to Activate + Download. I am going to try calling Dell, but if this goes how dell calls historically go it will be a dead end. Once activated, the key will bind to your motherboard and will never expire. And if the Dell product key hasn't actually been used, will it work on a non-dell machine? So I guess on those computers I am not granted a Win 7 product key.
If you have systems to spare, try one. I just found a solution for one computer that I think will work for the others. I always receive this message on my black screen that says missing operating system. The key you extracted was probably Dell's volume-license key, which won't install with media. Think of it as an upgrade. Thanks for all your input and I learned a lot.
Under properties in My computer, it tells me that I only have three days to acivate with a good product key, and if I don't, Windows 7 will become limited. Windows 7 64 bit, without an activation key? Hopefully some of this helps. Windows 10 activation on Dell laptops. I have a dell windows 7 oem disc. How do I resolve this? What should I do, contact the guy I bought it from? Subsequently, I loaded Windows 7 full version on it.