Downgrading from Home Premium doesn't make a lot of sense. Did you find the sticker with the Product Key? If all went well, you should be good to go. Can't read label on bottom and all the product key finders return the default key which cant be used to activate. In that case, why Home Basic? I think the phone support person flipped some bit in a database which made my Product Key finally work. So was back and forth with dell who told me activate by phone, which I tried but the only key I could recover using key finder was the dell default key which can not be used to activate according to Microsoft customer support. And when i tried re-installing the windows using recovery dvd's, I could not do it. Is it possible to use a dell service tag to find the associated windows product key? Your Dell Inspiron will have the product key stuck to the underside of the laptop casing.
Hello, usually there is a label at the bottom of the laptop with your serial key on it. I have tried 4 different key finder programs on 3 different computers. Если меню «Дополнительные варианты загрузки» не отображается, выключите компьютер и повторите попытку возможно, для выключения придется удерживать кнопку питания нажатой в течение 15 секунд. This is the Microsoft approved way of doing this with an upgrade disk. Browse other questions tagged or.
In Dell's own words, their installation discs are only to be used for the computer they were supplied with. I suspect that the problem arose because some Dell installs may have a peculiar partitioning - and that needs to be exactly duplicated for the activation system not to complain. Did you find that the way you posted above is a better way than the original method you used? Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the creation of the media. When it is done installing, you will have a clean, full install that you can't activate with an upgrade key. I assume you no longer have your original hard drive in working condition? Further, uncheck the box to allow for automatic activation. 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.
Yes, if you look at Seth's answer in the second post, it should be possible to use your key. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Computer manufacturers, such as Dell, are shipping a Windows 7 Upgrade disc and license. If you don't though, you may have some trouble. However, this was not the case. First, make sure you don't have any pending updates that require a restart. The file will begin downloading.
An Upgrade license can only be used if a qualifying Windows operating system is actually installed on the drive partition you wish to upgrade to Windows 7. Item Missing or Incorrect Item If there is an item missing from your order or the wrong item has been sent, then please email us at: as soon as possible and in any event within three days, and we will do our best to resolve the problem. After month started getting message to activate win 7. If the seller doesn't help you can always buy a set of recovery discs from Dell. Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason.
We have a bunch of computers from Dell and I am working on getting product keys into a database. After replacing hard drive in my dell 5040 laptop it wont activate. I've tried going into the computer management and going to device manager. Not sure exactly what you are saying here. If the above does not work, you have the possibility of asking Dell to send you an installation disc. Let me quickly show you how: First of all, download the proper version from its Download page.
Contacted dell who sent me recovery media for windows 8, which can install windows 7 if you have installation disc and product key. It might be that the Win 8 sticker computers don't actually get Win 7 keys even if you ordered Win 7. Thanks : Jacko88, I'm glad that I still receive email alerts from this thread! I'll probably put a few other things on the unattended disk image too although it won't get used too often anyhow. After solving your problem, please mark it as solved by clicking 'flair' and confirming the 'solved' tag. Usually, you'll press the + key while the tool's option is selected to do this.
You should now be able to distribute this image across all your workstations. Please note, not one, but two Microsoft reps told me to use a double-install method for handling a very similar situation. This key does not match the Windows sticker on the device. Dell therefore took on some 'support roles' in providing it to you in this way. I always receive this message on my black screen that says missing operating system. All he have to do is to call them for free at 800 936-5700 and answer whatever questions that are asked. It sure will be helpful for all ultimate users.
Of course, this option would cost you some money. You can either get ahold of a dell disc that has it all slipstreamed or hope your key is enough to guess and check. So I guess on those computers I am not granted a Win 7 product key. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Has always pulled good keys until now. The installer will configure your partitions for you.