I might be able to return the computer to Amazon based on the argument that it was defective or didn't include everything listed. Notice the line : Starting with the November update, Windows 10 Version 1511 can be activated using some Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8. Why have you contacted this forum rather than your friend? 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? I had no other choice so I upgraded to Windows 10 and it got activated within 2 days with a valid digital entitlement. To locate the appropriate telephone number, visit the following Microsoft Web site:. The product key sticker will be in the included paperwork in the retail Windows 7 box. But I like the hardware and just want a clean install of the legit copy of Windows that I've already paid for.
You can check the Edition as it's on the label that shows your product key. Tutorials Hi all, New here, I hope that this is the right place for this. General Discussion How to Uninstall the Product Key Number and Deactivate Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 This will show you how to uninstall the product key number of a local or remote Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 computer so it will no longer be activated by that product key and left in a unactivated. SlipStreams7 wrote: Larry this is very helpful. 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. Hi all, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7569 Laptop that came with Windows 10.
You will forgive me for sounding cynical, but I've got a sneaking suspicion you're going to tell me the sticker is badly worn and you can't read the product key. Activate both 32 bit and Ultimate 64 bit versions, All languages. The product key is from their image and is probably on each and every computer they sold this year. I think as long as there are stickers on all of the Win 7 computers then I can just write them down manually and use this tool to get the rest. And also to restate, the key on the Windows 7 sticker does not match the key of the installation.
No need for Ultimate activator, crack or fake product key generator. If so, the key number on the sticker is the one that's unique to your computer, and that's the one you'll need to input should you ever clean install Windows. So after changing the hard drive, I needed to reinstall Windows 7, there is a product key under the battery of my laptop, but it doesn't work. Please excuse the length, I've web-searched this, including on this forum, but did not find anything on point, and want to give full detail in case someone can help. It is both an anti-piracy tool, as well as a quality control tool. Downgrading from Home Premium doesn't make a lot of sense. That is essentially your Serial Number of your computer.
This option shows you how to use the free program Speccy to see what the product key number is from within a Windows 7 that it has already been entered in ex: activated. Web-searching on this issue, I retrieved Belarc Advisor, which among other things extracts the key from software. I had the same problem after clean installing Windows 10 Home Single Language Version 1511 on my dell inspiron 3542. Is there something I can retrieve from the old rig? The article links to generic disk images offered by Microsoft's contractor Digital River. I see more and more Dell machines not offering 7. They told me that if Windows product key doesn't work then I should contact Microsoft.
Normally, there is a sticker on the side of the computer box with the Windows license number, and normally I can type that in to active Windows on an updated computer like this. Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key Online Activation is 100% Genuine. The situation isn't remotely as problematic as you make it out to be. Getting Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key for free is not an easy job. The product key is not needed to use the Dell recovery media.
This can be helpful if you have entered the incorrect or no product key number. I know for a face, because of personal direct experience with these types of machines, your answer is wrong. Hi All, I have Dell laptop and recently the hard drive went kaputt. That's where things get a little tricky. Is there any way to activate Windows with the license that I own without reinstalling? You actually cannot use your Windows 7 key with Windows 10.
There are lots of reason Single Language would have problem activating, if you submitted your question, we could have helped figure it out. John: Our office is currently using Windows 7. This key does not match the Windows sticker on the device. They are forcing Windows 8 on us now. This Tattoo is a custom, proprietary identification marker that is used to identify the exact model of the unit for recovery purposes. Speccy will not show the product key number for Windows 7 Enterprise though. Is there a way I can find out what the license number is so I can activate this Windows 7 properly? I don't know how to retrieve the product key from the sticker-less computers since they all report the exact same key.