Move Your Career Forward with certification training in the latest technologies. After an 1hr plus call with dell support this morning, they told me they would need to come and replace the hard drive and motherboard. 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. You need to contact Dell and order a set of Recovery disks for that machine - they are usually fairly cheap, and certainly a lot cheaper than buying a new license! It is both an anti-piracy tool, as well as a quality control tool. But even if you were asked to activate it, the product key should obviously work. We'll here's your chance at a Ferrari of a laptop for a fraction of the original cost.
SlipStreams7 wrote: Larry this is very helpful. The only possible reasons I can think of for the key being seen as invalid, is that you used an upgrade disc, and didn't have Vista pre-installed? Each computer has it's own product key usually under the battery and it isn't what the factory image uses. This forum has some of the best people in the world available to help. It was one thing in 2005 when shady internet vendors would sell discount copies of Volume Key Server 2003 with the sticker 'not for resale on them', but this is Dell. At this point it was well past midnight so I told them to call me today. All machines have their original Dell service tags.
How can I retrieve my the Windows 7 activation code that was used on my daughter's Dell when it was originally shipped? Now you can see that the Windows 7 ultimate, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 product keys are displayed. You should have one on the Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the case, which you can use with the 1-888 activation line to activate. You can find that by looking at My Computer properties. It originally came with 7 Pro. I have looked up the product key under the laptop , but its not very clear , there are 2 numbers or letters that are not clear to me , which is why I wanted to change my product key in the first place , and this is worrying me that when i enter the product key to get a new one i get a message telling me the key is incorrect. Don't forget to backup all Product Keys of your computer so that you won't lost them again.
And there's no advice forum members can offer, to overcome such problems. Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere. Download and install Product Key Finder full version on your dell laptop. Take out the laptop's removable battery; the Windows 7 license key is probably hiding under there. The sticker with the product key, has been damaged and I cannot read 6 characters. ! SlipStreams7 wrote: Update: I have just realized the key the program is giving me might only be the Windows 8 key.
Ask m e in a year. So, back to the Dell site, found the relevant help page, and it said that anyone who gets that message has to buy a new licence from Microsoft. Update: I have just realized the key the program is giving me might only be the Windows 8 key. I went out a purchased a new hard drive and installed it, But I have a problem. Then I updated the Dell Bios from A02 I think to A11. I have tried 4 different key finder programs on 3 different computers. This Tattoo is a custom, proprietary identification marker that is used to identify the exact model of the unit for recovery purposes.
If that is true you are a better man than I am, I would grab my legally purchased license versus buying a new one regardless of the state of the sticker. Browse other questions tagged or. We have a bunch of computers from Dell and I am working on getting product keys into a database. My daughter's machine is now insisting that the Win7 installation is invalid. Not the answer you're looking for? There is no point in trying to pull that key from a machine. Did you do a clean installation of W7 or did you start the W7 upgrade from within Vista? Dell Inspiron Windows 7 product key finder. This chip isn't working for some reason.
Aren't they supposed to be using the key listed on the sticker? I tried restoring from image backup, but still no boot. 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? Their initial solution was to try to sell me a new copy of Windows. Make copies of the key and save it with the disk. 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. All the automated phone options were irrelevant, but I finally got thru to a human.
SlipStreams7 wrote:Update: I have just realized the key the program is giving me might only be the Windows 8 key. Just a little background so you can better understand the issue at play here. Get full Product Key Finder: This is a universal Product Key Finder for any Windows system. Some of my friend told that its impossible in country Like Nepal. I also would not have looked there nor would have the technician at Computer Nerdz that needs to re-install windows. It worked well for a moth or so but now it says the product key t the back of my laptop is not correct and asks me to request a new key from Microsoft or Dell. 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.
Once Windows 10 activates on your current system, you can reinstall it as many times as you need - a key is stored with Microsoft that ties your hardware set to the installation. I was under the impression that the machine had shipped with a Windows 7 installation. They are forcing Windows 8 on us now. There is just one black sticker on the bottom with my service tag. The laptop is only a week old, and it is not until now that I have noticed that there is no multi-colored sticker on the back or side of the laptop, containing an activation code. .