I bought a new laptop dell inspiron , window 8 came preloaded in it. The downside is that they will have a little chance of seeing or saving a copy of it for future use, or as the physical approval for having a proper licensed Windows 8. We're sorry for the trouble Before we proceed, I need more information to help you better. Hi, to my knowledge if 1 or more major internal hardware devices has been removed or changed since original activation, it will also require a call to ms to verify. The reload portion goes fine, but I am finding that it will not activate the license key. Auf der Handauflage von Dell Computern mit werkseitig installiertem Windows 8 oder Windows 10 ist eines der folgenden Logos zu finden. But if not For example, how can I retrieve the key from a downgraded machine that runs Windows 7? Eliminating the product key sticker also removes any worry that the sticker might get damaged while at the same time eliminating the long and irritating process of typing in various letters and numbers when installing the operating system.
Your laptop probably came with a trial version of Microsoft Office. Hi, Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. For more info, see the section Activating Windows 10 Version 1511 or higher using a Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8. Just skip that step and windows will be activated. Let me quickly show you how: First of all, download the proper version from its Download page. Once upgraded, check activation status If it's activated, you can do clean install. It also seems now Dell doesn't list the license key on the back of the machine anymore.
I had no other choice so I upgraded to Windows 10 and it got activated within 2 days with a valid digital entitlement. Here's everything that you need; online at best price KeyStoreOnline. Has always pulled good keys until now. Windows 8 systems from Dell are pre-activated from factory. If your product key is used to activated your laptop before. Again, thanks for the help. How did you perform windows 10 installation? You may have to hit F12 or delete on boot to select boot from usb.
The information I have from Microsoft indicates that I should contact Dell. However saying all that my Dell laptop is being a pain and when I run the installer it keeps asking for a product key when neither of the others did. The idea is that by eliminating the sticker, you eliminate one of the easier ways for nefarious users to get a legitimate product key. I hope Microsoft didn't do something that stupid but only time will tell. Thanks, --Jay I asked a similar question and I will tell you what I have heard to date. Thanks in advance Even if you could recover it, it would not help you if you plan to run it as a vm.
However I can't find it anywhere. Since you upgraded to windows 10, all you need is a copy of win 10 installer - see here: You don't need any key. You can still recover the key because Windows stores it in the registry. Best regards Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. In the windows 10 setup, it might prompt you for a product key during installation, just select Skip This Step, see image below or 'I don't have a key' : KeyStoreOnline is a company with years of history providing low-cost legitimate and reliable discount keys for Microsoft Windows products. After the reinstall, Windows 10 will detect that it has been reinstalled on a previously activated system and will automatically reactivate.
Hi smrtalec, What operating system are you currently running? This is what they have on their website : Starting with the November update, Windows 10 Version 1511 can be activated using some Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8. I just bought a refurb E6420 with 4G memory and Windows 7 Pro on it. I think this is whack. The reason I ask is because the sticker is too faded to read and I've already reloaded over the old install. As far as I know, one product key can only be used to activate one machine. But, I think we are not able to use it to activate your virtual machine even you got your product key back. Prior to installing Windows 10, I confirmed that my Windows 7 was genuine.
Run the registry editor regedit 2. It generally expires in 30 days or so. I had the same problem after clean installing Windows 10 Home Single Language Version 1511 on my dell inspiron 3542. Is it possible to use a dell service tag to find the associated windows product key? I suggest you create a windows 10 installation media in the link below. Notice the line : Starting with the November update, Windows 10 Version 1511 can be activated using some Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8. Your satisfaction is our primary goal. We will give our best to help you.
Remember: Home versions of Windows don't have downgrade rights. This is a catch-22, the key will only work with Dell disk and if you have the disk then you don't need the key. If I need to format and reinstall, how do I install Win 10? I have exactly the same question. Which one to use to upgrade to Windows 10. It's important to include the. I understand that you have lost the product key that you received from Dell. Früher befand sich der Windows-Produktschlüssel als Etikett auf dem Computer, damit der Schlüssel als Referenz zur Aktivierung verwendet werden konnte, wenn eine Neuinstallation erforderlich war.
I am hoping I am not out of luck and need to re-purchase a new one. If you buy a Windows 8. Bei Windows 7-Computern befindet sich der Produktschlüsselt entweder direkt auf dem Computer oder der Produktschlüssel von Windows 8 und eine Downgrade-Lizenz für Windows 7 befinden sich integriert in der Hauptplatine. Next type the following command in the PowerShell window and hit Enter. No need to enter product key when you do clean install, because the system will remember it I think it's tied to hardware and microsoft account you're using.
I don't want to upgrade. I used the Notepad approach to get the product key which did work. If you re-install Windows on the computer, there is no need for the product key as it is injected on the motherboard from factory. If you have a dell system with win8. Weitere Informationen zu Windows 7 und vorherigen Versionen von Windows finden Sie auf der von Microsoft. Change the value for 'MediaBootInstall' from 1 to 0 4. There are lots of reason Single Language would have problem activating, if you submitted your question, we could have helped figure it out.