Sorry for not responding back about the result, but unfortunately Microsoft Support couldn't help me. Now in order to reinstall, I need the original Windows Product Key from Dell. Hello everyone, I'm trying to do a clean install for Windows 10 using a usb. They are from the vista version. That will actually show you what the product key is for the software that's installed.
Some people put plastic over the key, some manually type the key into a document, some scan it,. I've been struggling with this same issue trying to install Windows 10 on a Mac using BootCamp. I am going to purchase a replacement hard drive and get the laptop up and running. Eight computers in my home network. Microsoft provided Dell with really low quality stickers however which were prone to fading as in your case. All they would recover is the key Dell used to mass-activate at the time of manufacture---which of course is a different key than the one appearing on the sticker.
I've been able to install windows and change my product key once installed using this method. Hi, Try to use a bright light and magnifying glass to decipher the letters. Windows 10 Pro is activated and I have the product key. I want to recover my Windows 7 product key but am not having much luck. It's a complete wipe of the computer and a reinstallation of a copy of Windows.
In fact he even takes it a step further. Right now, I'm really worried. Write it down; save that somewhere. I'm no installation or activation expert, but this is my understanding from my lurking here and reading about activation issues. 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. I've been able to bypass this error message by creating an unattend. Does anyone know a reliable way to do this that works and won't give my computer a virus or something? Otherwise, like I said, you may be stuck having to purchase a new product key which basically boils down to a new copy of Windows.
Based on the number of missing characters this could be a tedious work so I suggest you the following: download which can read a text file containing one product key per line and check if it's valid. Product label was worn and couldn't see the key on it. I have prevention for the next computer you get. Now I got a pop-up message saying that I can open Office twenty more times but I'll need to enter the product key code to keep using it after that. The number of possible combinations will increase with the number of missing characters. Here is what I tried: Used Media Creation Tool to install Windows 10 on usb.
However, I think I know what may have caused the issue. Please look at the recovery disk ordering guide at the link below. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum Hello everyone! I am unable to activate windows 7. If not, then I don't really have any good solutions for you. This is a handy software which can help you easily find product key for for currently installed software, such as Windows 8. Is there a way that I can get the product key again? Find out lost Windows 8 product key on dell, hp, acer, toshiba, asus, lenovo, samsung laptop. I wrote an Idea on IdeaStorm highlighting this issue some time ago.
Start the Product Key Tuner program by this way: 1. All the components in the autoattend. I tried to load the recovery disk to see if it was from the vista or win7 version because I couldn't remember if I made them. It will be saved as a txt file. Unhooked my drive that has the operating system.
I'm not absolutely positive, but I don't think that Product Key shown on your sticker is contained anywhere in the original installation and therefore a Product Key finder would do you no good. I used the Media Creation Tool provided by Microsoft. Luckily, there is a powerful program available to help: Product Key Finder. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. I've recently upgraded from windows starter to windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on my Acer aspire one D255 netbook and it is missing drivers for Ethernet Controller Network Controller and Video Controller. Any tricks to deciphering the key? I could download the drivers from my pc and transfer over with a usb stick. And during the initial setup? I will need it when I install the new drive.
You can get a new product key of windows 7 for new system or laptop, - See more at:. David's exactly right that you cannot use the key which activated factory preinstalled Win7. Apparently this was a horrible idea because: Now the computer will not boot even from a disk. Is there a way I can get the product key from a recovered file? Click on Start Recovery button to on the old computer. I'm not sure if that is helpful information or not. Only need one click, all product key in your computer will be displayed. I have recently got a used Dell Latitude 13 laptop.