dudgybudgie
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Dell Vostro 470: Reinstall Windows 7

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I need to reinstall windows 7, Looked on the various guide on Dell Support but none of the methods seem to apply for me. I don't have Dell Backup and Recovery and after installing it I get the error: "The system does not have the Windows Recovery Environment Installed...". I've also tried pressing F8 at system startup; the Advance boot options menu does not have any "recovery" or  "repair" option.

I could really just do with a ISO to burn to a disk but I cant find anything on that either...

Thanks for any help.

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theflash1932
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RE: Dell Vostro 470: Reinstall Windows 7

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You can use "retail" media to install, then activate using the product key on your system (usually requires phone activation).

http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/

 

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dudgybudgie
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RE: Dell Vostro 470: Reinstall Windows 7

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Thanks, where do I find my product key to activate the reinstallation? 

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theflash1932
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RE: Dell Vostro 470: Reinstall Windows 7

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On the back (or one side) of your computer will be found a Windows COA (Certificate of Authenticity) ... it has the Windows version that it licenses and the license (product) key.

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