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Affishul
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Windows activation

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I bought a used Dell Latitude E5430 laptop without an operating system assuming I wouldn't need the product key to install it. I installed the version of windows that originally came with it and retrieved the product key using some software but it said that a default key and can't be used to activate it. What can I do to install Windows and activate it like it originally came with this laptop?

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U2CAMEB4ME
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Re: Windows activation

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Welcome to the Dell Community @Affishul 

Use the COA number xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx on the sticker under the battery.

Best regards,

U2


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Windows Operating System lifecycle fact sheet
Lifecycle begins when released and ends when no longer supported
HP EliteBook 8770w i7-3630QM 32GB
HP ZBook 17 G2 i5-4310M 16GB

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U2CAMEB4ME
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Re: Windows activation

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Welcome to the Dell Community @Affishul 

Use the COA number xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx on the sticker under the battery.

Best regards,

U2


Microsoft Registered Refurbisher
Microsoft Registered Partner
Windows Operating System lifecycle fact sheet
Lifecycle begins when released and ends when no longer supported
HP EliteBook 8770w i7-3630QM 32GB
HP ZBook 17 G2 i5-4310M 16GB

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Affishul
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Re: Windows activation

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Thank you it worked like a charm.

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U2CAMEB4ME
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Your very welcome @Affishul 

Best regards,

U2


Microsoft Registered Refurbisher
Microsoft Registered Partner
Windows Operating System lifecycle fact sheet
Lifecycle begins when released and ends when no longer supported
HP EliteBook 8770w i7-3630QM 32GB
HP ZBook 17 G2 i5-4310M 16GB
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