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Windows 10 Product Key?

I purchased a Inspiron 15-5558 with Windows 10 pre-installed.  It was delivered on the release date (July 29th).  There is no Windows sticker or product key anywhere on the laptop, I even looked under the battery.  Where can I get the code?

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MAY I GET WUNDOWS 8.1 ACTIVATION CODES

 


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MAY I GET WUNDOWS 8.1 ACTIVATION CODES

 


NO
8.0 and 8.1 and 10 have windows genuine label and key in bios.

 


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Unfortunately I have not purchased a Windows 10 OEM device to do full testing with.

So maybe I can help you by asking more questions. 

1. It also seems like there is no sticker to identify the Edition? Does the F2 Dell UEFI BIOS setup mention anything about the preinstalled Edition? Power down your computer. Wait 10 seconds and power it up. Press F2 at the Dell BIOS Screen.

1. Dell BIOS

1. BIOS Setup

2. Does the product ID have the words OEM?

3. For the upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1 OEM the activation was device based but this activation mechanism means Dell have to complete Windows installation and connect every device to the internet...so its more likely a unique key will be embedded in the UEFI BIOS:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/

4. Can you tell me if RW-Everything reports a MSDM tab?

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/#OEMKey

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What do you not understand about having to likely re-install the operating system because something failed?? Why ASSUME someone is stealing?? I have had to reinstall twice already because of failed components.

Windows 8 and 8.1 and 10 have generic keys.  There is however no key on coa sticker.

Its in the bios.

Keys DO NOT come from Dell nor do they come from the forum.

it's  possible to pre-install Windows 8.x or Windows 10 with a generic key offline. These keys can only install Windows. It's not possible to activate using generic key.

XKY4K-2NRWR-8F6P2-448RF-CRYQH (Windows 8 Pro)
RR3BN-3YY9P-9D7FC-7J4YF-QGJXW (Windows 8 Media Center)
FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3 (Windows 8 Home)


XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB (Windows 8.1 Pro)
GBFNG-2X3TC-8R27F-RMKYB-JK7QT (Windows 8.1 Media Center)
334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT (Windows 8.1 Home)


VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T (Windows 10 Professional)
YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 (Windows 10 Home - multi)
BT79Q-G7N6G-PGBYW-4YWX6-6F4BT (Windows 10 Home - single)

Windows Product Key (DPK): A unique 25-character code used to activate Windows. Digital Product Key (DPK): A unique key in system BIOS that is used for activating Windows  on the system. This is also called a Digital License.

Users do not need to know what this is it figures it out automatically onece you go online.

 


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How could I reinstall Windows OS if the service center decides to wipe off my HDD as part of their service? Is it by creating a USB recovery drive?

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It will tell you the product key and also let you plug in a product key to see what version it is.


@Philip_Yip wrote:

Unfortunately I have not purchased a Windows 10 OEM device to do full testing with.

So maybe I can help you by asking more questions. 

1. It also seems like there is no sticker to identify the Edition? Does the F2 Dell UEFI BIOS setup mention anything about the preinstalled Edition? Power down your computer. Wait 10 seconds and power it up. Press F2 at the Dell BIOS Screen.

1. Dell BIOS

1. BIOS Setup

2. Does the product ID have the words OEM?

3. For the upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1 OEM the activation was device based but this activation mechanism means Dell have to complete Windows installation and connect every device to the internet...so its more likely a unique key will be embedded in the UEFI BIOS:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/

4. Can you tell me if RW-Everything reports a MSDM tab?

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/#OEMKey


Similar to other questions here, I reformated my hard drive and put a Debian Linux version on my Inspiron 5559, and now want to run the MS Win10 Home from a VirtualBox instance. Is there a way to recover the license key? I really just want a plain vanilla version of Win10. 

On a similar line, is there anyway I can override the builtin OEM key and use my own purchased Win10 Pro Retail key?. I reinstalled onto a clean drive from my own Win10 and was not asked for a key at all. When I checked windows it had a Product ID with OEM near the end. The feature to change the activation key is right there next to the OEM key in the window, but am I letting myself in for a hard time just for it to ignore my key on reboot and install it's builtin OEM key again?

Actually, I got the worst of both worlds - an OEM installation with no DELL extras, so I had to download and install SupportAssistant and Command|Update and then install all the drivers, etc. Just to complete a perfect day, the USB supplied with FQC-10070 was not recognised by the UEFI BIOS (Perfection 5820), and was not even visible so could not be added to the UEFI boot list. Is it possible that, because FQC-10070 is 32/64bit, that it boots 32bit, as I believe UEFI needs a 64bit boot device. Maybe that's nonsense I read somewhere, I'm not sure. However, a 64bit 1803 ISO downloaded from Microsoft and put onto a USB stick with Rufus was seen no problem and was easily added to the boot list.

 

 

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