erikcfc
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Recovering Windows 8 key in Inspiron 7537

Recently I have to reset (Wipe everything) my 7537 which has Windows 10 and Debian (dual boot), however, I don't know the key of the Windows 8 originally for the laptop.

After reading few posts in Dell Support, it said the key should be injected into the BIOS already but when I use a Windows 8 disk to boot and install, it asked for the key every time. And currently my warranty has expired. What can I do?

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DELL-Jesse L
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RE: Recovering Windows 8 key in Inspiron 7537

erikcfc,

Where is the Windows 8 or Windows 10 Product Key?

Factory-installed Windows 8 and Windows 10 computers differ from previous versions of Windows. Previously, the Product Key for Windows was attached as a label on the computer so that, in the event that the computer required reinstallation, the key could be referenced for activation.

For Windows 8 and Windows 10, the Product Key is "injected" onto the computer motherboard at the factory, and the installation and activation processes refer to the BIOS of the computer to verify authenticity and activate Windows. No Windows Product Key is otherwise provided or needed by the customer.


Identify a Genuine Windows 8 or Windows 10 Computer

Dell computers that are factory-installed with Windows 8 or Windows 10 carry one of the following logos on the palmrest, which verifies that the computer is a Genuine Windows 8 or Windows 10 system and has a factory "injected" Product Key on the motherboard.

Genuine Microsoft Labels-What to Look for

Windows 8 Support Information

 



 

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