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sumanadep
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How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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I have a dell PC (inspiron 580s)

how do I find the cd key for the windows pre-installed on my PC.

If I want to install windows 7 from some other DVD then can I use this cd key.

 

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Re: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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sumanadep,

Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

Dell windows 7 keycode should be on the computer or maybe look on the envelope the disc came in.. You could not use the key on another copy of Windows 7.

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sumanadep
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Re: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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so how do I re-install windows7 on my PC if I want to do so in future?

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Re: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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sumanadep,

When you received your system there is a program called Datasafe on the desktop. This program is for making the backup disks for your system. Did you not make these disk?

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sumanadep
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Re: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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no I have not made that disk. How do I do it now?

I only want the original (factory) software in my backup disk.

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Re: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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Hi, Your product key is on a blue sticker, stuck to your system case, and as Jessie L said, your Data Safe software is installed on your system, to make your backup. I have a 570, and every now and then I get a prompt from Data Safe wanting to know if I want to backup, you should get the same. Also, it give you the option to make a set of disc's.

      

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RE: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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I lost my Dell OS cd. The microsoft label in my laptop also damaged. I also formatted my system . How can i find my window Product Key. I didnot get any proper reponse from customer care. They said due to security reason they are not maintaining the product key. I am not begging i paid money for original OS. i am helpless . 

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Philip_Yip
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RE: How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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I lost my Dell OS cd. The microsoft label in my laptop also damaged. I also formatted my system . How can i find my window Product Key. I didnot get any proper reponse from customer care. They said due to security reason they are not maintaining the product key. I am not begging i paid money for original OS. i am helpless . 

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See the instructions and tutorial video here:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-w...

Dell Windows 7 OEM uses BIOS System Locked Preinstallation for product activation so you do not need the 25 digit key on your COA.

More details are given here on clean installation:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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