OliRose1994
1 Copper

Lost OEM Windows Disc...

Hey, guys.

I've owned an Alienware desktop computer from new for the past almost-five years, and I've been performing clean OS installs each year or so in order to keep the computer running smoothly. However, I misplaced the disc for installing the OS the last time I did it, and so I tried installing the OS using another disc that I have - but, because it's supposed to be done with an OEM disc, it's now saying I'm not running genuine Windows.

The operating system I have is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and I was wondering if there's any way at all that I can either get some replacement discs or download a Dell/Alienware image from somewhere (legally, of course - I'm not asking for illegal methods!)?

Especially since Windows 10 is coming out in a week and is going to cost £100 to upgrade if I don't get this sorted, I'd quite like it sorting, if possible, please!

Thanks

Oli

PS: I'm out of warranty - and I found this out when I tried to order some replacement discs online.

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Philip_Yip
5 Iridium

RE: Lost OEM Windows Disc...

Follow the instructions here to reapply Dell Windows 7 OEM SLP activation:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/a-clean-install-of-windows-7/th...

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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