sankaravel.s
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OS Reinstallation

Hello all,

I bought my Dell Studio 1558 five years back. While purchasing my laptop, it was pre-installed with Windows 7 64 bit Home premium operating system. Now I have to format my laptop and install Windows 7 again. The thing is I have lost my OS CD which came along with my laptop while purchasing and as my laptop's warranty has been expired, I am unable to request Dell support.

I made the purchase in India and now I have been moved to US. Please suggest some option so that I can reinstall the OS.

Thanks in advance!

Sankaravel S

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Philip_Yip
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RE: OS Reinstallation

If you cannot use Dell Backup and Recovery to make Recovery Media:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/dell-backup-and-recovery-1-8-1-71/

The best thing for you to do is to install Windows 10 TH2 beta which will accept your Dell Windows 7 OEM product key allowing for a Clean Installation:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-technical-preview-iso/

TH2 final should be out soon.

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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sankaravel.s
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RE: OS Reinstallation

Hello,

I am unable to use Dell Backup and Recovery to make recovery media. So the first option will not work for me. If I have to use the second option, where can I find my Windows 7 OEM product key? I believe I was not given any product key information while purchasing.

Thanks in advance!

Sankaravel S

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