The wrong OS was loaded onto Dell laptop and require Windows 7 Professional key as License key sticker on bottom of laptop is unreadable. As the wrong OS has been loaded by mistake it cannot be recovered from Registry. Please help.
The service tags not recognised, what model of Dell is it?
Do you have a Dell Windows 7 Professional Reinstallation DVD?
If the tag was on the bottom its not a model from 2009 Windows 7.
Systems with windows 7 from 2009 have the Tag in the battery bay where it wont get rubbed off.
The forum is not a source of free windows keys.
If you cant read it you have to buy a new copy of windows.
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The service tag is recognised on Dell's support web site and I would like to know if there is a way to get the original Windows 7 professional key that was supplied with this laptop and service tag. I am not looking to get a 'free' key as one person responding put it and it is not my fault if the key is supplied in such a way that it gets worn by day-to-day use of an end user and before I personally joined the company.
Yes I have a copy of Windows 7 Professional installation CD.
Any help is appreciated.