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need to install windows 7 home premium oa


I just had to replace the HDD in my dell latitude e6520 laptop. the previously one was malfunctioning.

I was trying to download windows 7 from microsoft site with the original key but its showing

" The product key you've entered appears to be for software which was pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options." 

And I am unable to download / install it.

Is there any way I can download win7 home premium oa that i bought with my laptop?



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Windows 7 Reaches End of Life in about a year so you should consider clean installing Windows 10 with your Windows 7 Product Key Instead. See here for more details:

Most Latitude models come with Windows 7 Pro and not Windows 7 Home Premium so check your key on the COA under your battery. The Microsoft website rejects all Dell Windows 7 OEM Keys and you should use the Dell OS Recovery Tool instead. See my guide here for more details:

Dr Philip Yip
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