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tethidecans
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product activation key for windows 7 has rubbed off

How can I obtain my activation code? I need to re-install windows 7 on my computer. Can you help?

never mind - i found a program to find it off my computer, freepcaudit - thank you anyways

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Re: product activation key for windows 7 has rubbed off

Hi Tethidecans,

If you are using a Windows OEM version DVD to install operating system, you wont require any key to activate Windows. 

Please reply in case you have further questions.

Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
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Philip_Yip
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Re: product activation key for windows 7 has rubbed off

never mind - i found a program to find it off my computer, freepcaudit - thank you anyways

That program won't give you the product key on your sticker it will give you a Dell System Locked Preinstallation key instead. This means you cannot use retail media and phone activation and must use a Dell Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD which looks like the following.

The Dell Reinstallation DVD automatically unlocks when installed on a Dell BIOS with the Dell System Locked Preinstallation Key. Thus there is no need for the user to enter a product key or activate.

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

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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