Re: Re-installing Windows 7 on Vostro 3550

Hi 24taz48,

When you’re using the Dell disc to install the windows 7, it will not ask you for a product key. However, you can try changing the settings in BIOS page. Please follow the steps below to change the settings in BIOS.           

Tap ‘F2’ as soon as the computer starts to enter the system setup or BIOS

Please confirm that you are able to see the headings ‘Main’, ‘Advanced’, ‘Security’, ‘Boot’ and ‘Exit’ on the screen

Use the right-arrow key to navigate to ‘Advanced’

In the ‘Advanced’ select SATA operation check if its [AHCI] change to [ATA], Incase under SATA operation if its mentioned [ATA] change it to [AHCI]

Press the ‘F10’ key to save the changes and exit the BIOS screen, when asked to confirm the same, please select ‘Yes’ and press ‘Enter’

Restart the computer and then try the installation process.

Please do reply for further assistance.

Thanks and regards,
Senthil S
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