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Reinstall Win 7 after HDD failure need activation key

My HDD started failing and I managed to get my data off it.

I've installed an SSD and reinstalled windows from a fresh copy as I cannot create recovery media from the old HDD as the recovery partition is damaged.

The Win 7 installed worked mostly using the OEM key but I keep getting windows warning about it not being genuine Windows 7.

I contacted Microsoft but they say I need to contact DELL to get a key to "activate" Windows properly.

Can someone help - I am in UK so apparently I cannot use the DELL US option of getting recovery disks in the post.

Thanks John

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