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.
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