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Re: Reinstall Win 7 after HDD failure need activation key

If you can boot into the Windows installation of the old harddrive. Run ABRbeta.exe as instructed in my Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean Install of Windows 7:

This will allow you to backup your Dell OEM Windows 7 Activation from your old installation and to restore it in your new installation.

Pay in particular attention to Step 1c and Step 11b which mention use of this utility.

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

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