RE: Windows 7 Activation Error
I did a clean installation of Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 5520 because my boot time was absurdly long and I assumed there was just something wrong with the installation (this was correct, but irrelevant to this issue). After I reset the PC and booted up Windows again, I checked the computer's properties, and it said that the product key is not available for activation. Windows support told me to contact Dell, so I called customer support but my call was disconnected while being transferred between representatives and I don't have the time at the moment to redo the call. Anyone know the right actions to take in order to get my key fixed? I don't have warranty anymore, by the way.
Did you use a Dell Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD or a Digital River .iso?
I would advise you to use the activation backup and recovery program and Dell ABR files:
The third video, this will give you the activation mechanism of the Dell Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD.
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide