In Dell's own words, their installation discs are only to be used for the computer they were supplied with. For example in some alienware laptop you have to press a button for it to show, on some desktop you have to pull the section that covers the front usb port and audio jacks. Guess I've been taking computers for granted and not realizing how powerful they really are. I only had the test take a little over an hour for full. I hope that doesn't change.
So I'm not not sure I have them all or the right ones. The reason I ask is because the sticker is too faded to read and I've already reloaded over the old install. That won't help you if your hard drive is dead. What seems to work Which I haven't tried in a while so maybe they changed it is activating Windows over the phone. . My Dell laptop has stopped working.
But why they would blame Microsoft after Microsoft has become their partner in going private beats me. One was called extended or something like that and it took just over 24 hours to complete. Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 15 Nov 2, 2018 0 Sep 25, 2018 1 Sep 18, 2018 1 Sep 16, 2018 7 Sep 15, 2018 7 Sep 7, 2018 1 Aug 21, 2018 3 Aug 5, 2018 2 Jul 1, 2018 2 Jun 3, 2018 3 Apr 27, 2018 7 Apr 15, 2018 6 Apr 8, 2018 2 Apr 6, 2018 1 Mar 24, 2018 3 Jan 14, 2018 1 Nov 12, 2017 5 Nov 6, 2017 3 Oct 19, 2017 7 Sep 3, 2017. Hopefully some of this helps. I then bought a new hard drive and bought windows 7 and downloaded it onto my laptop. I know these are a lot of questions but if anyone has definitive knowledge I would sure like to read it. Where is the warranty on that? Employees of companies with social media presences for marketing or damage control are not allowed.
If you want to use a user account other than administrator, replace 'administrator' with the account you wish to use. I'm wondering how can I merge the 2nd place unallocated partition with the 3rd and is the first place partition large enough? Just a note for everyone saying to use a keyfinder, it doesn't always work. Did you find the sticker with the Product Key? What was it from the factory you think? John: Our office is currently using Windows 7. Browse other questions tagged or. I wonder if its just a Dell thing? Blog spam, link spam, referral spam, joke posts and responses, memes, novelty accounts, trolling, unethical behavior, and personal insults will not be tolerated. Why have you contacted this forum rather than your friend? Your Windows 10 will be automatically activated until you don't make changes to the hardware. Your Dell Inspiron will have the product key stuck to the underside of the laptop casing.
So for now I guess I just live with it. What media was used to restore that there is no product key for? You can use the command prompt or powershell. At this rate it will be 24 hours or longer before the check is complete. If you want to use another account replace administrator with your account name. Its also used to check your warranty status. Thought the service tag or express tag could be used to find the original product key by talking to Dell but the person on chat said you will need to pay for tech support.
Normally, there is a sticker on the side of the computer box with the Windows license number, and normally I can type that in to active Windows on an updated computer like this. So I wrote that on paper. I guess secure boot pretty much has married the machine to the media in a more sophisticated way and Microsoft has dropped the requirement for the sticker. I should have specified which commands are to be customized to fit your environment. If I knew how I would combine all 3 and format everything and start all over but not sure if the recovery disc would then load Vista. Windows: From a command prompt, type: wmic bios get serialnumber Linux Ubuntu and others : From a terminal, type: sudo dmidecode -s system-serial-number Comments are welcome, as always. I've tried going into the computer management and going to device manager.
Now suppose that you are unable to find this number on your laptop then at that time you can check it using command prompt. Desktops are one thing, but laptops, tablets and hybrids are increasingly a 'funkadelic' mess of drivers and hardware configs that when wiped may be next to impossible to rebuild with all the proper drivers. Everything is working besides the wifi. It had geniune windows 7 home premium. You can also use this number to download the required drivers on the official website. It also seems now Dell doesn't list the license key on the back of the machine anymore. Is it possible to use a dell service tag to find the associated windows product key? Tip: Although the majority of Dell computers and products have the Service Tag on the back of the unit, some Dell computers have the service tag on the side of the computer.
I'm just going off of what other people have said. I think that this post this post will make your task easier in getting your Sell Service Tag easily. Currently the machine has Win 7 on it, so I can't use key finder to get the product key to take it back to Vista. You can easily find out the product key of your installed windows any version. In this case a product key would almost have to be provided in some manner with the machine. Not the answer you're looking for? There are two problems with this: 1 The utilities usually only work for the copy of Windows under which they're running. This Service Tag can help identify your computer for online support and drivers and is also used to.
Specs: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2. What do you know about partitions? If your Dell computer's label is still readable, you may be able to find the service tag on it. No soliciting of any kind. The service tag number is the one under serialnumber. This is a catch-22, the key will only work with Dell disk and if you have the disk then you don't need the key. I don't see how Dell in particular can shirk responsibility for the key that Dell itself provides, being no good according to Microsoft. Run the following command: slmgr -rearm 6.