This PC has one HD with three partitions:
The first is 64MB and is called "OEM Partition"; Simple, Basic, *no file system*, Healthy (OEM Partition)
The second is "Recovery"; Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
The third is C:; Simple, Basic, NTFS, Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
But I don't really think any of this matters... I don't want to try any recovery/restore function. I think that's what the geek squad guys did, and it didn't work. Heck, for all I know, the scareware/hijacker could be hiding out in the OEM or Recovery partition.
What I need to know is whether a Dell OEM supplied key will work with a retail installation... I don't know if MS has some way of differentiating the two. Or if they even care to differentiate.