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Windows 7: Dell OEM Disc


16 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Dell OEM Disc

I bought a Dell OEM disc on ebay. It was sealed and had never been used. I installed it today, and all work fine. When I go to "system" to check to see if it is authentic, it says I have three days to automatic activation. I did a run command and got 30 trial language. Does this mean that the Dell OEM cd automatically activates itself in three days. Is this a real version, or a trial version? Very confused. I went to valadate, and it valadates ok.


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16 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you buy an OEM disk with product key? If so, go ahead and activate it at Computer>Properties activation link using the key which came with it.

If you only bought a disk to use to clean reinstall a Dell Factory OEM installation, use the key stickered to the computer.

The 30 day grace period is normal to give you time to insert the key.
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