I bought a (I think) totally legal copy of Windows 7 Ultimate that is a Dell Re-installation disk.
Firstly, is this indeed legal?
Secondly, unfortunately I did not install it for about five months and when I did finally, I realised that I had lost the Product Key, which had been printed out on a sticker with an ordinary bar-code, not one of multi-coloured MS ones.
The person who sold me the Win 7 says he does not have a record of the Product Key, and suggested I try one of the Recover Key type utilities. I did that but got an error code, and then found the explanation - the product key found was just the generic one for Dell, not the unique key needed to activate.
Question 2 then - will Microsoft sell me a new Product Key for 10 US Dollars, as mentioned on another site??
Hoping you can answer very soon, as I think I only have a day or so before my Win 7 stops working (if that is indeed what happens???)