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Windows 7: Product Key error

06 Mar 2018   #1
Tom860

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Product Key error

Bought a refurbished laptop with Window 7 Prof. am trying to make a reinstall disc but it wont let me, i get this message:

Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manager. Please contact the device manager for software recovery options.



Where do i go from here? Thanks in advance.


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06 Mar 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi Tom860,

You appear to have initiated several threads revolving around this or similar issue!

What do you mean?

Reinstall Disk

If your referencing obtaining a Win 7 ISO:
Here:
TechBench
All editions ( pro, home premium, etc ) can be made available from any windows 7 iso - either by removing the ei.cfg file from the sources folder, or by using
eicfg_removal_utility.zip
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06 Mar 2018   #3
Tom860

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Other threads were different topic, if this is wrong let me know.
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06 Mar 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Just saying...

Did my response provide an adequate answer?
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07 Mar 2018   #5
Tom860

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It did, but just received message from seller and they said it doesnt have a recovery partition, so i cant make a recovery disc.....Thanks
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07 Mar 2018   #6
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

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07 Mar 2018   #7
Tom860

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks,,will check it out.
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07 Mar 2018   #8
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

It is a refurbished laptop, which means that someone might have removed the recovery partition at some point.

You can download the recovery image from the Dell website, or you can purchase a set of recovery disks. Here is more information:
http://www.dell.com/support/contents...s/media-backup
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07 Mar 2018   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tom860 View Post
It did, but just received message from seller and they said it doesn't have a recovery partition, so i can't make a recovery disc.....Thanks
Ok, there is no recovery partition; doesn't matter, you can re-install Windows 7 Pro, 32 or 64 bit, from any DVD or USB created from a Windows 7 Pro ISO. You will have to re-install any/all 3rd party programs. And, you might need to enter the appropriate product key at some point.

**If you enact and continue a routine backup operation, you can restore en toto everything easily. Whatever date the backup image was, that is your restore date. I average 2 backups per computer per month. **
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