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Windows 7: Can Generic Windows 7HPx86 ISO be Installed to Dell Computer

19 Oct 2013   #1

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Can Generic Windows 7HPx86 ISO be Installed to Dell Computer

We have a couple Dell computers and want to install the generic Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO file X17-58996.iso . We have two valid unused Dell Windows 7 HP authentication keys.

1. Will there be a problem installing generic Win7HPx86 instead of the version from a Dell disk (which includes all Dell bloatware)?

2. Is there any special reformatting to be done on the hard disk or will it simply happen upon installation?

3. Are the Win7HPx86 serial product keys Dell provided able to authenticate the generic version of Win7HPx86 (even though it may require activation by phone or some MS interaction)?


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19 Oct 2013   #2

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1. Will there be a problem installing generic Win7HPx86 instead of the version from a Dell disk (which includes all Dell bloatware)?
The has no bloat ware, only the Dell LOGO & Dell generic product key no need to ACTIVATE.
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19 Oct 2013   #3
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Everything needed is here to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

I'd use the Dell Reinstallation DVD if it has SP1 since it self-activates and has some branding, but no bloatware. If no SP1 use the latest official installer in tutorial.
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