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Windows 7: Resetting Win 7 II

14 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 home premium x64
Resetting Win 7 II

I'm unable to restore factory settings on my Dell 64bit laptop so ...

I've downloaded Win7 iso from Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River created a bootable disk.

I've got me Win7 key using Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.

so is it ok for me to use the disk + key to reinstall Win7 and clear out the old stuff?

How does the key prevent unauthorised use?

Is there a possibility that Win7 won't let me use it?

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14 Sep 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I've got me Windows 7 key using (a key finder.)
Is there a possibility that Windows 7 won't let me use it?

Use the COA Product Key or the Dell Recovery disk ('s)

You can not use the factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key that Belarc, may/may not find to reinstall Windows.
System Locked Pre-installation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Microsoft official Dell OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks.
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14 Sep 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


Follow the steps closely in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which will assure you get and keep a perfect install.

Be sure to read the Special Note for Dell Owners to determine if the valuable Hardware Diagnostics suites will still boot and run so you can keep that partition only during the booted reinstall, deleting all other partitions to create and format New in the space.

Ask back any questions you have.
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