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Windows 7: Repair Install

30 Apr 2015   #1850
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nick,

Most likely will be the SLP key instead of the needed key on the COA.

I'd recommend what John posted above to see if the manufacturer may be able to look up your COA key.


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11 May 2015   #1851
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can I I/R W-7 Ultimate

Have a Dell laptop with W-7 Ultimate that is seriously screwed up.
The owner has a small business and has a number of programs that probably can't be reinstalled. (No disc, Expensive, etc)
Its a Dell and I have the Dell recovery OS that came with it.
Can I use the Dell DVD to do the I/R or am I screwed.
Pete
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11 May 2015   #1852
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pete,

I'm afraid you cannot use an OEM recovery disc to perform a repair install with. It can only be done with retail media from within Windows.
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11 May 2015   #1853
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
Not an OEM Recovery Disk

The disk I have is a complete installation disk from Dell - not a recovery disk. I've already used it on my PC to create a dual boot OS.
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11 May 2015   #1854
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If it's a "retail" type installation media, then you could use it if it's the same or newer version than the Windows you currently have installed.
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12 May 2015   #1855
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hey Brink,
Can I download an .iso Ultimate and use that?
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12 May 2015   #1856
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
Hey Brink,
Can I download an .iso Ultimate and use that?
Hello Pete,

Sure, if you have Ultimate installed and the ISO is the same or newer version than the Windows you currently have installed.
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14 May 2015   #1857
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Forgot to tell you the key is for an Dell OEM on the problem machine.
I get This when I enter the Key for validation:
System Error
We encountered a problem with the product key you provided. Please visit the Microsoft Support Contact Us page for assistance. Refer to Message Code 715-123130.
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14 May 2015   #1858
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Be sure that you are entering the key on the COA sticker and not the SLP key that it came activated with.

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
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15 May 2015   #1859
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Not sure, had to return PC to my customer. I'll get it back next week and let you know.
Thanks, as usual.
Pete
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