Windows 10: Fresh Install

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  1.    21 Mar 2015 #21

    You are not correctly responding to the offers of help
    1. I use Dells. I have no problems.
    2. The OEM key is imbedded, and has nothing to do with the OS installed. Belarq will find it and display it. It will also inform you as to the particular model (pro etc. Usually Pro with Dell). Once you have that, you can download and reinstall that version, from the link given (Adamf Post #4)
    3. Have you attempted to try the "Restore to factory condition" in the F12 options on start up. It is in a hidden and protected partition on all Dells, unless you have reformatted the whole HD with a third party program.
    4. A Windows 10 (Pro) build does not require a key. But you will need to install the builds successively, or use the tutorial here:

    Upgrading Non-sequential builds - Windows 10 Forums

    5. (See Post gzt7d8 #14) Belarq will also give you the Service tag. If you then go to Dell home page, and put in the Service tag where it asks, it will give you all the information you require, regarding you PC.
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  2.    21 Mar 2015 #22

    After buying the PC, I used my usual partition manager to wipe every drive, and reinstall windows. At the time I had a Dell USB key that I used to install windows, but during my move it has been lost. All the software key recovery programs say there is the HP key or no MSDM key.

    I'll just wait it out and buy a new license from the college at a discount price. I'm tired of raging over this.

    Windows Diagnostic Tool says

    No OEM Key Found
    Ive made a USB stick using one of the original links provided and next thrusday (payday) will be downloading a discounted college price version of windows. (Which, I hope isnt too much)

    If anyone else has Idea's feel free to post them here.
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  3.    21 Mar 2015 #23

    Once again. Why are you not using the Belarq analysing tool to find the Service tag and OEM key. Why spend money on another installation, when you have all the info you need in this thread to reinstall the original.
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  4.    21 Mar 2015 #24

    I know the Service Tag, and the OEM key says a bunch of invalid serial key numbers and then (Key: None Activated)
    This is using Windows 8.1 Home downloaded from Microsoft and the Serial Key from the old HP machine that doesn't work.
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  5.    21 Mar 2015 #25

    Hi there

    You could download the trial W8.1 Enterprise iso for free -- You get quite a long time before it expires. (90 days)

    However IMO why not keep using W10 --it's OK and bound to get better as we get nearer RTM. There will be a few more builds too.

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  6.    21 Mar 2015 #26

    When Windows 10 RT expires ill still be screwed as after the trial I wont have an OS to use.
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  7.    21 Mar 2015 #27

    BriniaSona said: View Post
    When Windows 10 RT expires ill still be screwed as after the trial I wont have an OS to use.
    Hi there

    what's the matter with you -- every offer of help you seem to reject or put other objections in the way.

    Windows 10 is likely to last until way into NEXT year and even then it seems Ms is going to issue a whole slew of Free updates.

    Worry about the future later -- I'd have thought you'd be glad to get a WORKING computer again -- THEN you can think about extending the life of the OS.

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