Recover Win 10 product key

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #21

    Denis, Sorry, no...Win 7 has nothing to do with my problem. Briefly, I inadvertently destroyed the original OEM WIN 10 version when I installed Linux. With no way to recover the OEM, I bought a copy of Win 10 online and installed it.
    So neither of your scenarios is correct.
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  2. Posts : 24,649
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #22

    LeeRex said:
    ...I inadvertently destroyed the original OEM WIN 10 version when I installed Linux. With no way to recover the OEM....
    Incorrect. The OEM Windows 10 Pro key is embedded in the bios. There was no need to buy anything....

    Being supplied with Dell OEM Win10, then the Win10 key will be embedded in the bios firmware. A clean install with Win10 install media downloaded from Microsoft will find and use this key.
    Recover Win 10 product key post #15.
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  3. Posts : 17,281
    Windows 11 Pro
       #23

    As well as posts #3, 4, and 6....
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  4. Posts : 24,649
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #24

    NavyLCDR said:
    As well as posts #3, 4, and 6....
    true....
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  5. Posts : 11,391
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #25

    LeeRex said:
    Denis, Sorry, no...Win 7 has nothing to do with my problem. Briefly, I inadvertently destroyed the original OEM WIN 10 version when I installed Linux. With no way to recover the OEM, I bought a copy of Win 10 online and installed it.
    So neither of your scenarios is correct.
    Yes, neither of my scenarios applied.
    Try3 said:
    ... Your computer will be activated with a digital licence and Windows will activate after the upgrade or any subsequent re-installation without any product key being needed [you just skip that dialog during the installation procedure].
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 84
    Windows 11 Pro (21H2)
       #26

    It might be me but you never know.. has he put the wrong Windows version on?
    Are you using home or Pro reinstall disk?

    Using your Dell System Service Tag ID / serial Number you can download the Windows ISO for your machine.
    https://www.dell.com/support/home/en...verytool/wt64a
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