How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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How do I find my windows 7 cd key?

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I have a dell PC (inspiron 580s)

how do I find the cd key for the windows pre-installed on my PC.

If I want to install windows 7 from some other DVD then can I use this cd key.

 

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  • Hi, Your product key is on a blue sticker, stuck to your system case, and as Jessie L said, your Data Safe software is installed on your system, to make your backup. I have a 570, and every now and then I get a prompt from Data Safe wanting to know if I want to backup, you should get the same. Also, it give you the option to make a set of disc's.

          

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  • sumanadep,

    Thank you for using the Dell Community Forum.

    Dell windows 7 keycode should be on the computer or maybe look on the envelope the disc came in.. You could not use the key on another copy of Windows 7.

  • so how do I re-install windows7 on my PC if I want to do so in future?

  • sumanadep,

    When you received your system there is a program called Datasafe on the desktop. This program is for making the backup disks for your system. Did you not make these disk?

  • no I have not made that disk. How do I do it now?

    I only want the original (factory) software in my backup disk.

  • Hi, Your product key is on a blue sticker, stuck to your system case, and as Jessie L said, your Data Safe software is installed on your system, to make your backup. I have a 570, and every now and then I get a prompt from Data Safe wanting to know if I want to backup, you should get the same. Also, it give you the option to make a set of disc's.

          

    If my answer Was helpful?  Please let me know by clicking on the 'Did this answer your question' and clicking on the Yes button.  Thanks.


     

     

  • I lost my Dell OS cd. The microsoft label in my laptop also damaged. I also formatted my system . How can i find my window Product Key. I didnot get any proper reponse from customer care. They said due to security reason they are not maintaining the product key. I am not begging i paid money for original OS. i am helpless . 

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  • Sidiq Mohamed

    I lost my Dell OS cd. The microsoft label in my laptop also damaged. I also formatted my system . How can i find my window Product Key. I didnot get any proper reponse from customer care. They said due to security reason they are not maintaining the product key. I am not begging i paid money for original OS. i am helpless . 

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    See the instructions and tutorial video here:

    Dell Windows 7 OEM uses BIOS System Locked Preinstallation for product activation so you do not need the 25 digit key on your COA.

    More details are given here on clean installation:

    Philip Yip

     

    Windows Reinstallation Guide and Related Wikies See here for other wikies such as Customising and Using Windows 8.1, Dell Wireless Cards and Unofficial Drivers.