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You have the retail iso to download. Then just use the activation key on the bottom of the laptop. This will not activate an OEM right away. You will have to call MS, it will refer you to a 1800 number. Just put in the numbers they give you or you can speak them to the MS operator (it's not an actual human BTW). That is it. Then will be legit and activated.
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so i did the dwnld and usb thing and ready to go but now when i go turn on the lappy there is no option to read off usb just cd and the disk drives wth???????? am i missing something.....?

and i just popped in my oem disk win7 and it read it right away...should i just use the disk and hope for the best....

and use the code given on the lapptop sticker
Edited by =JLumbs= - 8/10/13 at 7:18pm
 
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so i did the dwnld and usb thing and ready to go but now when i go turn on the lappy there is no option to read off usb just cd and the disk drives wth???????? am i missing something.....?

and i just popped in my oem disk win7 and it read it right away...should i just use the disk and hope for the best....

and use the code given on the lapptop sticker

That should work, as long as it's the same edition.
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That should work, as long as it's the same edition.

^ pretty much this
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post #25 of 28
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the laptop could not read the usb there was no setting in the boot menu for it......anyway i used an old disk (oem) installed it and put in the serial # on bottom of lapptop and i had to call the number and thats it

i had sum drivers issues with the wifi controller but got it....

AWESOME thanks for all the replies.......as usual thanks 2cables
 
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Nice to read that you have solve your issue smile.gif
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post #27 of 28
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Nice to read that you have solve your issue smile.gif

ya and thank u for your help and ya it kinda nice to see things got resolved not like other posts ive seen that just end when they got what they needed.....what aBout the rest of peoples that have same problems......aNway thanks OCN!!!

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post #28 of 28
Hey glad you got windows installed thats great but I wanted to tell you for future reference that you can boot from USB on systems that don't allow it from BIOS by using PLOP Boot Manager. Burn PLOP to a CD, boot from CD, then from the CD you can choose to boot from USB.thumb.gif

Also, a lot of people will purposely reinstall with a retail CD instead of an OEM to get rid of all the dell etc. branded bloatware that comes with OEM

EDIt: Actually, I think there's some confusion cause there are windows OEM and windows Retail CD's and then there is Dell or HP etc. OEM, so I'm not sure which OEM you had. AFAIK a windows OEM should replace a Dell OEM with same key with no problem, which is what a lot of ppl do to avoid the bloat, but a retail CD might require a call to MS. Correct me if I'm wrong
Edited by WOD35 - 8/13/13 at 2:53am
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