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if win 7 came with the computer running dell's factory reset from the "repair your computer" option is the only way to put a fresh copy of windows 7 on the computer using the OEM key
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another way would be to try ophcrack. The vista version should work for 7. It won't find all the passwords tho. Only if it's not a very secure one
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Installing Windows 7 isn't a pain. It takes less than 45 minutes from installing to desktop.
No it doesn't?

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if win 7 came with the computer running dell's factory reset from the "repair your computer" option is the only way to put a fresh copy of windows 7 on the computer using the OEM key
Nope. I've done this with my brothers Laptop. Downloaded an ISO and used his OEM key. Wasn't a Dell OEM ISO either.
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Nope. I've done this with my brothers Laptop. Downloaded an ISO and used his OEM key. Wasn't a Dell OEM ISO either.
Hmm what ISO did you use, I've tried doing it that way with a retail copy and a copy downloaded from MS and neither would activate with an OEM key, because an OEM key appears to be in a slightly different format
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Hmm what ISO did you use, I've tried doing it that way with a retail copy and a copy downloaded from MS and neither would activate with an OEM key, because an OEM key appears to be in a slightly different format
Windows 7 Home Premium ISO from a pirates bay. Nothing done to it, was a clean ISO. I didn't have any problems... Strange.
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Windows 7 Home Premium ISO from a pirates bay. Nothing done to it, was a clean ISO. I didn't have any problems... Strange.
Yep that is, I wonder if there are differences with OEM keys on US models opposed to those from where ur from
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I believe you just need to delete the ef.cfi file first, then you should be good to go. Doubt there is a difference.
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I believe you just need to delete the ef.cfi file first, then you should be good to go. Doubt there is a difference.
good to know
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