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i've been having some issues with my wifes dell laptop.there seems to be to much unwanted bloatware and other dell bs always coming up. my question is, can i get away with using my windows7 disk and her windows key off the back off the laptop? i'd like to just wipe it clean and get rid of all dell bloatware. any insite on this would be great,and if anyone knows it's you guys. thx
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Is the key on the back a windows 7 key?? Like same version you have, for instance home premium or whatever.
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ya ,it's home premium to. just alittle scared to do it.
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Well I have had mixed experiences. Sometimes they don't like retail copies and it has to be OEM, and other times its worked. Didn't it come with recovery partition to reload windows?
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post #5 of 17
your ok to do it i always do reinstalls off my own cd and oem key works like a charm

edit just as long as your cd is an oem
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post #6 of 17
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i just moved and can't find the book. i understand what your asking though. i had a dell 8400 and all you had to do was hit control and f10 at boot,then you could restore it back to new. the only problem with that is i'd have all there bloat ware again.
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your ok to do it i always do reinstalls off my own cd and oem key works like a charm

edit just as long as your cd is an oem
i have to copys from newegg. one for mine and one for my son's.
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post #8 of 17
Yea.....You are probably good to do it, but I have had some experiences where it wouldn't do it. But these were rare. Just back up everything.
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post #9 of 17
AS long as it the same version (home premium) or what ever version it is . load the disc ,use the key off the case you should be good to go!
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post #10 of 17
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well i guess the worst thing that could happen is i'd have to buy another oem verison from newegg. it would be worth it just to get rid of dell's crap. is there away to get the netcard drivers onto a usb drive?or do i have to get them from there website?
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