Windows 10: Copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft against Dell OEM version

Discus and support Copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft against Dell OEM version in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a Dell Laptop. It came with preinstalled version of windows 10. I am getting an SSD added to my laptop and want the OS to be installed on SSD.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by HimNagpal, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. HimNagpal Win User

    Copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft against Dell OEM version


    I have a Dell Laptop. It came with preinstalled version of windows 10.


    I am getting an SSD added to my laptop and want the OS to be installed on SSD.


    Can i get a copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft if i show the details of laptop?

    :)
     
    HimNagpal, Aug 17, 2019
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  2. rtwjunkie Win User

    my windows 10 oem didn't come with a product key

    Dude, go to Newegg right now and read the questions and answers tab on Windows 10 OEM. The OEM copies that are listed there DO in fact, come on an optical disc. The flash drive ONLY comes on Retail copies.
     
    rtwjunkie, Aug 17, 2019
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  3. taz420nj Win User
    my windows 10 oem didn't come with a product key

    LOL yes they do. Legit OEM copies DO come with a key - on a sticker that you affix to the case. OEM and SLP (System Locked Preactivation) are NOT the same thing. SLP is what large OEMs like Dell, HP, etc do, where every system came out of the factory activated with the same "Manufacturer's Master" key in XP, Vista, and 7. Reinstalling with the factory image preserves this activation. However if you dig that key out with Magical Jellybean and try to do a clean install with it, activation will fail. That's why every machine that came out of a factory ALSO had a COA with a unique key. That is what you need to use for a clean install. Starting with 8, large OEMs began embedding the unique key into the BIOS, which is why they no longer come with a unique key sticker. However, you can still buy legit OEM versions of every version (the ones that small shops would use for their custom machines) - including 10 - which come with the sticker with a unique key.

    The only differences between OEM and Retail versions is that the OEM version locks to the first motherboard it is activated on, while Retail can be moved to a different one. OEM also come with no support.
     
    taz420nj, Aug 17, 2019
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  4. Copy of Windows 10 from Microsoft against Dell OEM version

    Question On OEM Windows clean install......

    "Flavors" of Windows licenses

    Windows can be a little "odd" about license keys. There are at least 4 categories:
    • Retail
    • OEM
    • Volume (electronic download)
    • Corporate (no key needed)
    For guaranteed success, the license key and media should be in the same category. If you have retail media, you may not be able to install it using an OEM or Volume license key, even though the key is valid for that version of Windows. *Wtf :wtf: Apparently, this is part of Microsoft's anti-piracy scheme (i.e., all customers are guilty until proven innocent).
     
    Static~Charge, Aug 17, 2019
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