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Discus and support Windows 10 Dell OEM Key Activation Issues in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hey, I've got a bunch of Dell OEM keys which I'm trying to use in some Dell OEM laptops. However, although having a Windows 8.1/10 sticker they are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/en3o, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. /u/en3o Win User

    Windows 10 Dell OEM Key Activation Issues


    Hey,

    I've got a bunch of Dell OEM keys which I'm trying to use in some Dell OEM laptops.

    However, although having a Windows 8.1/10 sticker they are not activating.

    They also appear to have an Windows 7 default key embedded into the BIOS, which I believe is causing the activation issues with windows 10 running on the laptop .

    Has anyone came across something like this before?

    The OEM keys are genuine and provided by Dell engineer, when performing mother board replacements.

    Thanks!

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    /u/en3o, Jan 9, 2020
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    activate windows 7 oem key

    There is no difference between the OEM disc and the Retail disc with Windows 7. A retail disc will accept a OEM or Retail key, and vise versa.

    If the OEM Key wasn't going to work with the disc you have, it would have stopped you during the install when it first asked you for the key, not during activation.

    What is likely the problem is that, since the OEM version has already been activated once, it is failing activation again. Activate it over the phone using the option given to you on the failed activation screen, and you shouldn't have a problem activating it.
     
    newtekie1, Jan 9, 2020
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  3. aasim1111 Win User
    oem activation key

    I have a window 10 os oem version. I want to do a fresh reinstall on my computer. Can I use the same activation key ( i used in the first place to get my pc up and running) if it has been used before.

    Note: I will use the same cd and the key
     
    aasim1111, Jan 9, 2020
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  4. Kreij Win User

    Windows 10 Dell OEM Key Activation Issues

    activate windows 7 oem key

    You cannot activate a retail version of Windows with an OEM key.
    The retail version should have it's own activation key.
    If you just borrowed the Win DVD from someone who is using the key, that won't work with your OEM (OA) key.

    pwned by newtekie. lol My bad.
    It does work in Vista and 7, just not in XP.

    Have you looked on the ASUS website to see if you can re-download the driver/diag disk, or at least everything you need to make one?
     
    Kreij, Jan 9, 2020
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