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Dell windows 7 reinstallation dvd for clean install

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November 21, 2012 5:30:46 PM

I have a dell laptop 5150N. I replaced the hard drive with a new, wiped clean hard drive identical to the one i replaced. On ebay, they sell Dell windows 7 reinstallation dvds, but they have no product keys/ COAs. I do have a product key/ COA underneath my laptop. Will one of these dell dvds work for me?
I need a reinstallation just so i can restore my original system via my recovery dvds from the previous hard drive.
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
November 21, 2012 5:36:55 PM

Maybe... I'd call Dell for a replacement disk.
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November 21, 2012 5:40:59 PM

Probably it's in the digital certificate. Just install with no product key and select activate when online. In case you have problems with activation after that, talk to Dell
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November 21, 2012 5:49:59 PM

my warranty expired so they wont really help unless I pay like $60 to talk to them live. Oddly, it was there site that crashed my laptop while I was updating a driver!
Digital Certificate? is that located in the motherboard somewhere?
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November 21, 2012 6:32:37 PM

ok looked it up myself, it's in the registry and is placed there by web browsers.
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a b D Laptop
a c 395 $ Windows 7
November 21, 2012 10:01:16 PM

Will one of these dell dvds work for me? < yes the dell ebay media will work fine,just make sure the os matches your oem sticker.
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