You have to do the upgrade procedure so that your system's signature is registered with Microsoft. Every forum I've looked at says the same thing. Reminds me a lot of Vista. Here is a nice software which can recover or show your Windows Product key no matter which Windows version you are using. I would have thought the same, except that some of these were ordered nearly a year apart. Windows 10 Upgrade checks for a proper version of the Operating system i. So that being said does anyone know how to install Windows 10 Professional on a new Dell OptiPlex that came with Windows 8.
If you install a Retail license, you must use the Retail key. The free upgrade of Windows 10 can't be installed on bare-metal. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same. General Discussion Hi, I have an Asus Windows 7 laptop and cannot find how to disable the function key so don't have to press Fn + F11 to lower my volume. Why would I ever need to use the stickered product key if the recovery parition will install and automatically activate Windows? Make a media for each computer? I think I will sit on this for a while and try and get Dell's input. The legal requirement did not change. Update it all drivers included and add your software and all should be well.
Even now, taking 30-60 minutes isn't unheard of. The way John stated this registers the machine in the microsoftstore Still missing the question. You cannot install Windows 10 from scratch on this machine without installing Windows 8 first. You can find the key even the internal hard disk is damaged. After a while you may simply lose track of the product key after operating system reinstall or downgrade.
Press Esc or Tab while the logo is showing to remove it. You don't need to make a separate media for each computer. Here is how you can do it. A couple questions pertaining to embedded product keys in the bios: 1 When did they start embedding product keys into the bios? I have a feeling that the fact that it is a Dell comes in to play here somewhere. I only had the option to skip when I was trying a bare metal install. Microsoft and their wonderful naming conventions always lead to confusion. This might be a better question for a Dell forum.
I am going to hold out for a bare metal method. And you might noticed that there is a sticker of Windows Product key on the backside of your Laptop. I heard it is an actual product key and even tried a third party utility to pull it out and it sure looked like a product key to me. So just download it and run it. It may be Windows vista, 7, 8, 8. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. Not the first time at least.
Microsoft has changed the activation rules yet again. The same applies to the Windows 8. It came with Windows 8. It may take a few times. It has to have something to do with the 8. Also, when I searched for how to change the product key I came upon this page but do not have the Change Product Key option where this article says that I should.
I heard quite to the contrary. I am not missing anything. Like if the sticker product key is for Windows 7 Home Premium then download Windows 7 Home Premium. You don't need to worry about finding the correct key to the media. Wow did we go all the way around the horn here and are right back where we started from.
They have never worked and probably never will. I agree with Larry that you might have just been impatient. I did notice Dell's chat support was offline all day yesterday. Any damage caused is your own responsibility. I did this a week or so ago using an 8. If you install Windows 8 or 8. Then click the power button.