HD died, How to Install Windows 8 no product key sticker

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by subby6, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. subby6

    subby6 MDL Novice

    Oct 14, 2014
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    I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3521.

    My HD died, and was unable to recovery any files from it. And I don't have any recovery media. And because the Windows sticker on the bottom on the laptop doesn't show a product. I dunno how to get Windows 8 back on it without having to buy a new retail version of it. I tried to do some research, as I know a little bit about computers, I have downloaded and installed windows 7 on my old laptop before and used the product key there for that and it worked. But in laptop i read that the key is built into the bios or something, and there are tools that can get it. And i need a Dell OEM windows 8 dvd. Which is where i started looking, but couldn't find. Can someone help me?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Have a look on this thread ;)
     
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