Dell Latitude D600 not activating windows 7

  tintinuk67 19:03 18 Jan 11

I have been given an old Dell Latitude D600 through work which came with Windows XP but a dead hard drive. I've replaced the drive & installed Windows 7 from an OEM disk, but my problem is that Windows will not activate.

When you try to activate it through Control Panel > Systems it says that the copy of windows is not genuine.

Any ideas?

  GaT7 19:05 18 Jan 11

Is the Win7 OEM version you're using also installed & activated on any other system - the licence key mainly?

Where did you buy the Win7 OEM from? G

  tintinuk67 19:09 18 Jan 11

The Win7 disk came thru work as we have a contract with Dell but has not been installed on any other pc as all our pc's run XP pro.

  961 19:11 18 Jan 11

Win OEM disks will only basically work on one computer

You'll need to buy another that has not been used or buy a retail version that you can use on any one computer

  GaT7 19:14 18 Jan 11

What system was the Dell Win7 OEM licence originally meant for? The licence key is probably tied to that system (even if not used) & cannot be installed on any other. G

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