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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:38 am 
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Hi,

recently purchased T61 and it has recovery partition deleted. I have Dell OEM installation media, would it work straight up, or could I implement my license code to it?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Yippee, activation worked, had to only change the product key.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:37 am 
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You can make a custom DVD for future use where the key is already changed, check out vLite (nLite for Vista), you can add Multiple certificates to $OEM$\$$\SYSTEM32\OEM folder so it will work for your Dell, IBM, and most other systems you have.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:28 am 
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you actually got a Dell OEM disc to work on your Thinkpad? Whenever I've tried using a Dell OEM Windows (re) install disc, it only wanted to work on a Dell machine, and a machine close to the exact model at that.....

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:00 pm 
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The key difference would be restore media versus oem install media.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:28 am 
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Dell discs nearly always work on any machine but the product key will only successfully activate on a Dell machine. So you'd get Windows installed but you'd have to change the product key if you're not on a Dell to get it activated.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Easy Wind wrote:
you actually got a Dell OEM disc to work on your Thinkpad? Whenever I've tried using a Dell OEM Windows (re) install disc, it only wanted to work on a Dell machine, and a machine close to the exact model at that.....


Dell has not had that restriction for years, the last Dell disc I saw do that was Win2K


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