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WHY DELL?


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#1 Graphicool1

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 11:26 AM

I built my PC online through a company called...pcspecialist.co.uk.

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So, why is it that when I go into the Control Panel and click on 'System' it shows itself to be a 'DELL'?



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 11:28 AM

Just a guess but, they might have used a Dell OEM licence to activate Windows 7 on your system. That or they are using a packaged image to install Windows, that was taken from a Dell computer.

Edited by Aura., 11 May 2015 - 11:29 AM.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:01 PM

Was the installation media a OEM disc?

 

Did it have Dell printed on it?


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Posted 11 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

Did they include a Windows 7 or Windows 8 COA and media?

If not this might indicate that the BIOS has been modified with Dell's SLIC code and Windows activated using Dell media including the Dell certificate.

You could run Nirsoft ProduKey to view the Windows product key used for activation. If it matches Dell's Windows 7 Professional SLP key (32KD2-K9CTF-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD) and they didn't include a COA and media for Windows 7 or 8, whoever you bought the computer from has probably illegally installed an unlicensed version of Windows and charged you for it anyway.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 05:15 AM

Okay guys

 

I think you are correct in your assumption that the cause is the use of a Dell OEM licence to activate Windows 7 on my system. At the bottom, under the heading...'Windows Activation'...

 

Product ID: 0048-OEM-9409188-67759 

 

But then the wierd thing is, why load 'DELL' OEM sofware? Then include a genuine Windows disk, in an unopened, sealed box, with a certificate? 


Edited by Graphicool1, 12 May 2015 - 05:17 AM.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 06:56 AM

You have Dell OEM software installed? Like Dell Data Protection and so on?

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 07:26 AM

Is the media included Windows 8?

They may have used the downgrade rights, which allows installation of Windows 7 using an existing Windows 7 product key and media - which in this case appears to be Dell OEM media.

 

Using Dell media will add the Dell logo, any OEM product key will activate the install.

 

If you want to remove the Dell logo, click start, run, then type the following and press ENTER:

Rundll32 IedkCS32.dll, BrandCleanInstallStubs

Click OK on the UAC prompt and the logo should be removed.

 

Alternatively, run regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

and edit or delete the logo entry as desired.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:27 AM

AURA

 

"You have Dell OEM software installed? Like Dell Data Protection and so on?"

 

No.

 

zcomputerwiz

 

There is no included media to my knowledge, just the DELL logo.

 

But I will remove the DELL logo, using your info, cheers



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:53 AM


Product ID: 0048-OEM-9409188-67759 


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:28 AM

My bad, I thought you said that some of Dell OEM Software was installed as well. This would mean that they used an image from a Dell system to install Windows on your computer.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:44 AM

Um am I not right in thinking that if they installed Windows with a different disk. Other than the one included in the sealed box, with it's own certificate. Then if the mood took me couldn't I do a new build and legally use the sealed disk for that?

 

Have they not inadvertantly given me carte blanche to used the sealed disk on another rig, with their blessing. If so, It would seem to me to be a generous gesture on their part.


Edited by Graphicool1, 12 May 2015 - 10:49 AM.





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