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How do I remove Windows Edition from desktop

  1. #11

    Posts : 2,612
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Since this is a New Dell Computer, (and I do a boat load of them)

    go into Control Panel - Recovery - Create a Recovery Drive

    Boot from recovery media and reset the factory image..

    Not only will this fix the invalid password - you will also gain Hard Drive Space..

    Which is way more noticeable on Dell Tablets with small drives

    Once windows is activated - enter WMC Product Key (But you already figured that out)

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  2. #12

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Where did you get your MC key from? And has it been used on more than one PC. Your PC must have been already activated with 8.1 Pro or you wouldn't have been able to upgrade to 8.1 Pro with MC. As far as I know 8.1 Pro has to be activated or your MC key will not be accepted at all, you won't be allowed to add it. Your watermark shows 8.1 Pro with Media Center so you did upgrade to MC but your PC did not activate with the MC key. The MC key becomes the new key your PC activates with. It looks to me that your MC key is the issue, not the OEM install that Dell did. Your OEM product code is embedded in the BIOS.

    EDIT: The watermark will go away once your system is activated.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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