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  1. #1


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    format reinstall


    Hello
    I just read the following,"Microsoft imposes a limit on number of times Windows or other Microsoft paid applications license keys can be activated on different PCs."

    I have MS Office Home and Student 2010 which came preloaded with no discs but have keys.
    When I need to format and reinstall I need to use the 64bit link to do so.
    My question is this," Does the information included apply to my formatting and reinstalling both or either the OS and Office?
    Thank you,
    Peter

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  2. #2


    In most cases, after the third attempt to re-install the OS you will encounter a problem.

    If it is a genuine re-install, then you must contact MS who will grant this.

    On the other hand, if not, you do not have to worry about Student 2010 as you will not have a workable machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2
    I just read the following,"Microsoft imposes a limit on number of times Windows or other Microsoft paid applications license keys can be activated on different PCs."
    Yes, true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2
    I have MS Office Home and Student 2010 which came preloaded with no discs but have keys.
    When I need to format and reinstall I need to use the 64bit link to do so.
    My question is this," Does the information included apply to my formatting and reinstalling both or either the OS and Office?
    But you can us the Dell Recovery on your Dell xps 8300,or Dell Inspiron 15 R N5010 as many times you like, with no problems
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  4. #4


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the Dell version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your the OEM manufacturer's website.

    Manuals | Dell US

    RouteTo
    Dell - Support
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  5. #5


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I made the recovery discs for Win 7 which was the OS that came with the pc. I am running Win 8 and will be running Win 8.1, I believe.
    I do have images with Macrium.
    A Dell tech removed the recovery partition on the desktop but I have it on the laptop.
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