Microsoft Windows OEM FAQs and Downloads

OEM Licensing – Am I Licensed to Run Windows on My Device/Where is My Product Key?

Systems with the following stickers have a 25 digit Product Key embedded into the systems motherboard. Windows 10 Installation Media will automatically input it during installation selecting the correct Edition.

Older systems had a sticker which stated the Edition of Windows 7 and an affixed 25 Digit Product Key. This key can be used for a one-time initial activation of Windows 10 during which the systems hardware profile (motherboard details) is submitted to a Microsoft Product Activation Server. For any subsequent installation the Product Key may be skipped and the Device will Activate when online as the Microsoft Product Activation Server will remember the systems hardware profile.

Edition of Windows 7Edition of Windows 10 to Install
StarterHome
Home BasicHome
Home PremiumHome
ProfessionalPro
UltimatePro

Windows 10 Version 1903 (Slow Testing Track)

The Slow Track is a pre-release Windows 10 Build. It has went through the first phase of testing from Fast Track users but may be buggier than the Main Track as it is on the second phase of testing.

Installation Media

Windows 10 Version 1809 (Main Track)

Windows 7 and Windows 8.x Keys Work as Windows 10 Keys.

Installation Media

Upgrade Install

Clean Install

Securely Wiping your Devices Drives (SSD/HSSD/HDD)

Creating an Image of your Windows Installation and Recovering from it

System Drivers – OEM Driver Update Utilities

Office 365

Diagnostics

Windows 8.1

This Windows Version is obsolete and has a very low usage/support base, you are better to clean install Windows 10 on your Device Instead.

Installation Media

Clean Installation

Windows 7

This version of Windows Reaches End of Life in January 2020.

Installation Media

Virtualisation

The Last Dell

  • The Dell OptiPlex 7040
  • The Dell OptiPlex 3040

Clean Installation

Windows XP

This Version of Windows Reached End of Life in April 2014. If you need for a specialist application you are best to create an Offline Virtual Machine.

Installation Media

Virtualisation of Windows XP

The Last Dell

  • The Dell OptiPlex 7010
  • The Dell OptiPlex 3010

Clean Installation

System Drivers

Windows 98SE

Virtualisation of Windows 98SE

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