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I have a Dell 23" Windows 8 touch Inspiron computer.

It came pre-loaded with Windows 8 but not activated. I have a OEM product Key and Disc and Genuine sticker label. When I try to enter the key into the pre-loaded Windows it wont activate because it doesn't match the Windows that is installed.

The Windows 8 Pro OEM disc was sealed and unopened when I got the computer so when I tried to install it it failed because Windows was already installed!!

Does anyone know how I can setup my Windows 8 Pro OEM onto my DELL pc?

thanks in advanced

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Did calling Dell not get you anywhere? – Doc Apr 13 '13 at 1:09
Im on the dell site now, Im running a full service tag/system diagnostic then ill call support. - thanks – IEnumerable Apr 13 '13 at 1:35

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