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Windows 7: Can't find OEM files for Win 7 clean reinstall

28 Mar 2016   #1
Trondheim

Windows 10 Family-32bit
 
 
Can't find OEM files for Win 7 clean reinstall

Hello everyone,

A few years ago I got a Toshiba Satellite Pro with Seven Pro preinstalled on it. The computer was downgraded to Windows XP and the OS was never touched since then.
Now I need to use this laptop and upgrade it to Seven. The computer is supposed to integrate HDD Recovery function however I can't find it anywhere on the Boot Menu and Setup.
  • Microsoft won't let me download win 7 from the official store with my legit serial
  • I can't find links on the web providing secure isos or oem files
  • Toshiba does not provide copies of recovery disks anymore
To sum it up, I have an excellent laptop but it's stuck on win XP and neither Toshiba nor Microsoft is able to give me a copy of the system.

Any ideas?
Thank you.


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28 Mar 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Which bitness do you need 32 or 64 bit ?
Seeing you're in France is that the language you need ?
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28 Mar 2016   #3
Trondheim

Windows 10 Family-32bit
 
 

Hello,
Version is 32bits and language would be French, yes.

Thanks
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28 Mar 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Win-7 french 32 bit

Link expires in 24 hours.
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28 Mar 2016   #5
Trondheim

Windows 10 Family-32bit
 
 

Thanks a million !
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28 Mar 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No problem it is Pro I just forgot to add that to the link
Cheers.

By the way you'll need to follow this for the least amount of pain updating win-7
Sticking with Windows 7? The forecast calls for pain | ZDNet
Before you start download KB3083710 and KB3102810 in advance, and store them on a flash drive
Start and complete the install without an internet connection
Immediately after install is complete
Manually install KB3083710 and restart.
Manually install KB3102810 and restart.
Change your windows update settings I used Check for updates but let me decide when to download and install
Unchecked Give me recommended updates the same....

Restore the Internet connection and Activate windows
Then launch Windows Update search
After about 5-10 minutes you should have plenty of updates to download and install.

Another thing is if you see this update make sure it is not installed with any other updates
It needs to be installed all by it's self
It was not uncheck automatically which caused many others to fail to install
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369

I would also install manually net framework 4.6.1 well after doing the above,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=49982
And the newest update client
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
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28 Mar 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Once you get the iso downloaded use Option 2 here to create the installation media
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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28 Mar 2016   #8
Trondheim

Windows 10 Family-32bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice. Indeed +200 updates is a lot to deal with I hope the process won't take 24h to complete.

I'll get back to you once it's done and system works!
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28 Mar 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If your windows update settings are correctly set the Important updates should be about 159
Of course there are a lot of Optional/ Recommended updates
You should not load them yet though

Unless you want issues installing them that is
Load only Important updates first
Then select possible graphic's driver.... stuff you need later
If you want to avoid win-10 stuff exclude these from ever installing
KB2952664
KB2999226
KB3035583
KB3075249
KB3013531
KB3021917
KB3068708
KB3080149
KB3123862
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28 Mar 2016   #10
Trondheim

Windows 10 Family-32bit
 
 

Actually I was planning on upgrading to Win-10 but I prefer going step-by-step and checking the stability of seven first.
I keep the references close for the ones I don't need right away.
About graphics (manufacturer is AMD), would you recommend to install amd's drivers or toshiba's?
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