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Windows 7: Need Windows 7 Professional OEM disc

24 Jan 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Tips for getting a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM, with special notes for HP owners: Reinstalling Windows 7
Win7 Professinoal x64 English Official ISO Download
Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool


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25 Jan 2012   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
As you already hsave a Windows 7 Professional DVD, you should be able to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade by going to Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade.

When you're asked for a product key, just use the one that came with your copy of Win 7 Pro.

For activation, you can use the automated activation telephone number.

Click Start and type slui.4 exe then press Enter to run the command.

Follow the wizard's instructions and you should be good to go.
slui.exe 4
Thanks for correcting my mistake - eyesight, keyboard or old age, I'm getting worried.
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25 Jan 2012   #13
ddadda82

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes I do have the driver CD, for probook 4431s. Even if I didn't, getting drivers is far easier than getting OEM disc. xD

Thanks for the supports peeps. It is frustrating when the manufacturer and distributor BOTH aren't helpful at all. Glad I have community I can depend on.
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25 Jan 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just do this Need Windows 7 Professional OEM disc

Use win7 x64 english professional ISO and use your professional OEM key from COA sticker
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25 Jan 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You shouldn't even need a new disc, to be honest. I'm not sure why anyone would anymore, but don't put your key in during the install. Install the OS, get it up and running, and then use your legit key. It should activate just fine.
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25 Jan 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

The drivers are all in the Win7 installer which I linked for you above, then quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. Only if there are drivers missing after several rounds of Updates will they need to be imported from the Support Downloads webpage for your model.

I would not change out any other drivers unless performance dictates doing so, e.g. low resolution from Standard VGA (placeholder) driver with nothing newer provided.
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25 Jan 2012   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You will find all your drivers in C:\Swsetup backup for you do a clean install.
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25 Jan 2012   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You will find all your drivers in C:\Swsetup backup for you do a clean install.
Assuming it is still on the drive and for the same OS. The best bet would be to just download the latest drivers from HP's site and have them handy on a flash drive.
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25 Jan 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

Agree. SWSetup may well be outdated from what is given by installer, optional Updates, then the HP Downloads webpage for your model.

I would only import the drivers which are not given by the installer or quickly updated by optional Windows Updates. Changing out drivers across the board can lead to performance problems since Win7 is the authority on what drivers it wants used.

But it's good to have your wireless driver on the stick in case it's needed to get online quickly, and there may be others missing in Device Manager after several rounds of Updates.
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23 Mar 2016   #20
Pinky

Windows 7 premium 64bit
 
 

I have a lenovo thinkcentre windows 7 pro service pack 1 64 bit how i get a copy of windows so i can reformat my desktop....
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