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Windows 7: Need Windows 7 Professional OEM disc


24 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Need Windows 7 Professional OEM disc

Hi there,

I was told my key that came along with the HP Probook won't work with my already existing Windows 7 Professional disc. Therefore I have to obtain a copy of OEM disc to make it work. My distributor simply refused to help, and I also refuse to buy from them anymore.

HP didn't want to help either.

So how? I want to reformat this laptop - it's full with bloatware.

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24 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Hmmmm, Have you Tried Pressing F11 when your Computer starts. Most laptops have a Backup area that is there for factory reset!
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24 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi thanks for your response.

But I really want to reformat and reinstall everything myself. That's the issue. Using Factory reset/ recovery disc defeat this purpose.
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24 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Windows 7 professional.. 64 or 32 bits? what language? Do you have a professional install key? Most OEM laptops give you an home premium key... so are you sure?
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24 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You should be able to download an ISO for your Windows version from My Digital Life dot info.

Burn it to a DVD.

Then install with it, using your existing Product Key.
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24 Jan 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
take the right language and right bit version!! So x86 or x64. Is professional (what you want) not listed? Take another one for example ultimate. That other version has all versions (only hidden). Unhide with ei.cfg removal utility: winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities
after that burn on dvd and install.

Be sure to delete all partitions during Windows 7 setup. You want a fresh restart. Otherwise you keep the old partition layout!

What hp probook do you have? Do you have a driver dvd/cd?
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24 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I'm sure it is windows 7 pro 32 bit English - as there's a SOA in the back of the laptop.

If I use that ISO, would I be able to enter the key and activate Windows online?

Thanks for the responses!
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24 Jan 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Windows 7 Professional SP1-U ISO
English x86: X17-59183.iso

so this is Englisch 32bits professional with Service pack 1 included. Works without any problems!! As long as you have a valid professional key on COA sticker.

Be sure to delete all partitions during Windows 7 setup. You want a fresh restart. Otherwise you keep the old partition layout!

What hp probook do you have? Do you have a driver dvd/cd?
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24 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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.
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24 Jan 2012   #10

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

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
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