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Windows 7: Downloaded digital copy of Windows 7

27 Aug 2012   #1
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 
Downloaded digital copy of Windows 7

I bought a used toshiba L455 that has Ubuntu OS so I have downloaded a digital copy of windows 7, burned it to a disc but haven't used it yet because I'm afraid that I might mess something up.. the file is an iso file so when I stick it in the cd drive and use it, will it actually install windows 7? Or should I just buy the actual windows 7 discs? I also have the product key so I can activate it.


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27 Aug 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Did you get the Windows ISO from mydigitallife.info?

If you did, and you got the version that matches your presumably valid Product Key, it will install and activate with your key.

It will install even without a Product Key---but would not activate.
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27 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Follow these same steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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27 Aug 2012   #4
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

@ignatzatsonic no I actually purchased one from a digital software site will that matter
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27 Aug 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keoughla View Post
@ignatzatsonic no I actually purchased one from a digital software site will that matter
No, if your source is legit.

Yes, if it is not.

I have no idea if your source is legit.

It's the key that must be purchased. Anybody can download a legit ISO and install it for no charge at all.
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27 Aug 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Hopefully you bought from a reputable site online and not eBay - you'll have to try the key to see if it activates.

You'll also want an installer with SP1. If in doubt download the latest official Installer ISO from Step 1 in tutorial I linked. The steps are the same to get a perfect install for retail and explain how to import any needed drivers or software from Toshiba.

What is the licensed OS that came with the Toshiba, shown on the COA sticker on bottom? You may already own a Win7 license good for the life of the computer to reinstall in any way you want.
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27 Aug 2012   #7
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

it origiannly came with windows 7 but the sticker on the bottom is so worn off I can't read the numbers

the website I purchased a digital copy from was digitsee
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27 Aug 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keoughla View Post
it origiannly came with windows 7 but the sticker on the bottom is so worn off I can't read the numbers

the website I purchased a digital copy from was digitsee
First thing I would do is call Microsoft and give them the Product Key you got from Digitsee.

Let Microsoft tell you if it legit and what type of license.

Never heard of Digitsee. Maybe legit. Maybe thieves.
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27 Aug 2012   #9
keoughla

Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

okay I will do that and see what happens
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27 Aug 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

They may also be willing to help you recover the key on the COA sticker which has been recently reported.
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