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Windows 7: Reinstall win 7 with other Windows OS disk?

20 May 2013   #1
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 
Reinstall win 7 with other Windows OS disk?

Windows 7 needs to be reinstalled but no disk, Could an xp or vista disk be used and then the person upgrade to 7


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20 May 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Use this tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 there is a link to the ISO you can download and make a DVD.

Jerry
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20 May 2013   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

How are you planning to upgrade with no 7 install media?

You can d/l the iso you want and install it from boot in the normal way

Windows 7 Direct Download Links
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20 May 2013   #4
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
How are you planning to upgrade with no 7 install media?

You can d/l the iso you want and install it from boot in the normal way

Windows 7 Direct Download Links
i was not planning i wondered if it was possible

Does the iso have to have ei.cfg file removed as per here
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20 May 2013   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If the version of the install media matches what is installed on the PC you do not have to remove the ei.cfg file.
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20 May 2013   #6
primal

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit Version 6.1 Build 7600
 
 

Quote:
If the version of the install media matches what is installed on the PC you do not have to remove the ei.cfg file
. in order to find out if the version matches that installed i have to mount it?
I have the iso downloaded now not sure of next step. Is it to mount

What is the best free safe program- no spy/ad ware- to mount an iso.?
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20 May 2013   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Save yourself the bother and run the eicfg removal tool

winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities
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20 May 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You will need a w7 installer to upgrade from Vista. XP will require a clean, or so-called, Custom install.
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20 May 2013   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As long as you have an XP or Vista license, it doesn`t even have to be installed, correct ?
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20 May 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
As long as you have an XP or Vista license, it doesn`t even have to be installed, correct ?
True, unless they want to do the upgrade path from Vista.
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