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Windows 7: Is it a good idea to download the Windows 7 ISO?

15 Jan 2015   #1
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
Is it a good idea to download the Windows 7 ISO?

I'm sure y'all think I post too much on here and the Windows 8 forums as well. But, y'all are the only people available to help me, it seems like.

Anyhow, my question is. Is it a good idea to download the Windows 7 ISO to a disk or USB, just in case my computer ever fails?


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15 Jan 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Y`all ????

Y`all ????

Of course it`s a good idea, how will you ever re install windows

I have 16 iso files of different OS on this computer alone.
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15 Jan 2015   #3
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Sorry about that AddRAM. I'm from the southern part of the United States. Alabama. LOL. Okay, thanks for the advice.
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15 Jan 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You have the site to download the iso`s ?
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15 Jan 2015   #5
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately, I do not.
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15 Jan 2015   #6
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
I'm sure y'all think I post too much on here and the Windows 8 forums as well. But, y'all are the only people available to help me, it seems like.

Anyhow, my question is. Is it a good idea to download the Windows 7 ISO to a disk or USB, just in case my computer ever fails?
If your hdd fails, all you have to do is open the saved image and restore to the new hdd.

All programs, os, everything is back and you're good to go.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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15 Jan 2015   #7
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

I am getting a hard drive with Windows 7 on it, but I think it would be a good idea to have an extra copy laying around.
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15 Jan 2015   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
Unfortunately, I do not.
Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

Scroll down to the (English, USA) Home Premium X17-58997.iso
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15 Jan 2015   #9
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
I am getting a hard drive with Windows 7 on it, but I think it would be a good idea to have an extra copy laying around.
By having the image saved, you don't have to reinstall your programs or docs- isn't that easier?

Not to mention having to download all the updates.
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15 Jan 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I prefer this site.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

And this tool for putting the iso onto a flash drive of at least 4 GB.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

A hard drive doesn`t come with Windows 7 on it, you put the hard drive in the pc and then you install windows on the hard drive.

Putting a hard drive from another PC with an OS already on it is never the proper way to have windows on a pc, you clean install windows to the hard drive and you`ll never have issues.

Windows takes 15 minutes to install.

Clean Install Windows 7
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