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Windows 7: Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again

07 Feb 2015   #31
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep just priced the flash voyager 32 gig usb 3.0 29.00 + tax shipping
I doubt the one I have is usb 3.0 though :/
27 at newegg


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07 Feb 2015   #32
gregrocker

 

David I cannot tell from that link if they're referring to Factory OEM or only System Builder. But we need to find out to update the inoperable ISO links in several tutorials here.
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07 Feb 2015   #33
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Greg, are you referring to the wording here ?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
Quote:
Replacement OEM or system builder software media

In most cases, you should contact the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or the system builder directly to replace Microsoft software that was distributed with your computer. However, an exception is made for operating system service pack media*, for which you can contact us directly.
  • For computer manufacturer contact information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Please Verify your Location
  • If the product was distributed by an OEM or by a system builder, the product ID will contain the letters "OEM." Visit the following Microsoft Web site, select the appropriate product family, and then follow the steps to locate the product ID: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=notsureoem
  • For OEM software, the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) lists the computer manufacturer's name under the software version name. For more information about the COA, visit the following Microsoft Web site: How to Tell - Home
    If you have system builder software, the COA lists "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" under the software version name.
They seem to say it's for OEM or System Builder, but i could be wrong ...
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07 Feb 2015   #34
gregrocker

 

Yes. I'm wondering if OEM and System Builder are the same there. They seem to want to leave the consumer at the mercy of the Factory OEM to provide media, even though the point of the COA sticker providing a Product Key is to be able to do the Clean Reinstall.
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07 Feb 2015   #35
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Yea, i see your point, and agree.
MS needs to clarify what works with their latest change, and what the user needs to do.
Seems they want to "offload" replacement media requests to someone else (OEM/SB) ... and offer a "last ditch effort" by requesting media from MS.

But, will they really answer and support all possibilities needing replacement media, or make it too confusing for most folks ???

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07 Feb 2015   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
You might still be able to get a replacement disk from MS.
They document this for OEM, but don't mention Upgrade keys.
Might be worth trying ???
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What about OEM

OEM and SB customers can't get their software through the recovery centre. This does not mean that your product key becomes worthless if you have no more matching Windows 7 disk. It just gets more complicated for you. Microsoft might not give you access to the disk downloads, but will send you a replacement disk instead. This will happen at a small processing fee, and also requires you to enter the product key of course.
Source: Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River
The "small processing fees" I have seen were $20 to $50. That was from the OEMs from whom you bought a PC.

I think this is just another move to discourage people to use Windows 7.
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07 Feb 2015   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I checked some time back for one from Acer I believe and they wanted 150.00 for another oem on a disk,
I laughed and said you realize they are 106.00 at TigerDirect right
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14 Feb 2015   #38
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea I checked some time back for one from Acer I believe and they wanted 150.00 for another oem on a disk,
I laughed and said you realize they are 106.00 at TigerDirect right
Thrashzone, something tells me you got the wrong person, who didn't understand want you wanted. Oems are giving two choices provided either a restore disk or re-installationd dvd for small fee. So you should of asked for a Reinstallation Disk and a driver disk if you need one, not an oem disk. If they didn't have that then you could ask for a factroy restore disk in this case you wouldn't need a driver disk.

I got one from dell (shown) and I also got a driver disk (Not shown).


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14 Feb 2015   #39
gregrocker

 

How much did Dell want for that Reinstallation DVD? Dell is the only maker who I understand provides them, and only on some models.

There is only self-activation and a Dell Logo added, no Dell-specific drivers which should come first from Windows Update before importing from the Dell Downloads page for your tag number (not the disk). The drivers disk may come in handy to get online if needed to install all Windows Updates.

But the disk can be used on other PC's if there is a Product Key to activate. This is because it is a standard Win7 installation DVD with two tiny add-ins.

Step 1 now edited here to reflect these apparently permanent changes: Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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14 Feb 2015   #40
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How much did Dell want for that Reinstallation DVD? Dell is the only maker who I understand provides them, and only on some models.

There is only self-activation and a Dell Logo added, no Dell-specific drivers which should come first from Windows Update before importing from the Dell Downloads page for your tag number (not the disk). The drivers disk may come in handy to get online if needed to install all Windows Updates.

But the disk can be used on other PC's if there is a Product Key to activate. This is because it is a standard Win7 installation DVD with two tiny add-ins.

Step 1 now edited here to reflect these apparently permanent changes: Clean Reinstall Windows 7
gregrocker,

There was some issues slowing down my computer and dell couldn't figure out why. Since they couldn't do remote access, they sent me a Re-installation DVD and a driver disk at no charge. Which seems to fix the problem. It wasn't totally fixed, I never notice it. Then once I got a new motherboard under warranty, my computer is a lot faster. That Re-installation dvd still works and it didn't need reactivated. It was pre-activated after installation and it never was connected to the internet in anyway. I was surprised it didn't need activated with a new motherboard but I know how it is done, I watched the tech.

I did read that you can order the disks even after the warranty has expired but it cost. I don't know the cost.
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