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Windows 7: how to make a copy of windows 7 ultimate???

29 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
how to make a copy of windows 7 ultimate???

i want to make a copy of my activated genuine windows 7 ultimate 32bit edition..because,i purchased only the activation key...otherwise,if i format i will loose my lisense..,isn't it??
are there any softwares or is there any inbuilt options in windows 7 ,to do that..if i explain breify,again,
i want to make a DVD which can be used to reinstall windows 7,if i happen to format my computer one day without loosing my genuine lisense..


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29 Dec 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

First, "Welcome to the Seven Forums"
Take a ride through the Tutorial Section of the forums; you can usually find just about anything you need in there. It is probably the best data base of information on Win 7 on the Net. Good luck.

Here is a link to making a backup of your system (this is found in the tutorial section).
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29 Dec 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by optimus prime View Post
i want to make a copy of my activated genuine windows 7 ultimate 32bit edition..because,i purchased only the activation key...
Vendors are not allowed to sell keys without disks under the Microsoft product license agreement, so where did you buy this copy from please?

I suspect you won't get a great deal of help when there's any possibility that you're perhaps using a clandestine implementation of Windows7, so if you were to announce how you found yourself in this situation it'd help your own cause
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29 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

my friend in USA has bought one for me...he send me the activation key..i downloaded 30 day trial from digital river & Put the key yesterday...it was accepted & even passed genuine software validation...thankz for your cordial welcome,Lee...i saw that option ...if i do that,will i be able to put windows 7 ultimate,with genuine license,even after a complete formatting of my pc....???
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29 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by optimus prime View Post
my friend in USA has bought one for me...he send me the activation key..i downloaded 30 day trial from digital river & Put the key yesterday...it was accepted & even passed genuine software validation...thankz for your cordial welcome,Lee...i saw that option ...if i do that,will i be able to put windows 7 ultimate,with genuine license,even after a complete formatting of my pc....???
Do you still have the download file (probably an .ISO) that you made from Digital River? That would be your disk. Use a program like MagicISO, PowerISO, UltraISO or Nero to burn that image to disk...
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29 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

yes..i have...when,ever we are activating our copy of windows,does microsoft take details about our computer & add that activation code to their data base,with those information of our computer..otherwise,we can activate more than one pc using same windows 7 key..isn't it?? if so,we can install windows 7 mutiple times,in same computer with that genuine key....i want a good explaination since i don't have much knowledge about this subject..please,help me...
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29 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by optimus prime View Post
yes..i have...when,ever we are activating our copy of windows,does microsoft take details about our computer & add that activation code to their data base,with those information of our computer..otherwise,we can activate more than one pc using same windows 7 key..isn't it?? if so,we can install windows 7 mutiple times,in same computer with that genuine key....i want a good explaination since i don't have much knowledge about this subject..please,help me...
If you were to get a virus (or any other reason) and need to install again, you could take your disk and do that, then type in the same Activation Key. It would not be a problem. You could not do that on a different machine. It has also been reported that if you change a major part of your computer (motherboard), Windows would think it was a new machine and not activate. You would have to call MS, tell them what happened and have them give you a new Activation Key.
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29 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Vendors are not allowed to sell keys without disks under the Microsoft product license agreement, so where did you buy this copy from please?
I just bought an HP laptop for my father for the holidays. it didn't come with a single CD. There is a utility to recreate "recovery discs", but those put the machine back exactly the way it was from the factory. There is no disk which one can use to simply reinstall Windows 7 back on this machine.

Do these recovery utilities count under that Microsoft product license agreement?
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29 Dec 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Vendors are not allowed to sell keys without disks under the Microsoft product license agreement, so where did you buy this copy from please?
I just bought an HP laptop for my father for the holidays. it didn't come with a single CD. There is a utility to recreate "recovery discs", but those put the machine back exactly the way it was from the factory. There is no disk which one can use to simply reinstall Windows 7 back on this machine.

Do these recovery utilities count under that Microsoft product license agreement?
I think you already realise that OEM distributions are differently licensed...

You could take the issue up with Hewlett Packard if you wish though...

Retail/upgrade disks have a license agreement which states very clearly that no sales of validation keys alone are permitted by Microsoft, and I know this policy is being rigourously enforced by Microsofts VeRO program on eBay at the moment...
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29 Dec 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

If you used the Digital River student download then burn the ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x with Verify - never fails. It also makes copies.

If you only downloaded files, then use this to make an ISO to burn to DVD: Make bootable iso from student d/l

The license is retail so it can migrate to whatever machine you want as long as it is only on one machine at a time. Safeguard the key; any Windows 7 installer for your version will work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I just bought an HP laptop for my father for the holidays. it didn't come with a single CD. There is a utility to recreate "recovery discs", but those put the machine back exactly the way it was from the factory. There is no disk which one can use to simply reinstall Windows 7 back on this machine.

Do these recovery utilities count under that Microsoft product license agreement?
Absolutely, they will normally auto-activate without user doing anything. They are the same exact factory image which was first activated to the stickered license.

But you're better off shrugging off the factory bloatware by reinstalling using a clean copy of Windows 7 DVD. It also will activate with the stickered license, but requires a call to MS to parse the batch key. You can audit the exact key from your system now using Attachment 44411

If you have the RTM, you can unlock all versions by removing the ei.cfg file in Sources, then recompile using this: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Then save a Windows 7 backup image externally and you never have to reinstall again.
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