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Windows 7: Where can I legally download Win 7 from?

25 Jul 2010   #1
Denis54

Win 7
 
 
Where can I legally download Win 7 from?

My PSU has died and it killed my MB and my CPU at the same time. I need to build a new PC. I cannot find where my Win 7 discs are. Fortunately I have noted my product key separately so I still have it.

Is there any place I can legally download Win 7 from and use it with my legit product key?


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25 Jul 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Denis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you have your product key number, you could use a friend's Windows 7 installation disc that is the same edition as yours. You would just enter your product key number instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jul 2010   #3
tea

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

You can download from Microsoft but you will have to pay again. Category Results for Windows 7 on Microsoft Store

But I would call Microsoft, they will probably ship you a disc.
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25 Jul 2010   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Denis54 View Post
My PSU has died and it killed my MB and my CPU at the same time. I need to build a new PC. I cannot find where my Win 7 discs are. Fortunately I have noted my product key separately so I still have it.

Is there any place I can legally download Win 7 from and use it with my legit product key?
I'm not sure whether the forum rules permit posting links, but a web search engine may show non-warez sites that have the retail .iso files available for download, without hacks. "mydigtallife" has some links from online stores.

You may have to do the "ei.cfg" thing to make the version that you download generic.
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25 Jul 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Denis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you have your product key number, you could use a friend's Windows 7 installation disc that is the same edition as yours. You would just enter your product key number instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
If your friend has a low edition than yours, you can still use the disk to install that edition & than you can use Anytime upgrade to go up to your edition.
Note: DO NOT USE YOUR FRIENDS PRODUCT KEY.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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25 Jul 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your product key pertains to a full retail version, you can use it. If it is an OEM, it will not work besides being illegal.
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25 Jul 2010   #7
Denis54

Win 7
 
 

I have a retail version product key.

My problem is that I use the English version of Win 7 and all the people I know use the French version (I am from the French part of Canada).

I could possibly convince a local store to make me a copy of the OEM version. Would it be legit for me to use such an OEM version with my retail product key?
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25 Jul 2010   #8
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

You should be able to change the language during setup despite the install disk being in French.
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25 Jul 2010   #9
Denis54

Win 7
 
 

I am no expert but I tought that you could only switch languages in the more expensive versions. My license is for Home Premium
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25 Jul 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a 5 language version (En, Ger, FR, SP, JPN), then you can select one of those during installation.
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