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Windows 7: Is this possible?


22 Jul 2012   #1

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Is this possible?

I am looking to install windows 7 on my computer with vista. I had downloaded windows 7 onto my laptop and the laptop recently died, but I salvaged the hdd and I can access the files on it. I was wondering if it was possible to install windows 7 on this other computer with vista using the windows 7 files that I downloaded onto my laptops hdd, and if so how would I go about doing this. Thanks.

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22 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What do you mean by you downloaded Windows 7 onto your laptop? Did you download an ISO from Microsoft when you purchased the key? Is this an upgrade version you downloaded?
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22 Jul 2012   #3

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It was through my university, UMass. I'm pretty sure I downloaded an ISO and installed windows 7 with that and then I needed to call them to obtain a key. This was a while ago, and I do not know where the iso is now...is there somewhere specific I should look for it?
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22 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Check out this post for instructions.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

To answer your original question, you can't copy the Windows files from one hard drive to another to install Windows. You need the installation files on a Windows 7 disc or ISO.
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22 Jul 2012   #5
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You should always download ISO's to the Downloads folder so you'l have them with your other installers. For the Windows 7 installer you should burn it to DVD or write to flash stick as given in above tutorial so you can use it for booted install and repairs.
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22 Jul 2012   #6

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Thanks captain obvious. I know that now...
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22 Jul 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Well almost no one knows about it, MS hides the folder from the Start menu, so it isn't all that obvious.

But it's a tip that some appreciate.
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