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Windows 7: Building a New PC: Obtaining Installation Disks

29 Oct 2012   #1
SRInheritor

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Building a New PC: Obtaining Installation Disks

Hello.

I'm planning on building a new PC myself for the first time and I'm not sure how to go about getting the proper disks to install Windows with. I have a genuine product key for a copy of Windows 7 Professional 64bit which I downloaded from Microsoft directly. If I recall, I had to purchase a clean install version because I could not upgrade to 7 Professional from Vista Home Premium.

Is there a way I can use my product key to obtain the disks I need to install Windows on a new system, or will I have to purchase another copy entirely?


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29 Oct 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

If you downloaded Win7 Pro from MS directly as you say, then burn the ISO file to DVD using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool, boot the disk to Clean Install Windows 7

Why would you have to buy another if you already bought it? That's ridiculous. If the download failed then go back to the link and Download it again.
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29 Oct 2012   #3
SRInheritor

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the response.

I meant to say that this particular version of Windows I purchased and downloaded is the one I'm using on my current machine.
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29 Oct 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

What happened to the disk you used to install?

If you need the latest official isntaller ISO with SP1 then use the one in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps will also show how to get a perfect retail reinstall.
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