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Windows 7: Want to reinstall Windows (or "wipe" my system) no disc, have key

24 Jan 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I gave a site, in fact 2 sites to download an iso file. Did you not even try the 2nd one ?

You have to download and install it to see if it will work, how are we to know ?

You were told Windows Enterprise is installed on pc`s by employers for their employees, and not for a custom built/home built pc.

If you have some VLK through your University you have to talk to them about that. Why is that such a problem ?


"Aren't there people on ebay selling these without keys for like $15? There should be. Anyone know?"

Did you even look ?

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You can either buy Windows or install Windows 10 for free.

Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows


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24 Jan 2015   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can get Pro for $45.

If he has a legit Enterprise license, he can just get the iso from the link you posted earlier.
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24 Jan 2015   #13
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I gave a site, in fact 2 sites to download an iso file. Did you not even try the 2nd one ?
Thanks very much for the links. I appreciate it. I downloaded the ISO from the 2nd link. I'm skeptical about my ability to use either ISOs based on the immediate feedback given in this thread by another replier. That replier said that the trial versions---like the 2 you linked to---will stop working after 90 days even when I have a way to verify/validate them. Thatís why I havenít concluded that they will work. To borrow your tone for a moment: ďYou were told that your links did not work for my purposes.Ē

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You have to download and install it to see if it will work, how are we to know ?
Sometimes people in forums have first-hand experience so they can tell someone whether or not something will work properly BEFORE that person tries it. Or sometimes people in forums have enough knowledge that they are able to infer that something will work or not. Iím going to do reinstall on a new SSD. Iíd like to know if I have a viable Enterprise DISC before I unplug my old SSD, etc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You were told Windows Enterprise is installed on pc`s by employers for their employees, and not for a custom built/home built pc.
Iím totally confused by this statement. Windows Enterprise is a software that my university offers to employees (including grad students like me). To my knowledge they donít install it for you---they loan out a disc for 24 hours. Each university is different. About your claim that it is ďnot for a custom built PCĒ --- what a crazy thing to say. Of course, you can install it on a custom-built PC. Iím running Win Enterprise right now on my custom-built PC.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If you have some VLK through your University you have to talk to them about that. Why is that such a problem ?
Not sure what ďVLKĒ means. Iím able to verify the Windows with my university logon information---which identifies me as a student and employee etc. Iím not sure how it works---I think Iím allowed one license from my university for my work computer (which my home PC is).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can either buy Windows or install Windows 10 for free.

Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
Very interesting. Didnít know that. I might try Windows 10. Does it work with popular programs like Firefox or computer games? Iíll look into this.
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24 Jan 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

Thank you for filling us in further about your key being current and issued by your University. It sounds like you shouldn't have any problem to contact their IT department to inquire how to check out the disk again to do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and then reapply the key.

All the steps in that tutorial will still work for you except that instead of using the Product Key on an COA sticker it wll be the key issued by your university, and reapplied in the way that they specify for doing such a reinstall. I'm sure they must have made allowances for those who wish to reinstall, so I'd just ask them to provide the media again so that you don't get hung up with the Enterprise trial version which has always been reported here to be time-bombed and unable to be used for Clean Reinstall.

Rest assured that you are asking the right questions and appear to be acting in good faith. Let's hope your Uni cooperates in that same spirit, and we'll be glad to assist in any way we can to help you get the best possible Clean Reinstall Windows 7 just like more than a million others who have followed that tutorial without a single complaint.

Keep us posted as you go.

Greg
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25 Jan 2015   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I’m totally confused by this statement. Windows Enterprise is a software that my university offers to employees (including grad students like me). To my knowledge they don’t install it for you---they loan out a disc for 24 hours. Each university is different. About your claim that it is “not for a custom built PC” --- what a crazy thing to say. Of course, you can install it on a custom-built PC. I’m running Win Enterprise right now on my custom-built PC.

It`s not a crazy thing to say, The reason you state you have Enterprise is because your university offered it to you. You wouldn`t go out and buy Enterprise would you ? And of course you can run it on your pc.
My point is you won`t see it on 99.9 % of the pc`s outside the work force.
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25 Jan 2015   #16
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I’m totally confused by this statement. Windows Enterprise is a software that my university offers to employees (including grad students like me). To my knowledge they don’t install it for you---they loan out a disc for 24 hours. Each university is different. About your claim that it is “not for a custom built PC” --- what a crazy thing to say. Of course, you can install it on a custom-built PC. I’m running Win Enterprise right now on my custom-built PC.

It`s not a crazy thing to say, The reason you state you have Enterprise is because your university offered it to you. You wouldn`t go out and buy Enterprise would you ? And of course you can run it on your pc.
My point is you won`t see it on 99.9 % of the pc`s outside the work force.

if that was your point then you didn't clearly express it.

but thanks again for the links.
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28 Jan 2015   #17
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can get Pro for $45.

If he has a legit Enterprise license, he can just get the iso from the link you posted earlier.
Where?
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28 Jan 2015   #18
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Thank you for filling us in further about your key being current and issued by your University. It sounds like you shouldn't have any problem to contact their IT department to inquire how to check out the disk again to do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 and then reapply the key.

All the steps in that tutorial will still work for you except that instead of using the Product Key on an COA sticker it wll be the key issued by your university, and reapplied in the way that they specify for doing such a reinstall. I'm sure they must have made allowances for those who wish to reinstall, so I'd just ask them to provide the media again so that you don't get hung up with the Enterprise trial version which has always been reported here to be time-bombed and unable to be used for Clean Reinstall.

Rest assured that you are asking the right questions and appear to be acting in good faith. Let's hope your Uni cooperates in that same spirit, and we'll be glad to assist in any way we can to help you get the best possible Clean Reinstall Windows 7 just like more than a million others who have followed that tutorial without a single complaint.

Keep us posted as you go.

Greg
I appreciate the response. However, you seem to be talking past my question. Id prefer not to get the disck from my university. It's a hassell and I am not be able to take the disc from campus---which means I cannot do this because I want to install on a desktop.

Please don't write to me and say that "your university can help you" or "that's a problem with your university's policy". I'm asking a specific question --- how can in install Win7 Enterprise online or buy buying some cheap disk without a key. I will THEN verifiy it---by the method my university uses.

So, I'm heading back to my home address (been on the road for 2 weeks) and I guess I'll try the links. I really wish someone with first-hand experience could confirm that they worked. IF they don't work, then I'll uninstall my operating system and be without a functioning computer...and then need to buy Win7 Home for $90 and wait a few days for it to arrive.
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20 Feb 2015   #19
Alexandru4562

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Here you go Boss :)

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20 Feb 2015   #20
gregrocker

 

The link redirects to Microsoft Software Recovery which requires a retail key and isn't working for many.

The OP has an Enterprise copy of Win7 which must be administered by the IT department of an organization, and isn't available for individuals to use except in the trial version. Hence we cannot support it further.

The best course is to buy Win7 to do a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 unless you want to advance in the early stages to Win7's logical successor by doing a Clean Install Windows 10 Technical Preview which I have been using exclusively for 5 months without going back. This will be offered within the next year as a free upgrade from Win7, but those who are beta testing it will likely have other offers to come.
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