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

23 Jan 2015   #1
werm111

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

I am hoping to completely wipe my system, so that it runs faster and has less clutter. Frankly, I enjoy the process and love the peace of mind that comes with having a completely new and clean system. My system is a DIY (built by myself). I have a key for Windows 7 Enterprise (that I validate through my university). I do not have a Windows ENterprise CD.

  • Does anyone have a suggestion on how to achieve my goals here?
  • Can I make my own reinstintall CD from my current system? I think probably not.
  • Is there any way I can buy a Windows 7 enterprise disc (without a key)? Any place online. Ebay was sellling one a few weeks back but now it's gone.


Thanks very much for the input. I might need to spend $90 on a Windows 7 Home edition (I dont care which version of windows I get).


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23 Jan 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can download the iso file from here, but I don`t think you can activate it.

Try Windows 7 Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center

Why can`t the University help you ?

Enterprise is designed to be used in a work computer provided by an employer.

Found this:

http://getintopc.com/softwares/opera...32-bit-64-bit/
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23 Jan 2015   #3
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

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23 Jan 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

ShoTTas, we use that link all the time. Enterprise is not on it and probably never was.

If it was, I would have posted it


Werm111, I would just buy 7 Pro 64 bit

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

or Home Premium if you never intend to go over 16 GB of memory

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com
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23 Jan 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

You'd need to contact your University to obtain reinstall media and inquire about using the key again.

Otherwise we see Home Premium on sale regularly at Tiger Direct for $89, Professional for $120. Most consumers only need Premium.
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24 Jan 2015   #6
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Downloaded it. Does it work? Thanks everyone for the feedback.
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24 Jan 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

It is a trial version which I dont' think can be activated with the MAK key from your institution even if they provide it. It is time-bombed to deactivate after a trial period.

Have you contacted your IT dept to see how they want the OS reinstalled in order to continue using the MAK key?
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24 Jan 2015   #8
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It is a trial version which I dont' think can be activated with the MAK key from your institution even if they provide it. It is time-bombed to deactivate after a trial period.

Have you contacted your IT dept to see how they want the OS reinstalled in order to continue using the MAK key?
Thanks for the reply. It sounds like you're rather sure about this. If you're not, let me know, or if anyone eslse knows let me know.

Looks like the answer my question is "no" --- i can't find an iso file.

Aren't there people on ebay selling these without keys for like $15? There should be. Anyone know?
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24 Jan 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

I'm only unsure about why you won't answer which institution owns the key that you are using and whether you've contacted them about this so that it isn't considered piracy.

The trial version of Enterprise has always been time-limited because it is a trial version, with no way I've seen to use it otherwise. This may have come up about once a month since WIn7 beta or whenever the trial version was offered and it has always been this way with no notice that it has changed.
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24 Jan 2015   #10
werm111

62 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'm only unsure about why you won't answer which institution owns the key that you are using and whether you've contacted them about this so that it isn't considered piracy.

The trial version of Enterprise has always been time-limited because it is a trial version, with no way I've seen to use it otherwise. This may have come up about once a month since WIn7 beta or whenever the trial version was offered and it has always been this way with no notice that it has changed.
ok thanks again for the info. it's nice to know.

lol you want me to tell you the university i attend? it's weird that you're asking this. haven't contacted them again. it's a rather arduous process to do this with them.
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