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Windows 7: Are these ISO's legit?

26 Apr 2015   #1
SuperValhalla

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 
Are these ISO's legit?

I have left my W7 OEM CD on the other side of the world, and now I need to format!

I came across this guys server, and I wonder if the ISO's are legit. I read something about checking the hash numbers but I can't find anything for W7 Pro OEM.

Can someone take a look and let me know, please?

I don't need any more back-doors open, besides what the NSA already has!


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26 Apr 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SuperValhalla, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the ISO files are not from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft partner or retailer, then they will be illegal.
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26 Apr 2015   #3
SuperValhalla

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

Hmmmm, I had no idea that it was illegal to host the ISO.

How on earth do I replace my OEM cd then? I've already tried to download from MS, but they don't support OEM downloads :/ I bought it when I built a system myself, so there is no manufacturer to ask.
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26 Apr 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, it violates Microsoft's copyrights and EULA to publicly distribute ISO files like that.

You'll need to contact your computer manufacturer to order a replacement copy of your installation media.
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26 Apr 2015   #5
SuperValhalla

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

Ai, what a pity :/

Like I said, I bought the disk when I built the desktop. I am the manufacturer....so how do I get another OEM disk?
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26 Apr 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you have a friend that has a retail installation media copy of Windows 7 Pro, then you could use it to install on your computer, then activate with your OEM key.

Otherwise, you may need to purchase a new copy since it's just about impossible to get replacement installation media with an OEM key.
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26 Apr 2015   #7
SuperValhalla

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

Man that really bites! I feel like I'm basically being forced to take my chances and download an ISO. I'm relatively new to the USA and don't yet have any techie mates who would have a disk.

Thanks for your time Brink, much appreciated!
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26 Apr 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

It tells how to make sure nothing is added to an ISO in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Professional OEM HASH is the same as retail: 64 bit SHA1: 0BCFC54019EA175B1EE51F6D2B207A3D14DD2B58
Use a Hash checker like HashTab which adds a HASH calculator to the ISO file Properties tabs.

Those steps will also help you get a perfect reinstall.
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26 Apr 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm pretty sure "Microsoft Software Recovery" is only for retail keys and not OEM keys though.

It didn't even work properly to let me download an ISO with my retail key.
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26 Apr 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I didn't try the M$ site
I figured the service was just doing a count on how many people would use it to get an iso
Seeing how many people would be effected by not being able to reinstall 7 if the 10 windows update went bad for them
The timing of all of this is just too darn !@#$%^&*
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