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Windows 7: Reinstall Fresh Version from OEM Product Key

05 Oct 2015   #1
Ral400

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 
Reinstall Fresh Version from OEM Product Key

Can I reinstall a fresh version of windows 7 from an OEM product key?
I tried downloading Windows 7 ISO but an error popped up:

Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options


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05 Oct 2015   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can I reinstall a fresh version of windows 7 from an OEM product key?

Yes, but you need the installation media from somewhere.

You can't get it from that link with an oem key.

You are looking for this:

en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676939.iso

If you know someone who already has an installation iso , you can make all editions available with the eicfg removal utility.
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05 Oct 2015   #3
Ral400

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
 
 

I don't know anyone that have an installation ISO.
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05 Oct 2015   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Then find the iso named above.
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05 Oct 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

From posts I've read Dell is pretty good at supplying install media.
I would contact Dell and see if they can send an OS install disc.
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06 Oct 2015   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Right. Here it is. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/media It can be used to clean install on any DELL machine that originally came with the same Windows Edition (Home, Premium,Professional, Ultimate etc., installed.)
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