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Windows 7: Using stored Windows 7-64 ISO files to do clean install

05 Oct 2015   #1
Joad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Using stored Windows 7-64 ISO files to do clean install

Last year I downloaded Windows 7-64 ISO files from Digital River before the shutdown. I burned the files to a USB drive so I assume they will still work in a clean install. Will I have a problem when I try to activate Windows?


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05 Oct 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Not as long as it's the right version, Starter, Home, Pro or Ultimate and you have a valid Windows 7 key for that version.

Should install and activate okay.
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05 Oct 2015   #3
Joad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for your reply.

I have a valid product key but it's an OEM key. Given Microsoft's change of policy with regard to ISOs, I was concerned that the activation process may see an OEM key with non-OEM installation files.
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05 Oct 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The install files are the same, there`s no difference.

Will this install and key be used on the same pc that the oem key originally came from ?

If not you will more then likely have to make a robo call.
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05 Oct 2015   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joad View Post
Thanks for your reply.

I have a valid product key but it's an OEM key. Given Microsoft's change of policy with regard to ISOs, I was concerned that the activation process may see an OEM key with non-OEM installation files.
You may have to phone MS and talk to the 'robot' but you should have no problem activating.
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06 Oct 2015   #6
Joad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joad View Post
Thanks for your reply.

I have a valid product key but it's an OEM key. Given Microsoft's change of policy with regard to ISOs, I was concerned that the activation process may see an OEM key with non-OEM installation files.
You may have to phone MS and talk to the 'robot' but you should have no problem activating.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

Will this install and key be used on the same pc that the oem key originally came from ?

If not you will more then likely have to make a robo call.
Yes, the oem key is from this computer. Thanks.
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06 Oct 2015   #7
Joad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joad View Post
Thanks for your reply.

I have a valid product key but it's an OEM key. Given Microsoft's change of policy with regard to ISOs, I was concerned that the activation process may see an OEM key with non-OEM installation files.
You may have to phone MS and talk to the 'robot' but you should have no problem activating.
Thanks. I have experienced the robot calls so no worries there.
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06 Oct 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can use the original oem key over and over again on the original oem motherboard, if you change the mb you have to buy a new key, you can try the oem key on a new MB and make the robo call if that situation ever arrived, it might work, but that is not technically legal.
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18 Nov 2015   #9
Joad

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Just to update, I did a clean install and it was smooth as silk. Activation even worked which is a first for this computer.
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