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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7

06 Dec 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I believe that John is the only one that can answer that question.

It may or may not be permitted on this forum.


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06 Dec 2015   #12
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thank you all for your help - it was a lot of work......but it worked.....!

1. Found a W7 PC with no HDD, but with DELL's Microsoft 25 digit key attached to the box.
2. Tried to load W7 from Microsoft official site - the site did not recognize DELL's key and rejected it.
3. Downloaded W7 ISO file from qBittorent.
4. Created W7 installer on a USB using Rufus, pointing to the ISO file.
Rufus Note: The File System is set to FAT32 by default and may not work. Set it to NTFS and try again.
5. Loaded W7 on the new PC, and it accepted DELL's key without any problems.
6. Loaded Windows updates and all is well now.

3 small problems:

1. Network driver was missing - uploaded it from DELL's site and it worked.
2. Windows updates did not work at first - found a simple fix on-line.
From the CMD Prompt enter 3 commands one at a time, <ENTER> after each command:
---->Net stop wuauserv
---->Sc config wuauserv type= own
---->Net start wuauserv
3. Dedicated video card was not recognized - uploaded drivers from NVIDIA site.

Update:

A week later suddenly a message from MS stating that I need a valid key.
I entered the same very key again and it accepted it......!!!!!


-BBDS
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06 Dec 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Very good and thanks for the update
Cheers.
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06 Dec 2015   #14
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I have a question. I assume this is illegal what I am about to say, but just curious why? Different people on this forum could contribute the ISO that they made their install with and we would have all versions of Win 7 to post on the Forum for folks to use. Why couldn't that be done?
You can download and install Windows on a PC the way you suggested, but you will not get any updates without a valid unique key.

-BBDS
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07 Dec 2015   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post

I believe Derek said his system builders key worked but it must be an interesting system builders copy
It did work. Nothing special about it, I bought it when W7 was released, actually installed it a couple days before it's official release to the public.

Just tried it again and it worked,

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07 Dec 2015   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Cool even qualified for sp1 you lucky dog
Might have to see a mag on that jewel
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