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Windows 7: Win7 ISO image

24 Feb 2016   #51
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

BigBear68 it's some good information that might help others.
Thank you.


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24 Feb 2016   #52
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think the discussion was more about being able to do a total clean install using the COA product sticker code. That is you want to start from scratch as if you had installed a non-SLP OEM OS (like you built your own PC). All OEM installs are still tied to key original PC hardware.

The conclusion I read here is that a clean install on a pre installed windows 7 system using the COA product sticker is not likely to work. Based on BigBear68's experience a Repair install may work but a slui.exe 3 command may also be required.
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24 Feb 2016   #53
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I think the discussion was more about being able to do a total clean install using the COA product sticker code. That is you want to start from scratch as if you had installed a non-SLP OEM OS (like you built your own PC). All OEM installs are still tied to key original PC hardware.

The conclusion I read here is that a clean install on a pre installed windows 7 system using the COA product sticker is not likely to work. Based on BigBear68's experience a Repair install may work but a slui.exe 3 command may also be required.
Actually it is very likely to work, Greg's tutorial with almost 2 million views and not a single complaint would suggest that,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I'm not sure where you got the idea the discussion was about something else.
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24 Feb 2016   #54
BigBear68

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The way I am reading it on various sites is when you buy a computer with a pre loaded windows the product key is your proof of owning a legitimate version of windows but apart from that is useless for anything else,if you need an OEM key to do anything useful with windows like repairing or reinstalling why is that not supplied with the computer on purchase,why is it hidden away in code where it is very difficult to find and use ?
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24 Feb 2016   #55
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigBear68 View Post
The way I am reading it on various sites is when you buy a computer with a pre loaded windows the product key is your proof of owning a legitimate version of windows but apart from that is useless for anything else,if you need an OEM key to do anything useful with windows like repairing or reinstalling why is that not supplied with the computer on purchase,why is it hidden away in code where it is very difficult to find and use ?
Technically you should be getting support from the OEM you bought it from, you are right about the COA key, every computer needs it.

What it is good for is doing a clean install as shown in the tutorial I just posted above.

At the time it was written it was easier to get install media.

Microsoft just shut the door on free access to it and set up the new site they have which is really geared toward retail customers.

As has always been the case any store bought computer is supported by that OEM and you can hope they will provide a way to get media, even if they don't though, you can do a clean install with that COA key. You just need to find your own media.
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25 Feb 2016   #56
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I think the discussion was more about being able to do a total clean install using the COA product sticker code. That is you want to start from scratch as if you had installed a non-SLP OEM OS (like you built your own PC). All OEM installs are still tied to key original PC hardware.

The conclusion I read here is that a clean install on a pre installed windows 7 system using the COA product sticker is not likely to work. Based on BigBear68's experience a Repair install may work but a slui.exe 3 command may also be required.
Actually it is very likely to work, Greg's tutorial with almost 2 million views and not a single complaint would suggest that,

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I'm not sure where you got the idea the discussion was about something else.
I had no initial belief the discussion was about anything else.
This is all getting confusing. I didn't think the discussion was about anything else but the ability to perform a clean install using the gregrocker type tutorial. What I'm unsure about is the ability for this to work based on feedback from eg.
Win7 ISO image

I only have one old PC with a factory installed OS [OEM:SLP (System Locked Pre-installation] and I doubt that I personally will need to perform this operation.
Win7 ISO image-capture.jpg

For the sake of others-
The question is really simple:
What is the likelihood of performing a clean install from a Windows install DVD/ISO for the compatible version (eg. Home Premium) using the COA sticker with the product key?

ANSWERS:
Very likely
Unlikely
Depends on the PC manufacturer and date of manufacture (means don't know).


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25 Feb 2016   #57
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'm lost on your skepticism of the success many have already had using that method and the very reason that tutorial exists.

Why don't you think it works, it has worked for countless people already.
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25 Feb 2016   #58
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I'm lost on your skepticism of the success many have already had using that method and the very reason that tutorial exists.

Why don't you think it works, it has worked for countless people already.
I don't know if it works or not but I'm influenced by comments like this (& others).
Win7 ISO image

If it works most of the time then let someone make that statement and close the discussion.
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25 Feb 2016   #59
derekimo

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You are not grasping the whole topic! If you pick a comment then look at what it relates to, it is related to the ability to download an ISO from Microsoft.

That's what this thread is about, getting a download, the clean install is not a question.
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25 Feb 2016   #60
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

FYI - there's a Digital River mirror at archive.org. Click the txt file at the bottom for the codes eg

X17-59186.iso Windows 7 Professional x64 English

https://archive.org/download/digital_river

have tested the x64 Pro Eng and it's about 3 Mbit >> 2 - 3 hours (-ish)

grey area copyright legality, so don't shoot the messenger

FYI . . .
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