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Windows 7: Which Windows 7 ISO to download?

25 Apr 2016   #1
ChrisRN

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Which Windows 7 ISO to download?

Replacing the hdd on my old laptop with a 120gb ssd but cannot find my recovery disk i made. Decided to go the USB route. The laptop previously ran Windows 7 Home 64 bit and i found a list of ISOs on digitalriver technet (Microsoft DigitalRiver Mirror) but i'm lost to which file to download? there are multiple Windows 7 Home premium and basic files. I have also already downloaded the windows 7 tool from microsoft's website.

*edit: would this be the correct file? en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso


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25 Apr 2016   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Yes, see a post I just made in a different thread:

Looking for Windows 7 Pro 64 ISO for Reinstall (Have key)
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25 Apr 2016   #3
ChrisRN

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Yes, see a post I just made in a different thread:

Looking for Windows 7 Pro 64 ISO for Reinstall (Have key)
Thanks, that is the file i chose and used Rufus to transfer to the USB. Popped in the new SSD and windows is currently installing (happy dance). my laptop currently has 4gb of ram....is it worth it and possible to update to Windows 10 after the install of 7 is complete?
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25 Apr 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No need to use torrents anymore you can use TechBench downloads and Chrome and the Raw paste on the other site on the article
Download Windows 7 and 8.1 ISO Images from Microsoft - gHacks Tech News
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27 Apr 2016   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

As I said when you posted that link a few days ago, I don't see that as better or easier that the two torrent sites. Using the method you linked to requires you to repatch the console every time you want to download an ISO. If there is some way that you only need to do the patch once then I agree it would be a better way to go.
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27 Apr 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
That's all I was saying most people only need one download and have it for 24hrs

I do appreciate your work on the other process though saved a lot of confusion in torrent clients alone
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29 Apr 2016   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The real fix for the type of problem is for Microsoft to stop being a PITA and make the ISOs available for all Windows OSes, from XP through Windows 10.

:Soapbox On:
It just seems stupid to me to make people jump through hoops or do weird things to get an ISO so they can install or repair a Windows operating system. If they don't have a valid key then it makes no difference so why punish the legal, honorable users to annoy the illegal, dishonorable users (that's all it is, annoyance, as they all know how to get a cracked version when they want).
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29 Apr 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep M$ Community has blocked or at least warned us for posting the Chrome workaround
Funny thing is I got the link from one of their MVP's Andre de Costa
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