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Windows 7: Looking for Win 7 Installation Discs w/ CD Key

2 Weeks Ago   #1
BobVezz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Looking for Win 7 Installation Discs w/ CD Key

I have an old Windows Vista laptop that I want to upgrade to Windows 7. I have done the research and the unit is upgradeable to Windows 7 but since Microsoft moved to Windows 10 I cannot find a new installation package. Does anyone know where I can get one from a reputable source? The old laptop is a 32 bit Dell Inspiron.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit-Newegg.com

64 bit Professional OEM for $140.

Will your machine be able to use 64 bit?

I'm not sure where to get a 32 bit installation disc. Maybe if you look hard enough, maybe on Amazon? Most likely you can still find an ISO download for 32 bit.

"Retail" versions include both 32 bit and 64 bit discs, but this is NOT retail. It's OEM and just includes the 64 bit disc.
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1 Week Ago   #3
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The key can be used with either bit version.

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1 Week Ago   #4
BobVezz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the information. The machine cannot hold a 64 bit system. I've looked at Amazon and eBay and only find these fly-by-night retailers touting genuine windows 7. I will keep looking. I will keep the post open in case someone does finds one. Thanks again.
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1 Week Ago   #5
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you buy a "64 bit " version , you can use the product key from it with 32 bit installation media. The keys are not bit version specific.
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1 Week Ago   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly, just buy it from Newegg for the key, you can create a 32 bit installer right now.
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1 Week Ago   #7
TomF

7 Pro 64
 
 

Does your Vista install allows a legally free upgrade to Win7?
Code:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160426135506/http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7#T1=tab01
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1 Week Ago   #8
BobVezz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Exactly, just buy it from Newegg for the key, you can create a 32 bit installer right now.
You mention I can create a 32 bit now. How?
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1 Week Ago   #9
BobVezz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TomF View Post
Does your Vista install allows a legally free upgrade to Win7?
Code:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160426135506/http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7#T1=tab01
Yes, I can legally upgrade, but I've had issues with upgrades in the past. I really want to wipe the system and do a full install. There's no data on the system right now. I migrated to a newer laptop years ago. I just want to use the old one as a back up.
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1 Week Ago   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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