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Windows 7: Lost your Windows discs? How to get replacement media, legally

05 Aug 2016   #41
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

HI, on a command line typing systeminfo gets this:

ACER-PC
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultima
6.1.7601 N/A Build 7601
Microsoft Corporation
Standalone Workstation
Multiprocessor Free
acer

00426-OEM-8992662-00010
7/19/2016, 7:55:09 AM
8/5/2016, 12:35:55 AM
Acer
AOD270
X86-based PC
1 Processor(s) Installed.

I something else is needed let me know how to get it.

Thanks for the help.

English US 32 bit

Neil


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05 Aug 2016   #42
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Looks like TechBench has been took down
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench

If it ever comes back online we might be able to help
Otherwise I suppose you're stuck with this site to get an iso
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool
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05 Aug 2016   #43
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Here ya go site just changed,
Win-7 ultimate 32bit
http://software-download.microsoft.c...64f0d08946cf87

Win-7 ultimate 64bit,
http://software-download.microsoft.c...2e6572c6c62157
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06 Aug 2016   #44
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

Thanks ThrashZone


I got the 32 bit downloaded.

I will do a google search to find out how to use it unless you have a link that explains it.

The Acer will not even boot up.

Neil
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06 Aug 2016   #45
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

A previous post mentioned it was time critical, is that just for the download or is that for the time to use the iso?

Neil
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06 Aug 2016   #46
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nlneilson View Post
A previous post mentioned it was time critical, is that just for the download or is that for the time to use the iso?

Neil
Just the download, the link expires 24 hours after generating it.

Once you have it it's good for as long as you have it.
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06 Aug 2016   #47
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

Thanks derekimo for the information, I have it downloaded on another computer and also saved it to a 64GB flash drive used to save stuff.






I found this page/link

How Create a USB Flash Drive Installer for Windows 10, 8, or 7


How Create a USB Flash Drive Installer for Windows 10, 8, or 7


I 'made' the usb flash drive with the 32 bit ISO downloaded from the link thrash provided

I reset the boot path.
Starting the Acer with the flash drive inserted the flash drive light blinks
but it just starts the 'Windows repair'

On a command line dir shows the files. setup is not a recognized command.


What needs to be done to reinstall the Win7 OS ??

edit: I had to go through the routine of setting up the USB twice (two times).
Then the little Acer started the install which it is doing now.

Neil
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06 Aug 2016   #48
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

Also I think the Windows key # is stored in the registry and will be picked up and used by MS, is that correct?
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06 Aug 2016   #49
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

I finallt got Win7 installed again after 6 or 7 attempts. This post is from the little Acer with the reinstalled Win7.

Thanks for all the help.

Neil
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08 Aug 2016   #50
nlneilson

WIN7RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nlneilson View Post
Also I think the Windows key # is stored in the registry and will be picked up and used by MS, is that correct?

Apparently the keys are in the registry and a free app to retrieve it is:
Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder.


Also google SLMGR and slmgr.vbs/dlv or just type that in a command line with admin privilages
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