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Windows 7: Windows 7 Downloads Link

31 Oct 2015   #1
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Downloads Link

Now that Digital River is permanently uprooted,
I see now that Microsoft has it's own download link for Windows 7 ISO's, using a product key.
https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows7




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31 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep it's been hit and miss for users mostly manufacture oem's
I haven't tried any oem/ system builder or retail keys since I have the disks but might someday who knows :/
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02 Nov 2015   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I tried it several times in the past and could not get it to work, even with my MSDN Retail keys. I don't remember what the error messages were now though. Maybe i'll give it another try and see if they fixed it?
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02 Nov 2015   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Error

The key you provided is for a product not currently supported by this site or may be invalid. Please try again or visit the Microsoft Support Contact Us page for assistance.

Tried two of my TechNet 7 Professional keys, one was for with SP1 the other without SP1. Both gave me the error I posted above.
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02 Nov 2015   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Surprise surprise, my Windows 7 OEM (System builder) Home Premium key worked. I was expecting it to be the other way around actually, Retail keys to be good but OEM keys to be rejected? OEM-SLP keys are likely rejected. My OEM key is from a COA sticker.

Product Confirmation

The product key is eligible for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
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02 Nov 2015   #6
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I just get

Error

We've encountered a problem with the validation request.

With my COA Stcker key.
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02 Nov 2015   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I don't know why they don't make it like the Windows 8 and 10 MCT and ditch the requirement to enter a key. Just let you download without it. You still need one to install anyway, check it then.
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02 Nov 2015   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Surprise surprise, my Windows 7 OEM (System builder) Home Premium key worked. I was expecting it to be the other way around actually, Retail keys to be good but OEM keys to be rejected? OEM-SLP keys are likely rejected. My OEM key is from a COA sticker.

Product Confirmation

The product key is eligible for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
I got the same a while back,

Windows 7 SP1 OEM ISO - Microsoft Site

The retail was a let down though,

Windows 7 SP1 OEM ISO - Microsoft Site
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02 Nov 2015   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure I tried my OEM key in the past and it didn't work. This last test was the first time I ever got it to work for me.
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02 Nov 2015   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Yeah, they did change something because it wouldn't accept it before for me either.
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