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Windows 7: Can I Download Windows 7 replacement ISO (Legally)

20 Sep 2015   #11
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I've never heard of 'COEM' before? - and it's the first time I've heard of MS offering downloads for OEM build.
Perhaps the number of complaints has finally got to them?


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20 Sep 2015   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Commercial OEM (COEM)

Source


edit: I had never seen (or maybe never noticed) the term before.
I went looking for an old reference to it is see how long it has been in use.
This PDF...
https://partner.microsoft.com/downlo...aysia/40180876
...does not mention Windows 8.
I guess that dates the COEM term a bit.
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20 Sep 2015   #13
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Hmmm - seems to be a Win8.1 thing perhaps they downmarketed it to Win7 for OEM installs from MS?
The license terms there are a very-much-simplified version of the standard OEM System Builder terms.
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20 Sep 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

See page 4 of the PDF that I linked to in my edit. It uses the letters COEM, but does not explain them.

The table on page 12 of that PDF stops at Windows 7. I took that to mean the PDF was made before W8 was released.


Hmmm.
Page 9 of this PPT about Windows Server 2003 uses the term:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...SLicensing.ppt

Can I Download Windows 7 replacement ISO (Legally)-coem.png


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20 Sep 2015   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

OK - so it seems to be a generic all-embracing term rather than a specific one (i.e. it includes OEM_COA_NSLP, OEM_COA_SLP and OEM_SLP and any other OEM variant that MS dream up)
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20 Sep 2015   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks UsernameIssues and Noel for the info, much appreciated.
Can't rep you right now UsernameIssues

Anyway, this seems like a good change for people that might need a legitimate ISO and have an OEM license.
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23 Sep 2015   #17
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

So it is a full copy of windows as I found its the same disk size as my original OEM disk, and it works the same the only thing I noticed is that it has a little "EN" on the top left corner of the screen at the welcome screen, and also when you shut down. That's the only difference I found.

Anyway good on Microsoft for allowing windows 7 users even with OEM keys to download & updated version.
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23 Sep 2015   #18
crookedbandit

win 7 sp1 pro 64 bit
 
 

newb here with a question : tryin to do a "repair" install instead of clean install ,have oem win7 pro x86 added sp1, ie11 an tried to repair,
sys says that I have a newer version than the oem, I've been all over ms website an can't find a free download of same sys I'm tryin to repair , can someone "steer " me in the right direction ? ms website sent me to msdn to join for over 2grand for win 7 copy (ain't happening!) so I need a little help , Ive been all over this site but can't seem to get it (info overload) don't have windows.old (guess it got cleaned out w/disk cleanup) suggestions? help?
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