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

18 Sep 2015   #1
Forkbeard

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Linux MInt 17.2
 
 
Can I Download Windows 7 replacement ISO (Legally)

I have a perfectly legit Win7 installation and the official activation code sticker stuck to the side of my PC, but have lost my disk. Can I get a replacement from the net?


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18 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The link in the first post of this thread worked for some people:
Windows 7 SP1 OEM ISO - Microsoft Site
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18 Sep 2015   #3
Forkbeard

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Linux MInt 17.2
 
 

Thanks for the link but it didn't work. Oh well, worth a try

It says it something about contacting the device manufacturer. I am the device manufacturer! Or the builder at least.
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18 Sep 2015   #4
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I have not tried it but I found this page on Microsofts site

Quote:
If you need to install or re-install Windows 7, you can use this page to download a disc image (ISO file) to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.

Before You Begin
  • Make sure you have:
    • Your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx).
    • An Internet connection (Internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
    • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
Source:
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18 Sep 2015   #5
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

I have a legitimate copy of Win7x64 that I downloaded from Digital River before M$ closed the site uploaded to My Google Drive account. Would you like the link?
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19 Sep 2015   #6
Forkbeard

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Linux MInt 17.2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wben353 View Post
I have a legitimate copy of Win7x64 that I downloaded from Digital River before M$ closed the site uploaded to My Google Drive account. Would you like the link?
That would be brilliant, thanks. Much appreciated.
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19 Sep 2015   #7
Forkbeard

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Linux MInt 17.2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
I have not tried it but I found this page on Microsofts site /snip

Thanks, but that's the one I tried. It's saying that the Microsoft key I entered was one from a pre-installed machine. Which is just plain wrong; I built the machine and bought a new OEM disk to go with it.

I don't understand how or why they're differentiating between an OEM and a retail copy. Either way I have a valid serial/disk. MS really annoy me with this stuff...
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19 Sep 2015   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

MS discontinued the Digital River links back in February.

Since you got the OS from an OEM - because of the OEM COA sticker - your only legitimate source of replacement media is the OEM.
If you are the OEM, you should take more care of your media
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19 Sep 2015   #9
Forkbeard

Windows 7 Pro x64 / Linux MInt 17.2
 
 

Solved: Found one, thanks for the help anyway .
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19 Sep 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
MS discontinued the Digital River links back in February.

Since you got the OS from an OEM - because of the OEM COA sticker - your only legitimate source of replacement media is the OEM.
If you are the OEM, you should take more care of your media
Noel, a curiosity question

It seems downloads are now available for folks that purchased an OEM license for a home-build/custom-build.
What does the "COEM" mean ?
Is that a new acronym, and license consideration ?
Look at this post:
Repair Install Win 7 Pro from Non SP1 Disc using a new Win 7 Pro SP1 d
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