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Windows 7: Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc?

02 Dec 2016   #11
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 
Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc?

This articles is nearly a year old but have a look, and you may want to pose your question at Tenforums. Windows 10 Forums

Thank you for the link you have sent. I have already posted this question on the Windows 10 Forum. I need all the help I can get with this.


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02 Dec 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
It would be best to ask asus if win-7 can be installed on the machine and if they made drivers for win-7 for it.
You can buy a system builders win-7 pro still from Newegg in the u.s. but I have no idea about in the u.k. where one would purchase a new key for this machine.

Run this on the older machine to see if it can be moved but if it came preinstalled more than likely it is a oem and can't legally be installed and activated on another machine.
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Look in your bios for this setting
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02 Dec 2016   #13
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 

I'm beginning to think that, as the new computer is still under warranty, my best bet might be to see if I can exchange it for an alternative that comes with Windows 7 pre-installed. It might save a lot of hassle, IF it can be done.
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02 Dec 2016   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As Microsoft has withdrawn windows 7 from sale to the public, Directly and through OEM channels the only way you are likely to source a suitable device is small "bricks and mortar" stores, with old stock. One other option is through business suppliers if you can persuade them to sell a single unit, and are willing to pay a lot more than usual for a consumer product.

Be very careful with online sources as a lot of the windows 7 on sale are now counterfeit, this may also apply to devices with Win7 Installed
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03 Dec 2016   #15
sirius41

Windows 10, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions. In view of the different views on this (on both this forum and the Windows 10 one) I think I shall ask my computer expert if he can install W7 from my disc and get it working for me. If he can't, he can probably build me one similar to mine but with W7 and take mine in part exchange. It will cost me, but at least I shall end up with something I'm comfortable with and doesn't frustrate me at every turn.
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03 Dec 2016   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You cannot re-install Windows 7 to any device other than the original Windows 7 computer the disk came with - Even if you did manage to get it to install and by chance you could obtain the required drivers for the new machine this would be piracy and would eventually be noticed by Microsoft and blacklisted.

Your best bet for a replacement system with Windows 7 is likely to be shopping on line as there are still some Windows7 Laptops being advertised although there is no way to be sure that you are getting a legal OS. If you can find the windows 7 compatible components to build a suitable Windows 7 System allow at least 150 for the OS and with prices increasing as copies are getting rare 200 + is a possibility. Just make sure that the disk is in an unopened package with the key not visible from the outside, also check that the supplier will replace/refund any disk/key that proves to be a forgery or counterfeit in any way
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03 Dec 2016   #17
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirius41 View Post
Your comments are not exactly helpful! Rather than criticism of what I said or what I did, I need help to resolve the situation that I'm in. To answer your questions:

I want to go back to Windows 7 which I had on my old computer.

It never entered my head that I would not be able to remove Windows 10 and install 7 instead.

Re read post #5

You still need an activation key, you can not use the key off another machine unless that machine is retired and uses a Retail Windows 7 key.

If it`s an OEM key, you can not use it on your new PC.

"Can I install Windows 7 on my new computer using this disc ?"

We have no idea and there`s only 1 way to find out. I even told you in reply #5 that you could try, and also posted you the link to clean install Windows 7.

It would have been much simpler if you had asked " I bought a Windows 10 PC and I would like to install Windows 7 on it, is this possible ? Like 1000`s have already asked and we would gladly help you.
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