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Windows 7: Download Windows 7?

22 Feb 2011   #1
freshmeat20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Download Windows 7?

I have my box and product key. But ran my chair over the install disk so it's now in half.
Any Ftp or Microsoft support page that can help me get another copy?

Edit: It was Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. But 32 bit would work for me because its 1gb smaller :)


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22 Feb 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Freshmeat,

If you have a friend that has a retail Windows 7 Ultimate installation DVD, then you could use it to install it on your computer and use your product key number to activate it.

You could also use a free program like ImgBurn to create a ISO of the DVD to be able to burn your own DVD copy with the ISO file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Feb 2011   #3
freshmeat20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

thanks for the quick answer!

But darn I cant get it back online? everyone I know has vista or XP
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22 Feb 2011   #4
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Even though you own the actual disc, it's still considered illegal to, say, torrent the Windows 7 disc even if it would work.
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22 Feb 2011   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

FreshMeat,

You can contact Microsoft at the link below to order a replacement DVD. :)

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22 Feb 2011   #6
Monsoon

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Even though you own the actual disc, it's still considered illegal to, say, torrent the Windows 7 disc even if it would work.
I had to download mine, too. And it's perfectly safe to do so, as long as you find one that matches the MD5 hash of the original disc. (easy to find online)
Then you just use any one of the MD5 utilities out there to read the hash on your download. If it's a match, then you're good to go.


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22 Feb 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Even though you own the actual disc, it's still considered illegal to, say, torrent the Windows 7 disc even if it would work.
It's risky, due to malware, but it isn't illegal at all. The license determines legality, not the disc.

As for the OP, I'd contact Microsoft, or go to a local mom and pop computer shop and see if they'd make a copy for you. Make it clear you have a license.
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22 Feb 2011   #8
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Even though you own the actual disc, it's still considered illegal to, say, torrent the Windows 7 disc even if it would work.
It's risky, due to malware, but it isn't illegal at all. The license determines legality, not the disc.

As for the OP, I'd contact Microsoft, or go to a local mom and pop computer shop and see if they'd make a copy for you. Make it clear you have a license.
Personally, I don't see it as illegal. However other entities tend to.
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22 Feb 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What other entities? Usage of most torrent sites is toeing the line because of the content. Most OS discs you find on there have been tampered with to either add malware, crack the activation, or both. Simply obtaining a disc without the license or tampering is technically just fine and perfectly legal. The same with copying the disc from a friend. Microsoft techs regular suggest copying the discs from friends. All that matters is that your license key is legit to you. If that's the case, MS won't care where the actual media came from.
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22 Feb 2011   #10
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Buy a new copy or ask for replacement. :)
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