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Windows 7: Installing Win7 after end of support

24 Dec 2019   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
How big a flash drive do you need?

8 GB is usually big enough.

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24 Dec 2019   #12

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86

JFYI, I have several ISO's that I've downloaded, that will NOT fit on an 8GB Flash Drive.

Buying 8GB Flash Drives today, is just a waste of time and money.

I just got a deal on three 16GB 'ONN' Flash drives for Under $12, at Walmart.
My only regret is that I didn't buy more, at that price. (less than $4 each)

There have been several programs that claim they can burn an ISO to a flash drive, but I've had problems with all of them, till I tried Rufus. There is a new (Beta) version of Rufus that really works Great. I've had NO problems with it at all.

Rufus actually told me to use the following settings:

Partition scheme = MBR
Target System = BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)

Once I do that, the burn of the ISO to the Flash Drive goes off without a hitch, and the FD will boot up my PC and install the OS to whatever HD I specify.*

* I never try to install any OS, with two or more HD's connected to the system.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
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24 Dec 2019   #13

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi @TechnoMage2016

Just downloaded a w7 technet iso its just over 5gb updated to 2018 ????

EDIT latest Rufus does not give FAT32 option

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24 Dec 2019   #14

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi @TechnoMage2016
Just downloaded a w7 technet iso its just over 5gb updated to 2018 ????
EDIT latest Rufus does not give FAT32 option

Technet wants a paid subscription. How much is that? But I know we can D/L it from elsewhere.

Check out sales at MicroCenter or Newegg for flash drives. Sometimes MC sells them really cheaply with another purchase, but in-store without another purchase.
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24 Dec 2019   #15

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

Technet was officially ended in 2013, not sure how long the rundown took but I doubt it is still running
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24 Dec 2019   #16
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Re: iso burners, I have had success with several programs, especially Etcher. some folks in the Linux world say they have had problems with it, but it's always worked fine for me, on Linux or Windows.

I found rufus a bit puzzling to use, Etcher is so simple a cave man could do it. but I guess everyone's system is different. And computers are getting finicky these days. not like the old reliable models that just worked. Well, mostly.
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24 Dec 2019   #17

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring


Heidoc pulls the Technet Iso

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26 Dec 2019   #18

Windows 7 HP 64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sidecar Bob View Post
I am working on several P4 computers that will mostly be used as music servers so that several people can listen to different music &c in different parts of the house. Unless I work harder than I want to (this project is supposed to be fun) I probably won't get to a couple of them until February.

I've read through a bunch of articles online and several threads here about the end if support and I know that there will be no new updates issued after then but none of them mention what will happen when fresh installations try to update after Jan 14th.

So what will happen if I re-install Win7 on a computer in 3 weeks and it tries to update?
For the updates, you can use MS catalog or Simplix.
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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01 Jan 2020   #19
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have a related question and I hope someone can clarify things for me. I have an old Lenovo all-in-one computer that died several years back, and has since just been sitting in a box in the closet. I had a laptop to use, so I never even found out for sure what the Lenovo needed, but I am going to have to deal with it one of these days.

It has a TV tuner and a 1 TB HDD that I'm assuming needs to be replaced. If I get it working again, I will probably attach an antenna and use it to record a few over the air television shows primarily. (I think Media Center was really great for that - if I'm remembering the name of the software correctly.)

Post Windows 7 EOL, I would prefer to keep it disconnected from the internet.

I have an old USB with what I think is a clean copy of Windows 7. I made it in case it was ever needed for a reinstall and then never used it. I'm not sure if it has any updates or service packs applied.

My primary question has to do with replacing the HDD with an SSD. I have read that if the hardware no longer matches the original configuration, the original Windows 7 license number will no longer work. Is that true, and if so, could I still install Windows 7 and use it off line? (Assuming that it has to connect to check for authenticity... will it fail to function unless I do that?)

I have been wondering for a long time how that all works. The original license was an OEM Windows 7 Home Edition, I believe.
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01 Jan 2020   #20

Windows 7 HP 64

@blue skies
First of all you must find out if the Lenovo problem is the HDD.
Does it start? Can you enter BIOS?
The Win 7 SLP license is tied to the Motherboard, not to any other component. But if you don't have a Lenovo installation disk to restore Win 7 SLP license you can use any Win 7 installation disk and the license on the COA sticker. Remember that any Win 7 installation disk has all types (HB, HP, Pro and ultimate). With a little trick you can make it universal.
I'm have used some Crucial BX500
They are fast and cheep. So far, so good.
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