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Windows 7: Lost disc

08 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 professional 32bit
Lost disc

Hello, I have lost my windows 7 disc and I really need to reinstall windows due to nastys on my system. I already looked online (for hours to be exact, its 5am and I've gotten no where). I still have my product key. Getting it online is not an option for me... And I really don't feel the need to buy the disc again. So is there anyway i could legitly get a copy of Windows 7 professional 32 bit online?

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08 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 professional 32bit

Uhh, buy getting it online i mean downloading, not getting microsoft to send me another disc...Some researching I did earlier tonight showed that as one of the few options. :|
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08 Apr 2011   #3

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS

Yes you can. - but this forum's rules do not allow members to give out that information. Google intelligently and you shall be rewarded, but beware, there are no guarantees that you will get what you think you are downloading.
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08 Apr 2011   #4

WIndows 7 Professional and Vista Home Premium x64

yeah Google is your friend.. there are legit ways to get the iso and burn another disk. Assuming you have a valid and legit key there is no issue... Can you borrow a disk? Disks are not key specific IIRC.
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08 Apr 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


If you must download from the web, check the comments closely to make sure nothing is added like a crack or pre-activation. Then after download, rightclick scan with your AV and Malwarebytes

If you have a friend you can borrow a Win7 install DVD from, if necessary you can extract the ISO using ImgBurn, then unlock all versions to burn another DVD to install your licensed version. Steps are in link below.

Tips for getting a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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09 Apr 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


You can order MS Replacment disks from here:
Help and Support

From your OEM manufacturer's web site.
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09 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 professional 32bit

I'll try the Replacment if i cannot get this ISO file to work.
But I have a few questions.
1. Can I mount the windows 7 ISO with something like deamon tools and get the setup working that way?
2. If not, I've read that i have to burn it to an RC-disc?
3. Is the way I'm doing this legit?
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09 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) This method can be tried.

How to Install Windows 7 or Windows Vista on Physical Machine Without DVD Media My Digital Life

2) Alternatively if you have a flash drive at least 4 gb in size, you can create an install key.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

3) As long as you're using your own purchased, genuine key, the media used is not that important.
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09 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 professional 32bit

Alright. So I tried mounting the ISO file and all seemed well until I got an error saying I need more disk space. I have 400gigs free so disk space shouldn't be an issue? I also have some blank discs, but... They are about 100mb short of what I need to burn windows 7. The disk space error only comes up if I choose the"upgrade" option. If i choose custom install I get another error saying something about no drivers?
Can anyone help me here?
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09 Apr 2011   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

What is the size of your .iso file in MB /GBs ? Where did you get it ?
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