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Windows 7: Lost Disk How to install

18 Aug 2011   #1
Phraun

Vista Home Premium/Windows 7 RC
 
 
Lost Disk How to install

A related question; I have my key but misplaced my install disk for 7 Pro, is there anyway to get an install image online through Microsoft or some other legitimate channel?


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18 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phraun View Post
A related question; I have my key but misplaced my install disk for 7 Pro, is there anyway to get an install image online through Microsoft or some other legitimate channel?

Hello.

Yes you can download and use the exact same version that matches the activation key you own to do a clean install, have a look through this tutorial linked below for basic information.

Unfortunately, it is against forum rules to post download links to MS software.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


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18 Aug 2011   #3
Phraun

Vista Home Premium/Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phraun View Post
A related question; I have my key but misplaced my install disk for 7 Pro, is there anyway to get an install image online through Microsoft or some other legitimate channel?

Hello.

Yes you can download and use the exact same version that matches the activation key you own to do a clean install, have a look through this tutorial linked below for basic information.

Unfortunately, it is against forum rules to post download links to MS software.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


Too bad on the linking, I tracked it down anyway though so thanks for that. =)
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18 Aug 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phraun View Post


I tracked it down anyway though so thanks for that. =)

Good to see you have a solution and thanks for the update.
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18 Aug 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the key on packaging insert since this is retail Win7 and not factory COA with sticker.

However you can adapt these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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