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Windows 7: Using another version of windows 7 for repair install

18 Dec 2016   #1
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 
Using another version of windows 7 for repair install

I want to repair install windows 7 SP1 HOME BASICx64 FUJITSU AH531 laptop .Since windows don't provide ISO for OEM version of windows , i am not able to download it.But I am having a windows 7 home premiumx64 ISO . I want to know whether i can use that for the repair install or should i have to use the same version of windows 7.


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18 Dec 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nihal,

I'm afraid that you will need to use the same Home Basic edition to be able to do a repair install with it.
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18 Dec 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What language do you want ?

I`ll post the direct Microsoft link, all you`ll have to do is click on the link and it will start downloading the Iso file.
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18 Dec 2016   #4
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What language do you want ?

I`ll post the direct Microsoft link, all you`ll have to do is click on the link and it will start downloading the Iso file.
ENGLISH HOME BASIC SERVICE PACK 1 x64
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18 Dec 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 



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18 Dec 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

And I thought that we could use any disk as maintenance is done by Boot.wim index 1 that is common to the 4 Win 7 brands (Install.wim).
Blink, can you explain why we cant?
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18 Dec 2016   #7
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nihal mazhar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What language do you want ?

I`ll post the direct Microsoft link, all you`ll have to do is click on the link and it will start downloading the Iso file.
ENGLISH HOME BASIC SERVICE PACK 1 x64
Very much grateful addRAM for your help
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18 Dec 2016   #8
Nihal mazhar

Windows 7 home basics x64
 
 

Well as an information,I found out that it is possible to unlock all edition of windows 7 by modifying the ei.cfg file found in sources file by extracting the windows 7 iso and editing edition ID in notepad to the desired one.
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18 Dec 2016   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nihal mazhar View Post
Well as an information,I found out that it is possible to unlock all edition of windows 7 by modifying the ei.cfg file found in sources file by extracting the windows 7 iso and editing edition ID in notepad to the desired one.
That is old. You can just rename ei.cfg or delete it and, during installation, it will ask what version you want to install.
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18 Dec 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is not entirely true, I don`t think you`d get Enterprise if you do that, but I`m not positive.

I forget which versions my AIO has on it. I`ll do a quick test. I believe mine doesn`t have starter because it`s a 64 bit installer ? Not sure on that.

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