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Windows 7: How to Get OEM Disks and do a Fresh install

20 Dec 2016   #1
leegold

7 Pro 64
 
 
How to Get OEM Disks and do a Fresh install

Hi,

So for example someone has a Sony Vaio laptop w/Win7 Home 64 and it needs a reinstall. The original disk/media is gone and any backup image on the hard disk is gone. If I go to Access Denied it asks for a key. I find that any key for a preinstalled Win7 never works.

The keys are right from the bottom of the laptops...no hanky-panky...

Manufacturer's download site only have utilities and drivers.

So how can I get media to install? Will any OEM WIn7 Home 64 disk work? It would really come in handy if there was a way.

Thanks


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20 Dec 2016   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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21 Dec 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Home Basic ? Home Premium ?

Were you able to use the link SIW posted ?
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23 Dec 2016   #4
leegold

7 Pro 64
 
 

Sorry for delay. Still here. I'm going to try today.

Update, yes everything downloaded OK. I'm going to try and install will, report back...

What is GGK? how do I know if I need GGK download? Thanks.
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24 Dec 2016   #5
leegold

7 Pro 64
 
 

Excellent - reinstalled - thanks!
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25 Dec 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Congratulations.
Please mark this treat as solved.
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