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Windows 7: Re-install Windows 7 Home Premium OEM

28 Aug 2017   #1
Dario86

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Re-install Windows 7 Home Premium OEM

Hi guys,

I have a problem with a Samsung laptop, the model is NP530U3B.

A couple of years ago, after I had been experiencing some problems, a friend of mine re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on this laptop, but instead of using the recovery partition on the hard drive and re installing the Windows OEM that came with the computer, he installed a different ISO and activated it with another product key. I don't know why. The recovery partition is therefore gone, and I don't know how to proceed from here.

I now want to re-install windows once again and I need and ISO but if I go to the Microsoft website and insert the two product keys that I have i get two error messages

1) with the original product key sticked to the laptop: the website tells me that this key is referred to and OEM copy and that I should contact Samsung. The problem is that Samsung won't answer.

2) The product key for for the Windows 7 that I am currently using: the website tells me that there is an error and that I should contact Microsoft. I don't know if my friend installed a cracked version of the OS at that time.

What should I do?
If I download any ISO of Windows 7 Home Premium will I be able to activate it with my Samsung OEM product key Will this cause any problem?

Alternatively, do I need a specific ISO for the Samsung laptop?

Thanks


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28 Aug 2017   #2
torchwood

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

Hi Dario,

If the lappy came with W7 home premium then you should have a COA sticker attached to it quoting

Samsung OEM W7 home premium X64
(check inside the battery compartment)

This will show a back-up key
DO NOT post it

Has it??

Roy
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28 Aug 2017   #3
Dario86

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Roy,

Yes it has a COA label on the battery, with a 25 characters product key on it, but this won't allow me to download the corresponding ISO from Microsoft website.

is this what you are referring to or did I get it wrong?

Dario
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28 Aug 2017   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dario86 View Post
A couple of years ago, after I had been experiencing some problems, a friend of mine re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on this laptop, but instead of using the recovery partition on the hard drive and re installing the Windows OEM that came with the computer, he installed a different ISO and activated it with another product key. I don't know why. The recovery partition is therefore gone, and I don't know how to proceed from here.
Are you sure that the recovery partition is gone? Unless your friend (or someone else) specifically removed the recovery partition, it will still be there, as long as you are still using the original hard drive which came with the computer.
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28 Aug 2017   #5
torchwood

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

Hi Dario,

You did it right:).

MS dropped supplying downloads for OEMs.

just a couple of things
please confirm its Home Premium
Language you want.

I'll drop a download link for you

note i find it quicker and easier to use a USB (min4GB), tool link
download W7 to >>DESKTOP
run this tool to ready the usb
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - Microsoft Store

drag W7 to it
Change BIOS to boot from USB >>FIRST<<


Roy
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28 Aug 2017   #6
Dario86

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Roy,

Yes it is Home Premium.

Language: Italian.

Thanks!!!
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28 Aug 2017   #7
torchwood

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

Hi Dario,

Here you go
W7 SP1 Home premium X64 Italian.

https://software-download.microsoft....db988729d5aa4d

Roy
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28 Aug 2017   #8
Dario86

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Roy,

fantastic, thanks! I am downloading it right now and I'll install it tonight. So I'll activate this with my product key right?

One more question, can I set a recovery partition during this process? (just in case I'll need to install again in the future and I don't want to use the USB.

Thanks

Dario
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28 Aug 2017   #9
torchwood

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

Hi Dario,

As its an OEM version it MAY automatically activate, (skip the input product key part to start with).
It depends on the changes your friend made, if any, to the Bios/AHCI fields.
If it does not activate, wait a couple days, then use the COA key.

As for a recovery partition sorry no, but there is a better alternative.
Most here use Macrium (free) to create system images on a regular basis.
Your back-up is upto date and actually takes less time to reset your comp if you have a problem.
(it wll auto-activate, drivers will be upto date and all your personnal data is there)
have a read here
Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums


Roy
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28 Aug 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Roy wrote "Change BIOS to boot from USB >>FIRST<<"
If you do it, during installation it will boot from the USB forever, unless you take out the USB device after fist boot.
I would set BIOS to boot from the HDD and to start installation launch boot menu (F?) and choose the USB device.

What you want to do:
- Clean installation (recommended) - It will delete all partitions so backup your data to an external disk. Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
- Repair installation - You launch setup under windows. It will reinstall Win 7 keeping all data and programs. Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums

For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Check if the Security only updates are for all languages. I think they are. If not, you have to find the Italian version.
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