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Windows 7: HOW TO KNOW ISO WIN INSTALL IS not corupt

17 Nov 2017   #1
DonMurray

 
HOW TO KNOW ISO WIN INSTALL IS not corupt

I went to download win7 from microsoft with a Dell product key. Microsoft says go to dell. I go to dell and dell says no you cant have this win 7 home preimum you have to update to windows 10.
WIndows 10 is not an option at this point.

I can use a flash drive with OEM windows iso files on it. I can use I then can use a disk called disk that is called 2016 drivers that is supposed to contain every driver known to man on it.

This all works. It is activated by Microsoft. Because I did not download the ISO from dell and I dont really know how to prove the windows ISO is lagit ... I am a little weary about doing this.

Does anyone know of a way to verify a windows install like this is legitimate ? Is their a way to prove out that when I do a install of windows in this fashion.
IF NOT
Is there a way to get a windows ISO file that is safer than just buying a flash drive like in the attachment.
?

Thank you !!




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17 Nov 2017   #2
torchwood

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

Hi Don,

MS has "officially" dropped OEM downloads for W7.
However you can still get them from MS, never ever use/get them from a >>flash drive advertised site<<.

This download link is only valid for 24hrs and free




https://software-download.microsoft....209deba5a9e53a

note use this MS tool to create a bootable USB
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - Microsoft Store


Roy
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17 Nov 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As Roy suggested, download the iso and use the COA key (on the COA label) to install /activate.

If the installed windows didn't ask for activation, it's probably cracked.
Use MGADiag http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=203456
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18 Nov 2017   #4
DonMurray

 
Great links need Microsoft home premium

Thank you for the Links !

I need windows 7 home premium service pack 1.
Thank you


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18 Nov 2017   #5
torchwood

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

Hi Don,

how silly of me to read the specs and not the post

here you go

W7 SP1 X64 English OEM
https://software-download.microsoft....d31085c448d514

Roy
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18 Nov 2017   #6
DonMurray

 

ROY !!! THANK YO SO MUCH FOR THIS !! Greatly appreciative. This computer is for a consignment shop and I did not want to take any chances.
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18 Nov 2017   #7
DonMurray

 

I am confused by these instructions. I have just a downloaded ISO file "Win7_HomePrem_SP1_English_COEM_x64.iso" There is no root to copy ? I need to figure out how to make up for this right ??
To make a copy of your Windows ISO file:
1. Click the Windows START button, and click WINDOWS USB/DVD DOWNLOAD TOOL in the ALL PROGRAMS list to open the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
2. In the SOURCE FILE box, type the name and path of your Windows ISO file, or click BROWSE and select the file from the OPEN dialog box. Click NEXT.
3. Select USB DEVICE to create a copy on a USB flash drive or select DVD disk to create a copy on a DVD disk.
4. If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive, select your USB device in the drop-down list and click BEGIN COPYING. If you are copying the file up to a DVD, click BEGIN BURNING.
When your Windows ISO file is copied to your drive, install Windows by moving to the root folder of your DVD or USB drive, and then double-click Setup.exe.
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18 Nov 2017   #8
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The "Root" folder just means explore to E: (or the drive letter of your USB stick) once the process of writing the ISO contents to the drive is complete.

There won't be a folder called root. It just means the lowest entry point in the device. A section of folders is referred to as a folder tree. The base of that tree is called the root.
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18 Nov 2017   #9
DonMurray

 

Back in the Day it was c:\format /s /v and it was bootable. today its much more. what i get now is I did not really need to make my disk bootable. But I did it anyway. with getting a win7 dvd and accessing the \boot directory and using the command bootsect.exe as shown in
How to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive
this will make an ISO bootable.
this will create a bootable or boot able flash from an iso

THese instructions show how to use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - Microsoft Store and make the usb thumb drive bootable. read carefully.

the root of a drive I understand. its c:\ or d:\ you can copy files there and there are no folders above it.
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18 Nov 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Does the computer you want to install win 7 is the one that you show on the picture on post 4?
Why don't you launch a Factory recover? It will format the C: partition and reinstall from an image from the Recovery partition.
You can Launch Factory recover from Windows or from BIOS.

Lets see if you still have the recovery partition.
Open disk management (C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc), expand the columns so we can read them. With the snipping tool take a snapshot and post here as an attachment. Use the paper clip - browse to the image file - upload
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