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Windows 7: Reinstall fresh W7 Pro 64bit - refurb HP from bestbuy

25 Dec 2017   #1

W7 Pro 64 bit
Reinstall fresh W7 Pro 64bit - refurb HP from bestbuy

Went to ms website for w7 d/l
typed in code
window popped up - validating.....several minutes
Error Pre-installed software by hp, contact hp

computer is cpl yrs old, want fresh install and clean everything up

Sticker on pc where code is says W7Pro for refurb pc

What do I do?

If I call HP and BB will be wasted time.

Shall I call MS or will they just laugh at me?

Digital River website comes up blank
I visited and it brought me back to same issue above

I really wished I made a copy of the system when I bought it, and obtained ISO right right away, or demanded it from Bestbuy.

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25 Dec 2017   #2

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

Hi Mark,

please run this little tool and i'll be able to tell you what type of key it is.

Heidoc does not require a key to download the Iso, input it AFTER installing W7

(looks like MS have blocked the link??)
MS downloads API current issues - Windows ISO Downloader - Forums
(Heidoc download forum)

run Belarc Advisor, it will pick-up all your licence details.
compare the key to the one on the Refurb COA sticker they should be the same, and so should the versions.

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26 Dec 2017   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Have a look at this thread Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files) - Windows 7 Help Forums
As Siw explained, all Win 7 installation disk has all four brands (Home, HP, Pro and Ultimate). If you delete sources\ei.cfg it will ask what brand you want to install. Use the COA key to activate.
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26 Dec 2017   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It seems as though the download tool from Heidoc is throwing up an error message again if you attempt to download 7

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