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Windows 7: Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)

28 Dec 2017   #11
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Roy,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Is this the key Belarc found:
6RBBT-F8VPQ-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Yes it is.

I am obviously going to delete ALL the partitions during the clean install.
Are you saying that the Product Key is in the BIOS or somewhere so I will not need to enter the COA key on the bottom of the laptop?
I am going to use the ISO that SIW2 provided so I hope that the COA key on the bottom of the laptop will work.

Thanks again.


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28 Dec 2017   #12
torchwood

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

Hi Paul,

Yep thats correct the key is NOT held on any partition.

If you used Dell re-installation discs then the "old" key is automatically picked-up
(Dell have an excellent recovery tool all you need is your ServiceTag no: Bloatware included)
Using 3rd party install media sometimes picks it up but not all the time.

Roy
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28 Dec 2017   #13
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi again Roy,

I don't have any Dell re-installation discs (so no bloatware to worry about)!

When creating the bootable USB with the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool I got the error message as posted above.

Am I right in saying that I could either rename the Boot.mgr file to ntldr in the ISO on the USB, or just double-click the setup.exe on the USB ISO to run the Windows 7 Installation, is that correct?

I will obviously use the Rufus created bootable USB first to see if it works!

I only enquire in case this doesn't work!

Thanks in advance.
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28 Dec 2017   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you run setup.exe from the usb stick, then you are not doing a clean install. You have to boot from the usb stick in order to perform a clean install.

Use the boot menu (F8) to choose the usb stick when you 1st turn on the PC.

Do not make any changes in the Bios, do not set usb as 1st in the Bios, just use the boot menu one time, that's it.
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