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Windows 7: Download Windows 7 iso from microsoft

16 May 2018   #21
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Either reinstall or change the edition using dism. IIrc you need to sysprep before changing the edition.

To change edtion after sysprepping, boot into winpe , open cmd prompt and type:
[obviously, replace C with your Windows drive letter as seen from winpe]

Dism /Image:C: /Set-Edition:Ultimate
I really don`t think he`d understand any of this


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19 May 2018   #22
parchessi

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Hello everyone.
I would like to install Windows 7 too. Now I have OEM key but for some reason it won't let me download from MS site. Yes, I know i can download it from TechBench too but I would like to download it directly from MS, updated one (yes I can update older version later) but this one from TechBench says: File upload: 02/18/2012. HeiDoc also has one but that one doesn't seem to be up-to-date.
So if anyone could provide the download link for Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 from MS site (and also yes, I know it expires after 24h or less) it would be much appreciated.
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19 May 2018   #23
Paul Black

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

Hi parchessi, welcome to Seven Forums,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parchessi View Post
I would like to install Windows 7 too. Now I have OEM key but for some reason it won't let me download from MS site.
You won't be able to use your OEM product key on the Microsoft download site because it doesn't support product keys for OEM versions.

You will have to download the ISO from TechBench and use your OEM product key when installing.

I hope this helps!
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19 May 2018   #24
parchessi

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

That actually makes sence now why I can't download, thanks.
Now I know that I can download from TechBench but then every time something happens or I reinstall I would have to download 6 years of updates since I see it is uploaded in 2012. So from MS's site would be better because it contains all the updates till now, I wouldn't have to download them all. I know I would have to download maybe later updates from 2018 till later still, that would be only let's say 2 years of updates instead of then 8 (currently 6).
That's why I'm asking this.
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19 May 2018   #25
Paul Black

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

Hi parchessi,

First off, let's get your system specifications sorted out in your UserCP > Edit System Spec setup and we can go from there!

The tutorial below (Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus) let's you easily see all of your system information, along with the option of easily filling out your system specifications here at Seven Forums easier.

How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"

This way it will be easier for people to help you in the future!

I hope this helps!
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19 May 2018   #26
parchessi

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I think I filled it. Since I'm on my laptop currently preparing Win7 for my pc. MOBO died, and it was replaced by the same so I got Win 7 OEM. That's why I want MS offical iso, since it is most up to date out there.
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19 May 2018   #27
Paul Black

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

Hi parchessi,

Yes that looks good.

As far as going about a clean install, once you have downloaded the ISO from TechBench, there are many many posts in this forum that cover the downloading of Windows Updates using different approaches. If you were to run Windows Update directly after the clean install you will be looking at around 300+ updates. This takes a considerable amount of time to complete (hours and hours in fact) because of the restarts needed and the re-running of Windows Updates again and again until there are non left. There are ways around this laborious method however. I, along with several other members here, have covered this topic many times before. It might be best for you to do a forum search and find which method will work best for you. If you need any help or advice then you can just ask!

I hope this helps!
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19 May 2018   #28
parchessi

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Alright, thanks.
Just curious, where did you get windows 7 iso? From Tech or MS?
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19 May 2018   #29
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Everyone and anyone who installs W7 today has to install all the updates, there`s no way around this if you want to do a clean install.

The Techbench and the Microsoft Iso`s are the same exact thing.

Microsoft does not keep adding updates to the W7 SP1 Iso file, no idea where you heard that. Microsoft does not care about Windows 7 anymore.

A Windows 7 Pro Iso file is 3.09 GB, same as always. (And remember, that Iso has all 3 versions of W7 on it, 4 if it has starter )

If I downloaded a W7 Pro x64 Iso file from Microsoft today, it would be the same as the one I downloaded 5 years ago.

The only update ever added by Microsoft was Service Pack 1

If you have a W7 key, you`d be better off installing Windows 10, I can`t believe I just said that
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19 May 2018   #30
parchessi

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Ha, alright then, my mistake about the updates.
Thanks.
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