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Windows 7: Need help installing Win7 Pro. I have a COA.

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Need help installing Win7 Pro. I have a COA.

Hi!
I just bought a refurbished workstation that came with a COA for Windows 7 Pro.
I want to use a USB device to do the installation.

Do I go here : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...nload/windows7
to download the image files on the Usb?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello Alexandros81

I think that link might not work as Microsoft have stopped that level of support for Windows 7, already.

Instead, try the links provided in this Forum Tutorial Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key covering aspects of Windows 7 Direct Download, Clean Install and USB Windows 7 Installation.

You will need download an iso that matches the COA sticker (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit [any language]) using the ISO Download Tool.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Paul Black

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

Hi Alexandros81,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexandros81 View Post
I just bought a refurbished workstation that came with a COA for Windows 7 Pro. I want to use a USB device to do the installation.
[1] Have you also got a product key somewhere on the refurbished workstation?
[2] Has the refurbished workstation got an OS installed on it at the moment?
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Alexandros81,



[1] Have you also got a product key somewhere on the refurbished workstation?
[2] Has the refurbished workstation got an OS installed on it at the moment?

Hi!
I haven't got it yet. I bought it yesterday and arrives tommorow.
As far as I know it doesn't have an OS installed.
It comes with a COA Win7 Pro.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Any idea how I enter the BIOS and change the boot media to usb in order to do the installation?
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What is this workstation you purchased. Was it a good deal ?

Depends on motherboard - there is usually a key press to bring up a one time boot menu.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hello Alexandros81

I think that link might not work as Microsoft have stopped that level of support for Windows 7, already.

Instead, try the links provided in this Forum Tutorial Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key covering aspects of Windows 7 Direct Download, Clean Install and USB Windows 7 Installation.

You will need download an iso that matches the COA sticker (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit [any language]) using the ISO Download Tool.
Thanks! Just downloading the .iso file.
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Alexandros81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What is this workstation you purchased. Was it a good deal ?

Depends on motherboard - there is usually a key press to bring up a one time boot menu.
Processor: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2670 20M Cache, 2.60 GHz, 8.00 GT/s Intel® QPI
Hard disk: 250gb
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro Κ2000
Memory: 16GB
Networking: Ethernet
OS: No OS Installed - FreeDos Win7P COA

Price 549euro - In Greece
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

As you have downloaded the Win7 x64 iso , do a Clean Install Windows 7

As it's a Sandy Bridge (2nd generation) it may have UEFI or Legacy BIOS or a hybrid of the two.

To build a boot able USB:
To install as UEFI just extract the Win7 x64 iso, rename \sources\ei.cfg to ei.cfg.org and copy the boot folder (attached) to \efi
Boot.zip


To install as legacy use M$ tool Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool-Installer

Or you can use Rufus
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