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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on replacement HDD Dell laptop

2 Weeks Ago   #1
kuzink

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on replacement HDD Dell laptop

Need help finding Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to install on replacement HDD after crash. Dell laptop Dell will not help. Have Product Key COA sticker attached to laptop. Sellers of Install disks on eBay look sketchy. One tried to sell me blank DVDs ( no files on DVD). Need ISO image I can install and activate with my existing Product Key.
Thanks in advance.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

What is the model of your DELL? You might need extra drivers fror that specific model.
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1 Week Ago   #3
kuzink

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you SIW2. This looks good, but I am just starting to read at the link.

My Dell is an Inspiron N4110
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1 Week Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

This is a M$ Win 7 HP SP1 64 link. It's valid for 24 hours.
Win 7 HP SP1 64
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1 Week Ago   #5
kuzink

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK, Clearly I am over my depth here.. I down loaded the ISO downloader and launched it. I got the download page.

I noticed Dell under choices on right side, so I checked that, but did not find my Dell Inspiron N4110, so I went back to the Windows 7 category. That listed the Windows 7 64 Home Premium, as well as a version marked COEM. Digging deeper COEM is same as OEM? Since my product key is for Dell OEM do I download the COEM version? Microsoft website recognizes my Key as being OEM (and tells me to contact the OEM, which, since it is Dell, is a whole other adventure, as you might imagine).

After download which ever version, do I then create a bootable USB, as from Create Windows 7 Bootable USB Drive From ISO File & Installation - Softlay and proceed as per that article - boot from USB, run setup.exe ?

Sorry to be such a novice, and I only get 1 chance to do this right as it is my only windows laptop, so no 'do overs'. I just want Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, recognized as authentic, back on my laptop too old to support Windows 10, before support ends for 7 in 2020.
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1 Week Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Your key will work with the COEM version and the regular 7 64 Home premium. It doesn't matter which you download.

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do I then create a bootable USB
Yes, if you want to boot from usb stick and do a clean install. Rufus is very popular for that. Simplest is probably usb7ice.

Just select your usb stick in the dropdown at the top.

Then click the button that says ISO to browse to the iso you downloaded.

Then click copy iso to usb

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Usb7ice.zip


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1 Week Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Use Rufus to make a boot able USB disk from the iso you downloaded.

For drivers Support for Inspiron 14R N4110
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1 Week Ago   #8
kuzink

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you again, SIW2.
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1 Week Ago   #9
kuzink

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you also, Megahertz07
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1 Week Ago   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

1. During installation:

When you are asked to activate automatically online, untick it and click SKIP. That gives you 30 days before you need to activate.
(You haven't got the DELL network drivers installed yet)

Because you have an oem machine, you probably don't even need that key. You can just run 7oeminstaller instead- this does not need network connection.

the third one on this link


2. You will need drivers from the Dell site - most likely you won't be able to get online until you have installed the network card drivers. There will also be usb3 drivers and so on. So you will have to download the dell drivers on a machine that has an internet connection - copy them to a usb stick. Then plug that usb stick into your Dell so you can install them.

3. Then you will need to get a lot of updates. Dism++ is the quickest way, and it warns of updates that contain crap you don't want - like telemetry. We can tell you about that when you have finished 1. and 2. above.

When you have done it - you realise how simple installing windows is.
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