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Windows 7: Need iso

1 Week Ago   #11
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
Other posters said that since the original W-7 install is OEM, a clean W-10 will not activate.
That's categorically untrue. I've had no trouble clean installing with an OEM key. That was precisely the case yesterday.

It will not activate with the SLP key (which is what the manufacturer uses during installation, and what Belarc, ProductKey and others will show you), but it does activate with the OEM key from a legit COA sticker. I imagine most, if not all, of those anecdotes you've read used a keyfinder to pull the SLP key from the OEM installation and tried to use that on the 10 clean install. That doesn't work.

I used to upgrade-install 10 over the top of 7 to get it digitally licensed, then wipe the partition and clean install 10. But for the last dozen cases I haven't even bothered with this two-step approach, after confirming I could do it in one step. These were all Dell machines that had not seen 10 yet but had legit 7 COA stickers on them. Note that in every one of my one-step clean installs, it couldn't have possibly mattered whether the prior OS was OEM or not, because the prior OS was gone by the time 10 started installing.

I wonder if the version makes any difference ... that seems far fetched, but just grasping at straws here. All my trials were with 1809 and 1903, and I'm assuming your installer is 1909.

IAC, I hope SIW2's Win7 solution works for you.

(You don't happen to have another Dell 7 installation disc laying around, do you? They're not machine specific so can be used on other Dells, and aren't even edition specific if you remove the ei.cfg file. I sent about 3 dozen discs to the landfill a few years ago because I really only needed one.)
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1 Week Ago   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@cfourkays was given the answer in post 3

HERE


cfourkays best course is to first install win7, then activate it with his coa key or7oemistaller

That is easier than trying to d/l and mess about with a dell iso.

It could have been done long ago. It only takes about 15mins to install and activate win7

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It will not activate with the SLP key
SLP activated win7 can be "upgraded" to win10 by doing either an upgrade install, or by using the gatherosstate dance The music on that video is intensely irritating, you might want to turn the sound off.
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1 Week Ago   #13
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
cfourkays best course is to first install win7, then activate it with his coa key or7oemistaller
When I click on the link to download 7oeminstaller I get:
Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to raymondcc.r.worldssl.net. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).

Error code: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP
If that happens, then the only option I found to complete the download was to change the url of the download from https: to http: to use an insecure connection.

HTH
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1 Week Ago   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Works fine for me.

Need iso-7oemistaller-download.jpg


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1 Week Ago   #15
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Flavallee, if anyone else is checking this post on how to do a legit upgrade from W-7 to W-10, great set of directions. I've done hundreds like that. Unfortunately, that's not the case here.
Bree, I'm a small IT business. The "OP" brought the PC to me. Guess you don't read the entire post.

All I really want is a downloadable W-7 iso to restore the W-7 and then do the upgrade the proper way.
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1 Week Ago   #16
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

cfourkays,

I provided the link you requested, Windows 7 x32 and Windows 7 x64.
I've downloaded both from this link, extracted the contents and compared to ISOs from Microsoft.
SHA-256 HASHes match all folders!
Additionally, the ei.cfg utility removes or renames the ei.cfg, which makes all version of Win 7 available

Per forum rules we cannot directly share ISO. Claims to be a copyright violation for the rule.
Admins OKed TeamViewer or similar for M$ ISO sharing.
I'm open to TeamViewer use if you agree!
Snick
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1 Week Ago   #17
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Works fine for me.
Yes, it depends on what OS and browser you use to do the download. They need to allow the older insecure TLS1 protocol to be used. That is not the case for the latest Firefox 76.0.1 in W10 which gave the error I quoted above, nor does Edge or IE work.

I gave the 'use http instead' tip in case someone trying to go back to W7 may only have W10 to get the tools.
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