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Windows 7: Need iso

1 Week Ago   #1
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Need iso

Have a Dell Inspiron laptop, W-7 Home, that my customer thought she could free upgrade to Windows 10 using iso from the Media Recovery Tool. She installed a new copy from the USB and now, as she didn't realize, it can't be activated. I tried downloading an iso from the MS site that requires a product key. Says its a Mfg product key and won't accept the product key.
Been trying to get Dell but they say use their Dell OS Recovery Tool with "Another computer" option.
Been trying this from both the non-activated Dell with W-10 and my own work PC. When I enter the service tag it says "No OS images defined for the product.
Isn't there somewhere I can get a plain old W-7 Home iso. I obviously have the Product Key on the bottom of the laptop.
Pete
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1 Week Ago   #2
flavallee

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

What is the exact 7-character service tag number on that Dell Inspiron laptop?
What is the exact Windows version on its Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker?

If you try to obtain a Windows 7 .ISO file from the Microsoft site, it will not except an OEM product key.
It will only accept a valid retail product key.
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1 Week Ago   #3
Snick

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

Hi cfourkays,

Windows 7 Professional x32 & x64

You can make all versions of Windows available, i.e., Starter x32 version only, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, & Ultimate with eicfg_removal_utility.zip

Using Eicfg_removal_Utility to create Universal Installation Disc - Windows 7 Help Forum


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1 Week Ago   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The iso files dell currently do are for the upgrade from win10 to win 7Pro, so you can use that

Check your personal messages
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1 Week Ago   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The dell iso files are massive . If you open the iso using 7-zip, the useful bits can be highlighted and copied out - e.g. onto a usb stick. If you want only English, no need to bother copying out the langpacks folder.


Need iso-gdxkk_x8v66a00_w7sp1pro64_row.iso.jpg


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1 Week Ago   #6
dg1261

Windows 7/8.1/10 multiboot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
Have a Dell Inspiron laptop, W-7 Home, that my customer thought she could free upgrade to Windows 10 using iso from the Media Recovery Tool. She installed a new copy from the USB and now, as she didn't realize, it can't be activated. I tried downloading an iso from the MS site that requires a product key. Says its a Mfg product key and won't accept the product key.
I'm not quite sure what you mean ... I'm guessing sentences 1-2 refer to Win10 and sentences 3-4 refer to Win7?

SIW2 should have you covered for the Win7 reinstallation media, but she should nevertheless be able to use Win10 for free if she really wants to, just by using the Win7 COA product key from the sticker on the bottom.

I installed 10 on a customer's 7 Dell desktop just this afternoon. 7 was pretty messed up, so he wanted a clean install rather than an in-place upgrade. I already had a USB stick with Win10-1903 downloaded earlier from the MS site, so I booted from the USB stick, had it reformat the OS partition, and clean installed 10. I fed it the 7 HomePrem product key from the Dell COA sticker, and it successfully activated the install as 10 Home. I added a couple drivers from the Dell site, but other than that it was a very straightforward process.
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1 Week Ago   #7
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

dg1261
I did exactly what you did and get a activation failed. Other posters said that since the original W-7 install is OEM, a clean W-10 will not activate. That's my case.

That machine has now been upgraded to W-10 Home from a clean install.
The W-10 works fine but won't activate.

I'm looking either for a W-7 iso to return and activate with the original OEM product key or:
a way to activate this installed W-10 that came from the Windows Media Creation tool. (I asked customer how she installed the W-10)

I have a W-10 Machine I can't activate and have no W-7 iso to reinstall the original OS.
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1 Week Ago   #8
flavallee

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

How To Clean Install And Activate Windows 10 In A Computer That Is Running Windows 7 SP1

1. Insert the Windows 10 bootable install disc in its drive, then expose its contents.

2. Expose the contents of the sources folder.

3. Copy the gatherosstate.exe file to the desktop.

4. Right-click that file and then click "Run as Administrator".

5. A GenuineTicket.xml file will appear on the desktop.

6. Copy that file to a USB thumb drive or burn it to a disc.

7. Do a clean install of Windows 10.

8. Skip the step to enter a product key.

9. After Windows 10 is installed, navigate to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\GenuineTicket folder.

10. Use the media you have the GenuineTicket.xml file saved in to copy it inside the GenuineTicket folder.

11. Restart the computer.

Notes:
The above steps should work in a computer that already has a working activated copy of Windows 7 SP1.

The GenuineTicket.xml file will only work in the same working computer that it was created in.

Before you complete step 9, navigate to File Explorer, then click "View - Options - Change folder and search options", then click "View - Show hidden files, folders and drives", then click Apply.
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1 Week Ago   #9
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flavallee View Post
How To Clean Install And Activate Windows 10 In A Computer That Is Running Windows 7 SP1....

The customer has wiped the original W7 and clean installed W10, that's the OP's problem....


The Heidoc tool lists a few Dell Inspiron W7 ISOs.


Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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1 Week Ago   #10
flavallee

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I posted that guide for information only.
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