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Windows 7: Need help with downloading Win 7 pro for install

11 Jul 2010   #1
okami 11x

Win7 Pro - 64bit
Need help with downloading Win 7 pro for install

Well, I'm not sure if this is in the right section but here goes.

Back in Dec '09, I purchased Windows7 Pro upgrade. I put it on a computer but I eventually sold it (with WinXP). I have just recently built a new computer that needs an OS. I have a key for Win7 Pro just sitting around and so I thought I'd use that.

Problem is, I don't have an install disk. And I don't have an operating system currently on it so I can't upgrade.

I'd like to clean install Win7 Pro 64-bit on that computer but to do that, I need to download it.

I've tried logging into the Microsoft store but it says I don't have any purchase history. I know that is false since I have an email with my information (but the order number doesn't work either).

So as you can see, I'm in a pickle. If anyone can suggest how to get a download of Win7 pro, I would really appreciate it.


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11 Jul 2010   #2
okami 11x

Win7 Pro - 64bit

Well I got a download going. The link in my email from Digital River finally connected.

I just want to confirm, the key for Windows OS isn't tied to either 32bit or 64bit, correct? It's just tied to the version (Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.). Reason I ask, I originally bought it as the 32bit from Digital River since my laptop could only do 32bit. However, my new desktop can do 64bit and I want to utilize that. I'm downloading both 32 and 64 from Digital River at the moment just incase.

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11 Jul 2010   #3
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That is correct, okami. Each WIn7 license is good for either 32 or 64 bit.

If the file is an ISO, burn it to DVD or write to flash stick so you have it for repair or reinstall: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hopefully they're not still trying to push through box files, but if so make an ISO this way: Make bootable iso from student d/l

And here is a link where MS made good on DR failing to provide ISO's: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems
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12 Jul 2010   #4
okami 11x

Win7 Pro - 64bit

Thank you gregrocker. I thought that was the case and just wanted to make sure.

I also appreciate the links you've provided.

I'm about to burn the .iso right now so we'll see if everything goes ok. I still need the RAM in the mail today, though, but it should be here soon enough.

Thanks again,
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