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Windows 7: Lost your Windows discs? How to get replacement media, legally

08 Aug 2016   #51

Windows 10 Workstation x64

Showkeyplus is a much better tool for retrieving the product key - Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

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11 Apr 2017   #52

Windows 7 64 bit
Velocito Micro able to obtain from MS the ISO

Use Belarc advoisor, it shouls show you the activation code for your windows.

I also had toe original DVD from Velocity Micro

With this inforemation I contacted Microsoft and they provided my ISO

Using a nopther program and my DVD external drive, I changed the boot from the Hsd to the external dvd drive.

I had two choices: One is to reinstall MS but it would have taken me about a month to rework every thing else. The other opportunitity I had was 'an uipgrade' I clicked on this option, the PC rebooted and allowed me to upgrade my windows.
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3 Hours Ago   #53

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Microsoft provides FREE replacement install media at
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30 Minutes Ago   #54

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GoldenDog View Post
Microsoft provides FREE replacement install media at
You have to provide a product key on the MS site to download. Unfortunately even legit product keys sometimes don't work on there. I've tried it myself with a store bought 7 Ultimate retail version and it said it was an invalid key. They should just allow the download without the key, same as Windows 8.1 and 10. But MS doesn't want to make things too easy for 7 users!
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