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Hi guys and gals,

I'm after an iso download for Windows 7 Home Premium OEM, and I will tell you for why.

My friend has burdened me with sorting his son's laptop out.Long story short his hard drive needs replacing. I have a new hard drive ready to rock and roll but obviously need to install the OS on it.

The manufacturer (Samsung) do not provide recovery media any more (only XP and vista), and Microsoft will not provide an ISO because it refuses the OEM product key. So apparently I'm on my own with this - well actually I'm never alone with the spiceworks team with me :)

Anywho, where can I get my hands on a Win 7 Home Prem OEM iso? Preferably one which is not malware infested ;)

Many thanks for your time reading this


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peter
Pure Capsaicin
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peter

Petes PC Repairs is an IT service provider.

http://www.pcsteps.com/45-download-windows-7-iso-legally-free/

just make sure you have up to date av and malware better safe than sorry

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starg33ker
Ghost Chili
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starg33ker

You can enter the license key on the OEM sticker here and download the OS again https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 (for instructions see here http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/122526-how-to-download-windows-7-windows-8-1-or-windows-10-if...)

If that doesn't work, you'll need to contact the manufacturer of the PC. 

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Carl Holzhauer
Habanero
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Carl Holzhauer

I think the link above requires you to have a retail copy...give it a try though

I have the ISO..PM me

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petegaughenbaugh
Thai Pepper
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petegaughenbaugh

Do you know if the OEM install is BIOS locked? I.e., some major mfg put the "key" hard coded into the BIOS. If that's the case, any Windows OEM media for BIOS locked PC's should work and install without hassle. 

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Bryce Katz
Mace
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Bryce Katz

petegaughenbaugh wrote:

Do you know if the OEM install is BIOS locked? I.e., some major mfg put the "key" hard coded into the BIOS. If that's the case, any Windows OEM media for BIOS locked PC's should work and install without hassle. 

Only for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, which is why those units never had a COA sticker on them.
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Bryce Katz
Mace
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Bryce Katz

Cookie-Monster wrote:

The manufacturer (Samsung) do not provide recovery media any more (only XP and vista), and Microsoft will not provide an ISO because it refuses the OEM product key. So apparently I'm on my own with this - well actually I'm never alone with the spiceworks team with me :)
What's the model of the machine in question? It's not uncommon for OEMs to offload their recovery media fulfillment to a third party. I know HP does this. After about a year, sometimes two, they stop selling recovery media from hp.com/buy/parts and shift the management of recovery media to Computer Surgeons. It's entirely possible that Samsung does the same thing.

Failing that, you can still buy Windows 7 Home Premium OEM licenses from NewEgg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416806&cm_re=windows_7_home-_-32-416-80...

Honestly: You've already spent too much time on this "for a friend" - doubly so for one you describe as having "burdened" you. Burden him right back and tell him it's gonna cost $100 for a new license. Of course, if you're gonna do that, you may as well spend the extra $20 and get a retail copy of Windows 10.


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JAITM
Cayenne
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JAITM

Endless.Technology is an IT service provider.

Not sure if replacing the HDD qualifies as a "refurb", but you can get Win7 Pro Refurbished licenses fairly cheap.

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tfl
Mace
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tfl

Please: DO not ask for CDs/DVDs here. Microsoft frowns greatly - no matter what the reason.

Sorry

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