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Windows 7 Professional OEM ISO download

Hi Everyone! I've got a Dell Latitude E6410 Laptop with a Windows 7 Professional OS installed on it which needs a fresh win install on it.

I would like to download a win ISO since I haven't got the windows cd but I can't download it from the Microsoft website because is a OEM version I think.

I've got the sticker on the back which says : Windows 7 Pro OA.

Can I download an ISO from somewhere and use my key?

Will that work or its just a one time installation/ activation?
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    If it's an OEM copy of Win 7 then no it (WIN key) wouldn't carry over onto new hardware. If you are using it on the same computer with the exact same motherboard you shouldn't have any problems with the key but I would still be careful.

    Windows 7 link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
  2. You would have to get the disc or image from Dell.
  3. There are no longer any legal means of downloading OEM versions of 7. Microsoft oy offers downloads for retail copys. You can usually find cheap OEM install media on ebay.
  4. I've reinstalled Windows 7 on a dell laptop using the same os version and existing cd key with no problems. Win7 was able to install most drivers for it but some you may need to go to Dell for specific drivers for some device services to be completely operational.

    The link above should get you started, enter your key and download the appropriate Windows version your oem cdkey is validated to.

    Check first what boot options your laptop has, enter it's bios and see if you can boot from usb/cd etc then use Microsoft's media creation tool to create which boot method you prefer.
  5. Your Dell Latitude if you have the stock hard drive in it should have a recovery partition in it that has windows 7 on it already.
    Running this will reset your PC back to completely stock conition.

    Unfortunatly there is no longer a dedicated spot to download windows 7 ISOs anymore. You wil have to either find a DVD or look around at download/torrent sites in attempt to find a non-cracked, non-infected copy. Sorry I can not be of more help here. Since microsoft stopped support for the hosting of it on digitalriver.com there has not ben any official place to download it anymore.
  6. bignastyid said:
    There are no longer any legal means of downloading OEM versions of 7. Microsoft oy offers downloads for retail copys. You can usually find cheap OEM install media on ebay.


    Oh right, didn't know. I thought the software was all the same, downloaded online from Microsoft just limited only by key.
  7. If you can get an OEM System Builders DVD from ebay (or ISO from internet) then that will work fine to install on your Dell.

    You may also be able to find the Dell specific windows 7 ISO that will install on any Dell system which is totally fine since you have a legit product key.
    Now finding a non-hacked/non-infected version of this could be difficult.
  8. What's this site about? Haven't gone as far as entering a key but it appears to me can get the iso through here but just curious what's it about if cannot. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
  9. Boju if you enter an OEM product key it will tell you its not a valid version(or something like that). That site only works for retail keys.
  10. Oh ok fair enough, thanks.
  11. All Windows 7 ISOs are the same except for one ei.cfg file in the \sources folder which decides which version will be installed - if you simply remove that ei.cfg file from the ISO using your favorite ISO editor before burning it to disc, then when you run the install, a menu will appear to let you pick and choose the version of Windows you'd like to install: aka it becomes a "universal" installer disc. Just pick OEM
  12. BFG-9000 said:
    All Windows 7 ISOs are the same except for one ei.cfg file in the \sources folder which decides which version will be installed - if you simply remove that ei.cfg file from the ISO using your favorite ISO editor before burning it to disc, then when you run the install, a menu will appear to let you pick and choose the version of Windows you'd like to install: aka it becomes a "universal" installer disc. Just pick OEM



    And will it definitely work with my key?

    Thanks!
  13. Hi

    Did this Dell come with Win 7 pro when new ?
    is it still running Windows OK?

    if it is bootable you should find the Dell Windows DVD builder utility and run it to build your Dell Windows 7 recovery dvd.

    Dell probably still sells them (cheaply) if you have a dying hard drive

    Regards
    Mike Barnes
  14. BFG-9000 said:
    All Windows 7 ISOs are the same except for one ei.cfg file in the \sources folder which decides which version will be installed - if you simply remove that ei.cfg file from the ISO using your favorite ISO editor before burning it to disc, then when you run the install, a menu will appear to let you pick and choose the version of Windows you'd like to install: aka it becomes a "universal" installer disc. Just pick OEM


    Is this legal though?
  15. Pakito99 said:

    And will it definitely work with my key?

    The key will certainly install if you select the correct 32 or 64-bit OEM version. Whether it will activate online without having to use the phone is another matter. Often the original install on a Dell did not actually use the key on the sticker so if it's the first time anyone has used that actual key it will activate fine. If the key has been used before for a reinstall, a call to Microsoft may be required (surprisingly they're usually pretty good about even letting you move an OEM copy to new hardware if for example, the old motherboard broke).


    Anonymous said:


    Is this legal though?


    Why wouldn't it be? You'd think Microsoft would hardly go to the bother of specifically coding for that menu to pop up if they didn't want anyone to use it, and you still have to activate it the normal way after, if you want to use it more than 30 days. Windows 7 is like the crippleware flavor of shareware (as opposed to nagware) because it does have a free trial period. They published instructions for the ei.cfg so that system builders could create specific system restore discs that only install the same version as preinstalled, with the extra OEM bloatware (can you imagine the support headaches if the typical OEM computer user had to actually choose the right version and then download and install those afterwards?)
  16. Right, got ya. Thanks.
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