Windows 7 Home Basic

Posted on 2012-03-12
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Is there anywhere I can download an ISO image of Windows 7 Home Basic?

I have a PC at home with a licence code on the top, I have lost the original media that came with it and the device needs a clean install - but I cannot find anywhere to obtain this software.

This site has every other version apart from home basic!

Hope someone can help

Question by:smd333

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by:Elmar Koschka
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You need the OEM Version from manufractor of your pc. call him, he can sent you backup disks for your initial config.
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You can create your own recovery disc or o.s disc if can boot the computer...check for recovery disc creation application under programs.

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smd333--I agree that the manufacturer of the PC should be willing to supply a Win7 Home installation disk (not Recovery Disk)--for a small fee if not free.  
However, you can create your own Image disk.  Control Panel\Backup and Restore\Create a System Image (upper left).
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Gary Case earned 2000 total points
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Microsoft doesn't provide download links for Home Basic, since it's not sold in the US.

Your best bet is to contact the PC's manufacturer and buy recovery media (as suggested above) ... or simply buy a Home Premium license.

There ARE, of course, illegal torrent downloads of the Home Basic ISO ... but (a) these are, as I just noted, illegal;  (b)  as with any torrent, they may be infected with trojans, spyware, etc.;  and (c) you can almost certainly get a legitimate, legal, version from the manufacturer for a nominal fee (typically no more than $30 or so).

Note:   As ded9 noted above, many systems have a utility that let you create your own factory recovery disks.    IF the computer boots; check carefully to see if you have this option -- it will typically be under "All Programs" in a folder with the manufacturer's name (e.g. Dell, HP, Sony, Toshiba, etc.).     The System Image creation suggested by jcimarron above is NOT what you want to do => this will create an image of the current OS state ... NOT a factory restore disk.    An image of your system in its current state -- which you indicated needs to be reloaded (for whatever reason) is clearly NOT what you want.

Also, if there IS an option to create factory restore disks, there is likely also an option to simply restore the system to its factory configuration => either selectable from within a Windows utility; or via a special key sequence during POST.    For example, many Dells will do this with Ctrl-F11 during the POST phase of booting.    If you post the make/model of the PC< we may be able to tell you the proper key sequence.

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before, if you had the ISO of Windows 7 pro from technet, it would give you all the available versions of Win7 (Basic to Ultimate).. not sure if you can find it now.. I dont have a link..
you could try by downloading the Ultimate Version, which is the one available:

and see if it gives you the option for Win7 Home Basic.. select the one your computer can support (x86 or x64)..


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Thanks for all the comments.

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