Obtain windows 7 pro iso

Obtain windows 7 pro 64 bit iso
Dell can't provide me the media and i need to re install the PC, but first i need to check if the disk still works or recover the instalation
I need the media,
is any  way to download an iso file in order ti achive this
ErnestoAsked:
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
This is what I use when reinstalling W7 Professional on a Dell system, which was previously authorized for W7 Professional, and has the necessary keystring in the BIOS.  Links to both the Dell OS Recovery Tool and the DVD ISO can be found there.

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-dell-skylake-windows-7/

Note that if the machine does not have the W7 Pro BIOS keystring, or was shipped with other than Professional, this won't do the job.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Hi Ernesto,

You can get it straight from Microsoft here;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows7

Regards, Andrew
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
Thats do not help me
cos the Machine originally comes pre-installed and deny the download
regards!
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Hi Ernesto,

You can also grab it from here;

https://softlay.net/operating-system/windows-7-professional-full-version-free-download-iso-32-64-bit.html

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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carlos sotoIT AdministratorCommented:
hi

if you have the product key labeled somewhere, you can donwload it from there
download win7
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
Thats do not help me
cos the Machine originally comes pre-installed and deny the download
regards!
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
cos the Machine originally comes pre-installed and deny the download

You're being denied a download from Softlay.Net ?  Are you sure? Downloads fine here?
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Reece DoddsCommented:
You can download the official OEM/Retail ISO file's from a OneDrive share I just created - https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtkrNHEyBAKNlPkOCPxnGC6d0C6Z5g.
These were sourced directly from Microsoft several years ago when MS Digital River was still active (https://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/).

There is the 64-bit ISO, which is what you'll need if you're looking to use more than 3.25GB of RAM, and there is the 32-bit ISO.  Both come with SP1.
Both of these are non-variant specific, meaning you can install Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate from the one ISO.  Windows 7 variantsYou will need to pick the correct variant for the product key you will be using (the product key and abiding by the licensing terms and conditions is your responsibility).   If you require Enterprise, this can be downloaded from your Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center account.

There is also a Windows 7 Universal Install ISO which I compiled myself using the above two 64 and 32 bit ISO's.  This single ISO will allow you to pick any of the Windows 7 variants in either 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86).  There is no slip-streaming done, so again you will need to input YOUR product key, set regions etc. and perform online updates once installed.  If you're looking to burn this to DVD you will need a dual-layer (DL) DVD; or if a USB installer is your preferred method, a flash drive larger than 8GB.

Again - I must reiterate that these are just the installers.  The licensing is YOUR responsibility.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
@Reece - Nice job. Mind if I bookmark your OneDrive share link too? Do you plan on leaving that there for the long term?

Regards, Andrew
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Reece DoddsCommented:
I'll leave it there for now.  I'll probably get a letter from Microsoft one day asking to to remove the files.  Or if I run out of cloud storage, I'll be removing these first because of their size.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Thanks Reece. I've bookmarked it to share with others for the time being. Generally, OEM owners can just grab ISO's straight from Microsoft, but in a case like with the OP, a link like yours can be very handy if other distribution sites are being hammered too hard.

I can't see why Microsoft would be fussed about it either - it's not like you're distributing IKC's - install media without a valid license to activate is useless anyway. Also, if there was a problem, I can't see how sites like softlay.net would stay up for long.

Very generous post Reece. Endorsed!

Regards, Andrew
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
>>  but first i need to check if the disk still works or recover the instalation  <<   i use the manufacturers disk diagnostic for testing disks
best check ram too - i use the UBCD for this, see below
you can Always make an image of the drive (if it's still operating ok) and work on that
it also helps if you post more info on the problem you have - errors, etc...

Hardware diagnostic CD    UBCD
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go to the download page, scroll down to the mirror section, and  click on a mirror to start the download
Download the UBCD and make the cd   <<==on a WORKING PC, and boot the problem PC from it
Here 2 links, one to the general site, and a direct link to the download

since the downloaded file is an ISO file, eg ubcd527.iso - so you need to use an ISO burning tool
if you don't have that software, install cdburnerXP : http://cdburnerxp.se/

If you want also the Ram tested - run memtest86+ at least 1 full pass,  - you should have NO errors!
direct download :  http://www.memtest.org/
 
For disk Diagnostics run the disk diag for your disk brand (eg seagate diag for seagate drive)  from the HDD section -  long or advanced diag !  (runs at least for30 minutes)

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      

**  you can make a bootable cd - or bootable usb stick
*** note *** for SSD drives  use the tool from the manufacturer, like intel 's toolbox :
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18455/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox

for completeness -here's how i handle disk problems : http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html

==>>****in order to be able to  boot from CD or usb - you may have to disable secure boot in the bios
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
usually windows serial number nowadays is encoded in BIOS. if you have Windows 7 Pro, and installed windows 7 home, it will ask you for activation. but if you formatted and install windows 7 pro, you will find activated already.

so no worries from where to download, just make sure that the downloaded ISO matches your pre-installed version.
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
Thank you guys
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