Need help for installing a clean windows 7


#1

Hi, I have a laptop HP DV5 with original windows 7 home premium. there is also a serial tag on bottom of laptop. The Windows is so much messed up with so many pre-installed useless softwares. Now i want to do a fresh clean installation. do i have to install the windows from any other DVD available in the market and then insert my key in that. or i ll need original DVD of windows 7 home premium. if i need the original where can i get that in Islamabad. please help. i have to do it urgent.


#2

The windows 7 key on your laptop is for the OEM version, so i guess it will not work with the Retail versions, but you can try installing it without a key a then later try changing the key with yours. If nothing helps you can always activate your Windows 7 with some good tools available out there ;)


#3

Grab an oem version of windows 7 for whom u got the key for. Just make sure it isnt cracked or pre activated version. You will input your key at the end of installation and it will activate just fine.


#4

If your laptop came without the original Windows 7 CD then surely they had included the option of creating one copy of the Windows yourself. If not then don't you still have the recovery drive? I've always had HP laptops and its been fairly easy to reinstall Windows using the Recovery drive.


#5

Download Windows 7 OEM from Microsoft's own servers, install it and then activate it using the Key at the bottom of the laptop. The links to the Microsoft's servers is:

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x86 ISO 32-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64 ISO 64-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 x86 ISO 32-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 x64 ISO 64-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x86 ISO 32-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x64 ISO 64-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso


#6

^ + Rep!


#7

^^ + Rep indeed!

I didn't knew these could be downloaded from Microsoft's own servers.


#8

Thank you, thank you. :D

Actually, MS has been kind of promoting virtual downloads in US. They sell you the Key and give you links to download the OS. They even developed a tool which allows you to make a bootable Windows USB just with a few clicks. Here's the link to that:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool


#9

@rnathbatra

Can you give similar link for Office 2010 Professional Plus 64-bit (Service Pack 1 integrated)

Thanks


#10

@rnathbatra

Can you give a similar direct link from Microsoft for Office 2010 Professional Plus 64-bit with Service Pack 1 integrated?

Thanks


#11

Let me check. I had the link to the ftp servers which had those.


#12

how i can be familiar and friendly with windows 7...i only can work on computer which has xp

is it only me or is that windows 7 way too much difficult ?


#13

[quote=“rnathbatra, post:11, topic:15628”]

Let me check. I had the link to the ftp servers which had those.

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waiting :)


#14

[quote=“ZXCVB, post:10, topic:15628”]

@rnathbatra

Can you give a similar direct link from Microsoft for Office 2010 Professional Plus 64-bit with Service Pack 1 integrated?

Thanks

[/quote]

32bit

http://msft.digitalr…0/X16-32250.exe

64bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/01/501016817-10234441–EUR//office2010/X16-31970.exe

retail versions

32-bit (x86) English: ProfessionalPlus.exe

64-bit (x64) English : ProfessionalPlus.exe


#15

[quote=“Imran, post:13, topic:15628”]

waiting :)

[/quote]

Damn. Armada beat me to it. :D.


#16

Well I loginned with my hotmail ID and all these trial softwares are available on this link also:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx

How you guyz opening this link?

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net


#17

bump


#18

[quote=“Imran, post:17, topic:15628”]

bump

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its digitalriver which is associated with Microsoft (autodesk, kodak, adobe, etc) They have programs for students to purchase and download software at a reduced price, or for free depending on the educational institution, You can usually only access the URL a few times before it’s disabled. and these urls comes from Students accounts which some are works/active and some aren’t

some students are posting these links from their accessible pages


#19

hmmmm no signup option

:(


#20

Make sure you get the respective drivers in hand before installing the OS, you may not be able to use all the features in your laptop after a clean install.