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duckboat
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Need Win 7 Download from HP

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I have the Win 7 code to download, but Microsoft says "Error - Must use MFG Version". Have gone round and round at HP. Where do I get the HP version?

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WAWood
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@duckboat 

Sorry, but basically -- you don't! Why? Because HP has stopped carrying the Win7 recovery media.

 

There are third-party sites that claim to carry it, but I don't have their information and the one I used to cite has been closed down.

 

Hopefully, someone will come along with another site you can use.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi, @duckboat 

 

HP never provided a free download for W7 for your PC's model series, and as WAWood posted, they quit selling recovery media directly years ago.

 

You may have two options:

 

1. Enter the full model number or product number in the search window at the link below and see if this vendor sells recovery media for your PC.

 

http://www.computersurgeons.com/

 

2. You can still download a Retail W7 Home Premium 32 or 64 bit ISO file at the link below, toward the bottom of the page.

 

https://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-7-home-premium-free-download-iso-32-bit-64...

 

Use the Microsoft tool that I zipped up and attached below to transfer the ISO file to a DVD or USB flash drive so that it is bootable.

 

Since it is a retail ISO file, and your PC has an OEM product key, you may have to use the Microsoft automated phone activation system to activate the installation.

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Hi Duckboat, did you have any luck in getting the recovery media?

I am having the same problem!

THanks,

GLodeo

 

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Paul, I will try that. I am just trying to rescue an old PC to give to students in my county. I just have to get it up and running before the charity group reloads it for use.

 

I have checked drive via an adapter (OK) and power supply (OK) and have a replacement motherboard. Monitor checks out, but on boot, nothing on screen. Great puzzlement.

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