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KingTiger101
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HP Envy 700-327c Recovery Iso

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Envy 700-327c
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

After receiving a few error messages, I looked at the system files.  I then noticed that many were corrupted and junk was everywhere.  I decided to reinstall win7 pro, to find that the recovery partition was damaged from a format gone wrong.  After vista, HP doesn't send recovery disks with their computers, so I proceeded to order a disk.  I then found that they were over $40.  So, I was wondering if there are any iso downloads of this disk, or any other solution (except downloading a non-HP Os iso).

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If a non-HP reinstall is the only option, would my OEM product key work on a non-HP iso?

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Hi:

 

This site claims to have genuine, unadulterated W7 ISO files for download...

 

The OEM product key on your PC's case should work with the ISO file.

 

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool

 

Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe

 

You can use the:

 

Win 7 Home SP1 COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder)

 

N is for European Union (EU) countries.

 

K is for South Korean markets.

 

Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

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I have already downloaded an iso from that program, but would I be able to use the OEM version, as I have head that the COEM is limited.

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Many forum members have reported the file works with the OEM key.

 

The key should also work with the retail file as well if you want to download that one instead.

 

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What program would you recommend, and are you sure it works because I don't want to have a non-activated version of windows.  The product key must be entered after the HDD format correct?

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If I had to flip a coin, I would go with the retail file.

 

I say that because in the good old days when Microsoft allowed us all to directly access their digital river download site, you got the retail ISO file, and it almost always worked with the oem product key.

 

You can either enter the product key when prompted during the beginning of the installation, or skip it and enter it later.

 

You won't be able to activate the installation until after the OS is installed and you are connected to the internet.

 

You may have to use the automated telephone system to activate the installation.

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yes, but what program should I use to get the product key?

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There should be a W7 product key on your PC's case.

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There is not, and could I abort the install if the key is invalid? (without removing existing install)

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