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Student
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Member Since: ‎03-02-2014
Message 11 of 33 (26,682 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

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Here is my sitiuation ...

 

My hd started to fail, I had enough time to back need items and use magicaljellybean to optain need info. Drive has now completed failed. 

 

Using the artical mentioned I replaced drive and did a clean install of win 7 pro ... The key provided by mjb was invaild, so I thought it was because the desktop orginaly came with 7 home and I upgraded to pro online. I repeated the install using the home version, this time when entering the key it doesn't even allow me to enter the fully enter the key I get a popup saying invalid key.

 

I had a chat with microsoft and they claim this process will not work without hp's recovery media, they also told me that my key was not a valid key for either version, its apparently a key for win 7 pro upgrade.

 

Everything was purchased legally and I requested a new key.. of course they want me to pay for it, which I believe is unfair.

 

So any ideas on how to get win7 pro 64bit back up and running clean?

 

 

Student
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Member Since: ‎03-05-2014
Message 12 of 33 (26,647 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

I have the same problem. Were you able to solve it?

 

My case is:
The computer has win8 preinstalled. I want to downgrade to win7. I started by disable the "secure boot". It boots from win7 disc and seems to load files successfully. Nesxt it says "starting windows" and stays there forever.

Tutor
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Member Since: ‎02-06-2014
Message 13 of 33 (26,642 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

you can use pendrive that stored the window 7 instead of disc.

Top Student
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Message 14 of 33 (26,423 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

thanks share
Tutor
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Message 15 of 33 (26,296 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

you should try bootbale pendrive which has stored the window 7 operating system.

Honor Student
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Message 16 of 33 (25,545 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

Probably been a while since any replies have been made to this thread.

 

So ideally, this should work after having to replace a hard drive? Mine went **bleep** up. The ever joyous "error 303." I do still have the original hard drive and can still pull files off of it. Just can't get it to boot. I'm not even sure I can pull the OS off the partition. I mainly went in to grab the important files. 

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Student
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Message 17 of 33 (24,564 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

Myself not being an owner of an HP pc, and never have been -in fact the only thing "HP" I ever had was a second-hand printer... However...I'm impressed with the forum here, and though I have a laptop from another OEM, more than once the answer to my questions could be found here. Clear and consise.

Like this great (re)post from lasvegaswireman; sooner or later customer will have to reinstall their system, and when for example  the recovery won't work anymore and no backups were made- they will come knocking on HPs door, and perhaps MS, and back again....

 

as an example, this post:

1) answers many questions users will have in this situation, who are now enabled to start fixing the issue by themselves

2) it will save techsupport many man- hours

3) prevents customers unanimously loosing all respect for the brand they once loved

 

(Check out the forum of the manufacturer of my pc..and you know what a mess it is over there)

 

I'm happy with my hardware...but if support unanswers questions for years,  avoiding to comment on things, are probably all based somewhere in India - and haven't got the slightest clue about their own system configurations....

 

anyway... Good Job HP !!

 

 

Student
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Message 18 of 33 (24,392 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

Actually its not possible because it want a bootable disc to install Win-7.if the setup install in your PC then make bootable disk on that setup and then install win-7.

 

http://www.oxford-datarecovery.co.uk/

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Message 19 of 33 (23,932 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

There are many option for the installation of win7 but it not an easy task to install it without its original software disk.

Intern
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Message 20 of 33 (23,510 Views)

Re: How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc

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I figured I would share this with the HP community.

 

I had made these guides for the Dell Community Forums with a focus on both OEM and Retail systems. Recently I obtained the HP ABR files and hence these guides apply equally as well to HP systems. I made tutorial videos today to explain the pages in some more detail.

 

Windows Vista OEM and Retail

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBHQqJkWkjA

 

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-w...

 

Download links from HeiDoc.net:

Instructions to create a .iso file.

Instructions to create a bootable USB with Rufus: http://heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/57-windows-vista-direct-download-links?highlig...

Instructions how to apply HP OEM system Locked Preinstallation. This prevents issues from faded COAs and the need to phone Microsoft.

ABR Program: http://directedge.us/content/abr-activation-backup-and-restore

HP ABR Files: http://1drv.ms/1oyyCEV

 

Windows 7 OEM and Retail

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIqgHuiKjRE

 

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-w...

 

Download links from HeiDoc.net: http://heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links

Instructions to create a bootable USB with all versions of Windows 7 including Starter with Rufus: http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Instructions how to apply HP OEM system Locked Preinstallation. This prevents issues from faded COAs and the need to phone Microsoft.

ABR Program: http://directedge.us/content/abr-activation-backup-and-restore
HP ABR Files: http://1drv.ms/1oyyCEV

 

Windows 8.1 OEM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkKtJUE_2HA

 

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/microsoft-product-activation/ob...

 

Instructions on how to obtain your BIOS embedded product keys and how to install Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8.0 OEM product key, provided you obtain an installation .iso. Theres no official download link for the .iso.

 

Windows 8.1 Retail

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkKtJUE_2HA

 

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-microsoft-windows-and-office/download-microsoft-w...

 

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/a-clean-install-of-windows/microsoft-product-activation/pr...

 

Instructions on how to Download a Windows 8.1 Retail .iso with a Windows 8.0 Retail Product Key.

Instructions on how to change architecture with the downloader.

Instructions on how to Install Windows 8.1 Retail using a Windows 8.0 Retail Key.

 

 

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