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Hello, I just installed Windows 10 to my PC. But i did not like it and want to return to the original Windows 7 which comes preinstalled with the PC and i want my all other features back as well. Because of the W10 requirements, i had  to change my disk type and i also lost the revovery partition on the disk. I wanted to download an original Windows7 via microsoft site.But it said that the product key is a preinstalled version and i need to contact with the provider of the PC. I could not see any recovery disk downloading menu on HP site, actually it says that no more technical support is available for my  model. Can anyone help me with this?

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HP no longer stocks Windows 7 recovery disks. You can perhaps find one from a third party source like computersurgeons.com or on eBay. Windows 7 OEM cannot be downloaded from Microsoft any more. Puts the Windows 7 user in a bit of a tight spot. There are mirrors out there of the old Microsoft digital river servers that had the Windows 7 OEM but we are not permitted to give you direct links.

 

Even an OEM copy of Windows 7 will not restore your factory apps. HP has never had downloadable recovery disk images for consumer laptops. 

 

Don't shoot the messenger. All the forces of the universe and Microsoft are conspiring to drive you to Windows 10 and away from Windows 7. 

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Thank you very much. There is not much thing to do i guess 😕

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