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Ilie_Galan
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windows 7

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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My PC orignally came with windows 7 pre installed on it... i upgraded to windows 10 Educational and its been more then 30 days since the upgrade. i want to go back to windows 7 so i went to microsofts website to download a copy of windows 7 and put in the product key from the sticker off the bottom of my PC

 

after hitting validate i get the following error

the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options

 

how can i go back to what was pre installed on my PC without having to buy a copy of windows 7?

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Hi:

 

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

 

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 either the:

 

 Win 7 Home SP1 or the (Retail version, but the  OEM key on your PC's case will work with it)

 

 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

 

Then go to your notebook's support page to install the drivers and available software you need.

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