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Old 02-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I still ran into the problem of it saying it wasn't compatible. So I've gone out and bought a new hdd. Do you know where I could download the original windows 7?
Legal Download from DigitalRiver: Windows 7 SP1, 13 languages

Get the x64 ISO for the version you have a key for (most likely Home Premium). They are all legit/legal, as they're from Digital River, a MS software distributor.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't know many legit sites that may have windows 7 original download.
However I can offer you this:
Windows 7 Home Premium Download

Read through this carefully and follow exactly what they say.
If you're still wanting the original contact microsft directly:
1 (800) 642-7676 (Consumer)
Microsoft Corporation, Customer service
I already have those downloaded and burned to dvds (I installed the x64 one), but I've run into the problem of it apparently not coming with networking hardware. So, I'm unable to set up my wifi to download drivers and ect.
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You'll need to download the drivers on the computer you're able to access now, copy them to a flash drive, and then install them on the new Windows install.
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You'll need to download the drivers on the computer you're able to access now, copy them to a flash drive, and then install them on the new Windows install.
Alright, thank you. I'll need to wait until I can borrow one, but I'll let you know when I get everything up and working. I can't thank you all enough for helping me through this.
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If you don't have a USB drive, burning to CD's would work as well. Would just take longer lol.
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