Where can I find a Windows 7 OEM download?

Garris Rago April 18, 2013
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Sorry guys, me again!

I’ve got a Windows 7 Home Premium licence key, but I got it using ProduKey on my sister’s old laptop. She says she can’t remember if the laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 but the product ID from ProduKey is
“XXXXX-OEM-XXXXXXX-XXXXX” so I assume it is an OEM copy of Windows 7 and I have read that you can’t use a Windows 7 OEM key with retail discs (which I don’t have anyway).

I’ve searched loads online and can’t find a download of Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. I’m just looking for a legal download as I have the license key. I could hardly find anything whatsoever on Microsoft’s website about Windows 7, it only talks about Windows 8 which is quite frustrating.

Thanks again in advance for your help!

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  1. Justin Pot
    April 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Are you planning on using this OEM key on that laptop, or on another computer entirely? Because legally you can only use it on that laptop...

    • Garris Rago
      April 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      Yeah I realized earlier I had completely overlooked the fact I can't actually use that key, oh well, she will just have to stick with windows 8!

    • Justin Pot
      April 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Sometimes Microsoft will let you move it, though. In my experience it's at least worth calling, though admittedly it's been a few years...

  2. Uchitha Jayathissa
    April 19, 2013 at 4:56 am

    In windows 7 Activation happens online. There is no CD key. so, You can download even from Microsoft.com and Use a OEM Key. or Use a WindowsLoader application to Use a Pirated Key.

    • Ven. S.Sugathasiri
      July 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

      hello dear, my dell 5010 lap came with a windows 7 HP recovery bt when i reinstall win 7 HP using recovery error comes as ' 0xc000000e' . i think its damaged. so i want instali it again as i have original Key. bt i dont know how to do it. i head that it can be done with a OEM vertion. if it is how can i find that. pls help. thanxs.

  3. Athul Jayaram
    April 18, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Get trial windows 7 legal on http://windows-7-home-premium.en.softonic.com/download

    on installing add your key it will be full version ;)

  4. Réy Aétar
    April 18, 2013 at 7:13 am
    • Bruce Epper
      April 18, 2013 at 7:49 am

      All links on your referenced page are referring to RETAIL versions, not OEM, so they will not work with OP's key.

      Actually, since it is an OEM key, it may not work at all for OP's purposes. It is probably locked to the original hardware where it was installed.

    • Réy Aétar
      April 18, 2013 at 7:55 am

      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/can-i-use-windows-7-oem-key-with-a-non-oem-disc/7788dfa2-94a7-4db3-8bcd-b0e109bd7b95

      it should work in windows 7 and if it dont work (like in xp days) use the activate by phone method

      mine worked without problems

    • Réy Aétar
      April 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

      tough you cannot use the key with another pc (other then the one it came with)

    • Oron Joffe
      April 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Contrary to Bruce's statement, most OEMs use the same image. I've certainly used my OEM DVD with different computers and their product numbers were accepted.

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