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Windows 7 Home Prem OA iso availability?

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#1 DnDer


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 12:15 AM

Digital River no longer exists to download from.


My ASUS recovery media does not work, producing the error "Cannot load imagex 0 from src WIM file." According to the posts I've found on other help forums (incl. ASUS' forums), the two answers were to update the BIOS to resolve the problem, or send it to an ASUS repair center. The BIOS update did not work, and I do not have the luxury to ship my computer for repair.


An OA disc image and installation, using the legal key on the bottom of my laptop, seems to be my next logical step. All resources I've found during my searches point to Digital River links which no longer function. The MS page for software recovery says I need to speak to my manufacturer for recovery media. The recovery media I paid for, as already stated, does not work.


Can someone please provide me with a link to this legal iso, so that I can get a clean install on my machine and resume work?

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

There are no longer any legal links to the Windows 7 OEM iso. You need a retail key in order to download the iso from Microsoft's website. Because you would be downloading a non-OEM disk, you would be required to use phone activation. Using the key on the COA sticker is no longer valid for activation. Microsoft stopped accepting those keys awhile ago. Backup your Activation files and key using the Advanced Token Manager. If you can find a retail iso, install using the key found by the Advanced Token manager and then use it to activate the OS.


If you still have the recovery partiion on the HDD tap F9 at boot to bring up the recovery manager.



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