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Windows 7 Retail Version Purchased from eBay


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#1 Warthog-Fan

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:50 PM

I'm in the process of building a new computer and I want to use Windows 7 64-bit as the OS. I just purchased what was claimed to be a retail version of the software from eBay. It came with one installation disk for the 32-bit OS and one installation disk for the 64-bit OS. It also has a product key but it did not come with retail packaging.

 

When I look at the disks, there in only a copyright of 2009 with no mention as to whether it is Service Pack 1. If it is pre-Service Pack 1, will I have to purchase SP1, or will I receive it along with all of the other Updates that Microsoft is going to send me to bring the OS up to the latest level?

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 02:43 PM

How to get SP1: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-windows-7-service-pack-1

or: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 02:52 PM

I'm assuming that I will first need to install the Windows 7 OS from the installation disks and then request the SP1 download. Am I correct?



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 02:53 PM

[I missread the question]


Edited by RolandJS, 14 October 2015 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:38 PM

No, that's not correct...you can download SP1 as a standalone item and install it from your desktop.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842

 

After installing SP1 (if necessary), you then need to go to Windows Update for all critical updates issued post-SP1.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 14 October 2015 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 05:01 PM

Louis,

 

So if I understand you correctly, I don't need to install the OS from the disk that I have. I just download the SP1 package and install it. I assume that I will still need the Product Key that came with the disks that I just bought to prove that I have, indeed, purchased a legal copy of Windows 7.

 

Keeping in mind that this is a new installation on a newly built computer that had no OS on it when I put it together, I'm not sure how I would download the SP1 package to the new machine without having some kind of OS and web software running on it. I suppose I could download a copy of SP1 using my old computer and copy it to a disk and then use that disk to install Windows 7 on the new computer. Is this what you had in mind?


Edited by Warthog-Fan, 14 October 2015 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 05:43 PM

You don't need a windows key to download the SP1. You can download it using your older computer, save it & have it ready to install after you install windows 7. Assuming of course that the copy of Win 7 you have lacks SP1.


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Posted 14 October 2015 - 06:39 PM

:thumbup2: , exactly what Saw101 said.

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:55 PM

Just for additional information and requirements also https://www.winhelp.us/install-service-packs-in-windows-vista-and-7.html

Both Windows Vista and 7 have a long list of required software that must be installed before a Service Pack can be downloaded and applied. Therefore it is neccessary to install all available important updates first.

 


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