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Lost W7 OEM CD, trying to go back to 7 from 10


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#1 gigawert

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 01:28 PM

So I lost my W7 installation disc, and it's been more than 30 days since I upgraded to Windows 10. I want to revert because the internet acts funny a lot and the start menu stops working after a while. But the problem is, I cannot download any installation media from the MS website because apparently they do not take OEM product keys. Is there any way at all to revert now?


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 01:56 PM

If the recovery partition is intact you could do a factory reset but backup any data you need first. What is the make and model of the computer? Do you see a Recovery Partition in Disk Management?



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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:01 PM

No, I built this computer, and there is no recovery partition.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:05 PM

Then you are pretty much out of luck unless you kept your OEM key and can find somebody to loan you a Windows 7 iso of the same version.



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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:11 PM

I still have my OEM key, it's on a sticker I put on my computer.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:17 PM

You will need to find somebody with a Windows 7 install disk as there is no legal place you can download Windows 7 if it is an OEM. If by chance this was retail then try the key here. 

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7






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