Install Windows 7 Home Edition

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This article was written by Jack Lloyd. Jack Lloyd is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. He has over two years of experience writing and editing technology-related articles. He is technology enthusiast and an English teacher. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed 1,226,784 times. This wikiHow teaches you how to reinstall Windows 7 if you don't have your Windows 7 installation disc. To do so, you'll need your Windows 7 product key and either a blank USB flash drive or a blank DVD. Check your computer's bit number. When you download a fresh version of Windows 7, you'll need to know whether your computer has a 32-bit processor or a 64-bit processor. Find your Windows 7 product key. This is the 25-character key that you received with your copy of Windows 7. You can usually find it on the bottom of your computer (laptops only), or inside of the Windows 7 box.If you registered your copy of Windows 7 online, Microsoft most likely sent to your registered email address a confirmation email with your product key.If you can't find a hard copy of your product key, you can check it on your computer using Command Prompt or software. If you registered your copy of Windows 7 online, Microsoft most likely sent to your registered email address a confirmation email with your product key. If you can't find a hard copy of your product key, you can check it on your computer using Command Prompt or software. Select an installation method. You can use either a blank USB flash drive or a blank DVD to create your installation tool. Keep in mind that if you choose a flash drive, it must have a capacity of larger than 4 gigabytes.[1]XResearch sourceBefore choosing a DVD as your method, make sure that your computer has a DVD drive. You can check this by looking for the DVD logo on or near the disc tray.If you don't have a DVD drive, you won't be able to burn the DVD on your computer. XResearch source. Before choosing a DVD as your method, make sure that your computer has a DVD drive. You can check this by looking for the DVD logo on or near the disc tray.