There are many valid and legal reasons one might have to feel the need to download Windows 7 again.
In this article, we explain them and tell you ways to get Windows 7 ISO files legally – with step-by-step instructions as well.
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There are many valid and legal reasons one might have to feel the need to download Windows 7.
For instance, you might be needed to reinstall or recover Windows 7 but not find the original Windows 7 setup DVD, or your netbook doesn’t come with a DVD drive.
In such cases, downloading Windows 7 should help you out, assuming you have bought a legal and valid key from Microsoft.
A few days back, we had told you about an option to get the Windows 7 DVD from retail stores or download Windows 7 ISO directly from its servers online. Customers can digitally download the Windows 7 installation files from the online store from which they purchased Windows 7 to clean install on a blank PC or upgrade the existing installed OS. The previous Windows 7 ISO file download links were in “.box” format, which comprised of a starter executable, setup1.box, and setup2.box, which cannot be burned to a DVD disc directly or mount to a virtual DVD-ROM drive.
The process to create a bootable Windows 7 DVD ISO image was pretty complex, and most of you found it tough to get started. Luckily, Lifehacker has gotten hold of the complete listing of Windows 7 ISO direct download links. You don’t have to try one of those shady Torrent sites now. Note that the ISO image is of SP1 build 7601.17514.101119-1850. Update (Oct 5, 2021): Microsoft has officially released the Windows 11 OS.
In case you prefer installing the latest OS directly, here is our guide to download Windows 11 ISO.
The below links are directly from the official Microsoft servers.