I have read some articles on the legal .iso image of windows but not satisfied and want a direct and straight answer as I have to quote that for others as well. I have seen many people using pirated windows though they have purchased the licensed windows when they bought their new computer, laptop etc but due to some hardware or software failure they have to reinstall windows and the easiest way of doing so is to get a pirated CD/DVD and get back to windows again.
It is really a serious concern for me because about 80% of the people are indulge in this illegal affair. So I have decided to do something for them. I am planning to download .iso images of the windows and then using their product keys to activate the windows but I have few questions in this regard 1) Is .iso file should be downloaded from an authentic or legal site?
what if I google the .iso and download from any site I find convenient? 2) If some one have two license keys; one that comes with the hardware and other they purchased separately and they are using the one separately purchased, so can they give their old license key to some on else?
So, how to download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs legally?
3) Also in app store of Windows 8.1 there are some free apps (free movies unlimited/ best) available through which we can watch movies (Disney etc) online. Are those apps and watching movies on them is legal? Kindly help me in this regard so that we can eliminate piracy from the world!
Hoping to hear from you soon. Hello everyone,So I only tried the 64-bit version, as that's what I'm in need of, and I can say it appears to be legitimate.
If you make sure to create a BOOTABLE flash-drive, following either of these instructions:Rufus: https://rufus.ie/en/Power ISO: https://poweriso.com/tutorials/how-to-make-win7-bootable-usb-drive.htmThen you should see it load-up on your system as a Windows 7 installer.However, if you are installing this in a brand-new hard drive, you might run into trouble. Windows 7 service pack 1 did NOT ship with USB 3.0 support.. so like me, you're (probably) going to find yourself sitting at the Install Screen that says "Choose your preferred Language," and neither your keyboard or usb mouse will work - even if they're wired.I have looked into a variety of workarounds, some people suggest to "disable USB 3.0 mode in BIOS by switching to USB 2.0 compatibility mode [or legacy USB 2.0]), and others say you have to modify the ISO file.
(If I manage to get a working ISO out of this which is inclusive of USB 3.0 support, I may re-upload this somewhere else and link to it in a separate comment. Nobody ever said Windows 7 die-hards were gonna go-down easy!!!). Short Bytes: Very often a Windows user needs an ISO file to perform a clean installation from the scratch.
Instead for asking your friends or paying a visit to notorious torrent websites, you can download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 legally from various sources. Later, you can use it to make a bootable USB (or burn a DVD) and activate Windows using your legal key. If you’ve recently bought a Windows computer, you might be owning an original Windows installation disk and a Windows key.
While performing a clean installation, you can use them to get things done and activate the newly installed operating system. Very often we misplace our original Windows installation disk. So, what would you do if you need to reinstall Windows operating system from the scratch using the key that came with your PC?
Usually, people borrow the ISO files from a friend and make a bootable disk or USB. Others visit different file-sharing and torrent websites and download Windows ISO files. Apart from being illegal, this method also brings along a high chance of malware infection. After releasing a new version of Windows, Microsoft makes the latest ISO files available on its website. Few people know about this legal method to grab a copy of Windows operating system. You can easily download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 legally using the official channels of Microsoft.
Later, you can activate the copy using the key that came with your computer. In case you face any problem activating the downloaded Windows on your computer–this might happen due to the differences between a retail and OEM version of Windows, you need to contact Microsoft support and it’ll solve this problem.
When Microsoft released the ISO files of Windows 10 for a clean installation, I wrote an article about it and told you how to use Microsoft’s Media Creation tool. This process of downloading a fresh copy of Windows 10 and 8.1–and creating an installation media–involves the same steps. To get started with this procedure, you need to go ahead and download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool or Windows 8.1 Media Creation tool.
Now, accept the license terms–Windows 8.1 version of the tool doesn’t ask for permissions–and proceed.
On the dialog window that asks “What do you want to do?”, select the “Create installation media for another PC” and proceed. Note that Windows 8.1 version of Media Creation Tool doesn’t give you this option and directly creates the installation media for another PC.
Now after filling the basic information like language, edition, architecture etc., click on the Next.
Depending upon on the fact that you want to create a bootable USB drive or download an ISO file that you’ll burn to a DVD, select the options on “Choose which media to use” dialog window. In the next step, choose the location where you want to save the Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 ISO file.
Windows 7 ISO Download (Ultimate and Professional editions)
Update, 4/20/22: Microsoft no longer offers Windows 7 ISO files for download. The page where you could download these files now contains information about how support has ended for Windows 7. We recommend downloading a modern version of Windows that’s still getting security updates. We do not recommend downloading a Windows 7 ISO from a non-Microsoft source, as third-party downloads may contain malware. Exercise extreme caution if you do so.
Depending upon your internet connection speed, Microsoft’s Media Creation tool will download Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 legally on your computer. After telling you about how to download Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 legally, I’ll be sharing the method to do the same for Windows 7 ISO files.
Here, you don’t need to download some tool to get Windows 7 ISO files. Instead, Microsoft lets you officially download Windows 7 directly from its website.
You just need to enter a valid Windows 7 key and Microsoft will let you download Windows 7 SPI ISO file legally.
After downloading the ISO file, you can burn the file to a DVD or create a bootable Windows 7 USB drive. Apart from Microsoft’s website, there are 3rd party websites that provide free tools to let you download Windows operating system and Office ISOs legally. You need to visit Heudoc.net and download Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool.
This free tool’s simple interface will let you choose the Windows version and download the ISO of your choice. If you don’t have a legal key and you want to try out Windows operating system, Microsoft’s TechNet Evaluation Center is the right place to pay a visit.
In the past, I’ve described this method in reference to 90-days free Windows 10 trial.
But, as mentioned above, you can use it to try a variety of other Microsoft software. Visit Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center here. Did you find this article helpful? Don’t forget to drop your feedback in the comments section below. Key TakeawaysThere 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.The article has been updated multiple times through the years and we have ensured to keep it up-to-date with the best available Windows 7 ISO file download links.Check all the coverage regarding Microsoft and Windows in our Microsoft hub.
Download Windows 7 SP1 ISO – Directly from Microsoft
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. The article has been updated multiple times through the years and we have ensured to keep it up-to-date with the best available Windows 7 ISO file download links. Check all the coverage regarding Microsoft and Windows in our Microsoft hub. 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.
In addition, 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 mounted to a virtual DVD-ROM drive.
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. All of them are Service Pack 1 (SP1) ISO files and are roughly 5.5GB in size. So first, download the correct ISO file as per your existing Windows 7 license. Then, choose 64-bit or 32-bit based on your System type. Note: The below direct download links are English US ISO files.
Initially, Microsoft didn’t bother to provide the ability to download Windows 7 OS in any format unless you purchased a retail version license online. In such cases, Microsoft facilitated digital versions through Digital River, the official distribution partner for Windows 7.
Sadly, Microsoft removed those links in 2014. Right now, Microsoft still allows you to download Windows 7 ISO images directly from their servers through the software recovery page. Here is how you can download the Disc Images via the official channel legally and also create installation media such as a DVD or bootable USB drive to install Windows 7:.
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