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Ok, I believe Windows 7 Installation discs are no longer made, and even if they were I'd have no clue where to buy one. RRS feed

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  • So I want to upgrade my x32 Windows 7 without the disc, how would I go upon doing that?
    Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:21 AM

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  • There are many end users that are still using windows 7 professional and the disks may be available from your computer manufacturer.  For example I still have my windows 7, 8 and 10 disks for factory reinstallation that I got from HP.  HP business recently informed me that for windows 10 that they are no longer selling DVDs but are now selling flash drives with the operating system.  HP has moved from selling business computers with optical drives to selling computers without optical drives and drives available as accessories or add ons.

    I just checked my windows 10 iso bootable flash drive and file explorer displayed 28.5 GB free of 31.5 GB.  So you will need a devoted flash drive (it will format whatever is on the drive to install the os) of at least 5 to 10 GB.  The downloadable windows 10 iso files size is likely to increase with time so the larger size is preferred for future downloads.

    If you want to download and install Microsoft windows 10 it is available at this web site:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    It is free if you had updated during the free upgrade period that ended July 2016.  I don't know the cost today and you would have to check.

    The windows 10 iso download to a flash drive can been handy for operating system reinstallations as a bootable source or for operating system troubleshooting/repair.

    If you are interested in windows 7 only these links offer additional information:

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/seven-perfectly-legal-ways-to-get-windows-7-cheap-or-even-free/

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_7-windows_install/clean-reinstall-windows-7/0ae269fd-167e-423b-94ef-26133f89e10c


    Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:56 AM
  • What upgrade do you want to do?  e.g.  home to pro?   If it's that sort of upgrade you would need a retail Windows 7 media.  These are scarce and expensive.  On the other hand, generic OEM is still available more affordably but can only be used to do a clean install, i.e. not to upgrade an existing system.
    (For OEM media see for example here https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=windows+7&N=100006587&isNodeId=1)
    Sunday, April 2, 2017 5:03 PM
  • Hi,

    I want to confirm that what system do you want to upgrade to?

    If you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you can check this articles for reference.

    The following are some answers to questions you might have about the upgrade to Windows 10. For more info about system requirements and feature availability, see the Windows 10 specifications page.

    Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Monday, April 3, 2017 7:21 AM