How to Install and Activate Windows 7 Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by NovaDelta, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. NovaDelta

    NovaDelta MDL Novice

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    So I'm getting a new laptop soon that is compatible with Windows 7. I was hoping to install Windows 7 Professional. I can't get a copy of it myself so my idea was to use WinLoader to activate it. I've just got some questions though.

    Do I just get a regular old Win7Pro .iso, burn it onto a USB, install on new laptop, then use WinLoader?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    In general, yes:)

    Make sure you install in LegacyBIOS/MBR mode, to be able to use DAZ' Windows Loader.

    When it is an UEFI laptop, then enable either LegacyBIOS or CSM.

    When you installed in UEFI/GPT mode, you will have to use a KMS solution like KMS_VL_ALL.
     
  3. NovaDelta

    NovaDelta MDL Novice

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    Sweet. I was really confused about it and wanted to make sure there wasn't some hacked ISO I had to get for it to work.
     
  4. NovaDelta

    NovaDelta MDL Novice

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    Ok nevermind I have no idea what all that means.

    I don't know what LegacyBIOS/MBR mode and I'm not sure if ThinkPad P50 is an UEFI system or not.


    Also I found 2 isos. One is Virtual Library I think and the other is just regular old Win7 Pro with SP1. Which should I get?
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Virtual Library doesn't sound like a windows 7 install iso to me;)
    What language and architecture do you need?
     
  6. NovaDelta

    NovaDelta MDL Novice

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    Anyway, how do I boot from LegacyBIOS/MBR mode? Is that just regular old text-based BIOS?

    Also, how do I find out if the laptop is UEFI?
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #10 Enthousiast, Nov 23, 2018
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    Yes, old (=legacy) BIOS.

    But in this context it means:
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    LegacyBIOS uses MBR partitioning
    UEFI uses GPT partitioning
    Look in the bios for (U)EFI:D
     
  8. NovaDelta

    NovaDelta MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much! I appreciate it.