Where can I downlod Windows 7 Home Premium Untouched x64

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  1. Sedoc94

    Sedoc94 MDL Novice

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    Hello,


    I just got a new laptop (HP Envy 15) and I want to install a clean version of Windows 7 without all the bloatware.

    I'm wondering where I can download Untouched Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1 (Dutch)?

    And also if my laptop's Windows 7 OEM product key will work with it?


    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. urie

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    Look in Windows-7-w-o-SP1-and-SP1-Media-Refresh-Direct-Download-Links make sure you grab SP1-Media-Refresh version those are the latest if you use the key from your laptop sticker you need to call MS to activate.
    Just use Daz Loader Windows-Loader-Current-release-information it will just install key and certificate for your HP machine it will not install the loader because you will have slic 2.1 in bios.
    Also you are not tied to Windows 7 Home Premium because you machine is OEM:SLP type activation you could install Ultimate and use ultimate OEM:SLP key.

    Read section Vista-OEM-Activation-How-it-Works and you will understand.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

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    You could just uninstall the bloatware; 7 does a good job there.

    If you want to do the wipe and install, be sure to get all the drivers you'll need ahead of time; for laptops there's usually a pile of them to run all the features. Or you can selectively install the features you want. You don't absolutely have to get them ahead of time, but it may make it easier to have them handy.

    A wipe and install seems a mite extreme to me if all you want to do is rid your system of programs you don't want. Ccleaner will do a good job of scrubbing your registry after uninstall.
     
  4. Sedoc94

    Sedoc94 MDL Novice

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    Is the Windows 7 with SP1 Media Refresh an untouched version? What does the Media Refresh means?

    And I dont find it a big deal to call Microsoft to activate my Windows, because it will make my Windows geniunly activated.

    THanks
     
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    #6 Sedoc94, Aug 27, 2012
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    And since my machine is a OEM:SLP type, I assume I can install a clean version of Windows 7 Home Premium and it would be already activated by itself? :eek:

    Also I don't see any Home Premium versions available in Dutch :eek:
     
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    #8 Sedoc94, Aug 27, 2012
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    Alright, so to get everything clear:

    • I can download an untouched Windows 7 Professional x64Media Refresh (Dutch) from msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59236.iso.
    • Then I need the EICFG Removal Utility that will install a Product Key (which/what key though?) and a HP Certificate for my system and would also make me able to choose to install Home Premium.

    After I've done all of that to the .ISO, how do you prefer to install the Windows 7? Should I burn the .iso on a DVD? Should I make the install also reformat my HDD?
     
  9. Tito

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    No no.. slight mistake :(

    ei.cfg removal utility removes the edition lock. Then you use Windows Loader to install HP cert & HP oem:slp key.

    You can make a bootable usb too.... I personally prefer a clean install; backup the SWSetup folder found in C:\ before formatting.
     
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    Sedoc94 MDL Novice

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    #10 Sedoc94, Aug 27, 2012
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    Oh, I see. So basically there's no way I can activate my Windows 7 if I don't install the certificate and key with the Windows Loader?

    Because if it's possible to genuinly activate my Windows by calling Microsoft with my OEM key, I will be more than happy to do so. But what will happen if I dont install certificate from the Windows Loader?

    And thanks for the heads up about the SWSetup! I will definitly back this up, because these are all drivers that the notebook needs, right?
     
  11. Tito

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    Noop.. see here (Section 6 - F-a & F-b). Windows Loader simply does the job for you.

    Yah, all the drivers & utilities are there.

    :)
     
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    Omg thanks youre a life saver! lol

    Last question, my HP laptop also has a partition called D: Recovery. Can I delete this for more HDD space, or do you recommend me to keep it?

    Thanks.
     
  13. Tito

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    Personally I prefer to delete that as well, but then you lose the ability to do an one click factory restore ~ your choice :g:
     
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    Sedoc94 MDL Novice

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    Well, I dont care about factory restore because factory restore is a bunch of bloatware, so instead of factory restore I would just do a clean Windows install if needed.

    So I guess I'ma get rid of it? And I will put a back up copy of that partition on an external.
     
  15. Sedoc94

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    Also about the drivers, since you also have a HP laptop. How do you actually know which drivers are necessary to install? Because in the SWSetup the folder names don't really indicate whatfor they are. And I don't want to install any bloatware.

    Do you also know a way how to automatically check driver updates for the HP laptop instead of manually checking each?

    Thanks!