Laptop without os

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heygirlfriend007
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Laptop without os

Post#1 » Sun May 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Hi guys, my dad gave me his old laptop but he accidentally wiped off everything including the operating system. I have the sticker on the back of the laptop with the Windows 7 product key but I don't have Windows 7 period so my question is can I install any old Windows 7 and use this product key? And then I guess a follow-up question is where the heck can I get a Windows 7 Operating System? Of all the people in the world I could ask, I figured somebody here probably really knows their stuff.
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Re: Laptop without os

Post#2 » Mon May 29, 2017 12:08 am

I don''t think so, you could also use the windows 10 operating system.
With the recent cyber attack, my system crashed and was windows 7, now have got the windows 10 installed on the machine. So, far working good.

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Post#3 » Mon May 29, 2017 12:40 am

Yes you can use any Win 7 disc and just use the product key.
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Re: Laptop without os

Post#4 » Tue May 30, 2017 9:49 am

As long as you have a legitimate product key, you should be able to get the OS from Microsoft. Do a search for "download Windows7 legally" to find instructables.
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Re: Laptop without os

Post#5 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:10 am

My question is why download windows 7 again in the first place. Or is there an updated version that would help to curb the cyber attacks?

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Re: Laptop without os

Post#6 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:24 am

mariad wrote:My question is why download windows 7 again in the first place


heygirlfriend007 wrote: but I don't have Windows 7 period


Probably why.
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