Windows 7 installation media for computer with Windows 7 License key sticker

I have some Lenovo and HP computers that at the time when they were purchased we downgraded them to Windows XP. They came from the supplier Windows 7 pro on them and all have a windows 7 license sticker with license key. I have two questions.

1.) I assume the windows 7 license key the is on the license key sticker is a valid license to put Windows 7 back on them

2.) Where can I get installation media or setup files that we accept those keys? I have try using other Windows 7 CD's and they give a message that the key is not valid for use with the install disk I have, I am guessing I will need some kind of OEM setup discs or Files.

I don't really want to buy a new install CD and license just so I can re-install windows 7.



It sounds like you need to go the volume license route. Figure out exactly how many licenses you need and purchase a volume license to cover it. It you try to go with OEM license, you need to be a Microsoft system Builder. You can purchase individual OEM restore disks from the manufacturer for each model and use that disk on each of the same system, using the sticker attached.



It sounds like you need to go the volume license route. Figure out exactly how many licenses you need and purchase a volume license to cover it. It you try to go with OEM license, you need to be a Microsoft system Builder. You can purchase individual OEM restore disks from the manufacturer for each model and use that disk on each of the same system, using the sticker attached.



never though of the restore disc idea. Ill check that out



Mike_Stevens--
You can download an .iso disc containing Win 7 installation disks here--free.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
However I suspect it will work only with product keys for retail versions of Win 7.



check if there is a restore partition available
if so, you can use that - and make an image of the freshly installed pc's for the future



Jcimarron….the link you provided is what I was looking for. However you have to enter and validate a license key before you can download anything. The key I have indicates that it was for Windows 7 installed by Lenovo so I have contact them instead of downloading from Microsoft. Thanks for the help.

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