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Where Can I get Windows 7 Media or CDs / DVDs from? Where Can I get Recovery Media?

Article ID: 473
Last updated: 01 Jun, 2015
Article ID: 473
Last updated: 01 Jun, 2015
Revision: 6
Views: 1473
Posted: 29 May, 2015
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 01 Jun, 2015
by Andrew Sharrad

Recovery Media

If you need recovery media for Windows 7, this can be downloaded directly from Microsoft. The download will give you an ISO file that can be burnt to DVD, or you can use an additional tool to copy the ISO file to a USB pen drive.

To get started you will need your Windows 7 Product Key from your machine.

How to Download

  • Scroll down to the "Enter product key" section and type in your Windows 7 Product Key.

  • Click on Next - your product key will then be verified and you will be prompted to Save the ISO file.
  • If the system that you need to recover is equipped with a DVD drive, burn the ISO file to a DVD disk.

What if the System I Need to Recover Doesn't have a DVD Drive?

In this situation you will need to create a bootable USB pen drive from the ISO file. You will need a USB pen drive that is at least 4GB, or sometimes 8GB, depending on the size of file.

There are several tools which you can use to make the pen drive from the ISO. Bear in mind that anything already on the pen drive will be erased as part of this process.

The Windows USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7/8 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. To create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Once this is done, you can install Windows 7 or Windows 8 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD. 

This allows you to create bootable USB pen drives from ISO files.

What If I have Lost or Destroyed my Windows 7 Product Key?

Either contact your Stone account manager for replacement key options, or alternatively you can buy keys directly from Microsoft, here.

Applies to:

  • All Stone Products Suppled with Windows 7

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Article ID: 473
Last updated: 01 Jun, 2015
Revision: 6
Views: 1473
Posted: 29 May, 2015 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 01 Jun, 2015 by Andrew Sharrad