operating system recovery

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Updates' started by Joanssie, May 13, 2010.

  1. Joanssie

    Joanssie

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    I bought a refurbished computer and it came without an operating system and no cd however it did come with a product key. is there a way to download a recovery cd to get it up and going?
    Joanssie, May 13, 2010
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    clifford_cooley VIP Member

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    Hi Joanssie - Welcome to w7forums :)

    Which operating system is this key for?
    clifford_cooley, May 13, 2010
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    Fire cat Established Member VIP Member

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    Hi, and Welcome!
    If the activation key is for Windows 7, you can download the iso from here: www.w7forums.com/windows-7-iso-official-direct-download-links-t2910.html

    If it isn't, you might be able to find an iso for it somewhere. Also, you could buy an installation DVD. They're pretty cheap because the license/registration key is the actual expensive part, which you allready have.

    Cheers,
    Fire Cat
    Fire cat, May 13, 2010
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    Yea what is your Operating System (OS) that the key is for? If its refurbished my guess is Windows Vista on down (XP, 2000, etc...) and those ISO images are a little more difficult to find. But please provide then entire title of the OS that the key is for.
    An example would be:
    "Windows Vista Home Basic"
    Also report on whether your system is 32 or 64 bit.
    linuxdudex12, May 13, 2010
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    yodap No longer shovelling VIP Member

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    Could you please tell us more about the computer? Desktop, laptop or netbook? Where you got it and some hardware specs. I assume it can accommodate Windows 7 because you are posting here but we don't know anything about it.

    I have purchased a couple of refurbs in the past and they all had an OS so I'm curious

    BTW welcome to the forum.
    yodap, May 13, 2010
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