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UpdatedDec 9, 2019, 1:37 pm EDT| 7 min read

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You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the hàng hóa key that came with your PC, but you’ll have lớn find installation truyền thông media yourself. Microsoft offers không tính phí ISO files for downloading; you just have to lớn know where khổng lồ look.


There are a few ways to do this, but they’re all on the straight & narrow–you won’t have khổng lồ visit a shady BitTorrent site to lớn download ISOs that may be filled with malware. Instead, you get official installation truyền thông straight from Microsoft.

NOTE: Depending on the OEM version of Windows that you are running, you might run into an issue using the OEM key with a retail version of Windows. If it won’t activate, you can always install và then Hotline Microsoft to get them lớn straighten it out & allow your copy khổng lồ activate. The most important thing is that you have a valid license key.

Download the Windows 10 or 8.1 ISO Using the Media Creation Tool

If you’ve got access to lớn a Windows machine, the official method for downloading ISOs for Windows 8.1 và 10 is the Media Creation Tool. The process for using the tool is largely the same for both versions of Windows, so we’ll be using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool for our example. We’ll just note where anything differs.

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One caveat you should be aware of up front is that you can no longer download an ISO for Windows 8–just 8.1. And the product keys are different for Windows 8 and 8.1, so if you have a Windows 8 hàng hóa key, you can’t just use it lớn install Windows 8.1. Instead, you’ll have to lớn install Windows 8, then vì chưng a không lấy phí tăng cấp to 8.1. After you vì chưng the upgrade, Windows will assign the new hàng hóa key to the installation. You can find that sản phẩm key in a number of different ways and save sầu it for the future. After that, you should be able lớn bởi vì a clean installation of Windows 8.1 using the new sản phẩm key & won’t have sầu lớn worry about installing Windows 8 first và going the tăng cấp route.


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Start by downloading either the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool or the Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool. Once the tệp tin has downloaded, just double-cliông chồng it khổng lồ start the tool & then click “Yes” to lớn give it permission khổng lồ make changes to your PC. When the tool starts, clichồng “Accept” to accept the license terms. lưu ý that the Windows 8.1 version of the tool does not ask you to lớn accept license terms.

(If you don’t want lớn use the Media Creation Tool và just want khổng lồ download an ISO tệp tin directly, just change your browser’s user agent khổng lồ a non-Windows browser like Apple Safari on Máy tính bảng iPad while you’re viewing the download page. Microsoft will offer you a direct download of the Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 ISO tệp tin instead of the standard Media Creation Tool, which only runs on Windows.)

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When the tool asks what you want to vì chưng, select “Create installation media for another PC” and then click “Next.” The Windows 8.1 version of the tool also does not provide this option; it just defaults lớn creating installation truyền thông for another PC (which is what we want).

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The tool will suggest a language, edition, and architecture for Windows based on information about the PC on which the tool is running. If you’re going to use the installation truyền thông media on that PC, go ahead & just cliông xã “Next.” If you’re planning to lớn install it on a different PC, clear the “Use recommended options for this PC” check box, select options that are more appropriate for the license you have sầu, & then cliông chồng “Next.” lưu ý that if you’re using the 8.1 version of the tool, you actually start with this screen. The tool also won’t recommover options; you have sầu to select them yourself.

Remember, your license will only work with the correct version of Windows–if your license is for 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, you can’t install 32-bit Windows 10 trang chủ with it, so ensure your selections here match what’s listed on your sản phẩm key.

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Next, select whether you want the tool khổng lồ create a bootable USB flash drive sầu with the installation media, or just create an ISO tệp tin that you can use or burn khổng lồ a DVD later. We’re going with the ISO tệp tin in this example, but the process is much the same either way. If you go with the USB option, you’ll need to lớn provide a USB drive sầu with at least 3 GB of space. Also, the USB drive will be formatted during the process, so make sure there’s nothing on it you need. Select the option you want and then cliông xã “Next.”

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Choose a place lớn save sầu the finished ISO file (or point the tool toward the right USB drive sầu if that’s the option you chose).

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At this point, the Media Creation Tool will begin downloading the files & assembling your ISO, which can take a fair bit of time depending on your internet connection. When it’s finished, you can clichồng “xuất hiện DVD Burner” if you want to lớn go ahead & create a disc or just cliông chồng Finish if you don’t want khổng lồ make a disc right now.

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RELATED: How to bởi a Clean Install of Windows 10 the Easy Way

Now that you have sầu your new ISO saved, you’re ready lớn make use of it however you see fit. You could go ahead & persize a clean installation of Windows (which technically you don’t even need a product key to lớn do), use the ISO to lớn create a virtual machine, or just save it for when you need it down the road.

Download the Windows 7 SP1 ISO Directly From Microsoft’s Website

Microsoft makes the Windows 7 SP1 ISO available for direct download through their site. The only catch is that you’ll need a valid sản phẩm key in order khổng lồ download the file–& OEM keys (lượt thích the one that came on a sticker under your laptop) won’t work. If that’s you, proceed to lớn the next section.

If you vì chưng have a valid retail key, head to the Windows 7 download page, enter your hàng hóa key, and cliông chồng “Verify” lớn start the download process.

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After your sản phẩm key is verified, select the product language you want to tải về and then cliông chồng “Confirm.”

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Next, choose whether you want the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7. When you cliông xã whichever version you want, the tải về will begin. cảnh báo that tải về link generated by the site are only valid for 24 hours. Of course, you could always come baông xã and walk through the verification and selection process again to lớn generate new liên kết.

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After downloading the ISO tệp tin, you can burn it lớn a DVD by right-clicking it in Windows Explorer and selecting “Burn disc image” khổng lồ burn it lớn a disc. If you want lớn install Windows 7 from a USB drive, the best way is to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool khổng lồ put that ISO tệp tin onlớn a USB drive.

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RELATED: How to lớn Update Windows 7 All at Once with Microsoft"s Convenience Rollup

The downloaded ISO you’ll get from Microsoft includes Windows 7 with Service Paông chồng 1. When you install Windows 7, you can avoid the hassle of downloading và installing the hundreds of updates that came out after SP1 by installing the Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup. Even better, why not take a little extra time và slipstream the Convenience Rollup right inlớn your Windows 7 ISO? That way, whenever you install Windows 7 in the future, you’ll have sầu one ISO with all the updates (at least up through May 2016) already included.

Download Any Windows or Office ISO Using a Free Third-Party Tool

Microsoft used khổng lồ make all these ISOs available through a site called Digital River, but it doesn’t anymore. Instead, they’re stored on its TechBench site. The ISOs can be hard to lớn find, though, and for versions of Windows other than the most current, the site tries really hard to lớn push you inkhổng lồ using the Media Creation Tool instead. Enter the Microsoft Windows và Office ISO Download Tool. This free utility provides a simple interface that lets you select the version of Windows you want, then downloads an ISO for that version straight from Microsoft’s download servers. This includes various builds of the Windows 10 Insider PReview. You can also use the tool to lớn tải về ISOs for certain versions of Microsoft Office.

First, head over to lớn HeiDoc.net & grab the Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool. It’s miễn phí and it’s a portable tool, so there’s no installation. Just launch the executable file. In the main window, choose the version of Windows or Office you’d like lớn tải về.

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Clichồng the “Select Edition” drop-down thực đơn và then choose the edition you want. cảnh báo that in addition khổng lồ the regular editions of the product (such as Home or Professional), you can also tải về regions specific editions such as Windows N (which is sold to lớn the European market và does not include multitruyền thông apps lượt thích Media Player and DVD Maker) and Windows K (which is sold khổng lồ the Korean market).

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After you select the edition you want khổng lồ tải về, clichồng “Confirm.”

Next, use the drop-down thực đơn that appears khổng lồ choose the sản phẩm language you want lớn tải về và then click the “Confirm” button under the language drop-down thực đơn.

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Finally, choose whether khổng lồ download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the hàng hóa. Clicking either download button will initiate the tải về using the ISO download tool, so you’ll need to keep it open until the tải về finishes. Alternatively, you can use the “Copy Link” buttons lớn the right to copy the direct tải về liên kết khổng lồ your clipboard & then tải về the tệp tin using your browser. Either way, note that most links generated by the tool are only valid for 24 hours, though you can always come baông chồng & generate new links.

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And that’s all there is khổng lồ using the Microsoft Windows & Office ISO Download Tool. Yes, you could accomplish some of this by digging around the TechBench site, but using this clever little utility is quicker và saves a lot of hassle. Plus, for some products, lượt thích Windows 8.1, finding the direct tải về on the site is next khổng lồ impossible.

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Microsoft also provides other software via the TechNet Evaluation Center. For example, you could download a trial version of Windows Server 2012 R2 và enter a legitimate hàng hóa key to lớn get the full version. Just cliông xã the “Evaluate Now” header on the site lớn see what trial versions of software are on offer. You will need lớn sign in with a Microsoft tài khoản before downloading.

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Chris HoffmanChris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He"s written about giải pháp công nghệ for over a decade & was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The Thành Phố New York Times, been interviewed as a giải pháp công nghệ expert on TV stations like Miami"s NBC 6, & had his work covered by news outlets like the BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have sầu been read nearly one billion times---& that"s just here at How-To Geek. Read Full Bio »
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Walter GlennWalter Glenn is a former Editorial Director for How-To Geek và its sister sites. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry và over 20 years as a technical writer and editor. He"s written hundreds of articles for How-To Geek and edited thousands. He"s authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers lượt thích Microsoft Press, O"Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He"s also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, và courseware over the years. Read Full Bio »

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