Need Windows 7 Home Premium ISO

I have 64bit Windows 7 home premium pre-install on a new PC. No Cd. I want to download a bootable ISO for this to make a DVD for re-installing the OS if my PC HD crashes. Can anyone help me with this process? Thanks.
 

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New computers that come preinstalled with Windows 7 often have what is called a recovery partition. This is used to reinstall the operating system in the event of a system crash. To access it, you will need to boot into when you start your computer by pressing a function key. This can be either F1, F2, F9, F10, F11, F12 or even DEL or Tab key. Consult the owners manual that came with your PC for instructions about how to reinstall Windows.

If your recovery partition is not available or damaged, you should contact the manufacturer of your computer and request a recovery disc set you can use to reinstall Windows 7. They might charge a small shipping and handling fee.

 

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Download the ISO Image of Windows 7
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit)

English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65733/X15-65733.iso

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Most computers come with the ability to create your own install disks - check your manual if you don't see the option on yours.


If you don't have the restore partition or install disks:

Contact the OEM computer manufacturer and ask them to send you an install disk for your computer - they may or may not do it. If they agree to send you one they may charge a small fee. Contact information for the manufacturer of your computer can be found here:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/oemphone/





Reinstall Windows Preinstalled On Computer

OEM computer manufacturers are required to provide at least one way for you to reinstall Windows if you buy a computer with Windows preinstalled - your computer should have included either a restore partition on your hard drive, or Windows install/restore disks. Most computer manufacturers also have a feature to make your own install disks.

If the restore partition is still there and was not removed, it will reinstall Windows 7. There is usually a prompt when you first start the computer telling you what key to press to start the restore - check your manual if you're not sure how to. Or if you have install disks - insert them, restart and boot from them to start the reinstall process.

If you restore it to factory condition, it will be like it was when you first bought it - all preinstalled programs will be installed. Anything you installed after buying it must be reinstalled. This will remove any personal files on the computer, back them up first.





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FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions & Answers
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