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How can I download Windows 7?

Microsoft won't let me download Win 7 for my Dell laptop. So I downloaded Dell's OS Recovery Tool. However, it says "there is no system image for this device" or something like that. So can't download here either. Is there anything I can do other than buying a new copy?

And companies are shocked that people download pirate versions...

I don't know if it's relevant but I have Windows 10 on that computer and I want to install Windows 7 (64 bit) together with it. If that's not possible, then I want to downgrade Windows 10 to Windows 7.

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Re: How can I download Windows 7?

First, it is important that the OS your system originally came with since that would be the Image, if it were provided.

Also, support for Win 7 ends in January.  That being the case, downloads, which were never easy to find, may have been removed.

Some newer Dell systems may not support Win 7.  One the site I usually buy stuff, only Win 10 is available, not even Win 8.1..  Although you could probably find a copy somewhere...eBay seems to have it.. I am not recommending you go that way..


XPS 9365, Inspiron 7567 Gaming, Inspiron 7779, XPS One 2720
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Re: How can I download Windows 7?

Dual Booting is not possible.

Downgrade is not allowed for HOME versions of windows 7.

Windows 7 dies in April 2020.  New copies are no longer allowed to be sold.



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