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Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally

Very often a Windows user needs an ISO file to perform a clean installation from the scratch. Instead for asking your friends or paying a visit to notorious torrent websites, you can download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 legally from various sources. Later, you can use it to make a bootable USB (or burn a DVD) and activate Windows using your legal key.

You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look.

There area  few ways to do this, but they’re all on the straight and narrow–you won’t have to visit a shady BitTorrent site to download ISOs that may be filled with malware. Instead, you get official installation media 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 and then call Microsoft to get them to straighten it out and allow your copy to activate. The most important thing is that you have a valid license key.

Where to get Windows 10 and 8.1 ISOs legally?

When Microsoft released the ISO files of Windows 10 for a clean installation, I wrote an article about it and told you how to use Microsoft’s Media Creation tool.  This process of downloading a fresh copy of Windows 10 and 8.1–and creating an installation media–involves the same steps.

 

To get started with this procedure, you need to go ahead and download Windows 10 Media Creation Tool or Windows 8.1 Media Creation tool.

After you’ve downloaded this small program, just click and give it the permissions, if asked, to make changes to your computer. Now, accept the license terms–Windows 8.1 version of the tool doesn’t ask for permissions–and proceed.

On the dialog window that asks “What do you want to do?”, select the “Create installation media for another PC” and proceed. Note that Windows 8.1 version of Media Creation Tool doesn’t give you this option and directly creates the installation media for another PC.

Windows 10 Setup

Now after filling the basic information like language, edition, architecture etc., click on the Next.

Windows 10 Setup

Depending upon on the fact that you want to create a bootable USB drive or download an ISO file that you’ll burn to a DVD, select the options on “Choose which media to use” dialog window.

Windows 10 Setup

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

Where to get Windows 7 SPI ISO file legally?

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

If you do have a valid retail key, head to the Windows 7 download page, enter your product key, and click “Verify” to start the download process.

Windows 7 Key

You just need to enter a valid Windows 7 key and Microsoft will let you download Windows 7 SPI ISO file legally. As you type your key and verify it, Microsoft will show you the 64-bit and 32-bit download options.

After downloading the ISO file, you can burn the file to a DVD or create a bootable Windows 7 USB drive.

Download Windows 7 Torrent

To download Windows 7 using a torrent file, we will need a torrent client. In the example, we will be using the popular torrent client qBittorrent.

 

Any torrent client will work, though, such as uTorrent / μTorrent or BitComet. So, if you already have a torrent client, you don’t need to install qBittorrent.

With a torrent client installed, we only need to download our preferred version’s torrent file:

The torrent file is just a few kilobytes in size, and it will download immediately.

 

Please note that the MD5 Checksums and SHA-1 Hashes refer to the Windows 7 ISO, not the torrent file.

 

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