There are many valid and legal reasons one might have to feel the need to download Windows 7. For instance, you might be needed to reinstall or recover Windows 7 but not find the original Windows 7 setup DVD, or your netbook doesn’t come with a DVD drive. In such cases, downloading Windows 7 should help you out, assuming you have bought a legal and valid key from Microsoft.
A few days back, we had told you about an option to get the Windows 7 DVD from retail stores or download Windows 7 ISO directly from its servers online. Customers can digitally download the Windows 7 installation files from the online store from which they purchased Windows 7 to clean install on blank PC or upgrade existing installed OS.
The previous Windows 7 download links were in “.box” format, which comprised of a starter executable, setup1.box and setup2.box which cannot be burned to DVD disc directly or mount to a virtual DVD-ROM drive. The process to create a bootable Windows 7 DVD ISO image was pretty complex and most of you found it tough to get started.
Luckily, Lifehacker has got hold of complete listing of Windows 7 ISO direct download links. Note that the Windows 7 ISO image is of SP1 build 7601.17514.101119-1850.
Download Windows 7 Ultimate ISO – Direct Links
Download Windows 7 ISO with SP1
Note: The below links are from Softpedia. You need to buy Windows 7 key from Microsoft
Update: You can now download the Windows 7 integrated SP1 ISO images
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Download Windows 7 SP1 Integrated ISO
Tip: Please use a download manager to download the files since they are bigger than 2GB in size.
Download Windows 7 ISO Files from Microsoft
If you need to install or reinstall Windows 7, you can use this link to download a disc image (ISO file) to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
As always, you need to have a valid Windows 7 product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) and sufficient data storage on your hard disk. Once you input the product key and verify, you will be able to choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version for download.
Note: This page only accepts retail license keys which you get only when purchasing a full boxed copy of Windows 7. If your computer is pre-built from a manufacturer such as Lenovo, Dell or HP, your key will be of the OEM type which cannot be used.
Download Windows 7 ISO Files from AdGuard
This third party website lists out the Windows 7 ISO files for those with a valid product key but not serviced by Microsoft’s official page above. Visit the link below, choose the Type as Windows (Final), version as Windows 7 SP1 (build 7601), edition as per your needs (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate), language and finally the x64 or x32 ISO file.