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. You don’t have to try one of those shady Torrent sites now. Note that the Windows 7 ISO image is of SP1 build 7601.17514.101119-1850.
Download Windows 7 Ultimate ISO – Direct Links
Download Any Windows or Office ISO Using a Free Third-Party Tool
That’s right. Instead of Digital River, Microsoft is now using TechBench to store all the ISO files. It’s not easy to find the ISO files for older Windows versions, but we will help you out. To start with, enter the Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool. This is free to use third party tool with 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. Of course, this is all legal and kosher. And you need to have a valid, genuine Windows 7 license key to use the Windows 7 ISO files you just downloaded.
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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Windows 7 SP1 Integrated ISO Download
Tip: Please use a download manager to download the files since they are bigger than 2GB in size.
Windows 7 ISO Files Download directly 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.