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FIrst of all, hi everyone!

 

I've noticed that my computer has been really slow lately and is just clogged up with too many programs. I recently cleaned it with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner and RogueKilelr but it still seems way too slow and so I decided to reinstall Windows.

But I don't have an activation key for any Windows versions, so I searched up and found that there's programs like KMS and HWIDGEN? I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the information and I just want to know how should I go about installing windows 7 from scratch and delete all the files except for the partitions. Maybe I would try Windows 10 too, but I'm not too sure about that because I like Windows 7 better.

 

My current Windows 7 is Professional SP1. I'd really appreciate all the help I could get from you guys since you all are a lot more expirienced in this stuff than me. I also found a mirror site for Windows iso files "TechBench by WZT" and I can't tell if the site is legitimate or not.

 

Thanks in advance and I hope someone is going to take their time to help me out. 

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  1. TechBench by WZT is legitimate providing official MS links
  2. Install whatever Windows you like then go HERE and ask for activation and we'll help you.
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Use Macrium Reflect...with that you can make a complete image of your whole Win 7 system , files and programs.........or just the Win 7 installation and specific files and folders that you want. It cuts down drastically on the time it would take you to do a fresh installation followed by a re-install of your favourite programs etc. I'm speaking from experience...I used to do a clean install and then take ages and ages installing my preferred programs...then I learned about Macrium Reflect and I've used it to reinstall my Win 7 image without any hassle or delay...it really works as it claims.

Some of the more advanced guys on Nsane may make other suggestions of course, but if like me you're not so tech savvy I would give Macrium a try.

Good luck!!😀

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Win 10 april update is due tmw, so best to keep clear for now.

 

You could find a key on ebay for a OEM key (or maybe RETAIL for Win7PRO)

 

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50 minutes ago, Xaample said:

FIrst of all, hi everyone!

Spoiler

 

I've noticed that my computer has been really slow lately and is just clogged up with too many programs. I recently cleaned it with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner and RogueKilelr but it still seems way too slow and so I decided to reinstall Windows.

But I don't have an activation key for any Windows versions, so I searched up and found that there's programs like KMS and HWIDGEN? I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the information and I just want to know how should I go about installing windows 7 from scratch and delete all the files except for the partitions. Maybe I would try Windows 10 too, but I'm not too sure about that because I like Windows 7 better.

 

My current Windows 7 is Professional SP1. I'd really appreciate all the help I could get from you guys since you all are a lot more expirienced in this stuff than me. I also found a mirror site for Windows iso files "TechBench by WZT" and I can't tell if the site is legitimate or not.

 

 

 

Thanks in advance and I hope someone is going to take their time to help me out. 

 

First of all tell what's the computer, how it came to You and what was there installed if it was released from factory.
If there was already installed Windows 7, then there not need any key to activate it. The activation data already are stored in the computer.
You only need generic key to start installation. If it came with such a version what doesn't fit Your needs and You want to activate some other version (usually all OEM computers come with Home Premium version if we speak about Win7), then is the best to use DAZ loader.
Before You become to reinstall You need installation media, ie ISO, DVD or USB, yes, it's true, if You don't have it, You can download from site what You said. But there are some special tricks, what You must do manually after installation. These are some updates, what is needed to install manually. If You don't, Your Windows will search updates for ever and cannot install them.
If You think to install Windows 10, You can do it but before You must know if this computer is at all suitable.
Still is possible upgrade for free and the Windows 7 and Windows8-8.1 keys are suitable. Also is possible to upgrade using so called "Genuine Ticket" method and upgrade from Windows 7 and from Windows 8.1 if they are installed and activated.
But You must know, if this computer is suitable for upgrading, is there available all drivers etc.
So, ifYou're not very familiar with Windows life, is better to ask help from specialist. One more thing - if You search from internet, don't belive all, what You can find. There are a lot of things that are not true or even malicious.
Good Luck!

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1-14-2020 is the end of support for Windows 7..There will be no more security updates after that. I'd go with 10 if the computer will handle that

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55 minutes ago, uffbros said:

1-14-2020 is the end of support for Windows 7..There will be no more security updates after that. I'd go with 10 if the computer will handle that

 

Microsoft subscribers will still receive updates for win7 until 2023 but only for win7 pro and enterprise editions. Hopefully someone will share them here or somwhere else so win7 lovers like me will still be able to use this great os until the end.

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Okay I'd like to tell everyone a huge thanks for all the replies I got. 

 

So I read about how there's 3 types of product keys - OEM, Volume and Retail and since I downloaded win7 ultimate iso file from TechBench, it's going to ask for a retail key. As I understand, you can't skip the part of installation where you need to put in the retail key, so what do I do? I don't have a legitimate product key, so I don't want to risk messing anything up. 

 

Do I just still install it, hope I can skip the whole screen and just attempt to use daz loader? Also will I lose my drivers?

 

 

EDIT: I'm currently making a bootable usb drive so I have it prepared. I've found some product keys by googling them, but what are the chances of them to be working still?

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Windows 7 Ultimate Retail - Offline (Phone / WebAct)

Key : WBYXJ
MD5 : 5ba951f28deb2842c7c615a6a5ad7b1e
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2 hours ago, DR_ADHAM said:

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail - Offline (Phone / WebAct)

Key : WBYXJ
MD5 : 5ba951f28deb2842c7c615a6a5ad7b1e
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z8zXySv.png

 

Okay so I'm at the part where I put in the key. Do I leave the box "Automatically activate when I'm online" on or off? 

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