How To Download Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Microsoft allows your to download Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 media directly from their Software Recovery Center as long as you have your 25-digit Windows product key. If you have a major brand name PC, your product key can usually be found on, in or behind the computer case. If you built your computer from scratch, you may have a scrap of paper with your license key on it. If you do not have your product key, you will not be able to download the disk images.

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Windows Download Requirements

You will need the following to download and create your Windows .ISO disk:

  • Your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx).
  • An Internet connection.
  • Enough storage space available on your computer, USB or external drive for the download file.
  • A blank USB or DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 4 GB of space if you want to create media.

Once you have the above, proceed to the version of Windows that came with your computer and enter the 25-character product key in the field at the bottom of the page. After the Windows product key has been verified, choose your language and then 32-bit 0r 64-bit. If you’re not sure which version of Windows you are running, right-click on This PC or Computer in the navigation pane and select Properties. You will see which version of Windows you have next to System Type.

Download Your Windows ISO And Keep It Safe

A Windows disk is good to have if you ever need to reinstall the Operating System following a system crash or hard drive upgrade. Even if you do not plan on using the disk, you should consider visiting the site and getting your copy while you have the chance. Download and burn the file as an .ISO image and keep it in a safe place for future use.

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