I can tell you now the most frustrating day of my life.
Having to have my computer repaired due to a hard drive fault and realizing I’d got Windows wiped at the same time. Sad times for sure but they could have been a little less frustrating if I’d had access to the Windows 7 disc image for PC.
Thankfully you do and you can download the WINDOWS 7 ISO here.
WHAT DOES IT DO AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Windows 7 ISO is basically the disc image of the Windows software, it’s exactly what you need to install Windows 7 on your computer and in this article we’re going to go through a few tips you need to be able to download the software and help you decide if Windows 7 is for you.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Firstly, you’re going to need to know if Windows 7 is for you – we’ll cover that in a moment.
You’re also going to need your Windows 7 product key, an internet connection (which I’m guessing you have or else how on earth are you reading this?) as well as enough space to install, at least 4gb basically.
You’re going to need a valid product key but if you’re having some trouble with that then take a look at our WINDOWS 7 iso article here which might just give you a helping hand (imagine I’m winking right now, take the hint).
HANG ON, WHAT’S WINDOWS 7 iso?
In case you don’t have a valid product key because, you know, you lost it (I’m winking again) then you could use a loader program to give you a helping hand, working your way into your new Windows 7 download.
Windows 7 iso full version is a very smart piece of software and works like this – computer manufacturers used to have a problem, every computer needed software and every piece of software (Windows) needed activating for each user. That’s a lot of activation codes and not a very efficient system.
Wouldn’t it have been easier if each manufacturer just had one code, exclusive to them, that meant they could build the activation into the BIOS of the machine so it just worked right out of the box? Well, funny you should say that, because that’s exactly what they did.
Windows 7 Loader is a smart program that analyses and mimics the firmware/bios of a computer that has come from one of those manufacturers, altering your own bios to match, meaning your computer thinks it is pre-activated and uses the universal product master key to activate Windows 7 for PC on your machine.
Pretty neat, huh?
BACK TO WINDOWS 7, IS IT ANY GOOD?
Windows 7 is one of many versions of Windows you can get hold of and, in truth, whilst the most recent software you can get hold of is going to offer you the biggest series of benefits, it is also a matter of taste.
Windows 7 is fast and very reliable, it’s responsive and starts and shuts down in less than 60 seconds, which means it has had one hell of a kick up the behind from previous versions.
It also helps you to find what you need quickly with a smart search functionality known as ‘Instant search’ – a name that sounds good and is almost accurate. Using Jump Lists and a larger more personalized taskbar you can navigate your machine more effectively than ever.
One thing that made a huge difference to users when Windows 7 was released was the Encrypted File System, which gives way better user level file encryption meaning, dare I say, your stuff is safer.
And let’s face it, whenever we encounter a problem, we need to find some kind of solution.
That’s what evolution is, right? Nature senses a lethal threat and changes to respond to it. We do the same with man made things too. Hacking has become an issue and whilst it might feel like somebody else’s problem right now the truth is that not securing your files is as naïve as hearing there are a lot of burglaries locally and leaving your doors wide open.
Security is therefore a big deal and being able to secure your files at this local level rather than simply putting a wall up is the equivalent of locking your door but also locking each door inside your house and locking each door in each room. Who wouldn’t want that?
OK BUT WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT?
It’s not Windows 10. Ha! Sorry, I know that sounds flippant but any problems we find are the kind of things we have already seen solutions for within more updated versions.
As a standalone piece of software you’ll find that Windows 7 is pretty strong and was a huge step forward for Microsoft (Vista, ahem) as they let go of their attachment to the idea of what a PC should be and learnt a lot of lessons about UX from Apple (yes, that’s right, Apple did get SOMETHING right other than marketing).
Windows 7 iso needs a lot of RAM, at least 1gb, to operate and a whole bunch of applications don’t switch over neatly from earlier versions (though this is a necessary evil when making such essential changes to an operating system).
Again, if you’re upgrading from older software you’re also going to find some issues with drivers and if you’re using an especially old machine then, sorry, you are going to really struggle.
But that’s because Windows 7 was built with the future in mind and we can’t really criticise progress.
CAN I DOWNLOAD IT NOW THEN?
Oh go on then, Windows 7 ISO can be activated with your unique and valid product activation key but if you have any kind of problems then you can also get hold of windows 7 Loader for PC here which will tweak your system bios so you can activate Windows 7.
Microsoft Windows 7 ISO download here.