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Old 01-22-2020, 03:14 AM   #1
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I'm going to continue using Win 7 on my 11 year old laptop (because a key app I use in Windows only and I can't justify purchase of Win 10 and new laptop). I just won't be on-line with it. The question occurs to me: what if I need to replace my boot drive at some point? Can I still download Win 7 ? If not, so I have to re-install from my CD (build dated 06-11-2012), will I still be able to get all the updates that Win 7 received between 2012 and 14 Jan. 2020? Indeed can I fully install Win7, with updates to 14 Jan, while not connected to the internet?
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:49 AM   #2
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Get a spare drive and clone the drive. If it ever fails, then you simply install the clone drive (or copy the drive onto the current C drive) and you are back to the same place as when the clone was created.

Also, have you tested the "key app" in Win10? It will likely work just fine. And if you have a valid copy of Win7, you can still upgrade free.
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The no-cost upgrade path to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8/8.1 is definitely still functioning.

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As stated, Upgrading to Windows 10 is the way to go. But if for some reason, you want to download Windows 7 in the future you can download it here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...nload/windows7 you just need your Windows 7 Product key.
All Updates before Jan 14th can still be downloaded if you install an older version of 7.
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