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About Windows 7 Pro OA
Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became available for the public on October 22, 2009 (source).
Windows 7 is an operating system for your PC, made by Microsoft.
OA means OEM Activation – Original Equipment Manufacturer. It is already activated in BIOS when you buy a PC or laptop, so you don’t need to enter the key and activate it yourself.
Pro here means the edition version. The most common editions are Home, Pro, or Ultimate edition.
Difference between Windows 7 Home, Pro, and Ultimate
- Windows 7 Home Premium: aero enhancements, multitouch, home network groups, and media apps for playing movies and burning DVDs. Also, it supports only 16GB of physical memory.
- Windows 7 Professional: everything in the Home edition plus enhanced networking features like domain joins, advanced backup, location-aware printing, and offline folders, as well as Mobility Center and Presentation Mode. Supports up to 192GB of physical memory.
- Windows 7 Ultimate: everything Home and Pro have, plus all possible features Windows 7 may have. The full list is here.
From my experience, 99% of users don’t need features in the Ultimate edition. It will just take disk space and resources.
Features of Windows 7 Pro
- 32-bit and 64-bit editions are available
- Act as host for Remote Desktop Services
- Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
- Back up to network with Backup and Restore Center
- Built-in DVD (MPEG-2 and Dolby Digital) decoder
- Built-in AVCHD support
- Desktop Gadgets
- Desktop Window Manager
- Dynamic disks
- Encrypting File System
- Fast user switching
- Group Policy
- HomeGroup support
- Internet connection sharing
- Location-aware printing
- 2 Maximum physical CPUs supported
- 4GB Maximum physical memory (RAM) (32-Bit Edition)
- 192GB Maximum physical memory (RAM) (64-Bit Edition)
- Multiple monitors
- Offline files and folder redirection
- Premium games included
- Presentation mode
- Printing via the Internet
- Remote administration tools
- Software restriction policies
- Windows Aero
- Windows Media Center
- Media Player remote media experience
- Windows Mobility Center
- Parental Controls
- Windows Server domain joining
- Windows XP Mode
Your system must fulfill the following requirements to download it successfully. Source – official Microsoft website.
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Additional requirements to use certain features:
- Internet access (fees may apply)
- Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware
- Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
- For some Windows Media Center functionality, a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required
- Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware
- HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7
- DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive
- BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2
- BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive
- Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM and an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space.
- Music and sound require audio output.
Windows 7 Pro OA Free Download with Product Key
Actually, OA ( or OEM) means it doesn’t need a key.
All you need is to download this file above and follow simple instructions:
- Unzip files.
- Create bootable USB (highly recommended) with Rufus (you will find it in files), or burn to DVD-R at slow speed.
How to Install Windows 7
Firstly, you need to download the Windows 7 ISO file.
Secondly, download and install Rufus to create a bootable USB.
Select your USB drive and Windows 7 ISO file, rest settings you can leave the default.
Then click START.
I don’t have a USB card with me, but anyway, this screenshot should help you:
You have your bootable USB with windows 7 installation files. Good job!
Now you need to set the bootable flash drive as a first boot priority in the bios settings. It could be done directly in BIOS, or you can call for a separate menu with just boot priority setting:
Keep the USB inserted and restart your computer. During loading, you should see “Press F11 change boot settings”. It could be F8 or any other key. So, press that button and make sure you set the bootable flash drive as a first boot priority.
Now restart your computer again, Windows 7 installation should begin, and you just follow installation steps, mostly clicking “Next”.
Nowadays, it is not much harder than installing some games. You can watch this video with step by step tutorial on how to install windows 7:
If you still have issues with installing windows 7 on your laptop, try laptop repair services.
Which version of Windows 10 is best?
Windows 10 Home is suited for the most simple users. We recommend buying this version. Windows 10 Pro designed for PCs, tablets, and 2-in-1s
How do I run Windows 7 setup?
- 1. Backup your files
- 2. Restart your computer
- 3. Open BIOS
- 4 . Select the optical disk drive as the first boot device of your computer
- 5. Place the Windows Installation disc in the disc drive
- 6. Save the changes in the settings
- 7. Shut off your computer
- 8. Start your computer from the disc
- 9. Choose your Windows Setup options
- 10. Click the ‘Install Now’ button
- 11. Accept the License Terms
- 12. Select the ‘Custom installation’
- 13. Select a hard drive and partition you want to install Windows on
- 14. Install Windows on your preferred hard drive and partition
When did windows 11 come out?
No one has information about Windows 11. Maybe Windows 11 never coming out.
Thank you for reading!