I have gone through similar topics and I think my case is not a duplicate.

Some 3 years ago, I had purchased a key for Windows 7 Professional from MSDN subscription. It worked fine and I've been getting Windows updates as necessary.

Now my system has become so slow that I'm thinking of re-installing Windows. I have the key with which I had activated Windows at that time. But I've been having a hard time trying to get an ISO.

I came across Microsoft Software Recovery but as expected, my product key was found to be invalid there.

Does that mean I can never re-install my Windows and continue with my same product key ever? Is there is no provision for OEM/MSDN licenses?


MSDN License you say? You can download an ISO from here:

An alternative download venue is here:

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    The Digital River method has not been possible for over a year. – Ramhound Feb 6 '17 at 15:58
  • @Ramhound Just because there is the word "digital river" in my URL doesn't mean that's reason I am listing it. – user477799 Feb 6 '17 at 18:20
  • I can't confirm what the website says, because it the link, doesn't work for me. It doesn't really matter, Microsoft closed the Digital River method, awhile ago. – Ramhound Feb 6 '17 at 19:09
  • @Ramhound Too bad. The website offers a way download ISOs once offered by Digital River and then verify their authenticity against MSDN hashes. Also the link explains why OP couldn't get an ISO from MSR. – user477799 Feb 7 '17 at 7:57
  • The German digital river mirror has already been documented in an answer to the duplicate – Ramhound Feb 7 '17 at 12:57

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