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Windows 7: FAQ: Commonly-asked stuff about Windows 7

24 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Very nice FAQ but I would just add the info that MS has provided an "unsupported" method (but it works perfectly well) for doing an in place upgrade install from an RC build to the RTM. And that method is explained by MS here: Engineering Windows 7 : Delivering a quality upgrade experience

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24 Jul 2009   #12


Very usefull post, +1 rep for that
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24 Jul 2009   #13

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DataMan47 View Post
SHA-1 is secure, so if the SHA-1 checks out, the CRC-32 is guaranteed to check out.

... and if people did not know that checking the CRC is pointless if they've checked the SHA-1, well, now they know.
And now I know, too...

Thank you for both the FAQs and the explanation.
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25 Jul 2009   #14

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Good, useful stuff DataMan47.
Thank you.
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25 Jul 2009   #15

Win 7 7068

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DataMan47 View Post
However, the install.wim should still be the same and should still contain all editions (this is necessary to support Windows Anytime Upgrades), so if you simply delete "ei.cfg" from your ISO, you can force the installer to ask you which edition to install (you will still need the appropriate key for each edition, of course).
I have searched and do not see an "ei.cfg" in the ISO. What directory?
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25 Jul 2009   #16

Windows 7

Hey, I'm wondering if someone could tell me what bootsqm.dat is? I mean considering it has boot in the name I'm assuming it boots something, and it's coming up as clean so I really don't care, but I'm a little curious about if this is something normal. The reaon I'm wondering is because I figure if it was an adobe file or a system file, it would be in a folder wouldnt it?

It's just sitting there on my local drive (c:\) without even being in a folder... Kinda bugs me.
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03 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WSZsr View Post
I have searched and do not see an "ei.cfg" in the ISO. What directory?
The ei.cfg file is found in the "sources" directory.
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06 Aug 2009   #18

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)

Updated hashes from MSDN.
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06 Aug 2009   #19


Useful rep+!
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30 Aug 2009   #20

Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit

hi ..
i saw a copy of windows 7 ..
and there was written final rtm 7600 on it .. does it mean that this is a full copy or what ?
p.s : i cant understand some "complicated" words you professionals use ..

sorry for my bad english ..

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