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Windows 7: Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again

03 Feb 2015   #1
gregrocker

 
Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again

I heard about this just now in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 thread:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MBorrick View Post
I had this great tutorial lined up for my install of a new SSD tomorrow using an ISO from the links provided but as of today the servers are being taken down! You are forced to use microsofts new downloads page which requires you to input your authetation code in before download. As mine is a OEM licence it won't let me and advises me to contact my vendor
As Jann from Heidoc reports in Windows 7 Direct Download Links as of now only English and Spanish are still up, links being replaced by a new MS Recovery Center that provides ISO's for a retail Product Key.

I'd also had heard from SIW2 who couldn't get it to take his retail key due to a Language error. I also had the same error on two of my retail Keys. The address we were using is Microsoft Software Recovery

But if it's not allowing Product Keys from COA stickers then it is another ridiculous attack on the ability of MS customers to get the best possible install of the OS they bought with their PC even after over a million consumers have done so following Clean Reinstall Windows 7. I honestly thought we were beyond this, but apparently not.

I'm going to wait a day before bringing this up to the MVP forums to see if anything changes.


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03 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I get as of now is this Greg.

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502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.

There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.


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03 Feb 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

Were you trying one of the remaining downloads, Jack?

I just heard this from another attempt:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MBorrick View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download is still working, as reported in the Heidoc link which says English and Spanish are still up.
Im using chrome browser. Each time I used that link it got to around 1.9 gig downloaded before it failed. Unknown network error once and another time I thought it had downloaded but realised the file I recieved was only 2gig. the burner stated it wasnt a valid ISO file.
Should I be using some sort of download manager?
I suggested he try another browser, but it's possible the plug is already pulled.

I've messaged MVP friends at MS forums asking how they think we should proceed. To exclude OEM keys was likely decided by some bureaucratic functionary who has no idea how many millions of consumers have benefited by having the best install possible on a PC they bought in the store.

I am still appalled when I bring this up that some supposedly consumer-centered MVP's think that the Factory Install is all consumers are entitled to if they bought a store machine. These people literally are arguing "Why not the worst?" in the face of those who have spent years giving their customers the very best. Why should this be a never-ending struggle?

MS specifically puts a COA sticker on the PC so that consumers can liberate themselves from the OEM install and do one themselves. Without also providing an ISO this forces consumers to torrents loaded with warez and into the arms of pirates.
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03 Feb 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just used the link from your post.

Quote:
As Jann from Heidoc reports in Windows 7 Direct Download Links as of now only English and Spanish are still up, links being replaced by a new MS Recovery Center that provides ISO's for a retail Product Key.
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03 Feb 2015   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I get this from Heidoc when trying to download the link you mentioned in your tutorial,

Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again-heidoc.jpg

That's the Home Premium, The Ultimate is trying to download right now at about 700MB completed.


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03 Feb 2015   #6
gregrocker

 

The Heidoc link? This is what I'm getting when opening it from Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River:

Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again-capture.png

We've been using these links for several years after a search to find the most stable source in a tracking thread which started when John allowed them here: Windows 7 ISO downloads rule


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03 Feb 2015   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

No, I meant the home premium iso link you posted in your tutorial. I get the home page of Heidoc just fine.
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03 Feb 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

That link Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download still gives me this:

Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again-capture.png

which commences the Download. It's been reported to stall out on Chrome. I suggested another browser.


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03 Feb 2015   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

That might be it then, it didn't even start for me just went straight to that page I showed above.

The ultimate just finished downloading though.

It'll be interesting to see where this is going.
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03 Feb 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

They don't have a vista iso do they I searched and didn't find one,
Vista forums was a bit weird on how to get it :/
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