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Windows 7: Does a Windows 7 Home Premium DVD contain all the versions of the OS,

11 Nov 2015   #1
lonwinters

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Does a Windows 7 Home Premium DVD contain all the versions of the OS,


I bought a laptop thatshipped with Vista and it was close enough to the Win 7 release that I qualifiedfor a free upgrade to 7. MS sent me a download link, Product Key, and an optionto have the disc shipped which I did not do. Now that I want to re-install,what are my options? I have a Home Premium DVD – does that actually contain theadditional Pro features that are “unlocked” upon entry of the Pro Product Key,or do I need to get the actual disc or download?



Thanks



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11 Nov 2015   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, it contains all editions.

Easiest is to use eicfg tool. It just toggles off the eicfg file. Then during installation, you can select the edition which you have the key for.

winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities
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11 Nov 2015   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You might be better just downloading a new iso which already includes SP1 ( unless yours already has SP1, of course).
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11 Nov 2015   #4
lonwinters

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the fast responses - it's good to know I have options. It's true that the ISO with SP1 will be a bit more efficient - I have the Win 7 HP Family Pack that I got when 7 was released - so that meas a zillion updates. then SP1. then a zillon more updates.

Say, if I mark this question as solved, does it close the thread? I may have another question or two once I get into the install.
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11 Nov 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No it doesn`t close the thread.
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