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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC or later install versions?

11 Jul 2009   #1

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 
Windows 7 RC or later install versions?

Well I didn't really know what to put as the topic but my question is and this probably sounds stupid but can you install different versions (HomePremium, Professional etc..) from the RC or later iso? What I mean by this is can you change any files in the iso to make it install say professional instead of ultimate?

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11 Jul 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samstar1412 View Post
Well I didn't really know what to put as the topic but my question is and this probably sounds stupid but can you install different versions (HomePremium, Professional etc..) from the RC or later iso? What I mean by this is can you change any files in the iso to make it install say professional instead of ultimate?
Yes, just delete the ei.cfg from the ISO then you can choose any version to install. Of course if you do not have a legit key for that version it will only be good for 30 days then you will need to rearm it (can be done 3 or 4 times).
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11 Jul 2009   #3

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Yes, just delete the ei.cfg from the ISO then you can choose any version to install. Of course if you do not have a legit key for that version it will only be good for 30 days then you will need to rearm it (can be done 3 or 4 times).
So all my current RC keys would not activate these other versions because they are tied to ultimate?
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11 Jul 2009   #4

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samstar1412 View Post
So all my current RC keys would not activate these other versions because they are tied to ultimate?
correct.
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11 Jul 2009   #5

32bit-Vista Home Premium SP2, 32bit-Windows 7 Ultimate RC, also got Mac OS X 10.5.7 (in VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
correct.
Thank you for answering my question I might try this out in VirtualBox to save replacing my current Windows 7 install.
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