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Windows 7: Downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate...How to Get it to Install??


27 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate...How to Get it to Install??

Edit: Fixed!

Edit: Also fixed. Just me being dumb.

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27 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Assuming it was a legitimate site you downloaded it from, you should have seen instructions on making the .iso file, which is then burned to disc.
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27 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I saw the .iso file download for the x64 version, but am unfamiliar with it. I spent the extra $15 to have that backup disc sent but it won't get here for 3-7 business days.


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That's what the receipt page says. I don't seem to find any instructions actually.

Edit: I didn't realize a disc was necessary. Do I need a disc?
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27 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe that same website (and our site here) have guides on taking the .iso file and making it a bootable flash drive, which would need to be 4 GB or larger.

You should have known you'd need some kind of install media, or else you wouldn't have gotten the back up disc. If you do want to install it sooner than waiting for your disc in the mail, just download the .iso and use your burning app's instructions for burning an image.
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27 May 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Run the exe file...follow instructions?
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27 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Run the exe file...follow instructions?
Oh, thanks man.

Umm...I thought it would be that easy, but I can't find the .exe. And as to the .iso, I'm downloading it right now. I know a guy who can walk me through that. I know I'm probably being an idiot right now, so please bear with me.

Edit: You know what, I downloaded the 3rd file from the receipt page of my order and it was about 2 mbs and didn't do anything. Now I'm downloading the 3rd file from the link given to me in my email and it's about 76 mbs. I bet it'll work now. Don't know what the deal was.

Also the first time I downloaded the 3rd file it showed up as "s (1)" w/no extension. Now it is Windows 7-U-Retail blah blah.exe. Thanks for your patience and +rep for trying to help out.
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27 May 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It one of those three files, more then likely the one without the extension because you have the display of extensions turned off.
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27 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
It one of those three files, more then likely the one without the extension because you have the display of extensions turned off.
No, I had the display extensions turned on. Thanks anyway.
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27 May 2011   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

When you get the .iso downloaded, Burn to a blank DVD with ImgBurn (Freeware) at 4x speed with Verify on !


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27 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I got the download part fixed...nooooww:

Now I can't get the Windows 7-U-Retail-en-us-x64.exe to finish properly. It starts doing it's thing and then while preparing setup1.box it crashes and says Error encountered Unspecified error. What the crap? Anyone know what the deal is?

I'm probably just being ignorant, but why is this so hard? <-- Hey I was right!

Edit: Just me being stupid and not letting setup1.box properly copy to my desktop. I told you I was just being ignorant. :-P
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