Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Installation of Windows 7 from digital river download

30 Sep 2009   #1
marshalex

Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Installation of Windows 7 from digital river download

I've just registered to get a copy of windows 7 pro 64 bit when its been released from the UK student program and am wondering what format the download will be in. My friends who have got their copies using the MSDN AA have had theirs as iso files which they have been able to burn and install from there. Will the download from here be in the same format or will it be the same as the ultimate 64 bit download (3 seperate files)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marshalex View Post
I've just registered to get a copy of windows 7 pro 64 bit when its been released from the UK student program and am wondering what format the download will be in. My friends who have got their copies using the MSDN AA have had theirs as iso files which they have been able to burn and install from there. Will the download from here be in the same format or will it be the same as the ultimate 64 bit download (3 seperate files)

It will not be in three seperate files. that was a torrented fiel. It will come in either an ISO (most likely) or a vhd (doubtful). to burn you take the ISO file and burn it to dvd using an app like IMGburn, or powerISO, etc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #3
marshalex

Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

thats good then as to burn my 64bit vista ultimate download was a royal pain in the a*se. already got img burn installed on the computer so hopefully wont take too long at all. thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


30 Sep 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Good luck and we will be here if you need us
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2009   #5
marshalex

Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

thanks. roll on 22 october!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #6
neely615

Snow Leopard, Win 7 RC, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 
How long till the iso happens?

Sounds like a ridiculous title I know, but it seems the only way for MS to save themselves in this debacle is to let digital river offer the iso for download. I know that running 32-bit XP and trying to upgrade to 64-bit Win7 might be impossible unless they either change the install .exe or offer an iso.

Is it possible to use the keys to upgrade from another version of Win7 like the RC or RTM (or trial version)? If so, anyone have a link to a trial version other than the Enterprise edition?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #7
neely615

Snow Leopard, Win 7 RC, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Well, here is a petition to sign if anyone cares:
Digital River Should Provide New Windows 7 Installer Petition
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I guess I am confused. The digital river program was intended to provide an "upgrade" of your operating system, correct?

And people do understand that you cannot upgrade a 32-bit version of the software with 64-bit....according to Microsoft's definition of upgrade. Instead, a full upgrade is required.

So, why would people have purchased 64-bit upgrades for their currently 32-bit OS's?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Because they thought they could get away with it ... not...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2009   #10
neely615

Snow Leopard, Win 7 RC, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Seriously, no upgrade from 32 to 64-bit? I didn't see that in the fine print. Looking in the fine print from Windows you can see " Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported" but still, why not? Just because I am running 32-bit shouldn't mean I can't upgrade to 64-bit, when it is the same installation files? A simple .iso would resolve this and still be an upgrade. Seems crappy to me, and I wasn't trying to get away with anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installation of Windows 7 from digital river download




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Why I can't download Windows 7 Profesional 32 bit from Digital River ?
A few days ago I wanted to download Windows 7 Profesional 32 bit iso from Digital River. It started to download and then it stopped to download at 10.9 mb. I tried to download it with Free Download Manager, Internet Download Manager, DownThemAll but it also stopped at 99%. This problem is on all my...
Network & Sharing
Question about Digital River Win 7 download
I have heard lots about there being problems when people have downloaded Win 7 from Digital River as part of the student offer. Most of what I have heard is from people trying to got from 32 bit Vista/XP to 64 bit Win 7. Are there any similar problems reported with the 32 bit win 7 download?
Installation & Setup
Help me with my Win 7 64 download from Digital River
Ok, so I was finally able to get the main Expanded Setup file extracted. But now I still have the 3 original files on my desktop... what do I do with them? Also my expandedsetup file is this large: Size: 3.01 GB (3,239,836,668 bytes) Size on disk: 3.01 GB (3,241,648,128 bytes)
General Discussion
Digital River Download painfully slow!
I purchased the student offer version of Windows 7 yesterday top up grade from XP, as for 30 I thought I couldn't go wrong. So there I was this morning thinking I could set a side a few hours to get it all up and running but 11 hours later i still dont even have all of the first .box file...
General Discussion
Digital River Download Pausing Constantly?
Hello! While I know that this is the very first day of Windows 7 release and everything, I just wanted to see if anyone had a similar problem and had found a way to fix it. So, I finally got Windows 7 Professional Upgrade (since I'm a student) to start downloading through my Campus' proxy and...
Installation & Setup
Digital river student download?
Well, here it's now 00:13, October 22nd, was wondering if anyone knows when the Windows 7 download from Digital River will be up? Hopefully before I go to sleep? Thanks. :)
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:00.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App