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Windows 7: Digital River downloads?

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Digital River downloads?

In our household we have two students, and so ordered a copy of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium in both x64 and x86 versions - a total of 4 products from Digital River.

Having used their download manager to download these files, I now have 6 files: 4 .exe files (as expected) plus 2 files named setup1.box and setup2.box.

The .exe files are, however, only just over 70KB each, setup1.box is almost 3GB and setup2.box is 163KB.

Running the Home PRemium versions fails immeditaely, saying it can't find the required files. Running the Pro x64 .exe file starts to build a .iso file ("Unloading the box"), but then fails with an unspecified error.

Any ideas?


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22 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

This is breaking on Technet right now:

Windows 7 Upgrade Emerging Problem: "We are unable to create or save new files...

Microsoft is aware of this Digital River issue and their response will likely unfold there. You can add your issue there for their attention.
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
In our household we have two students, and so ordered a copy of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium in both x64 and x86 versions - a total of 4 products from Digital River.

Having used their download manager to download these files, I now have 6 files: 4 .exe files (as expected) plus 2 files named setup1.box and setup2.box.

The .exe files are, however, only just over 70KB each, setup1.box is almost 3GB and setup2.box is 163KB.

Running the Home PRemium versions fails immeditaely, saying it can't find the required files. Running the Pro x64 .exe file starts to build a .iso file ("Unloading the box"), but then fails with an unspecified error.

Any ideas?
try this: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...udent-d-l.html
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is breaking on Technet right now:

Windows 7 Upgrade Emerging Problem: "We are unable to create or save new files...

Microsoft is aware of this Digital River issue and their response will likely unfold there. You can add your issue there for their attention.
Except that I can't sign in to the MS forums until I download a new version of Live Messenger. GRRRR!

Note to anyone who suggests various methods to burn a DVD; this issue is about unpacking the files, not burning them.

[Later] I've now re-downloaded a single version, moved it to another drive, taken full permissions, and run the .exe file in elevated mode. It now gets as far as unpacking setup2.box, then fails saying it can't write to the folder - probably because it has made it RO!
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22 Oct 2009   #5
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Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Create DVD to solve problem...

See the posts in

Windows 7 Upgrade Emerging Problem: "We are unable to create or save new files...

for solutions to this problem. It worked for me.

I created an ISO file from the unpacked files in expandedSetup and then created a DVD from this image.
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22 Oct 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The posts on those other threads link back to :

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Seems to work fine .
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Snow Leopard, Win 7 RC, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Although there are work arounds for this issue, there is also a petition to try to get Digital River to post an actual iso
Digital River Should Provide New Windows 7 Installer Petition
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23 Oct 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Hmm so they are downloading an Upgrade .exe since it is supposed to be run from the OS in the first place, then when MS surprises everyone by allowing clean installs booting from the Upgrade installer these purchasers are stuck with no ISO to burn?

How about primary formatting a USB and loading the files in to boot it? This is how I boot installed all of the betas and RC.

You can also create an image file from the file using ImgBurn, I believe, with one button simplicity.
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23 Oct 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can make a bootable flash - there is a link to Shawn's tut at the bottom of this tut already.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Not everyone can boot from usb - or wants to go buy a 4gb stick.

If you read the above tut, and the thread - you will see that error is because after creating the expandedsetup folder - the setup tries to run - if it is 64 bit on a 32 bit system - you get that error.

The expandedsetup folder is fine and can be made into bootable .iso as per the tutorial.

If you can make a bootable dvd from the installation files using imgburn - that actually loads - show me how.
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23 Oct 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Create Image File. I am trying it now to test it.

Create Image File from Files/Folders>Add Folders (7 x 1 at a time)

Create Image (with verify)
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