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Windows 7: Can't download .exe

28 Jan 2014   #1
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Can't download .exe

I want to download again my previously purchased Windows 7 Home Premium . from the Microsoft.
I get to my downloads page with my download and product key.
I downloaded what I thought would be the .exe but I got was:
"Windows7_HomePremium_2011_sp1x64exe_v2setup2.box"
obviously, when I try to run it I get "What program...."

It's going on a Vista machine that won't install from the .iso, which I downloaded with no problem.

Pete


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28 Jan 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pete,

If you like, you could download an official Windows 7 Home Premium ISO at Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links to use to create a bootable USB or DVD to install Windows 7 with.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Jan 2014   #3
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi Shawn,

Embarrassment is getting to be my strong suite.
I already had both .iso.

Since I really wanted a clean 7 install I tried a Vista .iso so I could use a 7 .exe from within Vista.

Got thru that Vista install and had "Cannot be installed on this computer..."

Somewhere in a "Toms Hardware" forum, someone made a silly comment to try a new optical drive.

It worked and I now have a fully functioning W-7 HP on what was a clunky Vista machine.

Thanks as usual for your help.

Pete
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30 Jan 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news Pete. Sorry it was the optical drive.
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01 Feb 2014   #5
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Just a quickie, Shawn
Where would I get an .exe download?
All at Digital River are .iso's.
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01 Feb 2014   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thats correct, there are no .exe's. You need to download the iso, and in the process of writing it to the USB drive, the relevant .exe files are created for you.
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01 Feb 2014   #7
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ah So!
Thanks.
That solidified my 16 years of IT incompetence.
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