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Windows 7: Something wrong at Digital River ?

23 Mar 2014   #1
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 
Something wrong at Digital River ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wumbatron View Post
Downloaded it on another computer and it only downloaded 2.49GB for some reason
I've been following the above thread where a guy kept trying to download a Windows 7 iso from Digital River, and it was wrong size/'not an iso' etc. Even though I don't need any iso's myself, I thought I'd have a go at downloading one to see what the OP's problem was. Sure enough I had the same result - 2.49GB (not 3.09GB for x64). Twice in fact.

That was browser download, so I tried 2 separate download managers. Seemed fine at first, but both stopped at 99.9%. Curious . . .

I'm starting to wonder if Microsoft are playing the old 'poison torrent' game - record labels sometimes release bad torrents of music CDs into the wild and fans download them (illegally) but are disappointed when it's a fake. After a few more useless attempts to get the CD, the pirate gives up and buys the product (well that's the theory).

Pretty soon all computers on sale will be Windows 8, and a lot of folk will buy one but want to downgrade to W7. MS seem to be moving the goalposts on that scenario, but no probs - we can just get a W7 iso from Digital River. Or can we ???

Just like the 'poison torrents', after several failed W7 Digital River downloads I guess MS expect us all to give up and buy into W8 (and buy their video's + mp3's).

Anyhow, at least I haven't broken any EULA law - all the iso's I downloaded tonight weren't copies of Windows. They were all broken, probably deliberately.

Jed, tinfoil hat etc


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24 Mar 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can remove your tin foil hat - sort of.

I used Pale Moon to download the ISO mentioned in the thread and it was fine
(e.g. I could mount it via Virtual CloneDrive and look around at the files...
...I could also build a virtual machine from it via VirtualBox.).

I also downloaded two other ISOs at the same time. One was fine, but X17-59465 was weird.

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso0.png
The last ISO in the screenshot above should be that same size as the first ISO.


X17-59465.iso looked fine.
I could mount it via Virtual CloneDrive.
I could even start the OS install process, but it barfed:

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso1.png

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso3.png

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso4.png

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso5.png



Notice the size being reported during the download.
That download was the 3rd try.
The completed download below it was 2nd try.

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso6.png



And these two download attempts were via another ISP:

Something wrong at Digital River ?-iso7.png

Both of those downloads were via IE10. Both claimed that the download was interrupted. I looked at the file size of the ".partial" file before hitting the Resume button. The ".partial" file was the same exact file size (2.619...) shown in the first image of this post. Pressing Resume started the download all over again - but the "resumed" download made no claim of an interruption. Each second try just gave me the 2.619... file.

How odd.


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24 Mar 2014   #3
johnebadbak

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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24 Mar 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The first post has links to pre-SP1 ISO files. How is that the latest? :-)

I did scan thru the first page and saw the links to MDLife... but all of these links just copies. They all point to Digital River.

A quick scan of the last few pages of that thread shows some bad advice.
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24 Mar 2014   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

All the Win 7 links at heidoc are gone. Every one I click on now gives me this:

Something wrong at Digital River ?-mskillswq7downloads.jpg

Hopefully they are just fixing the problems.


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25 Mar 2014   #6
JanKrohn

Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnebadbak View Post
Nope, they're missing the media refresh fixes. Latest downloads are the X17-5... series.
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25 Mar 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well that stinks, that site was the best, ( Digital River ) hold on to your iso`s like gold, I think I`ve said that before
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25 Mar 2014   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It might just be temporary.
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25 Mar 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Greg just told me it`s only for 5 days
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25 Mar 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

More here: Windows 7 ISO downloads links down again for 5 days

I just posted about this at the MVP internal communications channel where it might get some traction as it seemed to do last time.

The failure page which Ken posted above is the same as last time, pointing to who is withholding them.
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