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Windows 7: Using my product key on someone else's ISO disk

29 Oct 2009   #1
sicskater

VIsta
 
 
Using my product key on someone else's ISO disk

I am having problems on my desktop trying to download the installation files of win 7 pro 64-bit from digital river. My friend has already made an ISO disk for the same version of win7 as I am trying to download. Would it be possible to use his disk to do the installation on my desktop and then go ahead and use my product key when I get to that point in the installation process


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29 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yes that is fine.
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29 Oct 2009   #3
sicskater

VIsta
 
 

Thanks a lot!
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29 Oct 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Get him to run off another one - so you have one to keep.

Or you can make a copy of the dvd you borrow from him.

You can use the free Isorecorder:

You need to be on 7 or Vista do do it.

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/W7.htm

Download and install isorecorder. ( You don't see it - he's on your rt click menu).

Put 7 dvd in drive.

Rt click dvddrive and select Create .iso Image File. Select a location to put it.

When it has copied the . iso, rt click the .iso you just copied - put a recordable dvd in the drive - burn the .iso Image to dvd. ( do not format the dvd).
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29 Oct 2009   #5
Cupillac

OS X
 
 

Can anyone help me?
I made a .iso from my student download!
installed everything except when I enter my product key that Digital River sent me it says its invalid?
Now I dont know how to get a hold of them!
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29 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Cupillac,

did you do a clean (or custom) install or an upgrade?
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29 Oct 2009   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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29 Oct 2009   #8
Cupillac

OS X
 
 

Hi,

Does it only work for the upgrade?
I was going to do the upgrade, but I had a bunch of crap on my vista drive, nothing important, so I decided to do a clean install.

Should I reinstall Vista, then try using the cd to do a upgrade?

**What happened was, I made the .iso disc, restarted the computer, asks to select the drive to install on, where Vista is, I accidentley deleted Vista! So I had to format the partition and install fresh Windows 7.
Does this mean I can only upgrade? that fine by me if thats the case.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

If you do an upgrade over top of 7 you can probably activate it. At least that is how it worked with Vista.

Or you could try OPTION THREE here:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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29 Oct 2009   #10
Jordus

Windows Vista Business / Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Also remember that there are different types of media for different types of keys.

There is volume media, OEM media, and retail media.
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