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Windows 7: Where to download .iso now?

12 Feb 2015   #11
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
It doesn't have to be win7 professional!
Explain please. If this is correct why [did there used to be] .isos available separately for W7HP and W7Pro for example.
All windows 7 versions are for 99.9% the same. Microsoft puts 5 WIM files on the dvd. 1 of them is the master. All others have pointers to the master file and have only stuff that's different in their WIM file itself.

All those 5 WIMs have been merged to 1 large file. Kind of zip-file with 5 files in it.

You only have to delete ei.cfg to see a menu to select one of them.

Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc
winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities


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12 Feb 2015   #12
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
All windows 7 versions are for 99.9% the same... You only have to delete ei.cfg to see a menu to select one of them.
THANK YOU Kaktussoft. I remember now that I have in the past mucked with installation discs' ei.cfg file, but I'd forgotten...!

And the eicfg_remover tool is news for me--I am going to try it right now.

EDIT: IT WORKS! Just run eicfg_remover.exe and select your W7.iso (which in my case was X17-58997 for W7HPx64 SP1 English) and it fixes a bit in the iso. Burn the iso to DVD (or put it on a USB stick) and reboot; select your language/keyboard then Install and then you get a new "Select the operating system you want to install" with these selections:
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate

In my case I had a Premium disc and need a Professional so now I'm golden.

Clearly if I needed a 32-bit version I'd have to start with a different .iso, but this works for me. Thanks very much Kaktussoft, outstanding tip!

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25 Feb 2015   #13
spOmes

7 64 bit
 
 
This is horrible

Ok sat here like a spanner having to register on this forum to ask what should be a simple question..

Thanks for the link to the torrent file but the link wont work for me .

I have a laptop with a new SSD installed "NO RECOVERY PARTITION !!!!!!"

I get this stupid message on the digital river site.

"The product key you entered appears to be for software that was pre-installed on a device. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options."

I dont want the Asus branded windows i want plain simple windows.. !!!!

After google i cant find a plain iso file ... HOW DO I GET AROUND THIS AND WHY IS IT TAKING THESE KIND OF LENGTHS TO FIND AN ANSWER ( Hopefully)

Up yours Microsoft, i appreciate any help.

Cheers
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25 Feb 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You have to have a Retail key to download the iso file from MS.

Or you can order recovery discs from Asus.
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25 Feb 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spOmes View Post

I get this stupid message on the digital river site.

"The product key you entered appears to be for software that was pre-installed on a device. Please contact the device manufacturer for software recovery options."

I dont want the Asus branded windows i want plain simple windows.. !!!!
As far as I know, the product key entered must be a Retail key, not OEM. Not Asus supplied.

Microsoft has deliberately made the ISOs difficult to find in the last month or so. Before that, they were easily available.

I don't think anyone has come up with a new reliable non-torrent method.

Your best bet may be to try to "decrapify" your existing installation---if you still have one.

Maybe someone has a new source, but I haven't learned of it yet.
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