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Windows 7: Are these ISO's legit?

26 Apr 2015   #11
gregrocker

 

I don't know anybody who the MS Software Center has worked for. I'm going to ask about it on MVP Yammer. If this is how they replaced the ISO's which were so convenient for customers then they need to get their act together.

I think he just wanted to check the HASH on an ISO he found to know it's not cracked or seeded with vermin.


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26 Apr 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The hash is probably cleaner than M$'s intentions
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27 Apr 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I believe Microsoft is trying to stop people that use their Windows 7 to Upgrade to Windows 10 to be able to go back to Windows 7.
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27 Apr 2015   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I believe Microsoft is trying to stop people that use their Windows 7 to Upgrade to Windows 10 to be able to go back to Windows 7.
You have some odd beliefs.
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27 Apr 2015   #15
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, those OEM CDs that you are finding are called 'Recovery Disks". They come from an OEM Manufacturer and will always charge you for it (For unknown reasons), And it contains all of the drivers, bloatwares, and the OS (Modified by the OEM Manufacturer).
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27 Apr 2015   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea I didn't try the M$ site
I figured the service was just doing a count on how many people would use it to get an iso
Seeing how many people would be effected by not being able to reinstall 7 if the 10 windows update went bad for them
The timing of all of this is just too darn !@#$%^&*
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I believe Microsoft is trying to stop people that use their Windows 7 to Upgrade to Windows 10 to be able to go back to Windows 7.
Just use something like the free version Macrium Reflect to make an image (two images, if you are exceptionally cautious) of your Win 7 installation before upgrading to Win 10. That way, if Win 10 doesn't pan out for you, all you have to do is restore the image.
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27 Apr 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
As far as I know, those OEM CDs that you are finding are called 'Recovery Disks". They come from an OEM Manufacturer and will always charge you for it (For unknown reasons), And it contains all of the drivers, bloatwares, and the OS (Modified by the OEM Manufacturer).
I don't believe the manufactures have ever figured out a way to stuff all of the crapware on one cd
Pretty much why they stopped sending a re-install disk with computers
If they did that people would clean install

The recovery disk recommended to create would indeed contain the crapware but would also take quite a few more disks to accomplish and even then would probably fail because of all of the crapware installed.

I agree a system image would help but the best program to do that is not commonly known LF
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27 Apr 2015   #18
SuperValhalla

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

Thank you gregrocker, just the info I was looking for! The ISO I have does not match any of these hashes I'll need to keep looking!

EDIT: Found one! Thank-you W7 people!
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27 Apr 2015   #19
SuperValhalla

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
 
 

Just the answers I've been looking for. Thank-you all!

I've managed to find an ISO that matches the hash numbers.
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27 Apr 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is another odd belief.
Microsoft is going to do anything and everything to make sure Windows 10 numbers look good and if that entails stepping on the toes of Windows 7 users so be it.

A image might work if Microsoft lets you use the COA for Windows 7 that you used to try Windows 10 is still good to use again to activate your image.

Just a guess, but Joe and Jane lunch box don't do backups or images and Microsoft knows that.

Microsoft did not remove sites where you could get a quality authorized ISO of Windows 7 just because they didn't like the color of their lawn.
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