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Windows 7: Can't download Win 7 ISO for English

27 Sep 2015   #1
spokey

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Can't download Win 7 ISO for English

I can't find anyone complaining about this so I'm guessing this is a new problem.

My daughter's husband trashed his laptop (again) so before she brings it over I figured I'd download the iso and burn it. Did that successfully prior to Feb and created a universal iso but should have kept it rather than send it back with the machine.

I went to https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...nload/windows7

I successfully entered a product key but then I'm asked to choose a language. Except English is not one of the choices.

Attached is a snapshot of all choices from the dropdown. I tried just clicking the Confirm button hoping it would default to English but alas it requires that I make a choice.

Am I being really stupid here? Or has MS taken away the English version?

My target is a Home Premium.

A couple questions

1 - Am I going to the right place here? Or is there some other location for the English version.

2 - I have disks for my own machines that are full retail, but not SP1 (the key used above), a couple SP1 upgrade disks, and a couple OEM disks one of which should be SP1. Can I make an iso out of any of these and use that tool to make a universal iso? I'd of course rather use an SP1 but if I can only do it with the full retail, I can live with that.

I do still have a couple backups from when I last built the machine so I'm thinking I could install non-SP1 and restore to SP1. But it would be nice to be able to burn both a 32 & 64 bit universal ISO and keep them around.




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27 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You got more (useless) choices than shown in this post: Windows 7 SP1 OEM ISO - Microsoft Site

I doubt that it will help, but you might try this link:
Code:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
vs. the link you posted
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows7
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27 Sep 2015   #3
spokey

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

thx

Interesting. Hadn't noticed that en-ca in the url. Not sure where I got it as I tried a number of links from here and other places that google spit out. Glad I posted the link.

No that didn't make a difference. Without doing a side by side comparison, it appeared to display all the same languages.

But I played around with it. I tried both an upgrade key and an OEM key. I had read that neither of those should work. The upgrade key only displayed Finnish and French like in your linked post. But the OEM did have English.

So I downloaded those. Your link contained a discussion on whether those could be used with a retail key but I didn't see a definitive conclusion on that. I'll have to try to figure that one out.

Hard to believe that MS would put that much work in to screwing up a simple download site.
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27 Sep 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad that you got something to download.

re: retail key
Try an install and let us know :-)
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27 Sep 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is one that some report it works.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/home
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27 Sep 2015   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you can use retail key.

You can also change it allow any edition to be selected.

http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutil...al_utility.zip

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spokey View Post
thx

Interesting. Hadn't noticed that en-ca in the url. Not sure where I got it as I tried a number of links from here and other places that google spit out. Glad I posted the link.

No that didn't make a difference. Without doing a side by side comparison, it appeared to display all the same languages.

But I played around with it. I tried both an upgrade key and an OEM key. I had read that neither of those should work. The upgrade key only displayed Finnish and French like in your linked post. But the OEM did have English.

So I downloaded those. Your link contained a discussion on whether those could be used with a retail key but I didn't see a definitive conclusion on that. I'll have to try to figure that one out.

Hard to believe that MS would put that much work in to screwing up a simple download site.
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27 Sep 2015   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Here is one that some report it works.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/home
That newest link still won't give me the option to download English. It recognises I have a retail 7 Pro key but doesn't give the option to download English.

Thought MS would have at least fixed this by now!
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27 Sep 2015   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Brds7t7,

Just d/l any legit English iso, the edition doesn't matter. You can toggle off ( or remove ) ei.cfg to allow any edition to be installed.

http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutil...al_utility.zip
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27 Sep 2015   #9
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Brds7t7,

Just d/l any legit English iso, the edition doesn't matter. You can toggle off ( or remove ) ei.cfg to allow any edition to be installed.

http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutil...al_utility.zip
Hi SIW2 and thanks. Luckily I do have all the English ISO's already available. It's just annoying for people who are desperate to get their hands on one and have no other option. Seems weird that English doesn't come up in the list of languages to choose though.
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27 Sep 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes it is weird for sure
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