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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64

03 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 
Windows 7 x64

ok so regularly in windows 7, if u delete the ei.cfg file inside the sources folder on the root of the disc, when u press install windows, it will allow u to pik any version except enterprise.

however my x64 windows 7 disc does not have that file and only installs ultimate...

any suggestions?

THANKS

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03 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ark1227 View Post
ok so regularly in windows 7, if u delete the ei.cfg file inside the sources folder on the root of the disc, when u press install windows, it will allow u to pik any version except enterprise.

however my x64 windows 7 disc does not have that file and only installs ultimate...

any suggestions?

THANKS
Use ultimate if you have a license for it. did you download that from MS or buy it from them?

Ken J+
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03 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

my friend downloaded it from MSDN and gave me a copy but i dont want ultimate...

so what do i do?
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03 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Which version do you have a key for? Is it a retail key or OEM? Builders OEM or installed by manufacturer? Full version or Upgrade?
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03 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

its a retail version....

but ultimate.... i wunt to delete that ei.cfg thing but i cant find it
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03 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

What retail version do you have the key for?

Technet versions have ei.cfg file in Sources folder, as does RTM 7600.

It must be a pre-hacked version. Get the RTM.
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04 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

well, does that mean that i shud go download a pirated version then go and then use the proper key?
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04 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

No, you have a key and don't need a pirate version since that would be illegally hacktivated.

But IMO pulling an untouched 7600 installer with no hacktivation off of the internet is not illegal if you have a legal key to use with it. Just scan it heavily with AV and Spybot before burning.

The first choice would still be to borrow a friend's Windows 7 DVD.
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04 Dec 2009   #9

Vista U32 , now Win7 64
 
 

you can also check , instead of deleting ei.cfg or looking for it if you have any other versions than ultimate in the first place:

in cmd.exe type dism /get-WimInfo drive:\path_to_root\sources\install.wim
will you give you information about the images inside it. So if it only has ultimate, you are wasting time trying to find ei.cfg etc.
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