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Windows 7: Checksum problem Windows 7


20 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Checksum problem Windows 7

Hello all.

I just got a promotional copy of the Windows 7 Ultimate x64, under the New Efficiency Program. I am a Microsoft Student Partner.

I just verified the md5 and sha1 of the ISO file I created, and they don't check out with the versions on the MSDN site, since the code is different. The DVD I got is akin to that distributed under the Windows 7 Launch Party program.

My question is, if the promotional DVD has the same content as the Retail one, why are there different checksums for them? Is there any difference between the promotional and the retail versions or what?

I know I shouldn't be picky since I got this DVD directly from MS, but I am used to verifying checksums and if they don't match, it feels weird

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20 Feb 2010   #2

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpfiction View Post
Hello all.

I just got a promotional copy of the Windows 7 Ultimate x64, under the New Efficiency Program. I am a Microsoft Student Partner.

I just verified the md5 and sha1 of the ISO file I created, and they don't check out with the versions on the MSDN site, since the code is different. The DVD I got is akin to that distributed under the Windows 7 Launch Party program.

My question is, if the promotional DVD has the same content as the Retail one, why are there different checksums for them? Is there any difference between the promotional and the retail versions or what?

I know I shouldn't be picky since I got this DVD directly from MS, but I am used to verifying checksums and if they don't match, it feels weird
what's your SHA-1 checksum ?

I can compare them with versions on technet ?
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20 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

My SHA1 for the ISO I made from the DVD: 00def0020d1b0648ed2dc3a89b2cd275da176448

Size is: 3.00 GB (3,224,993,792 bytes)
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20 Feb 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpfiction View Post
My SHA1 for the ISO I made from the DVD
If you made the ISO yourself then it wont match
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20 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpfiction View Post
My SHA1 for the ISO I made from the DVD
If you made the ISO yourself then it wont match
Why would that be if both were made under Windows and both in the ISO format?

Also, can anyone post here the size of their ISO image?
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20 Feb 2010   #6

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpfiction View Post
My SHA1 for the ISO I made from the DVD: 00def0020d1b0648ed2dc3a89b2cd275da176448

Size is: 3.00 GB (3,224,993,792 bytes)
none of the numbers for versions on technet look like yours but if you google 00def0020d1b0648ed2dc3a89b2cd275da176448 i get lots of hits for Win7.ULTIMATE.retail_House.party and Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition x64-ENG

cant find anything official from Microsoft though

my en_windows_7_professional_x64_dvd_x15-65805 is 3.0gb

and my en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd_x15-65922 is also 3.0gb
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20 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpfiction View Post
My SHA1 for the ISO I made from the DVD: 00def0020d1b0648ed2dc3a89b2cd275da176448

Size is: 3.00 GB (3,224,993,792 bytes)
none of the numbers for versions on technet look like yours but if you google 00def0020d1b0648ed2dc3a89b2cd275da176448 i get lots of hits for Win7.ULTIMATE.retail_House.party and Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition x64-ENG

cant find anything official from Microsoft though

my en_windows_7_professional_x64_dvd_x15-65805 is 3.0gb

and my en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd_x15-65922 is also 3.0gb
This is what is puzzling me. I am so used to verifying checksums that I find it weird now to install it without them matching the ones on the Technet site.
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20 Feb 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

right off the bat I would probably think that your copy is ok... you got it from a reputable source... I think the risk in using it is minimable...
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20 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
right off the bat I would probably think that your copy is ok... you got it from a reputable source... I think the risk in using it is minimable...
It can't get any more reputable than this. I got a DHL Priority all the way from Redmond itself. I may be sounding too obnoxious, but something feels missing since there is no match for my SHA1 and the only places there is: on warez sites!
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20 Feb 2010   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you got it directly from MS, then what is your concern?? Install it and enjoy Windows 7..
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