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Windows 7: Can no longer download my W7 upgrade?

28 Mar 2010   #1

Can no longer download my W7 upgrade?

I bought the Windows 7 student upgrade all the way back in October, but I never downloaded it or activated it.

Now I finally wanted to upgrade, but when I go to the link I got when I purchased the upgrade I get this message:

"Sorry, It is too late to download this file. You were allowed to download within 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact Digital River Customer Service at"

Now, I did buy the Installation DVD with it, which I don't have with me to test out, but will I at least still be able to upgrade using the DVD they sent me along with the original product key without a problem?

There's no way I'm paying for another key when I bought the upgrade from them before and never ever attempted to download or activate it.

Thanks for the help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Looks like they only closed the download site. But I never heard of a product key to expire - unless it is a subscription key like for e.g. the AV programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2010   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I am pretty sure you will be okay with the Orig DVD & The original product key you got from Digtal River. One of my students has both also, but has not built the new computer yet to put it on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Mar 2010   #4


Awesome, I was freaking out about it, even though I felt it wouldn't make sense to void the product key after 30 days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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