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Windows 7: The "Official" RC download for Technet/MSDN

01 May 2009   #201
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
maybe I'll download when it is available for public download and do a bit for bit comparison of the two iso's.

I doubt that any typical hacker could hide his / her work so well that both the hashes (CRC32, MD5, SHA1) AND the bit comparisons would agree 100% with the "Official download".

If they are THAT good I'm sure they would be working on "more productive and profitable" activities not necessarily legal either.

It's just that I've got my main machine running so nicely I really don't want to "undo and untangle" it all again.

Cheers
jimbo
lol
you just dont know with humans though...
humans can do the most irrational things these days....
i doubt that any hacker can crack a SHA hash and masquerade a download without a giant amount of computer power (i dont even think the world's computers has such power to crack the algorithm in time... i mean it leaked a few days after it was compiled...)
anyways it would have made news on the secuirity front as this is unheard of (at least with SHA) to be able to masquerade such a download...


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01 May 2009   #202
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
lol
you just dont know with humans though...
humans can do the most irrational things these days....
i doubt that any hacker can crack a SHA hash and masquerade a download without a giant amount of computer power (i dont even think the world's computers has such power to crack the algorithm in time... i mean it leaked a few days after it was compiled...)
anyways it would have made news on the secuirity front as this is unheard of (at least with SHA) to be able to masquerade such a download...
That's what I thought.

At the current state of the art I doubt if all the entire planets computers together running for the rest of the lifetime of the Sun (approx 5 Billion years left although Earth will be totally uninhabitable for humans after approx 500 million years -- nothing to do with Human activity -- just the way the sun works --as it "consumes" its nuclear hydrogen converting to helium it gets over time slightly brighter, larger and hotter -- another topic however)
would be sufficient to crack the algorithm.

(Don't get me started on "Quantum Computers" however).

I might download the official RC after the initial feeding frenzy has died away but I'm more than happy at the moment.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 May 2009   #203
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What are you smoking? Something better than me

Keep smoking Jimbo
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01 May 2009   #204
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

Can somebody tell me why I can not remove the watermark?
I tried it two ways, but it is still here! In the build7000 it wasn't problem.
Has something changed?

I tried these:
-"bcdedit.exe /set testsigning off"
- RemoveWatermarkX86.exe
none of them helped.


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01 May 2009   #205
Orbital Shark

 
 

In all honesty, running a crack to remove the watermark is a bad idea. If it's worked before then you're just lucky, it can herald unpredictable results which could result in an unstable OS. Most of the time i would think that you use full screen apps so you don't notice the watermark.
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01 May 2009   #206
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
What are you smoking? Something better than me

Keep smoking Jimbo
You mean this stuff - still there but this pic was taken before the Euro. This stall is STILL there selling as usual.

Cheers
jimbo


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01 May 2009   #207
Max7

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
maybe I'll download when it is available for public download and do a bit for bit comparison of the two iso's.

I doubt that any typical hacker could hide his / her work so well that both the hashes (CRC32, MD5, SHA1) AND the bit comparisons would agree 100% with the "Official download".

If they are THAT good I'm sure they would be working on "more productive and profitable" activities not necessarily legal either.

It's just that I've got my main machine running so nicely I really don't want to "undo and untangle" it all again.

Cheers
jimbo
If the ISO you got has the same hash values of the official RC then IT IS the "real" RC regardless of where you got it.
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01 May 2009   #208
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertoszwald View Post
Can somebody tell me why I can not remove the watermark?
I tried it two ways, but it is still here! In the build7000 it wasn't problem.
Has something changed?

I tried these:
-"bcdedit.exe /set testsigning off"
- RemoveWatermarkX86.exe
none of them helped.
I don't recommend this to others as I don't know how good their computer skills are or how good their security is but....(as far as locating & downloading Plus Patch 9, lots of nasties out there!)

I used Orbit30's Plus Patch 9 final & it removed it with no problem & everything still works perfectly. I also installed DreamScene with it too.

Keep in mind I upgraded from build 7077 to RC 7100.
Not sure if that would have any effect on this or not.
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01 May 2009   #209
7Heaven

Windows 7 7260 X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertoszwald View Post
Can somebody tell me why I can not remove the watermark?
I tried it two ways, but it is still here! In the build7000 it wasn't problem.
Has something changed?

I tried these:
-"bcdedit.exe /set testsigning off"
- RemoveWatermarkX86.exe
none of them helped.
Google "watermark removal script" theres two versions X86 X64.

Works on all versions and has no adverse effect.
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01 May 2009   #210
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Heaven View Post
Google "watermark removal script" theres two versions X86 X64.

Works on all versions and has no adverse effect.
Yeah, and Avast detected a virus at the first link I clicked; go ahead and Google it.

What does the watermark hurt being there, it doesn't bother me; I was just curious.










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