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Windows 7: For those who purchased Windows 7 from Digital River

25 Oct 2009   #11
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I was able to download and install the 32bit Home Premium edition of 7 with ease two days ago. $30 for the upgrade was so worth it!


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25 Oct 2009   #12
hacku

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

I'm still waiting for them to refund my money and reset my eligibility so I can download the professional edition. I just received an email today that said it can take up to 10 business days. I'm not in a hurry since I'm still running Ultimate (RC) for now so I'll just wait to see what happens.
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25 Oct 2009   #13
messjess

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmagic650 View Post
I installed the $30 Windows 7 Professional from Digital River using the 3-file method download, and everything went smooth yesterday. Although I had to run a "clean" install over the Windows 7 Ultimate RC, Windows did save all my "old" RC files in a Windows.old folder on my C drive... Sweet!

I finally learned how to create and burn a Windows 7 DVD from the Digital River files:

Place the 3 digital river files on the desktop on on the C drive
Download and place the extracted oscdimg utility in the System32 folder
Open the Administrator Command Prompt (in Vista) by going to Programs, Command Prompt, right-click and select run as Administrator. Copy


oscdimg -u2 -b"C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com" -h "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\Win7.iso


where "user" is your computers or youruser name is put, and paste the into the Command Prompt window. Hit enter...


The Win7.iso file will be placed in C. I used DVD Decrypter to burn the iso file to a DVD
Found this method on another site and it worked great.
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26 Oct 2009   #14
muzicman61

W7RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toglenn View Post
I ordered and downloaded the 64 bit Home Premium Edition from Digital River and could not install it in my computer.

Digital River confirmed I could not upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit program with their offerings so I cancelled the order and ordered a full version of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit from Microsoft for the same price and no need to download as it is the retail version.

Toglenn
They lied. I upgraded Windows 7 RC1 32bit to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with no problems.
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26 Oct 2009   #15
styken

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muzicman61 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toglenn View Post
I ordered and downloaded the 64 bit Home Premium Edition from Digital River and could not install it in my computer.

Digital River confirmed I could not upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit program with their offerings so I cancelled the order and ordered a full version of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit from Microsoft for the same price and no need to download as it is the retail version.

Toglenn
They lied. I upgraded Windows 7 RC1 32bit to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit with no problems.
They didn't lie, they just bent the truth because they are lazy and irresponsible, as the DigitalRiver package hangs up when upgrading to 64 bit, so technically it DOESN'T upgrade, except with a workaround. The workaround is to create the ISO and install from a DVD as posted above. The simple solution would have just been for them to provide the same Windows ISOs that everybody else gets.
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26 Oct 2009   #16
papaSmurph

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

glad i saw this post, i was going to try mine tonight. BUT, can i not use the retail disk i have for another machine (amazon pre-order sale) and just apply the product key purchased through Digital River?
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26 Oct 2009   #17
papaSmurph

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

i also found this helpful link about creating an iso out of the Digital River files:

How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99
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26 Oct 2009   #18
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Are those of you who want the .iso file doing so for backup purposes? Or is it because you had trouble installing the OS when downloaded from Digital River?
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26 Oct 2009   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would do both... just cruise through some of the posts that have been made about the problems with Digital River... It may have been cheaper, but....
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26 Oct 2009   #20
papaSmurph

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

i want the iso so i can burn to disk and do a clean install, and also have the back up disk of it.
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