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

26 Oct 2009   #21
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by papaSmurph View Post
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?
I used a Retail Upgrade DVD with the the Digital River and MS key without a problem. As a mater of fact I have thrown out the downloaded DVD's as I can just use the retail upgrade disks now that I got them in the mail. The hole Digital Rivers thing was a disaster because if you were running a 32bit OS and bout the x64 upgrade it wouldn't load. They should have made this info clearer before purchasing. Basically you need to have the same version bit installed in order to us the upgrade, or be smart enough to work around it. Also I wish I would have seen the fine print about the PRO version. Oh well.


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26 Oct 2009   #22
muzicman61

W7RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by styken View Post
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.
Bending the truth is the same as lying in my opinion.

So are the files that you get after DR's files are expanded different that what comes on the official Microsoft upgrade disk? If not, I fail to see how even Microsoft's version would allow an upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit (except for booting from the DVD, as I did with DR's version and ISO I created).
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26 Oct 2009   #23
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muzicman61 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by styken View Post
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.
Bending the truth is the same as lying in my opinion.

So are the files that you get after DR's files are expanded different that what comes on the official Microsoft upgrade disk? If not, I fail to see how even Microsoft's version would allow an upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit (except for booting from the DVD, as I did with DR's version and ISO I created).
You are correct and that's the issue. You can't upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit with out creating the disk because when the software extracts the files it gives you a big fat error. So for someone like me at first I was screwed then I came here and read how to create an .iso which took a couple hours to figure it cause it didn't work right off the bat and I didn't know what the he-ll I was doing.
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26 Oct 2009   #24
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zone23 View Post
So for someone like me at first I was screwed then I came here and read how to create an .iso which took a couple hours to figure it cause it didn't work right off the bat and I didn't know what the he-ll I was doing.
And from that you have learned, and that is always a good thing...
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26 Oct 2009   #25
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

To see the original tutorial :

Make bootable iso from student d/l

See the EASY METHOD tutorial:

Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files


The cheek of the one below is they even link the download I posted up.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by papaSmurph View Post
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   #26
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by papaSmurph View Post
i want the iso so i can burn to disk and do a clean install, and also have the back up disk of it.
OK, I understand now. Well I guess that will come in handy if so needed. I don't plan on needing a clean installation.
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13 Nov 2009   #27
rebeldx

vista
 
 

ok iv followed all the instructions on this thread and to no avail
i downloaded the 32bit win7 pro from digital river, ..... had the 3 files on my desktop, unpacked it no problem, n then thats where im stuck, .... there r NO files 2 burn to make a disk, iv done the oscdimg and cmd thing, it made me a file in the c;drive that i could AGAIN do nothing with
im adept enough at making boot disks etc (i use imageburn)
but STILL i have windows 7 that im unable 2 put on my laptop .... all paid for and taunting me


PLEASE can anybody help
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13 Nov 2009   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi rebel,

What file do you have on the C drive?

Is it an .iso? It must be if it was created by oscdimg.


Simply burn it as an IMAGE - not as data- to a blank unformatted dvd.

Please post back on the tutorial thread here:

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Thanks
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14 Nov 2009   #29
rebeldx

vista
 
 

well i perservered. basically when i 1st did the oscdimg it left me with a file that looked like a sheet of paper with a corner folded ..... n it was simply titled 'file' ..... i cud do nothing with it.

BUT like i said, i perservered n retried again, this time i copied what the person typed in2 cmd but removing the space in c:windows 7.iso .... so it read c:windows7.iso, SUCCESS!!!!

thank u, i am now runnin 32bit windows 7 pro flawlessly

just a question thats off topic slightly ...... how many machines can i run my version of 7 on??? cos im also runnin the rtm version on my master computer n id like 2 make it the real thing, but obviously only if it's legal n allowed
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14 Nov 2009   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It is 1 license per machine. You can get a Family Pack - which is for 3 machines.

Otherwise, you need another license.

I have copied your post to the correct thread which is here: Please respond on the thread below:

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Glad to hear you are up and running.
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