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LEGAL Windows 7 Download Links (Just like Vista before!!!)

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by v3loc1ty2.0, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. v3loc1ty2.0

    v3loc1ty2.0 Multi_Booting_Master

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  2. KoRuPT

    KoRuPT Newbie

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    Thank you! I had downloaded the 32bit version by accident when I bought it online for $30, and now I can get Home Premium 64bit instead of waiting for Support to return my email.
     
  3. intoflatlines

    intoflatlines Notebook Consultant

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    I am trying to get my girlfriend introduced to Windows 7. If I create an ISO from the files above (she will be using x86) would she be able to use it without a key for a little. If not, are there any current trials out there?
     
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    KoRuPT Newbie

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    She would be able to use it for 30 days without a key.
     
  5. megadl

    megadl Notebook Enthusiast

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    does this work for upgrade? i dont wana clean install
     
  6. MaXimus

    MaXimus Notebook Deity

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    Can someone confirm what is the 64 bit version?? Ultimate, Professional? :S
     
  7. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    I am curious about the 64bit's of Windows 7 you posted here.
    I hope it is Ultimate version. LOL.

    EDIT: FOUND, IT IS WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL FOR 64BIT's.

    However, there's some tricks to unlock every version of Windows 7 to be installed.
     
  8. mtarm1

    mtarm1 Notebook Evangelist

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    i could be wrong but arent they all the same? the version depends on the key you put in...
     
  9. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    Actually, all the Windows OS Installers(Vista/7) have all the version(starter, hp, pro, ulti) inside.
    However, in some cases, there's a file inside named ei.cfg limits the version installation to only allow 1 version.
    Delete or modify the ei.cfg will allow us to install any version of Windows 7.
    So, you got 50% correct and 50% wrong.
     
  10. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    So say you purchased a Home Premium Key, could you install Ultimate using the same key?

    Thanks,

    Benjamin
     
  11. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    No, you can't.
    The delete of ei.cfg allows you to choose "Version" of Windows 7 you want to install. However, the activation(license key) for the specific Windows 7 Version you choose is still needed. If not, it will be only 30day-trial mode.
    The only advantage of hacking ei.cfg is to make the Windows 7 of a specific version into Windows 7 All-In-One Package.
    Actually, ei.cfg is made by Microsoft to limit the clients from simply install the version of Windows which they're not purchased.
    Example:
    A user bought a Windows 7 Professional. But when install, the user choose Windows 7 Ultimate. After that, the user can't activate the Windows using the Professional License Key. Then, the user call Microsoft and complain about it. Microsoft will need to explain everything again and again.
    So, to avoid this thing from happen, they put the ei.cfg inside.
     
  12. fattail95

    fattail95 Notebook Evangelist

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    But if I bought 32-bit Home Premium, could I install 64-bit Home Premium on the same PC with the same key?

    Thanks
     
  13. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    Yep! You can use the Home Premium License Key to activate either 64bit or 32bit of Windows 7 Home Premium. So, you need not to worry about the License Key you bought is 32bit or 64bit. It is the same.
    However, you are not allow to have 2 machines with similar License Key.
     
  14. v3loc1ty2.0

    v3loc1ty2.0 Multi_Booting_Master

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    Thanks DarkSilver, ill update the OP
     
  15. Luke1708

    Luke1708 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    ok, so how to merge them?
     
  16. v3loc1ty2.0

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    Luke1708 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    thanks...i'm downloading the 64 bit version right now...btw, does 64 run faster than 32 bit? also are there lots of program incompatibility??
     
  18. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    Actually, very easy.
    Short and simplified solution:
    1.) Put all the downloaded file into a Folder.
    2.) Right Click and select Properties on each of them. Select Unblock(General Tab) for each of them.
    3.) Run the Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x86.exe or Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x64.exe or Windows 7-P-Retail-en-us-x86.exe or Windows 7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe as administrator. It will begin to extract the Windows 7 Installation files from the setup1.box and setup2.box.
    4.) You will see expandedSetup folder after the extraction. Delete the 3 files because you're not using them anymore(they're just like unrar/unzip something, which you will delete the rar/zip file after extracting the content).
    5.) All the Windows 7 Installation files are inside expandedSetup folder.
    6.) You can either do a CD image and burn them into a Disc or you can make a bootable USB flash drive and copy the file into the USB flash drive. Both method works.

    Delete the ei.cfg inside of the sources folder of the expandedSetup will allow you to choose which Windows 7 version to install.

    To do a bootable USB Flash Drive(save the Disc Money, since USB flash drive can be re-use again and again), here is the guide,
     
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    BondEternal Notebook Consultant

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    Extracting the setup1 and setup2 boxes for Win7 64-bit on my Vista 32-bit caused the "Unloading the box" problem as soon as the extraction was complete. The expandedSetup folder was created fine though. Is the extraction really complete or are there some parts missing?
     
  20. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    Some parts are missing definitely because you didn't follow the steps.

    Please follow this,
    Short and simplified solution:
    1.) Put all the downloaded file into a Folder.
    2.) Right Click and select Properties on each of them. Select Unblock(General Tab) for each of them.
    3.) Run the Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x86.exe or Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x64.exe or Windows 7-P-Retail-en-us-x86.exe or Windows 7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe as administrator. It will begin to extract the Windows 7 Installation files from the setup1.box and setup2.box.
    4.) You will see expandedSetup folder after the extraction. Delete the 3 files because you're not using them anymore(they're just like unrar/unzip something, which you will delete the rar/zip file after extracting the content).
    5.) All the Windows 7 Installation files are inside expandedSetup folder.
    6.) You can either do a CD image and burn them into a Disc or you can make a bootable USB flash drive and copy the file into the USB flash drive. Both method works.
     

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