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

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by timtravel42, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. Saizo

    Saizo Notebook Guru

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    So, I decided to do the USB way, and I followed all the directions to remove the ei.cfg file from the ISO.

    I have a key for Windows 7 Professional 64bit, but it only lets me install premium? What's up with that?
     
  2. Cleonard

    Cleonard Notebook Consultant

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    Hey Folks,

    We've received a number of DMCA notices about this thread. Microsoft is very sensitive about content relative to beta drivers, their code, discussions of unreleased Windows software, and information that provides workarounds to get paid software for free. We're not going to delete this thread, but we have been instructed to find and remove certain types of posts. This is not the kind of thing we like to do but it is in effect a statement of copyright violation by Microsoft, to which we must comply.
     
  3. MoabUtah

    MoabUtah Notebook Consultant

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    Can you elaborate on what "certain types of posts" are? Might help us tone it down on other posts, keep us out of hot water with MS legal staff.
     
  4. MidnightSun

    MidnightSun Emodicon

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    From what we know so far, it seems MS is taking the most issue with discussion of alternative activation schemes (ie, ABR).
     
  5. MoabUtah

    MoabUtah Notebook Consultant

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    Oh, loader software to bypass activation all together, thanks.
     
  6. jsteng

    jsteng Notebook Consultant

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    Can you verify whether ei.cfg is inside "source" folder in the USB?

    I have a suspicion that the ei.cfg removal tool is not working properly. I went through it as well and still find ei.cfg inside source folder. If this is the case for you, try deleting the ei.cfg manually.
     
  7. Colpolite

    Colpolite Notebook Deity

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    Multi Billionaires in expensive clothing and they complain about legal copies of OS used for clean installs. What's next?!? Billionaire Oil Company CEO complains about his oil dropping by 20 cents per gallon!?!?

    Greedy son of a guns! Real Talk!
     
  8. tblo163

    tblo163 Newbie

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    I downloaded all the Windows 7 versions when they were available and created bootable media from the iso files. These have proven to be very useful to re-install and activate with a genuine activation key. I cannot understand why this link has been removed. It is obvious they cannot be activated unless a valid key has been purchased, there can be no issues with the content to remove it.
     
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    This thread is outdated. Unless you avoid Service Pack 1 for some reason, use the thread in my sig.
     
  10. RobKampen

    RobKampen Newbie

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    I have spent two days stuffing around with a broken Windoze 7 machine - an Acer Aspire laptop. Finally decided to use the Alt F10 system that Acer uses to access the restore partition - chose the re-install, make a backup of user data option - after a couple of hours it rebooted - or tried to - no joy, appears to have lost the mbr or the file that the mbr points to...
    Tried again, and again - no joy.
    A check with the ubcd finds that the backup exists, so I'll copy that off the machine first.
    So now I come to this thread to get a fresh W7 iso / usb install so I can re-install the hopeless software that my daughter has paid for, only to find some mention of DRM and the instructions removed.
    With all the billions that micro$oft make, how is it that I cannot find a copy of the software I need, and have paid for, that actually works??
    Their site is so riddled with checks and references that I cannot find what I need, and now the google links have been neutered.
    Where is the customer's right to have access to a working copy of what they have paid for??
    Seriously annoyed, big corporates screwing over the individual - yet again!!
    How do I get my daughters laptop fixed - why do I have to throw more money after bad?
    I am very computer litterate, know how to do all the magic foo that windoze needs to function, yet none of the instructions on the micro$oft website solved my issues - and I tried all seven solutions found on dozens of google searches, registry edits, downloading and running special fixit code etc....
    Thus only solution is a complete re-install (go figure - why there is no system that can check and verify an installation - other OS's have this).
    No wonder people try to find ways around the officially sanctioned Redmond solutions - their's don't work, thus we need to find solutions that do.
    Not beaten yet, I'll crack this.
     
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