Windows 7 ISO Edition Switcher

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  1. mtarm1

    mtarm1 Notebook Evangelist

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    If you want to install a specific edition of Windows 7, say Windows 7 Professional, you need a Windows 7 Professional setup disk or iso image. If you only got another edition of Windows 7 you are out of luck. The Windows 7 ISO Edition Switcher provides users with a solution to patch a Windows 7 ISO so that it will install a different version of the operating system during setup. It is for instance possible to turn a Windows 7 Ultimate edition into Windows 7 Professional. The user installing the operating system still needs a valid product key for the Windows 7 edition that gets installed afterwards but the need to re-download or create an ISO image is no longer delaying the installation.

    The portable software programs comes with patch files which need to be loaded after execution. Users simply need to pick the target version that they want to install and then the iso image on the computer’s hard drive. The program will then patch the ISO image so that the selected edition of Windows 7 can be installed.

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    The very same website contains another patch that will turn a Windows 7 iso into an universal disk which can be used to install all different editions of Windows 7. Visit Win7Utils for downloads and additional information. (via Download Squad)

    Source - http://windows7news.com/2009/10/28/windows-7-iso-edition-switcher/
     
  2. ScuderiaConchiglia

    ScuderiaConchiglia NBR Vaio Team Curmudgeon

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    Is this LEGAL??? No opinion, just asking.

    Gary
     
  3. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    Legality is murky, but the program is completely unnecessary. All you have to do is delete/change the ei.cfg file. Should be legal since you're not passing out, creating, or bootlegging any licenses. All you're doing is modifying the .iso file. You still need a proper license to actually install the OS.
     
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    I think that it's a good idea since casual users don't know how to change the ei.cfg.
     
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