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ManBearPig
02-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Ive heard it's legal to download and make a copy of Windows and use the code on the bottom of your laptop to activate it (obviously provided its the same laptop and version of the OS).

With that knowledge, where exactly would be the safest place to dl it from? Software recommendations to burn the image onto a disc would be appreciated too!

Thanks all!

Btw, if this is not legal, please delete!

JackMDS
02-09-2012, 06:06 PM
It is legal to download it from places that provide it legally.

Otherwise it is illegal.



:cool:

berryracer
02-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Windows 7 SP1 Media Refresh Digital River Direct Links (5/12/2011 new releases with SP1 included)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58857.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59007.iso)
Windows 7 Home Premium x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58859.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59009.iso)

Windows 7 Professional x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58866.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59195.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59886.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59212.iso) - Korean (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59299.iso) - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59271.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59246.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59229.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59192.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59233.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59891.iso) - Chinese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59295.iso)
Windows 7 Professional x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58868.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59197.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59885.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59215.iso) - Korean (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59300.iso) - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59273.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59247.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59231.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59194.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59236.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59883.iso) - Chinese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59297.iso)

Windows 7 Professional N x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59335.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58871.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59348.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59323.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59364.iso) - Korean - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59418.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59395.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59380.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59344.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59384.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59318.iso) - Chinese
Windows 7 Professional N x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59337.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58874.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59351.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59327.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59366.iso) - Korean - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59424.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59398.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59383.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59346.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59387.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59320.iso) - Chinese

Windows 7 Ultimate x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58877.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59477.iso)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58879.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59479.iso)


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ISO Tools
The ei.cfg Removal Utility is a simple tool that will remove the ei.cfg from any Windows ISO disc image, thereby converting the image into a "universal disc" that will prompt the user to select an edition during setup. This tool works by toggling the deletion bit in the UDF file table, eliminating the need for unpacking and rebuilding the ISO, which means that this is extremely fast (the process of patching the ISO to remove ei.cfg takes only a fraction of a second), and the process is easily reversible (running the utility on a disc image patched by this utility will restore the disc image to its original state).

The Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher is a set of small binary patches (and a tool to apply these patches) that will convert an official Windows 7 ISO disc image into an official Windows 7 ISO disc image of another edition. The resulting ISO images are bit-for-bit identical with those posted on MSDN or TechNet, and their SHA-1 hashes should match the official hashes posted by Microsoft.

You can download both tools here: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!
It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task:
Read - Read a disc to an image file
Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc
Write - Write an image file to a disc
Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing
ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

You can download the tool here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

ManBearPig
02-09-2012, 07:20 PM
Jeez, thanks a lot for the info! More thorough than i could have ever hoped for haha. :D

zCypher
02-10-2012, 12:46 AM
Windows 7 SP1 Media Refresh Digital River Direct Links (5/12/2011 new releases with SP1 included)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58857.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59007.iso)
Windows 7 Home Premium x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58859.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59009.iso)

Windows 7 Professional x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58866.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59195.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59886.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59212.iso) - Korean (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59299.iso) - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59271.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59246.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59229.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59192.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59233.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59891.iso) - Chinese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59295.iso)
Windows 7 Professional x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58868.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59197.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59885.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59215.iso) - Korean (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59300.iso) - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59273.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59247.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59231.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59194.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59236.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59883.iso) - Chinese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59297.iso)

Windows 7 Professional N x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59335.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58871.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59348.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59323.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59364.iso) - Korean - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59418.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59395.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59380.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59344.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59384.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59318.iso) - Chinese
Windows 7 Professional N x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59337.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58874.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59351.iso) - German (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59327.iso) - Italian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59366.iso) - Korean - Swedish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59424.iso) - Portuguese (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59398.iso) - Norwegian (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59383.iso) - Finnish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59346.iso) - Dutch (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59387.iso) - Danish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59320.iso) - Chinese

Windows 7 Ultimate x86: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58877.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59477.iso)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64: English (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso) - Spanish (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58879.iso) - French (http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59479.iso)


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ISO Tools
The ei.cfg Removal Utility is a simple tool that will remove the ei.cfg from any Windows ISO disc image, thereby converting the image into a "universal disc" that will prompt the user to select an edition during setup. This tool works by toggling the deletion bit in the UDF file table, eliminating the need for unpacking and rebuilding the ISO, which means that this is extremely fast (the process of patching the ISO to remove ei.cfg takes only a fraction of a second), and the process is easily reversible (running the utility on a disc image patched by this utility will restore the disc image to its original state).

The Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher is a set of small binary patches (and a tool to apply these patches) that will convert an official Windows 7 ISO disc image into an official Windows 7 ISO disc image of another edition. The resulting ISO images are bit-for-bit identical with those posted on MSDN or TechNet, and their SHA-1 hashes should match the official hashes posted by Microsoft.

You can download both tools here: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!
It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task:
Read - Read a disc to an image file
Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc
Write - Write an image file to a disc
Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing
ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.

You can download the tool here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Came here to post a much less comprehensive version of this. lol
Good job :D

berryracer
02-10-2012, 04:37 AM
You're most welcome :)

DirkGently1
02-10-2012, 05:51 AM
And the Microsoft tool for creating a bootable USB install for your ISO:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

berryracer
02-10-2012, 09:45 AM
And the Microsoft tool for creating a bootable USB install for your ISO:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
thanks a lot for that man

allenk09
02-10-2012, 09:53 AM
Thanks! I have a legal Win 7 serial of my own from MSDN through my school but the discs got all scratched and I couldn't find the Windows 7 ISO anywhere. Once you buy the physical discs from MSDN you can no longer download just the ISO? Stupid.

ManBearPig
02-10-2012, 10:17 PM
Seriously, matrix leader, you saved me using a copy of Win 7 ultimate i had. Thanks again!! Thanks to everyone else also!

ManBearPig
02-11-2012, 12:38 AM
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berryracer
02-11-2012, 03:55 AM
Seriously, matrix leader, you saved me using a copy of Win 7 ultimate i had. Thanks again!! Thanks to everyone else also!

Anytime bro, we are all here to help ;)

Bill Brasky
02-12-2012, 01:54 PM
Wow. One thousand internets to you, sir. I'm bookmarking that mother of a post.

Nvidiaguy07
02-14-2012, 09:48 AM
anyone know if theres a difference between the msdn iso and the digital river ones?

berryracer
02-14-2012, 11:32 AM
anyone know if theres a difference between the msdn iso and the digital river ones?

No difference :rolleyes:

Nvidiaguy07
02-14-2012, 11:33 AM
No difference :rolleyes:

Different hashes....

Sent from my SGH-I777 using Tapatalk

Wyndru
02-14-2012, 12:36 PM
Does anyone know if these will work with laptop OEM product keys (i.e. HP or Dell)? From what I've been reading using an OEM key on the bottom of your laptop will fail and keep nagging you after 30 days for activation, but I've never tried it.

lxskllr
02-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Does anyone know if these will work with laptop OEM product keys (i.e. HP or Dell)? From what I've been reading using an OEM key on the bottom of your laptop will fail and keep nagging you after 30 days for activation, but I've never tried it.

You might have to call in. I think the phone# is harder to find than it used to be, but you should e able to track it down.

JKoltner
02-14-2012, 04:06 PM
At least in Windows XP, I thought that the activation program itself would give you the phone number? -- That had a bazillion of them, based on which country you were calling me.

My (one) experience with the phone-based activation people was pretty good -- they just ask you a couple of obvious/reasonable questions ("Did you delete the OS from the hard drive you removed from this laptop?"), etc. and will then proceed to give you an activation code.

(I.e., I think you'll be fine with your, "I have the legitimate OEM product key here, but lost the OEM install CD" explanation.)

Wyndru
02-15-2012, 06:01 PM
So I just activated with an OEM key today, it did require that I call in. It was an automated system that just asked me to put in a string of numbers, and the system just read a bunch of numbers back to me to put into the laptop. I'm assuming that these numbers I provided contained some kind of hardware hash or something, otherwise I have no idea how this prevents piracy since it doesn't require you to explain the reasoning at all.

Gs dewd
02-15-2012, 06:57 PM
All 6 or 7 times I had to call in for my win xp machine, it was automated.

allenk09
02-15-2012, 11:57 PM
anyone know if theres a difference between the msdn iso and the digital river ones?

I put in my key for 7 and it activated right online, no problems at all.

RavenSEAL
02-16-2012, 12:54 AM
Those ISOs have saved me a billion times, I have my own little W7 USB when people call about their computer going down the chute.

Of course, I use whatever legal keys they provide.

Meghan54
02-16-2012, 10:08 AM
Seriously, matrix leader, you saved me using a copy of Win 7 ultimate i had. Thanks again!! Thanks to everyone else also!




Of course, you could have simply converted your Ultimate disc into a universal install disc (meaning you can load any version of Win 7 from one disc instead of separate versions dedicated to separate discs) by removing the ei.cfg file.


You can do this when you convert your disc into an .iso.


Instruction on how to accomplish this task can be read here:


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/85813-windows-7-universal-installation-disc-create.html




Then, when you boot with the disc you've burned, and choose install Win 7, you'll be presented with the entire list of all Win 7 OS's, like Premium, Ultimate, Professional, etc., instead of just the one OS version it originally was restricted to.*

oynaz
02-29-2012, 03:09 AM
Matriz Leader's post belong in the hall of fame.

Can I install the English Home Premium version, and then install whatever language pack I need to localize it?

KeypoX
02-29-2012, 10:18 AM
And the Microsoft tool for creating a bootable USB install for your ISO:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

This has never worked for me, only doing it via command line has. Maybe it just doesn't work via VM?

grss1982
03-11-2012, 08:19 AM
This has never worked for me, only doing it via command line has. Maybe it just doesn't work via VM?

If you're using a Windows 7 ISO (64-bit) on a computer or VM running a 32-bit o.s. or vice versa, the USB/DVD tool won't work. That's it's only flaw compared to going with the CMD.

cardiac
03-31-2012, 08:52 PM
Stupid question:
Will a Win 7 32 bit key work on a 64 bit iso?

Steltek
03-31-2012, 09:00 PM
Stupid question:
Will a Win 7 32 bit key work on a 64 bit iso?

Yes. The key isn't restricted to either 32 or 64 bit -- the controlling factor is whether you use a 32-bit or 64-bit install media.

FrankRamiro
09-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Hi guys i just installed the win 7 ISO now i need some assistance from here on need all drivers to make it work.
It's a lenovo Think Centre 3000 series,Appreciate
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...8/product.html (http://redirect.anandtech.com/r?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overstock.com%2FElectronics %2FLenovo-ThinkCentre-M71e-3134C6U-Desktop-Computer-Pentium-G850-2.9GHz%2F6600068%2Fproduct.html&user=u00000687)

Nvidiaguy07
09-13-2012, 07:34 PM
Hi guys i just installed the win 7 ISO now i need some assistance from here on need all drivers to make it work.
It's a lenovo Think Centre 3000 series,Appreciate
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...8/product.html (http://redirect.anandtech.com/r?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overstock.com%2FElectronics %2FLenovo-ThinkCentre-M71e-3134C6U-Desktop-Computer-Pentium-G850-2.9GHz%2F6600068%2Fproduct.html&user=u00000687)

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?
Product Model: 3134C6U

I usually start with chipset, then video, audio, network (sometimes needed first to get any networking at all), any random card readers and other stuff.

Sometimes i like to just unzip the installer too, and then go into dev manager and then point to the new folder so it doesnt install any stupid extra network management BS.