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Download all Windows 7 DVD ISOs direct from Microsoft for FREE

benjie 7,841 1,965 February 12, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Way too many computers don't come with recovery disks today, and you're screwed if the hard drive dies and takes the recovery partition with it. Or, if you're like me, and constantly have people bringing you broken computers with no disks of any sort, you know how big a pain it can be to get hold a legit, non-torrented disk without having to pay for a whole new license.

Thankfully, MS and Amazon (amongh others) have made the ISOs available for download. These are intended for people who buy a digital copy only, and don't get an actual disk, but they work perfectly for anyone. You do have to have a legitimate license key for the version you want to use, so don't think you're going to get a free copy of windows out of this. This is 100% legal and legit.

Windows 7:
32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65732.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65733.iso

32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65804.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65805.iso

32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x86 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Window...e32bit.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Window...e64bit.iso

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Quote from benjie View Post :
Way too many computers don't come with recovery disks today, and you're screwed if the hard drive dies and takes the recovery partition with it. Or, if you're like me, and constantly have people bringing you broken computers with no disks of any sort, you know how big a pain it can be to get hold a legit, non-torrented disk without having to pay for a whole new license.

Thankfully, MS and Amazon (amongh others) have made the ISOs available for download. These are intended for people who buy a digital copy only, and don't get an actual disk, but they work perfectly for anyone. You do have to have a legitimate license key for the version you want to use, so don't think you're going to get a free copy of windows out of this. This is 100% legal and legit.

Windows 7:
32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65732.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65733.iso

32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65804.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 ISO
Digital River: http://msft-dnl.digitalriverconte...-65805.iso

32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x86 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Window...e32bit.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ISO
Amazon.com: http://174.129.85.117/data/Window...e64bit.iso
ultimate links dont work
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They also have ISO files with SP1.
For every iso you need a checksum value and checksum utility.
Checksum validates the integrity of the file : http://tutorials.zen-cart.com/ind...rticle=405

I am using checksum from http://www.irnis.net/

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 (bootable)
Digital River: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.n...-24208.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (bootable)
Digital River: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.n...-24209.iso

32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (bootable)
Digital River: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.n...-24280.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (bootable)
Digital River: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.n...-24281.iso

32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 (bootable)
Digital River: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.n...-24394.iso

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 (bootable)
Digital River: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.n...-24395.iso


Additional info :

Windows7 x86 Home Prem SP1 : MD5SUM ➔ c5bb99b2f1a9e7a5b4fbc6e3eff70882

Windows7 x86 Professional SP1 : MD5SUM ➔ befd4f1e00ec8da2effbd789f4e66fbf

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate SP1 : MD5SUM ➔ 24f3a45d43d7c532aa3126cc094c61bd


Windows7 x64 Home Prem SP1 : MD5SUM ➔ 971843a457b6e0db0af61258cbe7256a

Windows7 x64 Professional SP1 : MD5SUM ➔ 338f3245d68527db47b8a44e55317d0a

Windows7 x64 Ultimate SP1 : MD5SUM ➔ 56a26636ec667799f5a7f42f142c772d


Microsoft site for checksum values : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/s...0&FileId=0
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Last edited by dude2000 February 12, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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Don't forget that you only need one of those ISO's to install any version of Windows 7.

Just make sure to remove ei.cfg [lifehacker.com] before burning to dvd.
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Quote from GolDRoger View Post :
Don't forget that you only need one of those ISO's to install any version of Windows 7.

Just make sure to remove ei.cfg [lifehacker.com] before burning to dvd.
so then it installs the version by the key that you have?
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so then it installs the version by the key that you have?
It let's you choose the version.

also, this is the direct link to the removal tool: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/
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It let's you choose the version.

also, this is the direct link to the removal tool: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/
so are you saying that you can use a win7 starter key and choose win7 ultimate or are you saying that you have to pick the version that your key is for?
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Thanks for this.

I don't suppose you've got a link for a Windows XP Tablet Edition ISO?
I suppose I could buy a Technet subscription, but that seems a little over the top for just for one ISO.

I don't consider torrents from warez sites to be an option.

Thanks.
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Thanks! You saved me times Big Grin
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Quote from GolDRoger View Post :
Don't forget that you only need one of those ISO's to install any version of Windows 7.

Just make sure to remove ei.cfg [lifehacker.com] before burning to dvd.
Obviously if you do this the checksums aren't going to match up anymore.
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so are you saying that you can use a win7 starter key and choose win7 ultimate or are you saying that you have to pick the version that your key is for?
you pick the version your key has.
It basically turns it like the Windows Vista Installation Disk.

All versions of Windows 7 are on the disk itself. Its just the cfg file that makes each disc unique.
Makes things a lot easier if you have different windows keys, to just have 1 central install disk.

Quote from beefcake78 View Post :
Obviously if you do this the checksums aren't going to match up anymore.
but you only need the checksum to verify the disk upon initial d/l.
So run checksum after you d/l the iso, then remove the cfg.
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Last edited by Kolto February 13, 2012 at 09:29 AM
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This is how I made install discs recently. The ISO's work great. I didn't do the cfg removal trick, so I ended up making separate discs for professional and home premium. Note that you can use these ISO's to make a clean install on your laptop. These are the "retail" versions of the discs so there is no bloatware from computer manufacturers.
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If you are making dvds make sure you put your chipset or wireless drives on the dvd.
I used the SP1 disc on my new dell laptop and not even the usb ports would work. the only thing that worked was the sd card slot
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Quote from greenmeansgoooo View Post :
so are you saying that you can use a win7 starter key and choose win7 ultimate or are you saying that you have to pick the version that your key is for?
Yeah, that.

When you remove ei.cfg, it will look something like this: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how...ia-or-iso/
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