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    My serial doesnt work

    Just trying to install W7 pro in vmware and it wont accept the serial.

    It is exactly the same as the one in the email they sent me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    The media for Win 7 in ISO format is universal so for example 64bit Pro can be used to install Ultimate 64bit Pro 64bit etc

    All you have to do is modify a file in the ISO and select version - Retail or OEM - VL or not.

    Not sure if im allowed to post the exact method.
    But what about the licensing/activation? Will it realise XP is VLK, and will it stop the installation. Or will it not even care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    But what about the licensing/activation? Will it realise XP is VLK, and will it stop the installation. Or will it not even care?
    It shouldnt even care, my ISO (from MSDN) gave me upgrade and fresh install no matter what options I choose in the config file. The only time it matters is when its an OEM distro that requires a certificate and a relevent BIOS table.


    So long as you have the key to match its fine.

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    Looks like i got a key for w7 ultimate!! which is why it wont work for pro . . .

    still on with m$ to try and get this sorted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Looks like i got a key for w7 ultimate!! which is why it wont work for pro . . .

    still on with m$ to try and get this sorted!
    So just change the ISO and install Ultimate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    So just change the ISO and install Ultimate?
    care to explain?

    PID?

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    VERY ODD

    I've just looked at the ISO i have for W7.

    I've expanded the ISO with winrar and gone to Sources > Product.ini

    In that folder there seems to be all the serial keys for all the different editions of W7

    including VLK's and datacentre editions!

    Have tried the key listed for premium and it works!!

    Screen shots to follow

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    care to explain?

    PID?
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    MODS - Please delete me if you feel its inappropreate, I dont feel its illegal because you would still require legitemate serial keys.

    How to install any version of Windows 7 | Windows 7 Center

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    VERY ODD

    I've just looked at the ISO i have for W7.

    I've expanded the ISO with winrar and gone to Sources > Product.ini

    In that folder there seems to be all the serial keys for all the different editions of W7

    including VLK's and datacentre editions!

    Have tried the key listed for premium and it works!!

    Screen shots to follow
    Question would be, where did you get the ISO from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Question would be, where did you get the ISO from?
    Brought it this morning from the link in this thread which then prompted for a download from digitalriver

    Seriously this is a legit copy.

    screenshot coming up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Brought it this morning from the link in this thread which then prompted for a download from digitalriver

    Seriously this is a legit copy.

    screenshot coming up
    I never doubted that mate, I wonder if they provide a master image to download similar to OEM that doesnt require a certificate to install? They seriously screwed up if they did!

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    When i brought the W7 from the student site today it prompted me to download an application from digitalriver. This was a small app. When i ran it, it downloaded W7 onto my computer in 3 files.

    Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
    Setup1.box
    Setup2.box

    When you run the exe it extracts all the setup files to a folder called ExandedSetup

    Then in there there is a sources folder, located the Product.ini and found all the SN's
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    LOL!

    I havent got my DL link yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    LOL!

    I havent got my DL link yet
    I got mine the instant i paid.



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