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    Win7 Academic Offer Download Problem

    I've purchased Win7 through the academic offer, received the e-mails and downloaded the files. But whenever I try to expand the files I get the attached message. I've tried multiple times and re-downloaded the files. I have full rights on my PC, and the folder is definately not read only. I end up with an "expandedSetup" folder, details of which are:

    Size: 3.01 GB (3,239,836,668 bytes)
    Size on disk: 3.01 GB (3,241,648,128 bytes)
    Contains: 874 Files, 199 Folders

    Does this look correct? It may be that the files have completed expanding...
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    Have you enough space on the drive?

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    A poster called Ojustaboo, seems to have a solution over on The Register comments

    Comments on ?Academics gripe about Windows 7 promo collapse? ? Channel Register

    You need to download the MS Windows Automation Install Kit, and that converts your downloaded files to an iso.

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    have you tried running the setup.exe (or something similar) in the expandedsetup folder?

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    its a known problem and i think it was something to do with digital river (the distribution partner for MS).

    Microsoft Acknowledges Problems With Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrades - windows 7 - Gizmodo
    Windows Vista Home Pre 32bit to Windows 7 downloaded 64bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    have you tried running the setup.exe (or something similar) in the expandedsetup folder?
    Not tried running setup.exe yet. Just checking if all the files have been "expanded", because I don't want to start installing and then just before the end find I have a file(s) missing!

    Can anyone who's succesfully expanded the Digital River download confirm how many files there should be?

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    Microsoft and Digital River have made the student-only isos available for download.

    Home Premium x86: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65732.iso
    Home Premium x64: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65733.iso
    Professional x86: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65804.iso
    Professional x64: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent..../X15-65805.iso

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