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Win 7 iso

Postby mjnelson99 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:24 pm

There are ISO files online of Win 7 Home Premium with SP1
slipstreamed of both 32 bit & 64 bit. They save lots of
downloading of Windows updates.

Don't know if the iso's include more expensive versions of
Windows as well. If interested, check that out.

I burned x64 to DVD and that is what I used on my new laptop
with the 3rd install of Win 7 Family Pack upgrade on my new
laptop.

Was not sure it would work with my install code but it did
pass WPA with flying colors.

I did install twice. Once as new w/o install code and once
as upgrade using install code.
Mary
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Re: Win 7 iso

Postby AlanD » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:03 am

On 2012-10-24 6:24 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
> There are ISO files online of Win 7 Home Premium with SP1
> slipstreamed of both 32 bit & 64 bit. They save lots of
> downloading of Windows updates.
>
> Don't know if the iso's include more expensive versions of
> Windows as well. If interested, check that out.
>
> I burned x64 to DVD and that is what I used on my new laptop
> with the 3rd install of Win 7 Family Pack upgrade on my new
> laptop.
>
> Was not sure it would work with my install code but it did
> pass WPA with flying colors.
>
> I did install twice. Once as new w/o install code and once
> as upgrade using install code.
> Mary
>
>
I am trying (again) to help out neighbor (who BTW does have paid copy of
IFW/IFL/IFD at my insistence). He owns 5-yr old Dell PC with the
typical setup-no licensed copy of XP (just OEM version that Dell
installed, with recovery disk).

I have told him that he should buy a legit copy of XP (full version) to
use as his future baseline for purchasing Upgrade versions of Windows 7,
etc.

Does anyone have a better idea as to his most economical way to get out
of the Dell mess, and obtain legit versions of MS Windows - now and future?

Speaking of upgrades, how do you handle downloading an ISO of WIN 8 (or
WIN 7), and converting to a licensed copy (obviously need license key)?

AlanD

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Re: Win 7 iso

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:39 pm

When I used the iso downloads I just burned them to DVD.

I DID have a legal copy of Win 7 Home premium upgrade.
WPA did work fine when I got rid of manufacturer Win 7 with
the stuff I didn't want and put it on my new laptop.

I would not get a new CD of XP at this point. It will be too
costly and not worth it.

Read the instructions for installing Win 7 upgrade versions
using Win 7 as the upgrade itself. It works.

Or get computer builder version of Win 7 ASAP. As Win 8
comes on the scene, they will get more scarce.

Make sure his computer can run Win 7 first, though. He may
not be able to get the Dell drivers he needs. If he can get
Vista drivers, they will probably work. I recommend that in
any case.

You might want to upgrade his RAM if too low. Win 7 can do a
lot on a 5-year old machine.

A 5-year old Dell is not that much of a dinosaur.
Mary

On 10/27/2012 12:03 PM, AlanD wrote:
> On 2012-10-24 6:24 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
>> There are ISO files online of Win 7 Home Premium with SP1
>> slipstreamed of both 32 bit & 64 bit. They save lots of
>> downloading of Windows updates.
>>
>> Don't know if the iso's include more expensive versions of
>> Windows as well. If interested, check that out.
>>
>> I burned x64 to DVD and that is what I used on my new laptop
>> with the 3rd install of Win 7 Family Pack upgrade on my new
>> laptop.
>>
>> Was not sure it would work with my install code but it did
>> pass WPA with flying colors.
>>
>> I did install twice. Once as new w/o install code and once
>> as upgrade using install code.
>> Mary
>>
>>
> I am trying (again) to help out neighbor (who BTW does have paid copy of
> IFW/IFL/IFD at my insistence). He owns 5-yr old Dell PC with the
> typical setup-no licensed copy of XP (just OEM version that Dell
> installed, with recovery disk).
>
> I have told him that he should buy a legit copy of XP (full version) to
> use as his future baseline for purchasing Upgrade versions of Windows 7,
> etc.
>
> Does anyone have a better idea as to his most economical way to get out
> of the Dell mess, and obtain legit versions of MS Windows - now and future?
>
> Speaking of upgrades, how do you handle downloading an ISO of WIN 8 (or
> WIN 7), and converting to a licensed copy (obviously need license key)?
>
> AlanD
>
>
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Re: Win 7 iso

Postby mjnelson99 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:57 pm

Alan,
If he has more than one computer it might pay to get the
Family Pack upgrade Win 7 Home Premium that Amazon still has
for less than $150 that allows 3 computers with the same
install code.

A single computer is close to $100 for the upgrade.
Mary

On 10/27/2012 12:03 PM, AlanD wrote:
> On 2012-10-24 6:24 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
>> There are ISO files online of Win 7 Home Premium with SP1
>> slipstreamed of both 32 bit & 64 bit. They save lots of
>> downloading of Windows updates.
>>
>> Don't know if the iso's include more expensive versions of
>> Windows as well. If interested, check that out.
>>
>> I burned x64 to DVD and that is what I used on my new laptop
>> with the 3rd install of Win 7 Family Pack upgrade on my new
>> laptop.
>>
>> Was not sure it would work with my install code but it did
>> pass WPA with flying colors.
>>
>> I did install twice. Once as new w/o install code and once
>> as upgrade using install code.
>> Mary
>>
>>
> I am trying (again) to help out neighbor (who BTW does have paid copy of
> IFW/IFL/IFD at my insistence). He owns 5-yr old Dell PC with the
> typical setup-no licensed copy of XP (just OEM version that Dell
> installed, with recovery disk).
>
> I have told him that he should buy a legit copy of XP (full version) to
> use as his future baseline for purchasing Upgrade versions of Windows 7,
> etc.
>
> Does anyone have a better idea as to his most economical way to get out
> of the Dell mess, and obtain legit versions of MS Windows - now and future?
>
> Speaking of upgrades, how do you handle downloading an ISO of WIN 8 (or
> WIN 7), and converting to a licensed copy (obviously need license key)?
>
> AlanD
>
>
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Re: Win 7 iso

Postby AlanD » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:44 pm

On 2012-10-27 4:57 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
> Alan,
> If he has more than one computer it might pay to get the
> Family Pack upgrade Win 7 Home Premium that Amazon still has
> for less than $150 that allows 3 computers with the same
> install code.
>
> A single computer is close to $100 for the upgrade.
> Mary
>
> On 10/27/2012 12:03 PM, AlanD wrote:
>> On 2012-10-24 6:24 PM, mjnelson99 wrote:
>>> There are ISO files online of Win 7 Home Premium with SP1
>>> slipstreamed of both 32 bit & 64 bit. They save lots of
>>> downloading of Windows updates.
>>>
>>> Don't know if the iso's include more expensive versions of
>>> Windows as well. If interested, check that out.
>>>
>>> I burned x64 to DVD and that is what I used on my new laptop
>>> with the 3rd install of Win 7 Family Pack upgrade on my new
>>> laptop.
>>>
>>> Was not sure it would work with my install code but it did
>>> pass WPA with flying colors.
>>>
>>> I did install twice. Once as new w/o install code and once
>>> as upgrade using install code.
>>> Mary
>>>
>>>
>> I am trying (again) to help out neighbor (who BTW does have paid copy of
>> IFW/IFL/IFD at my insistence). He owns 5-yr old Dell PC with the
>> typical setup-no licensed copy of XP (just OEM version that Dell
>> installed, with recovery disk).
>>
>> I have told him that he should buy a legit copy of XP (full version) to
>> use as his future baseline for purchasing Upgrade versions of Windows 7,
>> etc.
>>
>> Does anyone have a better idea as to his most economical way to get out
>> of the Dell mess, and obtain legit versions of MS Windows - now and future?
>>
>> Speaking of upgrades, how do you handle downloading an ISO of WIN 8 (or
>> WIN 7), and converting to a licensed copy (obviously need license key)?
>>
>> AlanD
>>
>>
>
>
Mary, thanks for your usual insightful answers.

It's always been a mystery to me as to what can, or will, serve as
legitimate proof of ownership of prior MS OS.

I am pretty sure that an OEM copy (Dell installed) cannot be used as
proof of ownership, hence my suggestion to him to get a copy of XP as a
reasonable path to WIN 7 or 8.

Then there is always the issue of whether an upgrade version (much less
an OEM version) will qualify you for a later upgrade version.

Forever in the dark (MS-wise anyway)

AlanD

BTW, in the past two months I have tried calling MS pre-sales(?) twice
to get straight answers (hell, ANY answers).
What a joke those people are - absolutely zero intelligence, or help!!
IF you can understand them.
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