:"A few days ago we offered some help to students who were having trouble with their Digital River-provided Windows 7 upgrade download. If you want to go a more direct route, Microsoft and Digital River now have something a bit more straightforward to offer.
Home Premium x86: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65732/X15-65732.iso
Home Premium x64: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65733/X15-65733.iso
Professional x86: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65804/X15-65804.iso
Professional x64: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso
Thanks to Phil for the update!
Also, don't bother downloading this ISO if you don't have a valid student-only product key. You'll probably be able to install it, but your key won't activate the OS.
Your product key MUST MATCH the version you install. A Pro key will not activate a Home Premium install."
Now...I'm not the most intelligent person in the world...but it seems to me that anyone suggesting that a user without a valid student license
...who uses the mentioned website to download Win 7...is in violation of the Win 7 EULA.
I have no clue why those links are plastered all over the Web, with language that is misleading...I don't work for Microsoft and that should be their concern. But I do know how to read and properly interpret the intent for such links to be available only to valid users with student licenses.
The policy of this website...continues to be that such downloads by those who obviously don't qualify as users with valid student licenses...are in violation of the Win 7 EULA.
Forum rule quote: "No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."
I see nothing to equivocate, discuss, debate, etc...about the intent of said links...whom they are intended for...and whom they are not intended for.
I have no personal interest in Microsoft...but I have a personal interest in seeing that current rules/procedures established for this website...are executed and adhered to by members in good standing.