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#1 herbman

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:43 AM

I recently downloaded a Win 7 iso from a supposedly reputable site but I have my doubts whether it was because that same site , Digital River is giving me 404 error codes just two days after I downloaded it .

 

I am also getting many error codes trying to install it which has never happened before.  Does anyone have a current download site , I do have a legit key and this is a legit request.

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

Microsoft burned all the genuine Win7 ISO download links today... hence the 404 error (not found).

 

edit: here is where I used to get them http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-image-downloads.12325/


Edited by TsVk!, 30 January 2014 - 01:02 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:11 AM

Thank you,  but what does that mean exactly ,   no longer available ?   As to your link , is that still good?

 

Thanks I appreciate your response


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:17 AM

that link is fine... click on it and look.

 

no longer available means just that, sorry. you will have to find a copy from a friend or other means.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:23 AM

Oh this really sucks ,  I don't have that option to borrow, I am in a brand new location and I don't know anybody.   Microsoft needs to get these back asap . 

 

I have a dvd disc with the iso image but I don't know how to transfer it to a bootable usb stick.  My disk drive is out of order but I have another computer that works.

 

I also have images of my operating system on disk but don't know if I can transfer them.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:51 AM

if you have a working computer you can use this tool to make a bootable usb using your iso image and a usb stick... dead easy.

 

edit: use nero or something like it to rip the image from the install disk. there's a free program here if you don't have that software. Not flash,but does the job.


Edited by TsVk!, 30 January 2014 - 03:50 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:04 AM

Thanks for the info, Kaspersky flagged the bottom link as malicious , not at first though because the application advisor said it's safe but when I clicked on it all types of Kaspersky warnings popped up saying blocked malicious etc...

 

Thanks for the help though



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:21 AM

here's a less spammy application...  not as easy to use though.

 

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

 

edit: I just double checked that first link I gave you, even kaspersky came up clean... results here

 

edit edit: doublechecked the install file... was clean 2 days ago, has a PUP today. Not necessarily harmful, a pay per install logger. Wary still.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

I think you said the iso file was on the DVD. I would copy the iso from the DVD to the desktop of the other computer and then use Rufus to create a bootable DVD.USB


http://rufus.akeo.ie/


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

they did it to xp some time ago as well... they are not coming back I bet.

 

it's to curb the trend on people using activators to avoid coughing up for a new OS, I reckon. 



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:03 PM

they did it to xp some time ago as well... they are not coming back I bet.

 

it's to curb the trend on people using activators to avoid coughing up for a new OS, I reckon. 

Maybe this will ironically increase Linux's share on old computers. :)



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

I think you said the iso file was on the DVD. I would copy the iso from the DVD to the desktop of the other computer and then use Rufus to create a bootable DVD.


http://rufus.akeo.ie/

 

 

How do you copy the ISO onto another computer,  my computer that needs the ISO doesn't have a working disk drive .  



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:25 PM

 

they did it to xp some time ago as well... they are not coming back I bet.

 

it's to curb the trend on people using activators to avoid coughing up for a new OS, I reckon. 

Maybe this will ironically increase Linux's share on old computers. :)

 

So your saying Linux is an alternative that's worth downloading , I have no experience with it but if it's not hard and it's workable and secure I don't care , i'll use it.   How would I get it onto a laptop that has no disk drive ?



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

"My disk drive is out of order but I have another computer that works." I thought your other computer had a DVD drive.

 

Edit: Sorry: in my post #9, I said bootable DVD. I meant use Rufus to create a bootable USB.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

Try Mint if you like....

 

http://www.linuxmint.com/

 

Very user friendly, won't need any drivers, everything just works...unless you are running wireless or pcie graphics cards, then a driver or two required. My Mrs and kids love it.

 

I prefer Debian, which is more of a learning curve for a Windows user, but much more powerful.

 

http://www.debian.org/distrib/






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