Wanted: ISO image of W7-64b UK OEM


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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

Recently purchased Windows 7, 64b, UK OEM. During installationI found that
the DVD seemed to be at fault. Please not my prevous post in this NG, "Can't
install W7".
I contacted my supplier and they asked me to send the DVD back. It will be
somewhere in the next week when I might receive a copy ot the DVD. They will
first have a look at the DVD.

This takes me too long.

Is anybody willing to send the ISO image of this DVD to me (W7 64b UK OEM)
so I can already start the installation with my product key?
Can be done by yousendit of by FTP to my server.

Many thanks beforehand.

Fokke Nauta
 
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Ed Cryer

Fokke said:
Hi all,

Recently purchased Windows 7, 64b, UK OEM. During installationI found that
the DVD seemed to be at fault. Please not my prevous post in this NG, "Can't
install W7".
I contacted my supplier and they asked me to send the DVD back. It will be
somewhere in the next week when I might receive a copy ot the DVD. They will
first have a look at the DVD.

This takes me too long.

Is anybody willing to send the ISO image of this DVD to me (W7 64b UK OEM)
so I can already start the installation with my product key?
Can be done by yousendit of by FTP to my server.

Many thanks beforehand.

Fokke Nauta
You can download one from here;
http://tinyurl.com/65ecuvo

Ed
 
V

VanguardLH

Fokke, this is not a pro-pirating newsgroup.
You can download one from here;
http://tinyurl.com/65ecuvo
Note that without license keys you'll end up with a 30-day trial version
of Windows 7. That should cover the time for you to ship your defective
disc to them and for them to ship a replacement to you (assuming
shipping both ways is via USPS Priority Mail and not slow boat to china
class) but it better take less than 2 weeks for them to process the
replacement order.
 
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Fokke Nauta

VanguardLH said:
Fokke, this is not a pro-pirating newsgroup.
I know and I am happy about that. I am against piracy as well.
I purchased a completely legal dvd of Windows. I have a license key.
 
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Paul

Ed said:
You can download one from here;
http://tinyurl.com/65ecuvo

Ed
What we don't know, is if any of those is a "UK" version.

In terms of replacing individual files, my USB key shows a big
file "install.wim" as containing all the files. WIM can be
manipulated with WAIK kit. Including some option to mount
install.wim.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Imaging_Format

So maybe you can make changes to an install.wim, like copy
a file from one to another. But I don't know any more about
it than that.

As for replacing one install.wim with another, I don't know
how closely two of those would match one another. The
localization might make the file contents different. While
they could have a language pack, outside an install.wim, it
wouldn't be Microsoft to do something like that (make it easy).

But in terms of acquiring the basic files, they are available
for download already. That's how I got my X17-24208.iso and
X17-24209.iso files. Looking for the SKU on the packaging,
may hint at how to search for the ISO online.

Paul
 
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Fokke Nauta

Alias said:
So download the ISO Windows Enterprise Edition from Microsoft -- legal --
and get 600 days before you have to reinstall to get another 600 days. Or,
if you like, you can do the same thing with Windows 8. It's nice to know
that MS allows people to have the best version of Windows for free. Oh,
and no stinking license key needed.
I have a license key. And I don't need any other version than which belongs
to my key, Windows 7 Pro UK OEM.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

Paul said:
What we don't know, is if any of those is a "UK" version.

In terms of replacing individual files, my USB key shows a big
file "install.wim" as containing all the files. WIM can be
manipulated with WAIK kit. Including some option to mount
install.wim.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Imaging_Format

So maybe you can make changes to an install.wim, like copy
a file from one to another. But I don't know any more about
it than that.

As for replacing one install.wim with another, I don't know
how closely two of those would match one another. The
localization might make the file contents different. While
they could have a language pack, outside an install.wim, it
wouldn't be Microsoft to do something like that (make it easy).

But in terms of acquiring the basic files, they are available
for download already. That's how I got my X17-24208.iso and
X17-24209.iso files. Looking for the SKU on the packaging,
may hint at how to search for the ISO online.

Paul
I give it a try, see how it installs and see if my license key will work on
this version. If not, I'll wait for my own new copy of the dvd to come back.

Fokke
 
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Char Jackson

Fokke, this is not a pro-pirating newsgroup.
FYI, it's perfectly legit to download as many of those ISO images as
you like. Having, or not having, license keys has nothing to do with
it.
 
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Paul

VanguardLH said:
Fokke, this is not a pro-pirating newsgroup.
Digitalriver, a seller of Microsoft software, could
easily have provided protection for downloads of the ISO
files. I know, because I've bought software from Digitalriver
before, and they do have technology for single-shot downloads
of purchased software. (Custom link for each customer,
only one chance to download.)

The fact the links are left open, for all to see, says
Microsoft doesn't view the availability of the ISO files
as a threat. The license key is viewed as the valuable
commodity, rather than the plastic disc.

Pirating, would be downloading an image, with software
already activated. These are not pirate images, but
legitimate images carried by a seller of software.

As far as I know, someone has already tested a retail
DVD, with an OEM key, and the install worked. I don't think
the person in question, had to screw around with ei.cfg.
So maybe a Retail Home Premium can be used with an OEM Home
Premium key. While if you needed to change to Ultimate,
that might require some change to ei.cfg. There will be
articles out there, with the details.

The interesting question, is how close a US English
ISO is, to a UK English one. The spelling differences
would probably drive you crazy.

Finding the SKU on the package the original DVD came
in, and searching for that, might uncover a more
exact match.

Paul
 
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Ed Cryer

Fokke said:
Thanks, Ed. Great!
Though I'm not sure as to whether my license key would work. I have an OEM
version key.

Fokke
I'm used to seeing OEM Windows come on a partition of a brand new PC.
And they appear different for different manufacturers; always bloated
with stuff for which, no doubt, they have arrangements in force with the
software-retailers concerned.

Is there, then, a free-standing version of Windows OEM? Sold and
supplied on its own?

Ed
 
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Fokke Nauta

Char Jackson said:
FYI, it's perfectly legit to download as many of those ISO images as
you like. Having, or not having, license keys has nothing to do with
it.
Thanks, Char.
I have my license.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

Paul said:
Digitalriver, a seller of Microsoft software, could
easily have provided protection for downloads of the ISO
files. I know, because I've bought software from Digitalriver
before, and they do have technology for single-shot downloads
of purchased software. (Custom link for each customer,
only one chance to download.)

The fact the links are left open, for all to see, says
Microsoft doesn't view the availability of the ISO files
as a threat. The license key is viewed as the valuable
commodity, rather than the plastic disc.

Pirating, would be downloading an image, with software
already activated. These are not pirate images, but
legitimate images carried by a seller of software.

As far as I know, someone has already tested a retail
DVD, with an OEM key, and the install worked. I don't think
the person in question, had to screw around with ei.cfg.
So maybe a Retail Home Premium can be used with an OEM Home
Premium key. While if you needed to change to Ultimate,
that might require some change to ei.cfg. There will be
articles out there, with the details.

The interesting question, is how close a US English
ISO is, to a UK English one. The spelling differences
would probably drive you crazy.

Finding the SKU on the package the original DVD came
in, and searching for that, might uncover a more
exact match.

Paul
I downloaded the English W7 Pro 64 b. I have a key for a W7 Pro 64b UK OEM
version, and my key worked OK with this downloaded (retail, I think)
version.
Thanks to this download I can now work with W7.

Fokke
 
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Paul

Ed said:
Fokke Nauta wrote:

I'm used to seeing OEM Windows come on a partition of a brand new PC.
And they appear different for different manufacturers; always bloated
with stuff for which, no doubt, they have arrangements in force with the
software-retailers concerned.

Is there, then, a free-standing version of Windows OEM? Sold and
supplied on its own?

Ed
That's called the "System Builder" version.

A Dell OEM would be a "royalty" OEM version, with bloat.

The System Builder style of OEM disc, would be without bloat, and
intended for installation on one computer, without the ability to move
it.

A "royalty" OEM relies on BIOS SLIC table, for authentication.
That's how it activates, without disturbing the user.

The System Builder doesn't use SLIC, and you have to enter a license
key to use it. (Or, at least, the SLIC table is filled with
nonsense, and isn't used. It's possible there's still a SLIC
table on a non-prebuilt computer.)

The WinXP on this computer, is a System Builder version. Bought with
other computer components (motherboard, CPU, etc).

This System Builder version is $100. This stays with the motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Whereas, a Retail version costs more, at $180. You can transfer
this to a new motherboard. (The motherboard components being
used for identification of the install, like the NIC MAC address,
which is supposed to be unique.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116716

Paul
 
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Fokke Nauta

Ed Cryer said:
I'm used to seeing OEM Windows come on a partition of a brand new PC. And
they appear different for different manufacturers; always bloated with
stuff for which, no doubt, they have arrangements in force with the
software-retailers concerned.

Is there, then, a free-standing version of Windows OEM? Sold and supplied
on its own?

Ed
Yes Ed, there are. In computershops in The Netherlands, and in online
computer stores, you can purchase a retail version or an OEM version,
whatever you prefer.
As I built my PC myself and all the parts came from the same online computer
supplier, I purchased the OEM version there.

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

Fokke Nauta said:
Hi all,

Recently purchased Windows 7, 64b, UK OEM. During installationI found that
the DVD seemed to be at fault. Please not my prevous post in this NG,
"Can't install W7".
I contacted my supplier and they asked me to send the DVD back. It will be
somewhere in the next week when I might receive a copy ot the DVD. They
will first have a look at the DVD.

This takes me too long.

Is anybody willing to send the ISO image of this DVD to me (W7 64b UK OEM)
so I can already start the installation with my product key?
Can be done by yousendit of by FTP to my server.

Many thanks beforehand.

Fokke Nauta
Thanks guys.

I managed to download the W7 UK Pro 64b ISO file, and I managed to install
Windows with my license. I am now able to work with it - after a while of
configuration :-(

Fokke
 
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Dave-UK

Paul said:
The interesting question, is how close a US English
ISO is, to a UK English one. The spelling differences
would probably drive you crazy.
There is no UK English iso.
We have to put up with all the weird spellings like 'color', 'favorites' etc. on the menus.
Once you set the locale for the UK things like the spell check in WLM work ok.
:)
 
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Fokke Nauta

Dave-UK said:
There is no UK English iso.
We have to put up with all the weird spellings like 'color', 'favorites'
etc. on the menus.
Once you set the locale for the UK things like the spell check in WLM work
ok.
:)
There is an English ISO however.
And so is a French, German, and Spanish.

Fokke.
 
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Paul

Dave-UK said:
There is no UK English iso.
We have to put up with all the weird spellings like 'color', 'favorites'
etc. on the menus.
Once you set the locale for the UK things like the spell check in WLM
work ok.
:)
Don't you like re-learning all your spellings ?

As a Canadian, I go through the same thing. The spell checker
on my newsreader, "Americanizes" my posts for me :)
I'm not allowed to enter "colour" here, because I'll
get a red line underneath the word. That's how they keep
me in line.

Paul
 
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Dave-UK

Paul said:
Don't you like re-learning all your spellings ?

As a Canadian, I go through the same thing. The spell checker
on my newsreader, "Americanizes" my posts for me :)
I'm not allowed to enter "colour" here, because I'll
get a red line underneath the word. That's how they keep
me in line.

Paul
I couldn't live with that. I don't mind the menus in US English but for anything I
write, like in Office or e-mail, I must have a UK dictionary as the default spell check.
 

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