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    Default Windows 7 Versions

    I notice that the ISO's for each of the x86 Win7 versions is the same: 2,176,408KB

    Stupid question time:

    Does this mean that the Product Key that is entered determines what version is installed?

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Depends on the install media but it can do


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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    It's the same with Vista. Everything is on the disc; it's just the key that determines things that you 'unlock'.
    Meh....

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Cheers - damn, just wasted 4GB of cap downloading two "different" Win7 versions, when I had already downloaded the ISO for Ultimate!

    Doh!

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    Cheers - damn, just wasted 4GB of cap downloading two "different" Win7 versions, when I had already downloaded the ISO for Ultimate!

    Doh!
    Can you legally download them?

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    Can you legally download them?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by qazwsxokmijn View Post
    It's the same with Vista. Everything is on the disc; it's just the key that determines things that you 'unlock'.
    kind of correct -- if you put in a Professional key into a Home Pre DVD it wont work.

    The ei.cfg file on the DVD will dictate what key it will accept. Remove that file and it will then take all keys from the one DVD.

    Example of the ei.cfg file:

    [EditionID]
    Ultimate
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0

    That DVD would take a ultimate Key, But NOT any other version.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    Can you legally download them?
    If you have a TechNet subscription, yes.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Thanks wainuitech - just checking the ei.cfg files in the ISO's I have already downloaded - they do appear 'locked' to a specific version, so maybe my 4GB wasn't wasted...

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Quote Originally Posted by johcar View Post
    If you have a TechNet subscription, yes.
    It's sort of for 'members only', right?

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Versions

    Its for anyone who pays the sub

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