Can Someone Kindly Explain How HeiDoc.net Is Able To Offer Win ISO's


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    Can Someone Kindly Explain How HeiDoc.net Is Able To Offer Win ISO's


    This appears to be an easy way to DL iso's but I am wondering how they are able to provide this service without incurring the wrath of MS. I have never compared HASH MARKS before so how would I determine what I am obtaining from HeiDoc is in fact genuine and does not have any kind of backdoor code inserted into the ISO. Welcome any experienced users who have DL from HeiDoc before and would care to comment on the integrity of the software downloaded from the site. Thank you.
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    The program creates links to the ISO download from Microsoft servers. I believe there is a link or button on the right side of the program window that will show you the download link created so you can see the ISO downloads are coming directly from Microsoft, not heidoc.net. Their ISO download program only creates links to downloads from Microsoft's website.

    If you use the browser spoofing technique (IE set Edge to look like Apple Safari) and go to the Microsoft Windows download site, you will see the exact same download links created there by Microsoft themselves.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    The program creates links to the ISO download from Microsoft servers. I believe there is a link or button on the right side of the program window that will show you the download link created so you can see the ISO downloads are coming directly from Microsoft, not heidoc.net. Their ISO download program only creates links to downloads from Microsoft's website.

    If you use the browser spoofing technique (IE set Edge to look like Apple Safari) and go to the Microsoft Windows download site, you will see the exact same download links created there by Microsoft themselves.
    Thanks. I believe you were the one who referenced HeiDoc.net to me in another post : ) So how important is comparing hash marks to this download and say one from the MS page the page where you have the opportunity of using the media creation tool. I know you seem to indicate that the "download links created there by Microsoft themselves" are indicative of legit software but is it a good idea to double check and if so how would I go about doing that using hash marks of which I know little about. Or do you think I should just doff my tin foil hat and not worry about it. Thanks.
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    phaedruspress said:
    Thanks. I believe you were the one who referenced HeiDoc.net to me in another post : ) So how important is comparing hash marks to this download and say one from the MS page the page where you have the opportunity of using the media creation tool. I know you seem to indicate that the "download links created there by Microsoft themselves" are indicative of legit software but is it a good idea to double check and if so how would I go about doing that using hash marks of which I know little about. Or do you think I should just doff my tin foil hat and not worry about it. Thanks.
    I've never worried about hash checking the ISO files because, for one reason, Microsoft doesn't post the hash values for their ISO files. So where would get the "proper" hash value from? A third party website or post.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I've never worried about hash checking the ISO files because, for one reason, Microsoft doesn't post the hash values for their ISO files. So where would get the "proper" hash value from? A third party website or post.
    >...Microsoft doesn't post the hash values for their ISO files

    "Alrighty Then." That makes my question moot. Tin hat off. Thanks again for the help.
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