For those who have W7 keys but not the iso's - LEGAL Ms versions

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       #11

    You can get the ISO's directly from MSFT with the downloader here - Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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    There still is an official MCT for Windows 7, https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/home Only problem is it asks for a key for verification, and only accepts Retail keys. It even rejects my TechNet and MSDN keys. I have yet to ever get it to work. The HeiDoc links could very well be these ISO's? Or the links it would give you if you could get it to work. I've asked why it wants a key when the other two MCT's don't, on the private Microsoft Yammer group and it just fell on deaf ears. The only response I got was that, "that's the way its supposed to work".
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       #13

    z3r010 said:
    You can get the ISO's directly from MSFT with the downloader here - Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
    Hi there

    these download a .img type file --OK using vmware to load these as a virtual ISO works --not sure either if renaming them to .iso would fix anything -- strange that these though are in .img format rather than .iso or should one sane as xxx.iso when saving rather than use the default name.

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    jimbo
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    lx07 said:
    It is tricky getting Windows 8 though for some reason.

    7 and 10 you can easily download from MS. 8 you have to look elsewhere.
    If you meant Windows 8.1, here's a link to the website I use for downloading Windows iso's : ** REMOVED **
    Last edited by Brink; 07 May 2017 at 18:42. Reason: removed link
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    these download a .img type file --OK using vmware to load these as a virtual ISO works --not sure either if renaming them to .iso would fix anything -- strange that these though are in .img format rather than .iso or should one sane as xxx.iso when saving rather than use the default name.
    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yip .img and.iso are the same - I wouldn't trust an img file though as it is most likely a copy of an installation...( before MS released Single Language thru' MCT there was a .img floating the net... ie a copy of an OEM installed version)
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    lx07 said:
    It is tricky getting Windows 8 though for some reason.

    7 and 10 you can easily download from MS. 8 you have to look elsewhere.
    You can get 8.1 ISO's here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/home > https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...nload/windows8
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    Windows 8.0 was so thoroughly deprecated, it was expunged from the Internet in something like a Stalinist purge, so that a copy is as rare as a statue of Saddam Hussein in the White House today. :)
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    alphanumeric said:
    To the second comment about third party sources, especially bit torrent.
    If I have to use Torrents I only use Tixati I have never had any problems with it and NO ads.
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    David H said:
    If I have to use Torrents I only use Tixati I have never had any problems with it and NO ads.
    Hi there

    OT - but if I use torrents then I'll always use a Linux system and DELUGE as the bit torrent client. Torrent files unless they come from 100% LEGAL and reliable sources such as say RHEL (Red Hat) official mirrors etc should always be presented as magnet links rather than an actual torrent file. Linux systems are also much less likely to get infected with viruses or malware -- especially if you almost never use sudo or root (su).

    Trouble with most Windows systems - especially home users that they are always installed with the main user being the administrator so everything is possible. Windows can be locked down but it takes quite a lot of work and it's almost impossible to get a convenient option that is around 95% OK most of the time while still protecting against the most malevolent threats. People at home don't usually have the time, inclinations and often the knowledge to do this --that's why people are PAID to perform this task in I.T administration depts. in businesses of any size.

    Deluge has absolutely ZERO ads in it or any Nags. To use magnet link simply when loading the torrent say load from URL.

    For those who have W7 keys but not the iso's - LEGAL Ms versions-w7.png

    -- Utorrent on windows used to be good but it's now become too bloated and full not so much of ads but something equally as irritating -"Nagware" -- exhorting you to "go pro" i.e PAY.


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