Windows 10: For those who have W7 keys but not the iso's - LEGAL Ms versions

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1. z3r010's Avatar
    Posts : 6,954
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       28 Apr 2017 #11

    You can get the ISO's directly from MSFT with the downloader here - Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    28 Apr 2017 #12

    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".
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    29 Apr 2017 #13

    z3r010 said: View Post
    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.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
    Posts : 358
    Windows 10 Pro WS x64 17134.286
       29 Apr 2017 #14

    lx07 said: View Post
    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
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    29 Apr 2017 #15

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    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)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    30 Apr 2017 #16

    lx07 said: View Post
    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
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Fafhrd's Avatar
    Posts : 1,927
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       30 Apr 2017 #17

    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. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    01 May 2017 #18

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    02 May 2017 #19

    David H said: View Post
    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	w7.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	55.4 KB 
ID:	132993

    -- 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.


    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
Are Microsoft store apps legal? in Software and Apps
Are Microsoft store apps legal? Never thought I would ask that question. I see a lot of free movie apps being offered. The ad you see at the top could pay for the movies. I find very odd though. Especially, since some of free movies are also...
Hey Everyone Started typing on my internal laptop keyboard today and reliased that mainly keys a b and n were not working. So I decided to clean them by taking off the key and white holder, then used a cloth to clean all the dust etc.. both...
Hi folks If anybody was a member of the old TechNet system and have keys from those days -- W7 / W8 /W8.1 keys are still valid to be used for W10 installs. If you haven't got your keys or lost them you can still logon (use your Microsoft ID)...
I'm planning to upgrade a Win 7 32 Bit OS (Retail) with the free upgrade offer (at some point when the dust settles). Can I then legally do a clean install of Win 10 64 Bit "over the top" of the Win 10 32 Bit upgrade OS ? My hardware is older,...
is there an extensive or definitive list about what versions of windows 7/8/8.1 get what version of windows 10 w/ the reservations? as im planning on rolling back from Windows 8.1 to 7 then going to upgrade from there if its going to make Jack...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:44.
Find Us