Student windows 7

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  1. pantz

    pantz New Member

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    hello all, i hope i am posting this in the right place, i just sent off for my student version of windows 7, i am waiting for my confirmation email, i think i read somewhere on this forum( which i cant seem to find again ) that if you called up the microsoft store, they will send you a bootable windows 7 pro disk for an extra $5, i an wondering if there is a link to that info
    thanks in advance
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello and welcome to the windows7forums.

    Yes, the student version is quite different from the ISO version.

    They make you work a little harder

    The student version isn't an ISO. It's just the files and if you simply write them to a disk they won't boot. There are couple fixes to make either a bootable USB with unetbootin... or make a bootable ISO with some other process that I couldn't get to to work. It's way easier just to go to my blogs and use the links to download the full ISO from Microsoft.

    Credit to tblount for that explanation
     
  3. pantz

    pantz New Member

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    so what you are sayin is i should download window 7 bootable from the links you posted and not from the MS store ?
     
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    ok i checked out the link, the KEY i get from MS will be valid with the windows 7 Pro ISO download ?
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Great news!!!
     
  7. pantz

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    i ment to say "WILL" it be valid ?
     
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    Man,

    I don't know the answer to that one.

    I'm assuming yes.

    Try the e-mail link here at the Microsoft Store:

    Microsoft Store: Contact Us
     
  9. pantz

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    thanks for the Email link, awaiting reply from MS. while i am waiting can someome linkl me the advantages and
    dis-advantages off 32 bit and 64 bit on windows 7
     
  10. tblount

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    Short answer is NO or Maybe... but you can make it work

    You probably got an upgrade key. to get the upgrade key to work on a full install (which boots) you have to use one of two tricks. Eitehr delete ei.cfg from the full version ISO ... or do the registry tweak that has been discussed over and over here. If you are only going to do an upgrade from the full ISO the key will work. A clean istall is way way way better.
     

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