Are there any direct links to the Ultimate versions?

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  1. Avispanator

    Avispanator MDL Novice

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    #1 Avispanator, Mar 2, 2010
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    I just checked the direct links pages and there's everything for the other versions but not ultimate. Anyone know of any? Is it even worth looking for it? Since it's just BitLocker.

    EDIT: I know in the guide it says you can change versions, but that's for the torrent file the guide links to. Do the Digital River ones work the same? Thanks.
     
  2. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    If you look, there is a link to "All versions English". That's probably it.
     
  3. Avispanator

    Avispanator MDL Novice

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    Ah, ok. Sorry for the dumb question. Thanks.
     
  4. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Yes.

    To get an all-editions image you can download any original Microsoft image (except Enterprise) and open it in UltraISO.

    Go to the sources folder and delete the file named ei.cfg.

    Save the image and burn it to disk (Ultra ISO will keep the ISO bootable) or extract it to a NTFS formatted bootable USB stick.

    Without the ei.cfg Windows will ask you what edition you want to install.
     
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  5. Avispanator

    Avispanator MDL Novice

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    Ok just to be clear. I was already downloading the Pro version, I can let it finish then follow the instructions and get Ultimate right? Thanks. Just want to be 100% clear since my internet is not too fast and I don't want to download 2 things.
     
  6. Phazor

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    Yes, right.

    As a matter of fact youll be getting all editions then.

    (Except Enterprise, which comes as a seperate image.)
     
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  7. Avispanator

    Avispanator MDL Novice

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    Ok, thanks a lot.
     
  8. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    When the ei.cfg file is deleted, will the Installer show both x86 and x64 ?
     
  9. Phazor

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    No.

    32bit and 64bit architectures always come as seperate images.

    (Unless you make yourself a homebrew all-architectures image, of course.)
     
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  10. Hustle910

    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    Thanks for clearing that up, I'll download Windows 7 Professional x86 and x64 and delete the ei.cfg file on both, then I'll have all versions of Windows 7 except enterprise which is a seperate iso if i'm not mistaken,

    Anyone know why Microsoft included the ei.cfg file in the first place?
     
  11. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Allegedly because otherwise too many people would be installing the wrong version and then call support when their key doesnt work.

    Apparently a lot of people installed e.g. Vista Ultimate when their license was only for HomePremium so they did away with the all-editions format by adding that file to make sure a user with a HomePremium disk cannot even attempt to install any other edition.
     
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  12. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    if you see my digital river thread i even have the umgburn img file to make the iso bootable after extracting it.
     
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  13. kdo2milger

    kdo2milger MDL Senior Member

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    #13 kdo2milger, Mar 2, 2010
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    use these two posts and create your own msdn checksum matching ultimate iso.

    direct digitalriver download, and ms dvdtool makes bootable dvds, along with the imageswitcher to switch pro to ultimate

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/16369-windows-7-direct-link-download?p=237489#post237489