different ISOs for different editions at MSDN ?!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kingtron, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. kingtron

    kingtron MDL Novice

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    noticed that there are different ISOs for different editions. In vista, we had one image with all editions, and serial key decided which edition was to be installed.

    all the edition ISOs have the same sizes, so that might still be the case with Windows 7. However, each edition ISO has different SHA1SUM and CRC.

    Can anyone please clarify that the ISOs are indeed all-in-one, or I need different ISO for different edition ?
     
  2. xcom

    xcom MDL Junior Member

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    When you install Windows 7 it asks you what version you want to install so you can choose there.
     
  3. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    That not really true. Like in the Ultimate version, there is a ei.cfg file in the Sources Folder, and Setup installs the Edition which is written there.
    In Ultimate image, there stands "Ultimate", in Professional image there should be "Professional"....

    If you delete that file, then Setup will ask you what Edition you want to install.

    @kingtron
    Even if the DVD Content would be the same, you just need an other DVD Label for the SHA1SUM to be different.
    Ultimate has "GRMCULFRER" while Profesional i think has "GRMCPRFRER".
     
  4. kingtron

    kingtron MDL Novice

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    @VelleX
    thanks for the answer

    one more question please , can i install the "home premium" from the "ultimate" iso without deleting the "ei.cfg" file , that is if i have a "home premium" key for example ?!
     
  5. bmb

    bmb MDL Novice

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    Thanks Hotcarl for link but I extracted ISO with Winrar and from source folder i removed ei.cfg file but now i wants to burn it so i need to create again an ISO image file ..thats im littlebit confused how??

    I tried this way
    1.Extracted original iso into different folder(Using winrar) and removed ei.cfg file
    2.Opened Power ISO from from Action Tab ----Add Folder
    3.from Tab File Save and Save as type :standard iso image
    and it saved modified folders contents to an iso image

    am i doing something wrong in this??
     
  6. XcopyBR

    XcopyBR MDL Member

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    Just open ISO with UltraISO, delete ei.cfg and burn it (you dont need to save first), should work now.
     
  7. kingtron

    kingtron MDL Novice

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    you can open the .iso file with poweriso and delete ei.cfg from there, no need for winrar
     
  8. bmb

    bmb MDL Novice

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    Thanks.............
     
  9. tomorrow

    tomorrow MDL Addicted

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    According to MS this is why they did it:
    Basically they did it to avoid the wrath of dumbusers :D
     
  10. kingtron

    kingtron MDL Novice

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    yeah , we should download only one .iso and delete "ei.cfg" to create the none dumbusers version :D
     
  11. pgn674

    pgn674 MDL Novice

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    #12 pgn674, Oct 7, 2009
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    Indeed, I got an ISO from my MSDNAA Program Administrator. The ISO file is named en_windows_7_professional_x86_dvd_x15-65804.iso, the DVD is named GRMCPRFRER_EN_DVD, and the ei.cfg file says
    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
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  12. swallen

    swallen MDL Novice

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    #14 swallen, Oct 8, 2009
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    I changed ei.cfg to look like this:
    Code:
    [EditionID]
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
    
    no need to delete file.
     
  13. torko26

    torko26 MDL Senior Member

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    idiot thread!!!
     
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