How to install Windows 7 Editions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cuoco, May 2, 2009.

  1. Cuoco

    Cuoco MDL Novice

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    just open the iso file, go to "sources" and delete the file named "ei.cfg"! Save the iso, and run "Setup.exe"! that´s all! :D

    ps: Windows 7 beta keys only work with the Ultimate edition :)
     
  2. ValkyrieLenneth

    ValkyrieLenneth MDL Novice

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    Thank you, is there anyway to activate other editions ?
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Activate, No. :(
    Running it for a month or so (i.e. untill the next version is leaked) without Activating, Yes. ;)
     
  4. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    #4 bchat, May 3, 2009
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
    With all due respect to Mr./Mrs./Miss. ZaForD, one can activate other editions with a patch made by Orbit30. I activated Home Premium, just to see if I could.

    No real need to do this since the RC will be good until next March and if you are using a free OS, why not use the best version. I did run into one issue with the HP install, Diskeeper would not install. I had installed it in every other build of Ultimate. Whether this relates to the activation method or not, I have no idea.

    ...just my experience on the topic... YMMV;)
     
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  5. Cornmeister

    Cornmeister MDL Member

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    I don't get it.

    Why should you use home premium or lower instead of ultimate ?
     
  6. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    Just to see if you can - it is that spirit of adventure thing.
     
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  7. XcopyBR

    XcopyBR MDL Member

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    Home Premium is less bloated.
     
  8. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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  9. ValkyrieLenneth

    ValkyrieLenneth MDL Novice

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    Lesser editions tend to be lighter....
     
  10. tartooob

    tartooob MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the tip, it will help when trying to upgrade some vista machines .
     
  11. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Some of the lower versions also have features and settings that Enterprise/Ultimate don't have. :eek:
     
  12. jupier2k

    jupier2k MDL Member

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    Does this also apply to Vista installation ?