Windows 7 SP1 Media Refresh from Digital River. Are the images Retail or OEM?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sergio2007, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    Windows 7 SP1 Media Refresh Digital River Direct Links (5/12/2011 new releases with SP1)

    Are these Retail or OEM?

    Do I use a Retail or OEM key durring install?

    Please let me know as I would like to have both the Retail and OEM versions of the Windows 7 SP1 Media Refresh.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Weedy

    Weedy MDL Member

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    Same thing, the only difference between oem and retail is the key used. The actual install media is the same.
     
  3. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    So if I download this I can use a Retail key to install it as Retail or I can also install it using a OEM key to install it as OEM?

    Im asking because on the authentic install media It will not take a OEM key on a retail disc and it will not take a retail key on a OEM disc.
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Digital River Direct Links are retail the easiest thing to do is remove or edit ei.cfg file in sources no need to download more than one version of windows7 x86 and x64.
     
  5. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    Can you point me in the right direction for instructions on how to do that? or better yet if you can point me to a OEM download of the SP1 Refresh I wouldent mind downloading it. Thank you
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    look Here for ei.cfg Removal Utility and you can convert to OEM version using tool and files posted here Also I did state there are no official Media-Refresh OEM downloads.
     
  7. BitSwitcher

    BitSwitcher MDL Junior Member

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    Almost (the label of the image is different, and the file sources\ei.cfg is different, which causes a different EULA to be displayed before installation). Easiest is to use one of the tools mentioned in the previous post.
     
  8. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for all your help guys. Ill give it a try.
     
  9. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    Sergio...I don't know why your OEM serial doesn't work cause mine does. I use the digital river media and install windows 7 to hundreds of OEM computers like Dell/HP with the OEM sticker on the side of the computers. There is no difference in Retail or OEM as far as the serials.
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    On OEM Branded machines you are not allowed to activate a customers computer using OEM: COA key you should be using OEM:SLP pre-activation.
     
  11. Mr. Micro$oft

    Mr. Micro$oft MDL Novice

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    Wrong - OEM:COA key can be used on Branded machine. :) as long as you enabled the Software Protection Service. @the thread starter - the ISO images which was released on 5/12/2011 are Retail editions. OEM editions. can only be bought from a Retail Shop.