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legitimate copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit from them?

This is from an old thread:
Which version of Windows 7 is the DVD? If the DVD is damaged, which it sounds as if it is, then you can legitimately download a legitimate version of the same Windows 7 ISO - hint : do a search in Google using the terms "Digital River".

I bought a DVD for a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit upgrade, but my DVD has been stepped on and cracked. I have my product key. The person above made it sound like I can download the software from Digital River, even if I didn't originally buy it there, if I have a legitimate key. If not's not the case, is there another site that will let you dowload the exact same files that I can burn to DVD, in case I ever need to do a clean install?

Thanks in advance!

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A: How am I supposed to download from Digital River if I didn't buy my...

Hello Eatingscabs,

When you purchase Windows 7, you are actually just purchasing the product key number. You could use any 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate installation disc to install it on your computer, then use your product key number to activate it.

You can download an official 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate ISO file below. Afterwards, you can create a bootable USB/DVD with the ISO file to install with.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, so I was finally able to get the main Expanded Setup file extracted.

But now I still have the 3 original files on my desktop... what do I do with them?

Also my expandedsetup file is this large:

Size: 3.01 GB (3,239,836,668 bytes)

Size on disk: 3.01 GB (3,241,648,128 bytes)

Contains: 874 files, 199 folders

But doesnt it need to be 3.02 or something? So did I download a bad version? Or do I have it all for 7 64?

A:Help me with my Win 7 64 download from Digital River

Hello Johnny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial will help show you how to create a ISO file from this and burn it to a DVD to use to install Windows 7 with it.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Well, here it's now 00:13, October 22nd, was wondering if anyone knows when the Windows 7 download from Digital River will be up? Hopefully before I go to sleep?

Thanks.

A:Digital river student download?

I'm in the same boat. I imagine they will stagger the downloads so as not to cause chaos on their servers, but I'm really hoping to install tonight! I will post if I get my email tonight.... anyone have any insider info??

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I have heard lots about there being problems when people have downloaded Win 7 from Digital River as part of the student offer. Most of what I have heard is from people trying to got from 32 bit Vista/XP to 64 bit Win 7.
Are there any similar problems reported with the 32 bit win 7 download?

A:Question about Digital River Win 7 download

The biggest problem is how the download is delivered (an exe file), then expanding the file, then burning the files to a bootable ISO.... Personally, I wouldnt go through all those hoops if it were free... and apparently a lot of other people agree..

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i want to know is download from digital river safe and legit... i heard some where that it could be unsafe as its not Microsoft site and could have malicious code in downloads

A:Is Download From Digital River Safe & Legal??

Hello Parashar,

Yes, Digital River has official Windows ISO file downloads since that is also a Microsoft site. Of course, you would need to already have a legitimate product key to use to activate with.

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Hello! While I know that this is the very first day of Windows 7 release and everything, I just wanted to see if anyone had a similar problem and had found a way to fix it.
So, I finally got Windows 7 Professional Upgrade (since I'm a student) to start downloading through my Campus' proxy and after downloading smoothly for a half an hour or so it hit 68% and paused. At first I thought nothing of it, but now when I try to click "resume" it downloads about .01-.02mb of data and then pauses again all in less than a second.
Anyone know how I might fix this? I've exited the Download Manager and started it again a couple of times, and restarted my computer and have unplugged/plugged back in my Ethernet cord.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

A:Digital River Download Pausing Constantly?

My download has been pausing at the 68% mark too. Maybe it will budge during off-peak downloading hours.

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I've just registered to get a copy of windows 7 pro 64 bit when its been released from the UK student program and am wondering what format the download will be in. My friends who have got their copies using the MSDN AA have had theirs as iso files which they have been able to burn and install from there. Will the download from here be in the same format or will it be the same as the ultimate 64 bit download (3 seperate files)

A:Installation of Windows 7 from digital river download

  
Quote: Originally Posted by marshalex


I've just registered to get a copy of windows 7 pro 64 bit when its been released from the UK student program and am wondering what format the download will be in. My friends who have got their copies using the MSDN AA have had theirs as iso files which they have been able to burn and install from there. Will the download from here be in the same format or will it be the same as the ultimate 64 bit download (3 seperate files)



It will not be in three seperate files. that was a torrented fiel. It will come in either an ISO (most likely) or a vhd (doubtful). to burn you take the ISO file and burn it to dvd using an app like IMGburn, or powerISO, etc

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A few days ago I wanted to download Windows 7 Profesional 32 bit iso from Digital River. It started to download and then it stopped to download at 10.9 mb. I tried to download it with Free Download Manager, Internet Download Manager, DownThemAll but it also stopped at 99%. This problem is on all my browsers. I didn't have any Internet Connection problems while downloading the iso. I tried to download files that are larger than 2GB but its the same problem. I am on a DSL connection. I need this iso to install it on another computer. How to solve this problem ?

A:Why I can't download Windows 7 Profesional 32 bit from Digital River ?

Usually what happens after 99% is that the file is moved from a temp folder to the download folder, and then scanned by your antivirus program. Try and delete all browsing history, verify there's enough free space on the disk, and temporarily disable the antivirus.

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I purchased the student offer version of Windows 7 yesterday top up grade from XP, as for ?30 I thought I couldn't go wrong.

So there I was this morning thinking I could set a side a few hours to get it all up and running but 11 hours later i still dont even have all of the first .box file downloaded!

I live off campus (in the UK), but still have a cable broadband connection and can usually expect file download speeds of 300-800kb/s as reported by the windows download window.

Now I know that there is probably high demand on Digital River's servers at the moment, but still... My download has only managed 40-50kb/s on average with a couple of short peaks to 70-90kb/s.

At this rate it'll be tomorrow evening before I get to a point where I can install.

Anyone else having this problem, or ideas of how to speed things up? I ask as i can't find anywhere else which mentions this problem, only people talking about creating .iso files as if their download flew by and now they're installing.

A:Digital River Download painfully slow!

Please see this For those who purchased Windows 7 from Digital River

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Apologies to folks who have already seen this:

Windows 7 student upgrade hell - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Brainstorm Tech

(link currently on front page of CNN)
As I posted several days ago, I am just shocked that MS didn't work with Digital River to get a solution out there ASAP...to avoid just this type of press. I really have been surprised that I didn't get an email a day or two after release day from DR or MS stating, "if you have issues, you can download the ISO from here." I mean seriously, what's the value of the ISO without a key?...and if you managed to get a cracked key, I doubt access to the install media is what is holding you back.

I am sure that this issue is DR's fault since they appear to have written the installer based on its signature...but the result is the same either way - bad press for MS and Win 7.

Anyway, just thought that I would share.

cheers,
Steve

A:CNN Article on Digital River download issue

That is clearly from the tutorial on this site.

Download Squad

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I downloaded from Digital River yesterday with the student discount, and had the same problem as everyone else "unboxing" the download. I used the fix that's been circling round the forums and have got it installed and working. The only thing I'm missing is a product key. Wasn't Digital River supposed to give me one in my confirmation email? I've received nothing of the sort, and would really like to activate this product I've purchased. I have product keys from previous versions of Windows that I've bought, but the machine I installed Windows 7 on was using Linux as its main operating system. Any thoughts?

-Jon

A:Canadian student Digital River download product key

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bangladeuce


I downloaded from Digital River yesterday with the student discount, and had the same problem as everyone else "unboxing" the download. I used the fix that's been circling round the forums and have got it installed and working. The only thing I'm missing is a product key. Wasn't Digital River supposed to give me one in my confirmation email? I've received nothing of the sort, and would really like to activate this product I've purchased. I have product keys from previous versions of Windows that I've bought, but the machine I installed Windows 7 on was using Linux as its main operating system. Any thoughts?

-Jon



Call digital river and ask for another email.

ken

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Hi all,

What a nightmare!!!

I have just had an email from Digital River, that I will be getting a full refund for the Windows 7 upgrade within the next 30 days, for the problems caused. I haven't even emailed them to complain (yet!)

The email also states that if I ordered the backup cd's these would still be dispatched.

Happy days - sort of!

Thanks

J

A:Digital River refund

Ok, I know some have cracked it, and others haven't, but I thought I would share this one with you.

I am running a MacBook Pro, and had Windows XP running under bootcamp. Downloaded from Digital River and had all the problems. Finally got it to boot, but wouldn't install due to unable to create folder.

Scrubbed bootcamp partition and tried using Parallels. So far so good, but not for long. Won't take my product key as I have the upgrade product 32bit, but at least it got that far.)

Now, reloading windows XP on bootcamp, and my XP disc has a scratch on it and can't be read

Ah well

Any help would be great.

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Hi
im looking for trail ver of windows 7 but i found digital river servers down.
i lost cd key so i want use trail and reinstall it again every month
so any advice ?
thanks you

A:is there any alternative for digital river ?

There is no trial version of Win7, only a 30 day grace period before you must activate so you can decide if this is an install you want to keep. You should already own a license. If so then read carefully over the steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It discusses in Step 1 how to find replacement media.

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Quote: Originally Posted by wumbatron


Downloaded it on another computer and it only downloaded 2.49GB for some reason


I've been following the above thread where a guy kept trying to download a Windows 7 iso from Digital River, and it was wrong size/'not an iso' etc. Even though I don't need any iso's myself, I thought I'd have a go at downloading one to see what the OP's problem was. Sure enough I had the same result - 2.49GB (not 3.09GB for x64). Twice in fact.

That was browser download, so I tried 2 separate download managers. Seemed fine at first, but both stopped at 99.9%. Curious . . .

I'm starting to wonder if Microsoft are playing the old 'poison torrent' game - record labels sometimes release bad torrents of music CDs into the wild and fans download them (illegally) but are disappointed when it's a fake. After a few more useless attempts to get the CD, the pirate gives up and buys the product (well that's the theory).

Pretty soon all computers on sale will be Windows 8, and a lot of folk will buy one but want to downgrade to W7. MS seem to be moving the goalposts on that scenario, but no probs - we can just get a W7 iso from Digital River. Or can we ???

Just like the 'poison torrents', after several failed W7 Digital River downloads I guess MS expect us all to give up and buy into W8 (and buy their video's + mp3's).

Anyhow, at least I haven't broken any EULA law - all the iso's I downloaded tonight weren't copies of W... Read more

A:Something wrong at Digital River ?

You can remove your tin foil hat - sort of.

I used Pale Moon to download the ISO mentioned in the thread and it was fine
(e.g. I could mount it via Virtual CloneDrive and look around at the files...
...I could also build a virtual machine from it via VirtualBox.).

I also downloaded two other ISOs at the same time. One was fine, but X17-59465 was weird.
The last ISO in the screenshot above should be that same size as the first ISO.
X17-59465.iso looked fine.
I could mount it via Virtual CloneDrive.
I could even start the OS install process, but it barfed:



Notice the size being reported during the download.
That download was the 3rd try.
The completed download below it was 2nd try.

And these two download attempts were via another ISP:

Both of those downloads were via IE10. Both claimed that the download was interrupted. I looked at the file size of the ".partial" file before hitting the Resume button. The ".partial" file was the same exact file size (2.619...) shown in the first image of this post. Pressing Resume started the download all over again - but the "resumed" download made no claim of an interruption. Each second try just gave me the 2.619... file.

How odd.

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In our household we have two students, and so ordered a copy of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium in both x64 and x86 versions - a total of 4 products from Digital River.

Having used their download manager to download these files, I now have 6 files: 4 .exe files (as expected) plus 2 files named setup1.box and setup2.box.

The .exe files are, however, only just over 70KB each, setup1.box is almost 3GB and setup2.box is 163KB.

Running the Home PRemium versions fails immeditaely, saying it can't find the required files. Running the Pro x64 .exe file starts to build a .iso file ("Unloading the box"), but then fails with an unspecified error.

Any ideas?

A:Digital River downloads?

This is breaking on Technet right now:

Windows 7 Upgrade Emerging Problem: "We are unable to create or save new files...

Microsoft is aware of this Digital River issue and their response will likely unfold there. You can add your issue there for their attention.

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I've purchased my copy of the student Windows 7 Professional 64 bit through the Digital River provider. The purchase went through, I got the download link but I did not receive a product key from them. My room mate also purchased the software and got an identical email to one I got except her had a key in it. Does anyone know of a direct way to contact Digital River Customer Support? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread wasn't sure where to put this :/

A:Digital River distribution

Here ya go...Here

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You can do it. See this DR help link:

Windows 7 US Online Store





Quote:
Step 2 ? Download the ISO Image of Windows 7
Please obtain these links by contacting Digital River customer support. The Windows 7 ISO file is large (>2GB). Please verify that you have sufficient hard disk space to download this file and install Windows 7. Approx. 20GB will be enough for both operations.
Download the Windows 7 ISO image and save the file to a location you can remember. The download may take a considerable amount of time on slower internet connections.


Also being reported by Gizmodo.

A:Requesting ISO From Digital River

  
Quote: Originally Posted by scubasteve


You can do it. See this DR help link:

Windows 7 US Online Store







Quote:
Step 2 ? Download the ISO Image of Windows 7
Please obtain these links by contacting Digital River customer support. The Windows 7 ISO file is large (>2GB). Please verify that you have sufficient hard disk space to download this file and install Windows 7. Approx. 20GB will be enough for both operations.
Download the Windows 7 ISO image and save the file to a location you can remember. The download may take a considerable amount of time on slower internet connections.



Also being reported by Gizmodo.


Steve, what does this tell us?
On their side Op's still are complaining about download hangups,
Also the iso is only 3 gigs instead of 4 gigs.

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I heard about this just now in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 thread:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by MBorrick


I had this great tutorial lined up for my install of a new SSD tomorrow using an ISO from the links provided but as of today the servers are being taken down! You are forced to use microsofts new downloads page which requires you to input your authetation code in before download. As mine is a OEM licence it won't let me and advises me to contact my vendor


As Jann from Heidoc reports in Windows 7 Direct Download Links as of now only English and Spanish are still up, links being replaced by a new MS Recovery Center that provides ISO's for a retail Product Key.

I'd also had heard from SIW2 who couldn't get it to take his retail key due to a Language error. I also had the same error on two of my retail Keys. The address we were using is Microsoft Software Recovery

But if it's not allowing Product Keys from COA stickers then it is another ridiculous attack on the ability of MS customers to get the best possible install of the OS they bought with their PC even after over a million consumers have done so following Clean Reinstall Windows 7. I honestly thought we were beyond this, but apparently not.

I'm going to wait a day before bringing this up to the MVP forums to see if anything changes.

A:Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again

What I get as of now is this Greg.

Northern Ohio
Local Time: 21:24
2/3/2015
Windows 7 Direct Download Links






Quote:
502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.

There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.

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Here are instructions to make a DVD from the Digital River Student down load
How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99

Please make note that you can't [upgrade] from a 32bit system to a 64bit system, if that is what your ordered. You will have to do a [clean] install.
Follow the 'how to' tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

A:Digital River .. a handful of random files and no ISO?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee


Here are instructions to make a DVD from the Digital River Student down load
How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99

Please make note that you can't [upgrade] from a 32bit system to a 64bit system, if that is what your ordered. You will have to do a [clean] install.
Follow the 'how to' tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Good post Jacee...maybe now SIW2 will get a break

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I first purchased Windows 7 Home Edition (32-bit), then upgraded online to Windows 7 Pro (32-bit).
The hal.dll corrupted and I couldn't fix the problem because I only had the Home Edition discs.

Several sources in Forums advised me to fix the problem using a boot disk from an ISO downloaded from Digital River.
That disc couldn't fix the hal.dll problem either so I did the Custom Install. That put a new installation of Windows 7 Pro on the computer.
Now I'm being asked for the Activation Key. The Key I was given when I upgraded to Pro isn't being accepted. I'm told that the Key I was given only works for the Windows 7 Pro upgrade..!

I've signed-on to the Microsoft site and followed links around for a while, but I can't find any understandable information about my problem. How do I get the Activation Key for Windows 7 Pro now that it's been reinstalled?

Thanks

A:Can't find Activation Key for Windows 7 ISO from Digital River

Unfortunately I think you are going to have to install it the way you started install home first then upgrade to pro

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It looks like the Digital River iso downloads of Windows 7 are done. A person now has to enter a key on this page to get the iso. I have not confirmed yet if an OEM Windows 7 key will work. Maybe Microsoft will reinstate those links but I doubt it.

A:Microsoft Digital River iso downloads - gone for good?

Looks like they are gone. sari and Toffee informed me about it yesterday, apparently, a lot of people (including MVPs) aren't happy with that decision, but there's nothing that can be done. I have the Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bits .iso on my computer, which is one of the most popular, and I can access all the others be entering the product keys I have and also use my e5.onthehub (DreamSpark) account, but I think that uploading them and distributing them would be illegal. This is kind of stupid too. What if the person needs a recovery DVD to access the Recovery PE, but lost his product key on the sticker. The only way would be to grab it from Windows itself, but it wouldn't be bootable. Hopefully they'll make these .iso available to the public again.

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Im looking for a 7 home premium x64 iso because the serial checker on msfts site is referring me to the manufacturer, who of course doesnt have the isos available for download.

A:digital river no longer hosting isos.

Sadly it would be illegal and against for rules for somebody to post a link to a non-official source of the ISO in the thread

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I have purchased Win7 Pro 64 from Digital River. I would like to buy another Pro64 bit key but I am only allowed one Pro64 bit download. They will allow me to buy the Pro32 bit version, will the product key that comes with the Pro32 bit version allow me to install and activate another Pro64 bit install. Are the keys version specific?

A:Digital River Win7 Product Key Question

All I can say is that the normal keys are version specific, that is you can install only pro with a pro key, but they are not to my knowledge architecture specific (64/32 Bit).

However with Digital River's history on this roll out I would not state this a s fact

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I just installed Win7 from disc on my computer, Dell 8300. Came from XP. Really like Win7, very happy with it. I just have one problem, I can't boot from disc so I can reformat hard drive when I install Win7. I changed Bios settings to boot from DVD, it loads disc, does the long white bar at bottom of screen, then proceeds to blue with flower stems background page and everything stops. Stays their. My computer knowlegde is limited, so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mar

A:Win7 Digital River Master Disc Won't Boot

You say you can't boot from the disk even after making correct BIOS boot order settings, but then describe the disk loading. How does the disk load if not booted?

Do you get the prompt to "hit any key to boot from CD/DVD drive?" If you do this, does it then begin loading with a progress bar and proceed as you say? That is booting from the DVD.

If it was not able to boot from the DVD then it would start into Windows 7 and probably bring up the Autoplay menu of the DVD in the drive. Is this what happens?

It is possible that the DVD only has the files and isn't bootable. If so, we can help you create a bootable ISO from the files to burn to a DVD.

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Hello,

so, I went on with buying windows7 for students (german version, since I write this from germany).
Digital River Download manager, downloads the 3 files... 2 of them are fine, but on around 50% of the 3rd file, I get the message that reads something like this:

"The destination file could not be located on the server. Digital River download manager that you are using seems to be outdated. Would you like to visit Digital River Website?"

Yes / No

When I click on "yes" nothing happens. I REINSTALLED vista completely just minutes ago, and tried downloading it again... same thing. Same error, the download cannot finish.
Anyone else experienced this or with any solution on the matter?

Regards.

A:Digital River unable to find filr 3/3 on the server

Finally there's someone with the same problem: Mein Beileid btw
I am from Germany as well, bought the german 64bit upgrade for students and tried to download it via digital river. At 49% when part 3/3 starts it is stuck complaining that the file can not be found etc. same as above.

My first research has brought up that this error does not seem to be that common... let's hope for some more complaints!

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Hi!So I recived my Thinkpad x1 yoga 3:rd gen on the 18th of july and have been trying to return this machine since the 22second of july and I have yet to get even a RMA. I have now sent about 6 emails to the support through lenovo and have recently even contacted Digital River support directly and still now response what so ever. The problem is that I have payed for this machine, and these are not cheap machines as you all know, and I find it extremly frustrating that even though i have done nothing wrong since i am still within the 14 days of getting the product, i still get no help in returning my machine and get my money back. I live in the EU and if I dont get my money back and get a RMA so that I can send this machine back to lenovo, then that means that lenovo or digital river are breaking the law. So my tip to everyone is that you througly document when you get your product and carefully document when you send your emails so that you can prove that you are eligable to a return/refund and that you dont get scammed. Very wierd behaviour from such a big and well known company, espacially on machines that cost over 2k dollars... For those that wonder the reason i want to return this machine is that it heats up so fast when plugged in and there is some coil whine on it aswell as the fact that it does not cut it for the tasks i had in mind. The last reason is obviously my fault since i did not do enough research but the heat and the performance due t... Read more

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I have been trying to figure this problem out for month's, but basically I cannot get the digital river ISO to install so that I can receive updates from Windows Update. I burned the ISO to a flash drive with Rufus by itself, and cannot get it to install onto my netbook without crippling windows update service. Is there another tool that I can use to install this from a flash drive successfully or no? Win 7 Starter did install, and activate just fine, but I found out when I had gone to re-register the DLL's with "regsvr32" that the wucitux.dll was missing. I will also not that I have downloaded the ISO more than once from Digital River, and do have the correct architecture which is the 32-Bit version. To add to the info I have multiple netbooks that I have tested this on, and basically does the same thing. Also from the freshly installed OS from a flash drive I get this from windows update even with wuauvserv running (Windows Update Service) "WINDOWS UPDATE CANNOT CURRENTLY CHECK FOR UPDATES BECAUSE THE SERVICE IS NOT RUNNING"

I will also note I cannot remember if it was with the OEM Restore partition, and or from an External DVD Drive, but I do remember when I had installed Win 7 Starter on more than one my netbooks through one of these means that I was still getting updates, but then I had gotten to a certain point, and I still could not install all of the windows updates.

I would appreciate it if Someone would help me out here I am not really an amate... Read more

A:Windows 7 Starter Install (Digital River),CANNOT UPDATE wucitux.dll

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You can use Chrome and a raw paste on another site this links process shows to get another iso from TechBench
Download Windows 7 and 8.1 ISO Images from Microsoft - gHacks Tech News

After review this clean installing has gotten a tad tricky
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update

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I have been trying to figure this problem out for month's, but basically I cannot get the digital river ISO to install so that I can receive updates from Windows Update. I burned the ISO to a flash drive with Rufus by itself, and cannot get it to install onto my netbook without crippling windows update service. Is there another tool that I can use to install this from a flash drive successfully or no? Win 7 Starter did install, and activate just fine, but I found out when I had gone to re-register the DLL's with "regsvr32" that the wucitux.dll was missing. I have downloaded the ISO more than once from Digital River, and do have the correct architecture which is the 32-Bit version. To add to the info I have multiple netbooks that I have tested this on, and basically does the same thing. Also from the freshly installed OS from a flash drive I get this from windows update even with wuauvserv running (Windows Update Service) "Windows update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running"

I will also note I cannot remember if it was with the OEM Restore partition, and or from an External DVD Drive, but I do remember when I had installed Win 7 Starter on more than one my netbooks through one of these means that I was still getting updates, but then I had gotten to a certain point, and I still could not install all of the windows updates.

I would appreciate it if Someone would help me out here I am not really an amateur, but I still canno... Read more

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A quick question: I reinstalled the W7 OS in an effort to get a suddenly-dead mousewheel to start working again (didn't help, so that's a separate item for the Hardware forum,) but in looking through the Temp files I've got a bunch of stuff I didn't see when I first installed the OS: "ASPNETSetup_0000x" (with x=0-7,) "dd_clwireg," and numerical variations on "dd_wcf_CA_smci_20130602_xxxxxx_xxx."

Are these just some new legit stuff included in one of the MS Update files, or is this some kind of hackware? 'Net searches talk about stuff for Visual Studio and "SQL developer" and .NET Framework, etc., so I'm righteously paranoid.

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A:Solved: "ASPNETSetup": I didn't install this - is it supposed to be there?

its in your TEMP folder correct? If its in there just delete it anything in those folders are ok to bedeleted.
 

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After doing a clean install and updating everything on a Windows 7 Pro x64 system I tried to install SP1 and it got about 20% of the way downloaded and just hung. Makes me really nervous, so I'd prefer to download the complete standalone. I went to the site recommended, clicked "continue" and then entered the validation code, but I can't figure out which of the files I'm supposed to download. It looks like some of them are French and some Czech? Is that what the CHK means? FRE means French? There's also a big Wave1 DVD ISO. Is that what I'm supposed to download? Finally there are some files that begin with 6.1 but I assume those are for Vista, right? Why isn't there a more straightforward link? This SP1 update is driving me nuts.

Never mind. The Windows Update file eventually downloaded and SP1 installed! Those file names are kinda cryptic, though. I figured the Wave1 DVD probably included some installer in order to pick the right version of SP1, including the languages.

A:Which standalone file am I supposed to download?

Hello Freewheeling,

In your case, you would want to download and install the windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I went to poweruprewards.com today to check the status of my points, when I noticed this tab where I've never noticed before, that said '6 points'. When I hover the mouse over it, it slides open a tab that has the title 'savings-slider'. I haven't downloaded or installed anything except for my video card driver, which came officially. I don't think it was that. I also googled savings-slider, and the second link was to this site: hxxp://savings-slider.com/uninstall.phpFirst link was to this site: hxxp://savings-slider.com. I've not gone to either site, on the offchance that going to one might expose me more. Anyone have any more information? Maybe the uninstall site is safe?

A:Savings-slider... What is this? I didn't download anything...

From their website: (their directions may remove the adware or may not)
Uninstall Information

If you installed the Chrome Extension (CRX):
Step 1:
Open Chrome, click on the Settings icon, and navigate to Tools -> Extensions.
Step 2:
Select the app installed from the list of extensions, and click Uninstall.
App is now uninstalled.
 

If you installed the Firefox Addon (XPI):
Step 1:
Open Firefox, and navigate to Tools -> Add-ons.
Step 2:
Select the app you installed from the list of add-ons, and click Uninstall.
App is now uninstalled.
 

If you installed the plugin for other browsers, or to remove all:
Step 1:
Click Start, and navigate to: Control Panel.
Step 2:
Select “Add/Remove Programs” from the Control Panel. For Windows Vista/7 users, this will be called “Programs/Features”.
Step 3:
Select the app you downloaded from the listed programs, and click Uninstall/Remove.
App is now uninstalled.
You can run one or both of the free programs listed below that are designed specifically to remove adware/ crapware.
AdwCleaner Download
Junkware Removal Tool Download
If you still have a problem with the adware, post the logs for the two programs back here and for further assistance.
 
Clean up your temporary files, logs, ad/ tracking cookies using Ccleaner. No need to use its registry cleaner....not recommended.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
 

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I was running a norton virus scan the other day and I noticed that it was scanning a bunch of movies that I did not download. I followed the path and they are located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc I have tried to delete them, but I get a message that says, "you need permission to perform this action." I am running Windows Vista, and I tried to turn to disable the User Account Control, and it still didn't make a difference. I've run ad-aware and norton, and none of them recognized any seriously threating risks on my computer. However, spyware doctor found 189 infections/ One of them is high risk and came from the website http://serials.ws The problem is that I don't want to pay for spyware doctor. Any suggestions on how I can delete these movies and make sure that my computer is safe? Also, just curious: why would someone put movies on my computer? Do they just find it amusing? I'm also a bit worried about how safe any credit card info I've entered online is. Any thoughts? Thanks!One last thing: I have google searched this, and a lot of websites suggest accessing the hosts file. I can't do that in my computer, because it says that it does not exist.Mod Edit: Link disabled, to preclude possible infection. ~tg

A:Movies On My Computer I Didn't Download

Super Antispyware will find and remove more than Spyware Doctor and home users can use it for free. Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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For days I have been combating a virus/spyware/something that I cannot seem to get rid of.
It started off as this file called freeprod downloading itself onto my computer without my control. I have symantec antivirus installed on my computer and it has been constantly popping up with files it has cleaned, more specifically look2me, zeno, surfsidekick... etc. I have been reading through symantecs instructions on how to rid my computer of specific viruses or adware, but everytime I think I have solved the problem, they come back. I have Adware, Spybot, Spyware Doctor, Stinger, and have ran countless online virus detectors. The most success I have had is with Bitdefender, but something is causing my IE browser to close randomly. I finally removed surfsidekick and <i>thought</i> I removed look2me by following the steps on symantecs website. I think that something is causing these problems to reinstall on my computer. I also found THOUSANDS of files that I didn't download in my computer under c:\documents and settings\megan\complete. I deleted these files. Is this what was causing my problems?

I'm not sure what can solve my problem because I think that I have done almost everything out there, but that is why I am here. Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.

A:Folder Full Of Files I Didn't Download

I suggest you read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts.It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy. Please be patient as they are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have not been replied as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped.

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I wanted to watch ABDC on the website for MTV, and i accidentally clicked on "install Zango". i figured since i only clicked on "save file" and not run the program, my comp would be fine. but five minutes later, it came up with the popup window that says "auto-protected results". i looked up removal information for zango, and learned that one of the symptoms of zango was the popping up of "auto protected results" window about every ten minutes.
i ran hijackthis and i read through it, but i can't find anything about zango.
how do i stop the computer from showing that message?
i am a complete noob at malwares and removals so... please help me!
btw i run an windows xp and firefox.

this is the logfile
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:57:03 PM, on 2/28/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
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A couple days ago, I had a little problem with some nasty adware (ads EVERYWHERE in Chrome, and it would sometimes redirect me to other sites when Googling things [it was apparently a chrome extension called "surf and keep", with some random capitalizations], which I solved.  Later that day, after removing it, MSE says that it detected Eicar (in the temp files), but wasn't able to remove it.  After a quick Google search, I was rather confused, as I didn't download Eicar on my own.  The various websites I visited said it was harmless, so I left it alone while I went and installed Malwarebytes, Bitdefender (Free Version), and Kaspersky (free version).  Yes, i'm also aware I shouldn't be install more than one, but I hadn't found that out until after I had installed them (uninstalled Bitdefender, disabled Kaspersky's running in the backgroung [so that it only runs if I open it], and kept Malwarebytes(although it isn't running unless I tell it to either) and MSE(ALWAYS running).  Also, when I was running a full scan with Bitdefender and Kaspersky(I know it's bad) while I was away at school, I came back home to find that Bitdefender had found Eicar(again in the temp files) A LOT throughout the day.  In addition, MSE had also found it several times, and actually managed to successfully quarantine a few of the instances (which I promptly removed).  Kaspersky didn't find anything major, Bitdefender found some not-so-serious thing hiding out in my fil... Read more

A:Eicar repeatably being detected in temp (didn't download it)

Hello, uninstall MSERebootEmpty your temp folders using TFC (Temporary File Cleaner)Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway allowing Windows to load normally (not into Safe Mode) to ensure a complete clean.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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all right, so last night, i clicked on some activeX pop-up while browsing the internet without looking very closely at what it was, and it totally messed up my computer. a whole bunch of random programs started downloading and now i've got pop-ups showing up constantly, this thing called Desktop Search that i can't seem to get rid of, and some Elite toolbar that's trying to take over my Google toolbar. anyone have any ideas on how to get this to go away? Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:49:51 PM, on 3/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winupdt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\sogdsgk.exe
C:\Program Files\aim\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysmonnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atrmgr32.exe
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A:computer's being plagued by weird programs i didn't agree to download...

You have some bad stuff in there.
If you haven't already, download, install, update immediately, then run AdawareSE. Make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results.

Then download, install, update immediately Spybot S&D.

Have each fix whatever problems they may find.
Run HJT again and
Post your log in a new thread in the HijackThis Log Help forum. This our dedicated spyware/virus forum. One of the expert analysts there will look over your log and assist you. Please include a brief description of the problem you are having and what you have done to fix it so far.

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I see lots of auctions on ebay for the Windows 7 key and a link to download Win 7. Are these legit? I guess it's the same process as the RC where you download an ISO and burn it to a DVD?

Win 7 Home Premium for under $30 sounds like a great deal.

Thanks!

A:Digital Download??

They would be more likely pirated copies, or already activated ones.

~Lordbob

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I have a 3.1 mega/pixels camera, ulead software for downloading pictures. When I click start to download I get a popup that says you are about to download large hard drive file. What am I doing wrong? I went to the ulead site for help, but hit a dead end, IE says address not found.

USB is plugged into computer, camera is on. Have a lot of pictures in this camera, really want to get them out!

P.S. I am not too computer smart, so simple language please!

A:Digital Camera Download

Have you tried just plugging the camera into the computer. My camera, which plugs in via a USB cable, is automatically recognized by Windows XP when I plug it in. Then I can simply copy the files off using Explorer. I did not need to install any software first.

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Pentax Optio S40 -- downloaded pix perfectly via USB "plug and play" running XP. Installed XP SP2. Will not recognize camera or download pix. Cannot find patch. Installed software bundled with cam -- something like "ACDSEE". Loads and runs but still will not download pics from cam. Still works perfectly on my other machine with XP SP1. Help plz! My wife wants her film camera back!
 

A:pentax digital cam download

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I want to download digital pics from camera to pc with XP Home, using the standard facilities in XP.
But in addition to the Wizard window that comes up, Word also starts up and gets in the way. There must be a check box somewhere that needs unticking but I cannot find anything.
Any help appreciated.
 

A:Download Digital pics to XP pc.

word starts up???
 

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Am thinking of buying a digital camera for vacaions, but I usually take a dozen rolls of film which is way beyond storing it on meemory cards.
I dont own a laptop nor would I want to schlep it around. Is there any other way to download to a cheap material optical or magnetic?
I kinda suppose this is a fantasy but I thought I would ask.
 

A:alternate digital camera download

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I am trying to download the Windows 8.1 ISO image so I can repair my current windows configuration. However, it is asking me for the product key. I purchased Windows 8 from the Windows store. Any assistance is appreciated.

A:Where do I find 8.1 product key? Digital Download?

Ok I found my original windows 8 e-mail with product key. I can't find the one for 8.1 though which was a free update?

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After upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows XP PRO the computer will not downlod digital pictures from the camera or from a card reader to the computer. Anyone have any ides of what went wrong? LES
 

A:Windows XP PRO will not download digital pics

Did you try: Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Scanners and Cameras. Right-click the camera from which you want to get pictures and click the appropriate option for that device?
 

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I purchased a copy of W7 through digital river so I could get the student discount. They offer a digital download than consists of a zipped file that I must unpack or run to install. I have never done an install like this before. For $13 I can purchase a back-up media disk which I did but would still like to know how this process works.

I want to do a clean install of W7 Professional but can't seem to wrap my head around how that is accomplished through using this method. I always delete my partitions then install to get the cleanest possible result. If I wipe the harddrive then essentially I am deleting the files that are doing the installation.

The website suggest purchasing a backup disk but I would love to perform a clean install the day I download the software. I guess worst case scenario I can do a clean install of vista and then upgrade before I put anything else on the computer.

A:Digital Download Install question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jacen


I purchased a copy of W7 through digital river so I could get the student discount. They offer a digital download than consists of a zipped file that I must unpack or run to install. I have never done an install like this before. For $13 I can purchase a back-up media disk which I did but would still like to know how this process works.

I want to do a clean install of W7 Professional but can't seem to wrap my head around how that is accomplished through using this method. I always delete my partitions then install to get the cleanest possible result. If I wipe the harddrive then essentially I am deleting the files that are doing the installation.

The website suggest purchasing a backup disk but I would love to perform a clean install the day I download the software. I guess worst case scenario I can do a clean install of vista and then upgrade before I put anything else on the computer.


What format is the file? Zip? ISO? other?

How big is it?

When you unzip it, do you get folders and files or one ISO file?

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I have XP and a Sony digital camera. When I connected the camera to the computer with the USB cord a download Wizard talked me through the download process. Somewhere along the line I uninstalled Sony Imagestation (thinking I didn't need it, but I have it back now) and I think it was then that I lost the "Wizard". I now have to go to My Computer, and click onto Sony Memory STick etc and move files from there. I liked my "Wizard" so much more - how do I get him back?
 

A:Digital camera download wizard

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