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Win7 Digital River Master Disc Won't Boot

Q: Win7 Digital River Master Disc Won't Boot

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,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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!

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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hello,

Here is the situation: Partition Table Doctor suggested I change the total sector number of my hard disk for some unknown reason, and I did. After I rebooted, Vista wouldn't boot. I had something like this happen on my other computer, and I used the Windows 7 disc to fix the MBR in a jiffy.

But I am wondering whether there is any danger in using Windows 7 install disc to fix a Vista x64 Home (not sure if Premium) Master Boot Record. I don't have a Vista disc because Gateway didn't include one with the laptop when I bought it.

Thanks for your help.

A:Can I use Windows 7 install disc to fix faulty Vista Master Boot Record?

Hello ayuda, and welcome to Vista Forums.

No, you wouldn't be able to use the Windows 7 installation disc to do startup repair on Vista.

However, if you like, you can download an official Vista with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Vista Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable installation DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do a startup repair with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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.

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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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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 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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I have recently seen a repair topic here from one Yvonne who said the problem to repair was fixed by your suggestion to get a factory ISO. No reply there.

My question is: Is there an ISO to refresh the MBR on Win7? Or is my hard drive just worn out?

I have backup but some of my data is on a shared network workgroup.

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I custom built my PC, a few years ago. The motherboard came with Win7 Home Premium installed. It did NOT come with a boot disc. I have tried to do a simple system recovery from back-up image and it failed. I feel the only answer is a full system recovery but, I need my Win7 activation code and a boot disc to accomplish the task. I don't know how or where to find the code or how to create the boot disc. Yes, I am a PC novice and I need help. PLEASE!

A:How do I create a Win7 Boot Disc for a full system re-boot?

I've never seen a motherboard come with an Operating System but in the scheme of bundling I guess it's possible. Whoever installed the OS should have, and is required to by the licensing, given you the COA/Certificate of Authenticity that has the Product Key on it. If you don't have that you can retrieve it from the Registry of a RUNNING Windows computer using Belarc's Advisor or Magical Jellybean's Keyfinder, both free.
Belarc - System Management For The Internet Age. Software license management, IT asset management, IT security audits and more.
www.magicaljellybean.com
If you don't have the DVD check this page:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e-1f068c26ed3e

From Win7 Help and Support:





Quote:
Create a system repair disc
System recovery options can help you repair Windows if a serious error occurs. To use system recovery options, you'll need a Windows installation disc or access to the recovery options provided by your computer manufacturer. If you don't have either of those choices, you can create a system repair disc to access system recovery options.
Go to the Windows website to watch the video. (0:36)
To create a system repair disc

Open Control Panel then Backup and Restore.
In the left pane, click Create a system repair disc, and then follow the steps. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Note If you're prompted to insert a Windows installation disc,... Read more

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I got a new MSI laptop one year ago. I created a USB Win7-64 Pro install stick. Since the new laptop came with Win10, I re-installed Win7 (a year ago) using the USB stick. I would like to re-install Win7, but the USB stick will not allow me to. When Win7 install begins, I get a pop-up message that tells me to Load a Driver. It says a required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.
I figured the USB needed to be updated, so I downloaded a new Win7-64 Pro with SP1 ISO. I also downloaded the current MSU with all updates. I also downloaded RT7 Lite-64 and followed the tutorial on this site to create the bootable USB. In fact I did this to two USB sticks. The problem is that both give me the same error message about the missing driver (at the start of the install).
Any ideas what can be happening, and how to fix this?

A:I'm not able to create a USB Win7 boot disc

What model is the lappy? You could be missing sata drivers.

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Hi all,

Roughly almost 2 months ago I purchased this HP laptop (HP Pavilion g7 Notebook) for my wife. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium (pre-installed) on the laptop, but there is no disc.

I need to know how to create or make a "bootable or installation" disc of this Win 7 Home Premium from this laptop in case things goes wrong (meaning if I have to re-formatted or re-installed from fresh). Please someone help me and direct me to the right place. Your help is greatly appreciated.

OS: Win 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)
Laptop: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel (R) Core, i3 2330M CPU @2.20GHz (quad cores)

A:HELP How to create HP Win7 Home Premium installation or Boot Disc??

Hello Dasviv,

The link from HP below can help show you how to create a set of factory recovery discs.

Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery HP Pavilion Notebook PCs - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Please help! I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5132 that just shut down & now will not boot Windows 7. Just goes to black screen w/blinking cursor then goes to 'startup repair' (which I'm postiive this is a virus of somekind) & will not allow me to do anything. Just repeats itself. I downloaded Win7 repair to a CD-R, chgd BIOS settings to CD/DVD to boot first, saved changes, and will NOT pull/boot up from disc. I've tried 2diff repair discs, both do not work. 'F8' does not do anything for me, not able to get to 'safe mode'. Computer is only 2yrs old.

A:Win7 nor Win7 repair disc will not boot, keep getting 'startup repair'

I believe you misunderstood what Advanced Boot Options is since it is not part of the BIOS. See if you can get to the screen shown in that tutorial.

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http://www.neowin.net/index.php?act=view&id=32070Microsoft will Ship All Vista Bits with Each Product EditionAlthough Microsoft will market several Vista product editions, or SKUs, the company will distribute one version of the product's DVD providing the code for all product editions on each disc.Can someone say piracy problem?Is microsoft really concerned?

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I have just recently purchased a Olympus SP350 Digital Camera. I have installed the Olympus Master software and obtained and installed all of its updates (version 1.4). I have taken a few pictures and transferred them to Olympus Master.

I have tried several (many) times to email four of the pictures, without success. I followed the instructions exactly as stated in the Olmpus Master Advanced Manual (transferred the pictures from the camera to Olympus Master, Clicked on Browse Icon, Clicked on Email, selected the pictures to be emailed and Clicked on "Launch Mailer" button) and each time, after clicking on the "Launch Mailer" button, a window appears with a blue bar moving across from left to right and at text informing me the pictures are being converted to JPEG.

After the blue bar reaches 100%, it is replaced by a new window that states the email failed and was not sent.

According to what I read in the Olympus Manual the pictures would automatically be attached to a new email message. This does not happen. I emailed Olympus about the problem and got brushed off telling me to contact Microsoft and that thier (Olympus Master) software used Outlook Express.
A brief configuration of my computer is as follows:

Dell 4100
Me Operating System
Outlook Express software version 6
If more information is need please let me know.

If anyone has information that could help me please let me know as any and all help in resolving my problem will be greatly appreciat... Read more

A:Trouble emailing Digital Pictures through Olmypus Master Software

Hi CRCHUCK1,
I just tried to send an email using Olympus Master and it worked ok here with Microsoft Outlook.

Here is a link to a forum where the Oly people hang out, you may get better assistance there.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1008
 

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I have a windows 7 home--Computer will boot to Master disc page and freeze. If I hold ctrl/alt/delete long enough it goes to Phoneix-awardBios Cmos Steup Utilities. At that point I am lost. I use up/down keysif I hit any key it goes back to  Master disc page and freeze.   Got ant ideas. Not good at computers. Thanks

A:Freeze in Master disc page Windows 7

Hello :D
 
I'm not quite understanding what a "master disc page" is, if you could explain further or even take a picture, it would be helpful. Also if you could post the specs of your computer, such as manufacturer and model.

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When booting up the computer, my computer is usually able to find the IDE Secondary Master, but recently it has been unable to find this at all and as a knock on effect my computer is now unable to read CD-Roms at all as my computer does not realize its there. PLEASE HELP. if you need any more information just post a message here and ill add any further information you may need.
Thank You Very Much
Lee
 

A:[SOLVED] IDE Secondary Master + Disc Drive

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I have a multiboot win7 /xpx64 TWO DISK system, showing win7 as the C; drive and XPx64 as D: when examining via My Computer.
Cloned the C: drive (win7) using Samsung tool to same size Samsung evo SSD. When put in computer the dual boot option gone. The SSD clone of win7 runs ok, but with that in alone (no XP disk) My Computer now shows two drive, C: local disk 488GB free of 931GB, and D: Data 100Mb containing a folder Boot containing folders such as cs-CZ containing a single file such as bootmgr.exe.mui
Minitool Partition shows
D: Data primary active&boot
C: system
.....
(Trying to fix the multiboot on the original installation has killed the old XPx64 disk drive (now unrecognisable during boot) and left me with a system having only win7, and no boot loader showing during startup.)
.....
What I want is a duplicate of the original setup but with the SSD running the win7 section. Am prepared to reload the XPx64 as reinstall, although I have a copy of the XP drive if that could be somehow reattached. or if the damaged XP disk could be repaired.
My guess is that the problem comes from the cloning not being what is should, ie bit for bit image of the original disc including MBR etc. (Correcting this would not help because I have damaged the original setup.)
For a start, is it possible to make the SSD run win7 but appear as a single drive,and then add a disk and load XP and have it show as D: (This keeps all the higher disks with their original labels, ie DVD E: datas F:... Read more

A:clone multiboot two disc win7 xp install to win7 ssd plus disk XPx64

PW confirms that C is the booted OS as signified by the System label - while in Disk Mgmt this label would be Boot. The boot files actually booting Win7 are on D as signified by System Active.

To confirm this please post back screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and we will tell you how to correct it once we know for sure. If it confirms it by showing the labels reversed (which would be correct due to PW's unusual labeling scheme) then as long as C is a Primary partition you'd simply Mark C Partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to move boot files to C.

The best way to configure a Dual Boot on separate HD's is to set have each HD boot itself, then set preferred to boot first in BIOS Boot Priority, boot the other (XP) using the one-time BIOS Boot interrupt key at boot. If this is not to your liking, install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

But we need to sort out your Win7 boot first so let's see the screenshot. Confirm also whether XP partition is marked System Active in DIsk Mgmt, or Boot Active in PW.

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Hey,

I purchased the Win 7 Pro Upgrade 32bit via digitalriver, but I've been doing some reseach and probably should have selected the 64bit version.

- Any ideas how I can get the 64bit version?

- For those who ordered the 32bit back-up disc kit for the extra $15 and have received it, does it come with both 32bit & 64bit?

- I've already installed and activated the 32bit version, but when I go to install the 64bit version, will I need to / is there a way to deactivate my initial 32bit install or will this not matter?

Thanks for your advice.

A:Reinstall Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit /backup disc content

Camo15, Welcome to SevenForums
The first two questions call Digital River about a refund and reorder. Have heard that some have had success with that. No need to un activate however if you decide to try to use that Key again then you will have to call MS and talk to them to make it work on another pc if that is your intent. Good luck to you and enjoy!

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Scenario is I have a new sata3 SSD drive on which I want to install Win7. The PC has an existing build of Win7 on a different disc which i want to reformat & use for data. I tried this previously and ended up with a dual booting system. Trying to remove the old Win7 installation and format that disc created much trouble so now I'm starting again.

Can someone tell me please how to:
1. Install Win7 on the new SSD disc (I'm assuming this will work ok as I've done it before),
2. Have the system recognise only the new Win7 installation at boot & not the old Win7 installation so I don't have to select which OS to use,
3. Reformat the old Win7 disc and remove any boot references that it might hold.

Thanks!

A:Create Win7 installation on new disc and remove old Win7 install

Only have the SSD connected when you install the new OS.

Then connect your old drive, boot into your new installation and format the old drive.

All done.

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Hey Guys,

Background - I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.
It was a friend of mine who used the disc last time so ive had to google how to do it but it doesnt seem to be happening.

Switching my computer on a couple weeks ago i was met with black screen and this:

File: \windows\system32\config\system

Status 0xc00000e9

Info Windows failed to load as system registry file is missing or corrupt

It wont work in safe mode or last good configuration

So ive went into BIOS and changed the boot order so the Disc Drive is no 1.

Restarted Computer - nothing came up saying press any key to boot from disc (ive read that in few forums that should be what comes up) and it just goes back to black screen

So only option i have seems to be f12 Boot device menu where i select Onboard or USB CD-ROM drive and disc makes some noises before :

Selected boot device not available strike f1 to retry boot , f2 for set up utility

And basically thats the loop im in

Guess what id like to know as well as your expertise is

1. Does the specific error/status mean anything particularly bad
2. Is there something else i need to alter in BIOS to boot from CD
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A:Win7 - Cant seem to boot from repair disc or repair computer

I have a second hand Dell Desktop running Windows 7 34bit (i think)Click to expand...

What's the model name and model number of that Dell desktop?
What's the exact "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?
Around May 2015 my computer almost died, but was saved by using a windows 7 repair disc i bought from Amazon and some help from one of the guys on here (thank you)
I've since lost this disc and my computer seems to have died again. So i purchased it again from same supplier.Click to expand...

Can you provide the Amazon webpage link to that "Windows 7 repair disc" you bought?

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Have got a SATA 250 gb drive. All of a sudden the above error meessage appears. Cant get access to the drive (where My Docs r) ans XP wont boot up if drive is connected. Had to disconnect drive so PC will boot up. IS ALL MY DATA LOST in this drive, or can I retrieve some of it. It was partitioned into 3 drives. Any advice or help would be appreciated.. Newcomer to this site.
 

A:ERROR MESSAGE - disc failed :, controller 0, channel 0, master >

Doesn't look good.

Any entries in the event viewer in windows?
 

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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