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  • Started 5 years ago by whs
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whs
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Just wanted to alert you!!! This morning (Jan, 10) I tried again to download W7 and it is working. I also got a product key. Now I just have to wait until it is done with the 2.5GBs - at 150Kbs that will be a while.

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jstud8
Posts: 7

Second that, I just got my product key!

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najkiie
Posts: 232

whs, could you provide us with a link to download it from Microsoft?

I couldnt find it there.

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cobija
Posts: 331

http://www.microsoft.com/windo.....nload.aspx

there you go. scroll down till you see 32-bit and 64-bit and pick which lanuage then click the button to right then click go. i think you need hotmail acc though. but here are direct links for any1 who wants them. NOTE: this wont give you a product key just direct dll to iso

32 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/.....EN_DVD.iso

64 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/.....EN_DVD.ISO

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whs
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If you go to the bottom of this link, set your language and GO, then you will get a notification to the email address that you have given (any email - not only hotmail). Once you got the email (almost instant), you click on the link there and proceed from there. Then you get a product key too. The link that cobija provided I tried yesterday 3 times and 3 times it copped out after a few hundred magabytes were downloaded. But with the procedure I provided, it works well.
PS: Forgot to say, you have to have an account with "tech net". But that is easy to set up.

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najkiie
Posts: 232

Thank you so much :)

I tried downloading it using FF first, but the download button/link didn't work, so i tried IE, downloading now! =D

I logged in to tech net with my normal hotmail account, worked perfectly.

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whs
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I am glad it works for you. I hope you have a faster line than me. My download is already running for 2 hours and I am only at 68%. But fortunately it does not really interfere with anything.
And from what you say it sounds like you need either a tech net account OR a hotmail account. I did not realize that they also accept a hotmail account. I have not used mine in nearly 2 years - it probably does not exist any more - LOL

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najkiie
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Yea its a big OS, it didn't take me over 1 hour to download tho. When started the download Microsoft asked me to install some kind of Download Manager, so i installed it real quick and then the download started automatically. When i tried to download it without a download manager (with firefox, from another source) i didn't get the whole iso file, only about 20% of it.

Yea it looks like you can use your normal Windows Live account, which is great. Your probably right on that one, why register an account on a website if you can use your normal Hotmail acc. ^^

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whs
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The lines are a lot faster from Europe. From my German home I downloaded SP1 in 12 minutes (the 670MB file). But there I have a fast DSL. Here in the US, your best bet is to get internet thru cable - especially if you have glassfiber. But I have a standard ATT DSL. The good part is that I pay only $9.95 per month (on top of the telephone line).

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LH
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oooooh, whs, not at the moment. Everywhere is congested :(

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whs
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LH, you have to go on at midnight CET. I found that to be the best time.

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LH
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Have been trying for 2 days. Can get so far. DM's no good either :(

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raphoenix
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Here is link.
Choose 32 Bit or 64 Bit Download plus Language at Bottom of Page.
Will ask for your MS E-mail account in your MS Profile.
I did (NOT) use my Real Password for (any) E-mail accounts. Made one up.
Download Manager will load in and begin Downloading.
During Screen flipping; one may get several Product Keys.
Copy / Print (ALL).
Connections or limited to (4) and site is throttled.
Will take appoximately (2) hours per download.
http://www.microsoft.com/windo.....nload.aspx

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LH
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Thanks Rick. Been there, done that, no go :(

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@LH,
Must be a MS "thing" with other countries.
Remember, I had a DVD HW failure back in Fall ??
Now have to purchase a new DVD burner.
Have been using old "spare parts" CDROM burners to make do, but of course these downloads are huge.

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LH
Posts: 20002

Um, yes, product keys. What do I do with 'em all :)

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Not sure why site "flips" give multiple Product Keys.
Assume all will work on their respective O/Ses.
Will go to site in a few minutes and start downloading again.
Have got (2) downloads of 32Bit and 64Bit plus (4) Product Keys for Each O/S.

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