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Is the only possible way to get the legit windows 7 ISO from Russian Server?

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JayoxD

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A while back I ordered the Microsoft 7 Upgrade from MS / Digital River. Now the links are old / out of date and their customer service directs me to microsoft.com's software download page.

But if you put in your windows key it only provides the french and korean version which is a known bug with seemingly no fix.

I did stumble across a link to a server in Russia which hosts the files. If I download it from there and verify the md5 hash, is there any possible way it is not authentic?



These are the type of things I run into when I finally upgrade to an SSD. I'm also debating cloning my HD to SSD just to be absolutely sure there's no underlying malware.

Thank you!
 

RollingThunder

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Jay,

I wouldn't download anything from a Russian server if they were the only place left on earth. You will probably get a lot more than you bargained for doing so.
 
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JayoxD

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Jay,

I wouldn't download anything from a Russian server if they were the only place left on earth. You will probably get a lot more than you bargained for doing so.


lol that was my hope, ugh. i'm currently googling whether or not md5 hashes can be faked. I'll look into potentially purchasing Windows 10 as well...
 

Silver_Pharaoh

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If you have a product key you can download it from Microsoft. I just did so last week to get reinstall media.

Which the op tried to do but he was only offered 2 languages. Both of which he does not speak....
 

Alaric

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Got it here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7 in English with no problems. Failing that , this info may help verify it from another source.

Download and install SlavaSoft's HashCalc
HASH, CRC, AND HMAC CALCULATOR
http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/index.htm

For Windows .ISO file just place check marks in the SHA1 and CRC32 boxes. In the main HashCalc Window the 'Data format' box located in the upper left should be set to "File"

In the 'Data' field click on the ... box located in the upper right and then click 'Cancel' if you get an 'Insert Disk' window pop up. After you click cancle you should see a 'Find' window. Use this to navigate to the folder where your .ISO file is stored and click on the file.You should now see the .ISO file you clicked on listed in the 'File name' box located near the bottom of the 'Find' window. Now click the 'Open' button. The Data field should now show the directory/folder path and the name of the .ISO file you selected.

With only the SHA1 and CRC32 boxes checked (Do not place check marks in any other boxes as this can slow down the time it take to calculate the values) click the 'Calculate' button located at the bottom of the main HashCalc window.

It will take anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds for the calculation to complete and the SHA1 and CRC32 data values to be displayed.

These values are not case sensitive, so a lower case 'a' is the same as an upper case 'A' as far as the results are concerned. However they should match those I've posted below.

Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (English)
File Name: xxxxxxx_x15-65804.iso
SHA1: 697FA06554502FB21D30275273B25747299C020D
ISO/CRC: 578725D1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
SHA1: 50127304441A793EE51B3F501289F6599A559E9F
ISO/CRC: 502C42C1

Create a Bootable Windows 7 DVD using the .ISO file
Burning a Windows 7 ISO File on a DVD
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/977640

Download and install Gear ISO burn:
http://www.gearsoftware.com/GEAR-ISO-Burn.php

Always use high quality media and burn the DVD at the slowest rate possible (4X or lower)