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windows 7Right yesterday I wrote an article where I posted the direct links to download a valid copy of Windows 7 32-bit. Such links are part of the software distribution (ESD) and  point to three files hosted on servers with the following domain: msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net and owned by Digital River which is the official Microsoft Marketplace e-commerce store. As you may guess, the above-mentioned links have not been unveiled by Microsoft for obvious reasons,  but there is  the news. Somebody has leaked them in the Internet. So, let’s find out together the direct, official links to download Windows 7 (64-bit version).

Like I said before, if you want to download Windows 7 you have to keep in mind that you won’t get a single ISO file, What you will get instead is a software distribution (ESD) containing three files.

  1. Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
  2. setup1.box
  3. setup2.box

After you have downloaded these files, put them to a single location such a folder. After that click the .EXE file to unpack the whole package to the folder containing these files. If you want to make an ISO file to install Windows 7, read my article on how to make a bootable Windows 7 ISO file. You might also be interested to know how to make a bootable DVD or USB drive to install a valid copy of Windows 7.

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22 Comments to “Direct links to download Windows 7 (64-bit)”

  1. MuHcOw Says:

    In order to “unpack” the EXE-file, you have to do it on a 64 bit windows..

  2. judy p Says:

    Never mind, evidently this is a corrupted file and many encounter this problem. Thank you anyway

  3. judy p Says:

    I am administrator; I created a password for myself the administrator, and I still can’t run the exe.

  4. judy p Says:

    I changed 1 to 0 but I still get the same response.
    Except now the message is the same for Judy and Administrator w/o password.
    BTW- In regedit, Permissions are set to full control for Judy & Administrator.

  5. judy p Says:

    I figured out where it is I think

  6. judy p Says:

    Ok, I can’t find HKLM. Where is it located after starting up regedit

  7. judy p Says:

    I’ll give it a try. Thanks

  8. Web Talk Says:

    OK, maybe i got a solution for you.
    1) Click Start
    2) click Run…
    3) Type regedit and press Enter
    4) Go here HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet \Control\Lsa\ limitblankpassworduse
    change from 1 to 0

  9. judy p Says:

    Exact words when run as Administrator
    Unable to log on:

    Logon failure: user account restriction. Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced.


  10. judy p Says:

    More exact wording when I run as Judy
    Unloading the Box
    We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which
    this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties
    to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to
    write files and that the folder is not read-only.

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