How to install Windows 7?

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  1. CheatingSoi
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    How do You install Windows 7 if it is not in ISO format? I have downloaded a torrent twice for Windows 7 and both times it has been a bunch of uncompiled folders and a setup file. The last time I downloaded an OS, it was just in ISO format. What do I do with this?
     
  2. vergilite

    vergilite GBATemps Regular Clown

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    Liv-Liv-Liverpool YEAH!
    i recommend searching the torrent sites again but mention .ISO on the search
     
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    maybe run the setup file?
     
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    If I run the setup file it seems to run but theres no way it would work all the way through because it would be installing an OS, however maybe it would work because its just an Upgrade instead of a clean install.
     
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    Did you open the iso? from what i heard, it sounds like you opened the iso or you got a fake...

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    I believe that if you simply ran the setup, it goes a certain length before rebooting your computer. After reboot, you are not taken back to your OS, but rather to the Win7 setup only. From there it finishes the installation.

    I might be wrong, but it could be worth a shot vs. downloading another file.
     
  7. CheatingSoi
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    Yeah I might try that
     
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    All the files are supposed to be burned onto a disc as is (or made into an image and then burned). Then you'd use that disc to install Win7.
     
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    I don't know how to do that though. Could I just use something like Alcohol 120?
     
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    Liv-Liv-Liverpool YEAH!
    i can give you the link to the .iso if im allowed to post torrent links??
     
  12. Sephi

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    in case you forgot, warez still counts as warez. you're not allowed to even mention site names also.
     
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    You can pirate Windows Os's?
     
  14. Sephi

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    I'm surprised you didn't know.

    The answer is yes.
     
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    Is there Windows 7 RTM torrent out there now?

    EDIT: this topic is in wrong section.
     
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    Yeah, its an amazing OS!
     
  17. CheatingSoi
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    I think Windows 7 looks bad on my little laptop screen, also it seems some of the drivers dont work with it for me so I went back to Vista a while back but idk if I should try it again.
     
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    did you run windows update? Any drivers i was missing in windows y the update corrected that.
     
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    Ya, just burn the files to CD and classify the CD as an ISO that's bootable. Most burners do it automatically I think.

    I'm using 7 right now and have been for some time since the RTM came, it's cool n stuff but too new and programs still have problems. Going back to XP for now
     
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    Yeah, this was in build 7100 or whatever though. I'm hoping maybe things will work in this build. I just dont know though. I mean, is there really any point to upgrading. To me Windows 7 is not much different than vista apart from the Start bar and the little things you can do with the Windows and stuff.