If you purchased the 64-bit version of Windows 7, you will be given the choice of two download types.
The EXE download is for users who are running Windows Vista 64-bit prior to installation. This is the simplest method of installation.
The ISO download is for users who are running Windows XP or Windows Vista 32-bit. This can be a more complex installation, but is required when moving from a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit operating system. To use the ISO download you should review our upgrade information page located at the following link. http://drh.img.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/ContentTheme/pbPage.Upgrade
The Student Offer has been extended for those customers who wish to install the 64-bit version of Windows 7, but are currently running a 32-bit Operating System. Microsoft’s offer now includes a downloadable ISO file of Windows 7. Note: You cannot install Windows 7 from the ISO file until you copy it to a USB flash drive or DVD. You will need an application to accomplish this. Creating a DVD will require a DVD burner connected to your computer.
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.
Installing Windows 7 using a bootable DVD
To install the 64-bit version of Windows 7 on a computer running Windows XP or the 32-bit version of Windows Vista, you must launch setup by first booting from the Windows 7 media. The most common way to do this is to use the Windows 7 DVD.
Insert the Windows 7 DVD into the DVD drive of your computer.
Cancel any auto-run of the installation program and restart your computer
During the restart you should look for the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…" Tap a key and enter Windows 7 setup.
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