In our household we have two students, and so ordered a copy of Windows 7
Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium in both x64 and x86 versions - a
total of 4 products from Digital River.
Having used their download manager to download these files, I now have 6
files: 4 .exe files (as expected) plus 2 files named setup1.box and
The .exe files are, however, only just over 70KB each, setup1.box is almost
3GB and setup2.box is 163KB.
Running the Home Premium versions fails immediately, saying it can't find
the required files. Running the Pro x64 .exe file starts to build a .iso
file ("Unloading the box"), but then fails with an unspecified error.
[Later] I've now re-downloaded a single Pro 64 version, moved it to another
drive, taken full permissions, and run the .exe file in elevated mode. It
now gets as far as unpacking setup2.box, then fails saying it can't write to
the folder - probably because it has made it RO!
Note to anyone who suggests various methods to burn a DVD; this issue is
about unpacking the files, not burning them.
We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!