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Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

  1. #1


    Nigel Molesworth Guest

    Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    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
    setup2.box.

    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.



    Nigel M

    We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!

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  3. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    any reason to not suspect your download site has corrupted files.

    have you asked them.
    about your problem.

    mikeyhsd@newsgroup



    "Nigel Molesworth" <reply@newsgroup> wrote in message news:v4e0e55l8t1mqo8d33e6j2in3609m10avd@newsgroup
    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
    setup2.box.

    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.



    Nigel M

    We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Dave Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    In article <v4e0e55l8t1mqo8d33e6j2in3609m10avd@newsgroup>,
    reply@newsgroupd says...

    > 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.
    How did you get to the Pro on DR? The link from 741.com takes you to
    the Home Premium Upgrade. I couldn't find the Pro upgrade.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Leroy Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    Please repost your question in the Windows 7 Answers Forum:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...egory/windows7


    Nigel Molesworth wrote:

    > 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
    > setup2.box.
    >
    > 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.
    >
    >
    >
    > Nigel M
    >
    > We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5



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    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    There is a part that says "Need to join your school's domain?" Click on that and it will change your version to Win 7 Professional.

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  7. #6


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    "Leroy" <leroy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:4AE08462.8080506@newsgroup

    > Please repost your question in the Windows 7 Answers Forum:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...egory/windows7
    >
    >
    > Nigel Molesworth wrote:

    >> 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
    >> setup2.box. 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.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Nigel M
    >>
    >> We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!


    The question has nothing to do with Windows 7. It has to do with downloading
    and utilizing that which was downloaded.

    Get a life now!

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience & Security


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Leroy Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    The question the OP asked has been addressed in the Windows 7 Answers
    Forum. That is why he was requested to visit that site.

    See:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...e-a13fe03f0632


    Richard Urban wrote:

    > "Leroy" <leroy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:4AE08462.8080506@newsgroup

    >> Please repost your question in the Windows 7 Answers Forum:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...egory/windows7
    >>
    >>
    >> Nigel Molesworth wrote:

    >>> 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
    >>> setup2.box. 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.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Nigel M
    >>>
    >>> We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!
    >
    >
    >
    > The question has nothing to do with Windows 7. It has to do with
    > downloading and utilizing that which was downloaded.
    >
    > Get a life now!
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    "Leroy" <leroy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:4AE0A51E.5080804@newsgroup

    > The question the OP asked has been addressed in the Windows 7 Answers
    > Forum. That is why he was requested to visit that site.
    >
    > See:
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...e-a13fe03f0632
    >
    >
    > Richard Urban wrote:

    >> "Leroy" <leroy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:4AE08462.8080506@newsgroup

    >>> Please repost your question in the Windows 7 Answers Forum:
    >>> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...egory/windows7
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Nigel Molesworth wrote:
    >>>> 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
    >>>> setup2.box. 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.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Nigel M
    >>>>
    >>>> We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> The question has nothing to do with Windows 7. It has to do with
    >> downloading and utilizing that which was downloaded.
    >>
    >> Get a life now!
    >>


    It was still a generic question that could have been placed in a Windows XP
    newsgroup. It was operating system agnostic.

    Get a life!

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience & Security


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Leroy Guest

    Re: Windows 7 downloads from Digital River: unpacking

    The OO's inquiry was promptly answered in the Windows 7 Answers Forum.


    Richard Urban wrote:

    > "Leroy" <leroy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:4AE0A51E.5080804@newsgroup

    >> The question the OP asked has been addressed in the Windows 7 Answers
    >> Forum. That is why he was requested to visit that site.
    >>
    >> See:
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...e-a13fe03f0632
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Richard Urban wrote:

    >>> "Leroy" <leroy@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>> news:4AE08462.8080506@newsgroup
    >>>> Please repost your question in the Windows 7 Answers Forum:
    >>>> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...egory/windows7
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Nigel Molesworth wrote:
    >>>>> 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
    >>>>> setup2.box. 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.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Nigel M
    >>>>>
    >>>>> We need Windows 7 groups on the Microfoft News Server!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> The question has nothing to do with Windows 7. It has to do with
    >>> downloading and utilizing that which was downloaded.
    >>>
    >>> Get a life now!
    >>>
    >
    >
    >
    > It was still a generic question that could have been placed in a Windows
    > XP newsgroup. It was operating system agnostic.
    >
    > Get a life!
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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