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  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So, you found it? good. So, this version will read the BIOS and install CORE version. I hope it is the right one, I did a search and found a bunch of links to it, but I don't know the validity of any of the links.

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    That's the downside of having to go to bit torrent for the ISO. Has it been altered, in a bad way?
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Oh, so that was YOU? Hahaha. No, just kidding - I always scan everything I download regardless of where I got it from, including Microsoft.
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  4. #14


    Just keep in mind that a virus scanned or malware scanned copy of Windows from a Torrent site might come back clean even if it has issues. These utilities only scan for problems that they know about and that have been identified in the wild. It's quite possible that the ISO of Windows you download has activation disabled or other random changes which would not be considered a virus or malware and thus pass those checks.
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Most of the ones I have found are untouched. The only time I experimented with an outside activation, is was some kind of KMS emulator, like the ones that cracktivate Office 2010. It usually says on the file itself, if it has been altered that way, I believe this one is the pure OS installer
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  6. #16


    Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - Windows 8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by juanichiloco View Post
    I think I know where is the problem. The key of the Windows is in the UEFI of the laptop, as you know. When I try to install the Windows it says that the key doesn't work for that version of Windows. It is strange because Windows 8 Pro Iso is supposed to contain the Core Iso too, but I think that it is beacause I have downloaded a iso that comes from an ESD folder. When I open the sources folder I find install.esd instead of install.wim. The iso I have to download is like this en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso , but the spanish version, the only problem is that I can't find it, only in torrents, which are really slow.

    Hmm, the en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso worked for me. All I did was go into the BIOS and change from UEFI to legacy mode and switch the boot order so it would boot from cd first. It didn't ask me for the KEY during install, and installed the Core edition automatically.

    I just checked, and my sources folder contains install.wim. Did you check the Hash? The correct Hash for the en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso is SHA1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4 . This is straight from Microsoft, so if the Hash matches you know it's legit and hasn't been tampered with.

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  7. #17


    Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - Windows 8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by juanichiloco View Post
    I think I know where is the problem. The key of the Windows is in the UEFI of the laptop, as you know. When I try to install the Windows it says that the key doesn't work for that version of Windows. It is strange because Windows 8 Pro Iso is supposed to contain the Core Iso too, but I think that it is beacause I have downloaded a iso that comes from an ESD folder. When I open the sources folder I find install.esd instead of install.wim. The iso I have to download is like this en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso , but the spanish version, the only problem is that I can't find it, only in torrents, which are really slow.


    Check your PM. I just sent you a message.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Well, I am downloading some ISOs, I hope at least one will work. I will post here the results, thank you very much!!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - Windows 8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by juanichiloco View Post

    Thanks for the help! I think I finally got it. I am downloading es_windows_8_x64_dvd_915404.iso , which I think it is the correct one. If it doesn't work I have another option, I have managed to completely install my iso in legacy mode, without UEFI, and actívate it with the key manually. I am going to proof this new iso and I will tell you, but if it doesn't work there's no problem.

    So you did get it installed and activated? That's how I installed mine also....in Legacy mode with MBR formatted disk. I didn't want to use UEFI/GPT anyway. That's one of the reasons I re-installed clean to begin with. Some of the features of Acronis True Image, like Try and Decide and Startup Recovery Manager, wouldn't work with GPT disks.
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    well, the question is, can we ask Fillup to offer you his ISO if in fact his is the right version, in case the one you got does not work? cos we've already paid for the licences its just we are missing an actual ISO image.
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