What is Message Service Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 Official .iso Downloads (Digital River)

Grade: The Windows 7 .iso files are very large (~ 4 GB each) and require the use of high speed internet to download.

• If you have a Windows 7 DVD, instead download the correct Service Pack 1 file and install this immediately after installing Windows 7.

• Note you will need the full .iso file if planning on switching from 32 bit Windows 7 to 64 bit Windows 7.

These .iso files are the disc images digital river would send out to customers purchasing Windows 7 and have nothing else added.

Note: If you do not know what .iso file to pick from, look at the base of your system: It will most likely be Windows 7 Home Premium. It will only be different if you opted for a system with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.

Next check how much memory your system has. Download the 64 bit file if you have a computer with 4 GB of RAM or more or if you plan to upgrade your RAM to 4 GB or superior. If you have 2 GB of RAM or less then take the 32 bit file.

Before proceeding ensure that Dell provides 32 bit Vista or Windows 7 drivers for use with installing 32 bit Windows 7 and likewise that Dell provides 64 bit Vista or Windows 7 drivers for use with installing 64 bit Windows 7. These may be found on the Dell Drivers and Downloads page. Drivers for non-Dell systems must be found elsewhere.

Windows 7 Official .iso Files (Digital River)

Note these .iso files may be used with a Dell / non-Dell OEM product key but phone activation is required (see note at end). This key is typically found on the COA attached to the base of the system.

Retail / upgrade product keys can be used with these .iso files and activated over the internet or phone. See note at the end for phone activation.

Windows 7 (English) with Service Pack 1

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - X17-58996

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-58997

• Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-59183

• Windows 7 Professional (x64) - X17-59186

• Windows 7 Ultimate (x86) * - X17-59463

• Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) * - X17-59465

Note: If needing starter you might want to try using the iso Image Edition Switcher and convert from the equivalent 32 bit version of Home Premium.

* Language packs are available for all languages ​​via Windows Update

Windows 7 (German)

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - X17-65740

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X15-65741

Windows 7 (German) with Service Pack 1

• Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-59886

• Windows 7 Professional (x64) - X17-59885

Windows 7 (French) with Service Pack 1

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - X17-59007

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-59009

• Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-59195

• Windows 7 Professional (x64) - X17-59197

Windows 7 (Spanish) with Service Pack 1

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - X17-58857

• Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - X17-58859

• Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-58666

• Windows 7 Professional (x64) -X17-58868

Windows 7 (Portuguese) with Service Pack 1

• Windows 7 Professional (x86) - X17-59246

• Windows 7 Professional (x64) - X17-59247


▬ Note the Windows 7 .iso download links are derived from here (which has more languages).

Installation Instructions

Once one has the .iso file they may wish to use the Microsoft .iso to USB / DVD tool to create a bootable DVD or USB (requires a blank DVD or USB flash stick of at least 4 GB).

Note: You may use the HP Format Tool to format your USB stick (run it as an administrator) after the windows install so you may use it as a USB stick again. ;)

Full install instructions using this media can be found in my A Clean Install of Windows Vista / 7 on Dell Laptops / Desktops wiki. This guide can be used in non-Dell systems but the note at the end of the wiki must be read before proceeding.

Phone activation

Press the [Windows] and [Pause | Break] button activation (or right click Computer and select properties).

At the bottom there will be some message about activation, click this link. When an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) i.e. The Product Key printed on the label stuck on the base / side of the laptop / desktop is used you may get a screen like this:

In which case you will need to use the phone activation. It is a quick automated called, follow the onscreen instructions.