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Microsoft responds to Windows 7 student upgrade SNAFU with direct ISO download

A few days ago we offered some help to students who were having trouble with their Digital River-provided Windows 7 upgrade download. If you want to go a more direct route, Microsoft and Digital River now have something a bit more straightforward to offer.

Update links:

Home Premium x86:
Home Premium x64:

Professional x86:
Professional x64:

Thanks to Phil for the update!

Also, don't bother downloading this ISO if you don't have a valid student-only product key. You'll probably be able to install it, but your key won't activate the OS.

Your product key MUST MATCH the version you install. A Pro key will not activate a Home Premium install.

Once you download the disc, just open the ISO with your favorite burning software and burn it to a DVD - or drop it on a 4GB or larger USB drive using Microsoft's free utility.

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