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Old 02-26-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Windows 7 Home Premium in french?

Not too long ago, I downloaded the english version successfully and reformatted my laptop for the first time. Now, I'd like to help a friend of mine out by reformatting his laptop and reinstalling windows for him. The problem is I can't find working french installation files. The Digital River download links for the french versions don't work. The "French x64: X17-59009.iso" doesn't even download. Windows Ultimate in french, downloads and then when I try to burn it to a cd it screws up. Like I said, I've already done this with the english version and I've installed it on two different computers, it works fine. I know what I'm doing, I have somewhat of a background in computers so I have done as much troubleshooting as I can. I tried burning it with two different programs, in both instances the thing failed when it was almost finished around at least 90%.

Is there a working link somewhere to versions of w7hp in french?

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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Why not download the english version then download a language pack Language packs - Microsoft Windows, We have the legal Digital Rivers link here Windows 7 Digital River Legal Download Links
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Why not download the english version then download a language pack Language packs - Microsoft Windows, We have the legal Digital Rivers link here Windows 7 Digital River Legal Download Links
Thanks a lot, friend. I'll try this right away since I already have the cd ready to go. Thanks again so much, I'll let you know how it works out.
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Why not download the english version then download a language pack Language packs - Microsoft Windows, We have the legal Digital Rivers link here Windows 7 Digital River Legal Download Links
Listen, I don't think my french cd key is going to work with an english version of windows. It's not working and I don't know why. You sure I wouldn't need a french version?
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Windows is windows. The French version is just windows with the french language pack preinstalled.
Have you used the key before? Maybe it's used up. 1 license = 1 computer... unless it's a family pack or something else for business use.
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Um I thought Windows licenses were for 2 CPUs. Mostly so that said buyer can upgrade and doesn't feel like Microsoft is completely ripping them off.

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Um I thought Windows licenses were for 2 CPUs. Mostly so that said buyer can upgrade and doesn't feel like Microsoft is completely ripping them off.

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No, Windows licenses are only for one machine and one machine only. The only time I can think of that Microsoft has given multiple activations of one key is for office home and student.
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I can't really think of anything other then the following:
  • Call Microsoft tech support. They can properly do something for you
  • Download a cracking tool. You have a license after all, so you should not feel ashamed.
    I have a license aswell, but i have gotten new motherboard so i was having problems reactivating windows.
    Didn't use much time on it though. I just said F*ck It
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I can't really think of anything other then the following:
  • Call Microsoft tech support. They can properly do something for you
  • Download a cracking tool. You have a license after all, so you should not feel ashamed.
    I have a license aswell, but i have gotten new motherboard so i was having problems reactivating windows.
    Didn't use much time on it though. I just said F*ck It
We can't recommend him download a cracking tool, Its against the rules..
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Yeah it's pushing it, i know.
But i didn't tell him how.

It's just an easy way to fix his problem. He does have a payed license after all.
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