Ozy 22:21 18 Jan 2009

i have downloaded Windows7,
it shows 2.557.416 bytes in a zip file,
if i double click on it, all there is in the window is a readme file of 135bytes.
if i click on the zip file in the address box,
i get the same 135bytes file.
i have used Imgburn to burn the iso file to disc,
when it has finished burning, all that is on the
DVD disc is a zip file containing the
135bytes readme file

  MAJ 22:26 18 Jan 2009

Right-click on the downloaded zip file and choose Extract, you should then see the ISO which you have to burn to DVD, using something like ImgBurn. click here

  Devil Fish 22:48 18 Jan 2009

a zip? where did you get that from if you downloaded from microsoft it should be an iso burn straight to disk

  Ozy 14:28 19 Jan 2009

i did as you sugested and downloaded windows7
directly onto a DVD,when i looked at the DVD
there was that zip file again.
installing to a new formated drive,
install from CD drive came on, then just beeped
and did not load.
installing over Vista just loaded vista.
i have tried right clicking the zip file,
all i get is the readme.txt file.

  MAJ 14:37 19 Jan 2009

I don't know where you downloaded it from, Ozy, did you get your email with the serial number from MS? tRY DOWNLOADING w7 AGAIN FROM click here

  Ozy 13:00 20 Jan 2009

i downloaded from your click here,
which is the same download i have been using.
downloaded directly onto a DVD,
it took an hour or so, when it had finished
what do you think was on the DVD,
that same darned zip file that i cannot do anything with

  jimv7 13:16 20 Jan 2009

MAJ has told you, download from microsoft and burn it to dvd using imageburn available from the link as supplied by MAJ.

  Ozy 14:16 20 Jan 2009

i am downloading from microsoft site
and i have six key numbers to prove it.
and six wasted DVD's

  MAJ 14:24 20 Jan 2009

If you downloaded it directly to DVD (safer to download to your hard drive), then explore that DVD, locate the ISO file and drag it to your Desktop (for example). Then open Imgburn and choose the "Write Image File To Disk" option after inserting a clean DVD in your drive.

  Ozy 15:20 20 Jan 2009

i downloaded(from microsoft )to hard drive.
i now have the zip file,
on my desktop, if i highlight it ,it says,
type winrar archive
size 2.43gb
if i click, extract to, it extracts the readme file
and nothing else. i extract to DVD ,
it puts the zip file on to DVD, on reboot the computer cannot read it,another wasted DVD

  MAJ 15:38 20 Jan 2009

The file that is downloaded from MS is named


It's not a zip file, Ozy. You should see this click here the prduct key is a 25 digit sequence of letters and numbers split into 5 x 5 blocks.

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