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Digital River is Microsoft's service provider for e-commerce. Basically every product that Microsoft sells in their online stores worldwide is delivered via the Digital River servers. You'll find the full list of all available Windows 7 disk images here, in many languages, both with and without SP1 integrated, both 32 and 64 bit versions.

Important Note August 2014

Microsoft is retiring the previous download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net. Some downloads have been moved to the Azure storage on drcdn.blob.core.windows.net. At this point it is not clear whether the listed downloads will be available long term. We always keep the link list up to date.

Images with SP1 Media Refresh now available

Whereas there are already a lot of websites providing download links to Windows 7 RTM DVD ISO images, the links for the updated versions that have an integrated Service Pack 1 are brand new. Using a scraping script to browse the files on the Digital River servers, we came across these new ISO images more or less by a lucky guess. The advantage of the new images is an up to date Windows installation right after the initial setup, without the need to download and install hundreds of updates afterwards. If you just need the downloads, you can scroll down. If you need further information, please read on here.

Microsoft released updated media refresh images in May 2011. They have the post SP1 hotfix KB2534111 integrated as well. The original versions of the SP1 integrated DVDs don't allow any non ASCII characters when assigning the computer name, which has been fixed with this update.

Are these illegal, cracked or pirated downloads?

Digtal River provides these downloads via Microsoft Azure. Since this is an official download channel, you can be sure to receive setup files that are virus-free, secure, legitimate and untouched. Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. Without a legally obtained product key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated, or the evaluation timer be reset.

For more information about Digital River, please refer to this press release.

How to use the downloaded files

Once you've completed your download, you can burn it to DVD using any DVD writing software that supports writing disk images. If you already run any Windows 7 version, it's also possible to write the ISO image to DVD just by double clicking it.

Many new computers these days come without any original installation media but only with a recovery disk that contains an additional lot of bloatware besides Windows, making a clean installation impossible. The Digital River disks provide an easy way for clean installations in these cases. The product key needed for this can usually be found on a sticker under or on the back of your PC.

Activate a different language or bit edition

Still another purpose of these downloads would be to get a different language or bit version of Windows 7. Any valid Windows 7 product key determines only the edition (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise). It can, however, activate both 32 and 64 bit editions in any language. So, for instance, a key for the German Windows 7 Professional x86 edition can activate a Chinese Windows 7 Professional x64 edition. So if you already own a key, it can also activate some other Win 7 versions downloaded from Digital River.

The *.iso downloads come in two different shapes, as bootable disks, and as non bootable disks. Whereas the non bootable disks can only install the edition they're labeled with, the bootable disks can very easily be converted into universal installation media supporting all Windows 7 editions (except Enterprise). There's only a single file that needs to be removed on the DVD. The file named ei.cfg in the sources folder restricts the choice of Windows editions that can be installed with that particular DVD. To remove it, you can apply the ei.cfg Removal Utility very easily.

Windows 7 Test Drive

Finally, the DVDs can be used to test and evaluate Windows 7 for 30 days, or to create a test environment within a virtual machine. Entering a product key during installation isn't mandatory. Just click the "Next" button without entering anything, and the Windows 7 Trial will be installed.

There's also a 90 days' trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise available directly from Microsoft.

Reset the evaluation timer

After 30 days of evaluation, you can reset the evaluation timer by opening the command prompt in admin mode, and typing in the command "slmgr -rearm". You can repeat this procedure up to 3 times, so your evaluation time will be 120 days altogether.

Windows 7 Enterprise

Windows 7 Enterprise has never been available as a retail license, therefore it's not available through Digital River However, if you have a valid volume license key for Windows 7 Enterprise, you can request the a trial download from Microsoft, and install and activate it with your existing key.

What are E, N, K and KN editions?

Microsoft had to introduce the E and N editions to the European market and the K and KN editions to the Korean market due to anti-trust appeals. The N editions don't contain any media player software; the E editions don't contain the internet explorer; the K editions contain additional selection screens to download alternative media player and messenger software, the KN editions don't contain any media player or messenger software, or any links to alternatives.

What are x86 and x64 editions?

The x86 editions run with 32 bit, the x64 editions, with 64 bit. The most important difference is that x64 editions can address more than 4 GByte of memory. Most software isn't available in 64 bit yet, and some old software and devices won't work on x64. So it makes sense to use 64 bit if you have more than 4 GB of RAM, and/or your most important software programmes exist as x64 versions as well, and you're absolutely sure your soft- and hardware will work properly. If you're still unsure which one you should choose, please download an x86 edition.

Purchase an Activation Key

Windows 7

Should you want to use the DVD images permanently, and don't own a product key yet, you can order a Windows 7 OEM or retail version from Amazon. The OEM reinstallation versions contain a DVD with a product key just like the retail versions. They are significantly cheaper, but lack a proper box packaging, and don't include technical support by Microsoft. The OEM key will work with the Digital River downloads, so you can just pick the cheapest one. Sometimes better editions are the cheaper ones, so all of the following links to Amazon offers might be worth checking. I've already tried to find good deals for all editions and linked to them here:

Download Windows 7 DVD Image

The links are ordered alphabetically by language. Some ISOs aren't bootable but contain single installation files that can install Windows 7 from an existing Windows installation. We recommend use of a Download Manager.

To verify the integrity of your downloads, you can check with MSDN. You'll find SHA1 and ISO/CRC check sums there. The site requires login with a free Windows Live ID.

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Product Chinese, traditional
(Taiwan)
Danish
(Denmark)
Dutch
(Netherlands)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
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Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59297.iso X17-59883.iso X17-59236.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Professional N x86 SP1 U (media refresh)   X17-59318.iso X17-59384.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x64 SP1 U (media refresh)   X17-59320.iso X17-59387.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (old) X17-24268.iso X17-24276.iso X17-24278.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (old) X17-24269.iso X17-24277.iso X17-24279.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79637.iso
Win7-P-Retail-zh-tw-x86.exe
X15-79641.iso
Win7-P-Retail-da-dk-x86.exe
X15-79642.iso
Win7-P-Retail-nl-nl-x86.exe
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79940.iso
Win7-P-Retail-zh-tw-x64.exe
X15-79944.iso
Win7-P-Retail-da-dk-x64.exe
X15-79945.iso
Win7-P-Retail-nl-nl-x64.exe
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM (not bootable)      

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Product English
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Finnish
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French
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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-58997.iso   X17-59009.iso
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
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Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
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Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59463.iso   X17-59477.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
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X17-59465.iso   X17-59479.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x86 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59335.iso X17-59344.iso X17-59348.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59337.iso X17-59346.iso X17-59351.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 (old) X17-24208.iso    
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (old) X17-24209.iso    
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (old) X17-24280.iso X17-24284.iso X17-24286.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (old) X17-24281.iso X17-24285.iso X17-24287.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 (old) X17-24394.iso    
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (old) X17-24395.iso    
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM X15-65732.iso   X15-65738.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM X15-65733.iso   X15-65739.iso
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM X15-65804.iso   X15-65810.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM X15-65805.iso   X15-65811.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM X15-65921.iso    
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM X15-65922.iso    
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM X16-13457.iso   X16-13469.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM X16-13459.iso   X16-13471.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM X16-13548.iso   X16-13560.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM X16-13550.iso   X16-13562.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79606.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
  X15-79609.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-fr-fr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79909.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
  X15-79912.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-fr-fr-x64.exe
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79643.iso
Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
X15-79645.iso
Win7-P-Retail-fi-fi-x86.exe
X15-79646.iso
Win7-P-Retail-fr-fr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79646.iso
Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
X15-79948.iso
Win7-P-Retail-fi-fi-x64.exe
X15-79949.iso
Win7-P-Retail-fr-fr-x64.exe
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79703.iso
Win7-U-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
   
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-80008.iso
Win7-U-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
   
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM (not bootable) X16-12862.iso
Win7-HPN-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
  X16-12868.iso
Win7-HPN-Retail-fr-fr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM (not bootable) X16-12863.iso
Win7-HPN-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
  X16-12869.iso
Win7-HPN-Retail-fr-fr-x64.exe
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM (not bootable) X16-12908.iso
Win7-PN-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
  X16-12914.iso
Win7-PN-Retail-fr-fr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM (not bootable) X16-12909.iso
Win7-PN-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
  X16-12915.iso
Win7-PN-Retail-fr-fr-x64.exe

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Product German
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Italian
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Korean
(Republic of Korea)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
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Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
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Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Professional N x86 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59323.iso X17-59364.iso  
Windows 7 Professional N x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59327.iso X17-59366.iso  
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (old) X17-24288.iso X17-24296.iso X17-24328.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (old) X17-24289.iso X17-24297.iso X17-24329.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM X15-65740.iso   X15-65780.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM X15-65741.iso   X15-65781.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM X15-65812.iso   X15-65853.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM X15-65813.iso   X15-65854.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM X16-13473.iso   X15-65782.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM X16-13475.iso   X15-65783.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM X16-13564.iso   X15-65855.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM X16-13566.iso   X15-65856.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79610.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-de-de-x86.exe
  X15-79631.iso (Windows 7 K)
Win7-HP-Retail-ko-kr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79913.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-de-de-x64.exe
  X15-79934.iso (Windows 7 K)
Win7-HP-Retail-ko-kr-x64.exe
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79647.iso
Win7-P-Retail-de-de-x86.exe
X15-79651.iso
Win7-P-Retail-it-it-x86.exe
X15-79668.iso (Windows 7 K)
Win7-P-Retail-ko-kr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79950.iso
Win7-P-Retail-de-de-x64.exe
X15-79954.iso
Win7-P-Retail-it-it-x64.exe
X15-79971.iso (Windows 7 K)
Win7-P-Retail-ko-kr-x64.exe
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM (not bootable) X16-12870.iso
Win7-HPN-Retail-de-de-x86.exe
  X15-79632.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Win7-HPN-Retail-ko-kr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM (not bootable) X16-12871.iso
Win7-HPN-Retail-de-de-x64.exe
  X15-79935.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Win7-HPN-Retail-ko-kr-x64.exe
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM (not bootable) X16-12916.iso
Win7-PN-Retail-de-de-x86.exe
  X15-79669.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Win7-PN-Retail-ko-kr-x86.exe
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM (not bootable) X16-12917.iso
Win7-PN-Retail-de-de-x64.exe
  X15-79972.iso (Windows 7 KN)
Win7-PN-Retail-ko-kr-x64.exe

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Product Norwegian, Bokmål
(Norway)
Portuguese
(Portugal)
Spanish
(Spain)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
    X17-58857.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
    X17-58859.iso
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
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Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59231.iso X17-59247.iso X17-58868.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
    X17-58877.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
    X17-58879.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x86 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59380.iso X17-59395.iso X17-58871.iso
Windows 7 Professional N x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59383.iso X17-59398.iso X17-58874.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (old) X17-24302.iso X17-24306.iso X17-24318.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (old) X17-24303.iso X17-24307.iso X17-24319.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM     X15-65770.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM     X15-65771.iso
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM     X15-65842.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM     X15-65843.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM     X15-65959.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM     X15-65960.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM (not bootable)     X15-79626.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-es-es-x86.exe
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM (not bootable)     X15-79929.iso
Win7-HP-Retail-es-es-x64.exe
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79655.iso
Win7-P-Retail-nb-no-x86.exe
X15-79657.iso
Win7-P-Retail-pt-pt-x86.exe
X15-79663.iso
Win7-P-Retail-es-es-x86.exe
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79958.iso
Win7-P-Retail-nb-no-x64.exe
X15-79960.iso
Win7-P-Retail-pt-pt-x64.exe
X15-79966.iso
Win7-P-Retail-es-es-x64.exe
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM (not bootable)     X15-79723.iso
Win7-U-Retail-es-es-x86.exe
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM (not bootable)      

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Product Swedish
(Sweden)
   
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59271.iso    
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59273.iso    
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Professional N x86 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59418.iso    
Windows 7 Professional N x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59424.iso    
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 (old) X17-24320.iso    
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 (old) X17-24321.iso    
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (old)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM      
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM      
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79664.iso
Win7-P-Retail-sv-se-x86.exe
   
Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-79967.iso
Win7-P-Retail-sv-se-x64.exe
   
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Home Premium N x64 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional N x86 RTM (not bootable)      
Windows 7 Professional N x64 RTM (not bootable)      

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