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The Windows 7 direct downloads are back! You can use our new ISO download tool to generate temporary download links on the Microsoft server. All downloads that were previously available on Digital, River are accessible once again, plus many more (more languages, OEM versions, Get Genuine Kits etc.)

Important Note May 2016

We proudly present you a new Download Tool for genuine Windows 7 ISO images directly from Microsoft!

The previous Digital River download servers msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net, msft.digitalrivercontent.net and azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net remain offline though.

In this article we continue to share relevant tips and tricks about the Windows 7 ISO images.

Download from the new Recovery Centre

If you have a valid retail product key, you can alternatively download untouched ISO images via the Software Recovery Centre. Those downloads are exactly the same as the ones provided by our download tool.

Order replacement media

If you prefer to own an original installation DVD, Microsoft will send you a replacement disk. A small processing fee applies. Replacement disks can also be ordered from Amazon.

Purchase a fresh Windows system

Windows 7

If you have no product key yet, and want to use Windows 7 permanently, these links are for you. Windows 7 keys are quite affordable these days, and Amazon's A-to-z Guarantee ensures that you receive your money back in case you receive a counterfeit product. A Windows 7 key is always valid for all language and bit versions of the same edition, therefore, don't worry if the product is not available in your desired language. You can still activate any ISO download of the same edition. Windows 7 is available from Amazon in four different editions:

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.

Activate a different language or bit edition

The Windows 7 product keys are all agnostic of language version and bit edition. 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, you can download any 32 or 64 bit image in your preferred language.

The *.iso downloads 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.

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.

What are 32 bit and 64 bit editions?

The x86 (32 bit) 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.

Former direct download links, only for reference

The following table is provided for reference only, so that you know which file name is which Windows version, in case you find some of the files from an alternative download source. The downloads in this table are no longer working.

When you look for unauthorized downloads, you can also leverage the information on the MSDN Download Center for assistance. Download is not possible without subscription, but you will find more file names to look for, as well as ISO/CRC check sums to verify the integrity of any downloads.

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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
X17-59295.iso X17-59891.iso X17-59233.iso
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
(USA)
Finnish
(Finland)
French
(France)
Windows 7 Home Premium x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-58996.iso   X17-59007.iso
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
X17-59183.iso X17-59192.iso X17-59195.iso
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59186.iso X17-59194.iso X17-59197.iso
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)
latest and greatest
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
WiWindows 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
WindWindows 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
WindWindows 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
WindWindows 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
WindWindows 7 Ultimate x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79703.iso
Win7-U-Retail-en-us-x86.exe
   
WindWindows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM (not bootable) X15-80008.iso
Win7-U-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
   
WindWindows 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
WindWindows 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
WindWindows 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
WindWindows 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
(Germany)
Italian
(Italy)
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
X17-59886.iso X17-59212.iso X17-59299.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
X17-59885.iso X17-59215.iso X17-59300.iso (Windows 7 K)
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest and greatest
     
WindoWindows 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 alatest and greatest
X17-59229.iso X17-59246.iso X17-58866.iso
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 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 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 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 alatest and greatest
X17-59271.iso    
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)
latest alatest 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 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 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 Windows 7 Professional x86 RTM (not bootable) X15-79664.iso
Win7-P-Retail-sv-se-x86.exe
   
Windows 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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