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I downloaded a Win 7 OEM torrent for a computer with an OEM COA, but at 5.7 GB it's too big for a DVD.  If I remove the langpacks folder before burning, it will be small enough.  en_us is already in the sources folder.  Will the install still work without the presence of the langpack file?

 

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I think talking about torrents as against the rules but if I were you assuming you own a copy and just need the packs built in , I would just get a DL disc and be done with it .

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Torrents are a tool for downloading, I'm not downloading anything I'm not entitled to.  No I don't have a reinstall disc, it didn't come with the computer and there was no hard drive so no recovery partition.  :(  I've got the ,ISO now, I just need to get it small enough to fit on a DVD. 

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Why don't you just make a usb boot flash drive disk and install it to there, you would only need an 8 gb stick and that would solve your problem and be much faster. As to your question deleting the langpack folder should work but I'm not 100% positive. The iso probably has the updates installed which makes for the larger size.

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Hey Phil.  I second Spike's suggestion.  A USB thumb drive is the way to go.  In fact once you master the install from a USB thumb drive, you'll probably never go back to installations using DVD media  :)

 

The install routine is so much faster when installing from the USB thumb drive.

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I think talking about torrents as against the rules but if I were you assuming you own a copy and just need the packs built in , I would just get a DL disc and be done with it .

Microsoft offers W7 ISOs for free anyways.

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Phil, you can grab legit ISO downloads from here;

 

Download the appropriate Windows 7 .ISO file which includes Service Pack 1

(Note: must match what your product key version is for)


Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso
Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso


Windows 7 Professional 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso
Windows 7 Professional 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso


Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso

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Hey Phil.  I second Spike's suggestion.  A USB thumb drive is the way to go.  In fact once you master the install from a USB thumb drive, you'll probably never go back to installations using DVD media   :)

 

The install routine is so much faster when installing from the USB thumb drive.

That sounds like a good idea but I don't have a drive big enough and I want to do it today.  Next time for sure.  :)

 

 

I think talking about torrents as against the rules but if I were you assuming you own a copy and just need the packs built in , I would just get a DL disc and be done with it .

Microsoft offers W7 ISOs for free anyways.

 

Yes, but only retail versions.

 

Phil, you can grab legit ISO downloads from here;

 

Download the appropriate Windows 7 .ISO file which includes Service Pack 1

(Note: must match what your product key version is for)

Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso

I already tried that.  They're retail and won't validate with a OEM COA, ask me how I know, lol.  Phone activation won't fly if you're trying to install a retail on an OEM machine, tried that too, even talked to a live human.  :P

 

I guess I'm going to suck it up and burn one withe the langpack file removed, I've made coasters before and I'm sure I will again.  ;)

Edited by Phil

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Odd that the retail ones did not work for you, I just did it last week lol. I installed a  windows 7 Home Premium key from a dead laptop onto a new desktop. Done it several times honestly. I will state once again as I have in the past, if for some reason you have to call MS to activate, they don't care, they just go ahead and activate it. Although I have not had to call them on the last few I did.

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Removing language packs is very common. Actually there is a HUGE amount of data that can be removed and the windows 7 will be just fine.

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Odd that the retail ones did not work for you, I just did it last week lol. I installed a  windows 7 Home Premium key from a dead laptop onto a new desktop. Done it several times honestly. I will state once again as I have in the past, if for some reason you have to call MS to activate, they don't care, they just go ahead and activate it. Although I have not had to call them on the last few I did.

The auto phone activation failed, and struck out with the live human.  Installing retail with a OEM number is a no go she said.

 

Removing language packs is very common. Actually there is a HUGE amount of data that can be removed and the windows 7 will be just fine.

Can you suggest more to remove?  I'm about 5MB too fat to fit on a DVD.

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Themes and all of the 'sample' movies, pictures, music etc. can be removed too.

 

IIRC you just need to leave the Aero theme there, everything else there can be deleted.

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