Windows 7 was launched officially last week amidst launch parties and fanfare. As always, Microsoft gave its customers an option to get the Windows 7 DVD from retail stores or download the Windows 7 ISO directly from its servers online. But the catch is, Microsoft never makes available, the official download links that allow retail customers to download setup installer or ISO image of Windows 7, despite digital downloads have been the sole distribution channel for many who purchase from online store or via MSDN or TechNet subscriptions.

Though the Windows 7 installation DVD or ISO image is freely available on Bit Torrent sites, it carries the risk of getting fake, incorrect, malicious or infected images instead.

Now the direct download links to the Windows 7 operating system purchased online have been leaked. The installation files of Windows 7 is hosted on the server on domain owned by Digital River, one of the delivery partners for Windows 7. The Windows 7 installation files are meant as a way of ESD (Electronic Software Distribution).

Each editions of Windows 7 has its own download link. The Windows 7 setup installer package comes in 3 parts, which is an executable that starts the extraction or unpacking and installation process, plus and After extracting all content to a folder named ExpandedSetup, the installation files should be the same with what contains on a DVD.

I would personally suggest you to use a download manager to download these files to ensure proper downloading of these huge files.

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86

Update (2.12.2011): Due to a request by Microsoft, all the links have been redacted.

After downloading the files, simply double click on the executable, e.g. Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x86.exe to start unloading the box and to install Windows 7. Note that 3 files must be put together in the same directory. You still need a product key to activate installed Windows 7.

Also Available : Direct download links for Windows 7 64-bit (x64)


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  • yugi

    thaaank you !

  • U

    wrk good is perfect i need activation from were pl zi need the website plzzzzzzzz

    • CoolMarshall

      I know what you mean about your activation, I installed Windows Vista Ultimate from an iso file but i too needed a key , the one i entered didnt work and it was the one for the product (I used product key finder). Long story short, im back to my original operating system, Vista Home premium.

  • RedBug

    I haven’t burned them to a DVD yet, but I looked inside the ISO files, and they look like bootable DVD images.
    Officially, they are Home Premium. But they can be used to install any version with a simple tweak, so I’m told. Haven’t tried it yet.

  • Abhi

    when i click on exe file it starts extracting but after sometime show unspecific error ocurred. please help help help

  • thanks

    all of these links worked fine and burned just and arebootable

    • steakman13

      How Do you burn it and make it bootable? i have been trying to find out how for a week

  • suomi

    Hello everybody, I just want to ask if somebody know , how can I give a VOLUME LABEL name of the 32-bit Windows 7 Professional x86, all it’s ok
    but you need a exact volume label of the dvd. Thank you.

  • Syh Cool

    thanks your for info

  • Jessica

    do I need all three of these links to make the download work, or do I only need one.

  • vk

    ya instale.. tengo un problema o mejor dicho una duda.. puedo configurar dos módem en una misma linea..??
    quien me pueda brindar información sobre esto se los agradecería… URGENTE!!!

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  • uFI Crea7e

    in the expanded setup folder, i have a .wim file, what am i suppose to do with it? burn it to a disk?

  • matthew


  • HopeNotHateBNP

    I know this article is old but I still use it to download W7 whenever I cannot use my W7 disc due to scratches etc. I am just wondering whether the webmaster will include Windows 8 as well?

  • HopeNotHateBNP