Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher

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A set of small binary patches (and a tool to apply these patches) that will convert an official Windows 7 ISO disc image into another edition

editor's review



Downloading and installing a fresh copy of Windows onto a system is not supposed to be a difficult task, but there are many cases in which such simple, though time consuming tasks can become a real hassle. Since Windows 7 is available from Microsoft for evaluation in the form of ISO disc images, it should be a problem to find the edition you want and transfer it onto your computer.

Given the fact that there are no less than 8 such files (Home Premium, Professional, Professional N and Ultimate for 32-bit and 64-bit systems), each of substantial size, if you change your mind and want to install a different version than the one you downloaded initially, you will have to transfer another huge file and lose time and bandwidth.

To prevent such misfortunes, there is a simple solution at your disposal, one which will limit the number of necessary downloads to maximum 2 in case you are not decided on which OS architecture you prefer.

Going by the name of Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher, this software is capable of turning any disc image you got from Microsoft into the edition you want. More precisely, if you downloaded the ISO for the Professional variant, for example, but you need to install Windows 7 Ultimate, this utility will transform the file into the desired edition on the spot.

All you have to do is run the patch, choose the patch for the version you want to get, then select the disc image and let Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher work its magic. Only one thing you should note and that is you cannot convert 32-bit images into 64-bit ones.

To conclude, this simple solution to a problem that can become quiet annoying is the best thing you can try if you don't feel like going through the whole process of re-downloading the ISO image and wasting precious minutes and bandwidth.

Windows 7 ISO Image Edition Switcher was reviewed by Olivian Puha
Last updated on December 5th, 2013