How to Download Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit in German for Free
If you have a valid product key for Windows 7 Ultimate, but you don't have an installation CD anymore, you might be wondering how to download Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit in German for free. In this article, we will show you how to get an ISO file of Windows 7 Ultimate in German and how to install it on your PC.
What is an ISO file
An ISO file is a single file that contains all the data of a CD or DVD. You can use an ISO file to create a bootable USB drive or burn it to a blank disc. This way, you can install Windows 7 Ultimate on your PC without needing an original CD.
Where to get an ISO file of Windows 7 Ultimate in German
You don't need a specific ISO file of Windows 7 Ultimate in German. Any German ISO file of Windows 7 will do, as long as it can install any version of Windows 7, such as Professional, Home Premium or Home Basic. That's because every Windows 7 installation DVD contains all the data to install Windows 7 Ultimate as well. You just need to unlock the DVD by removing a file called ei.cfg from the sources folder. However, this is not easy to do, because the file is specially protected inside the ISO file. You need a small freeware tool to do it.
Step 1: Download a Windows 7 ISO file
You can download a Windows 7 ISO file from the Microsoft website, if you enter a valid Windows 7 product key. You can buy a cheap Windows 7 Ultimate product key from Amazon[^2^].
Step 2: Download the ei.cfg Removal Utility
You also need to download the ei.cfg Removal Utility from the developer winisoutils[^1^]. This tool will allow you to remove the ei.cfg file from the ISO file and unlock all the versions of Windows 7.
Step 3: Run the ei.cfg Removal Utility
Extract the file eicfg_removal_utility.zip to any folder. Double-click on the file eicfg_remover.exe. Select your Windows 7 ISO file. You will get a message \"ei.cfg removed\". The file is not actually removed, but a bit is changed so that the file is not found in the ISO file anymore.
How to install Windows 7 Ultimate in German
Now that you have modified your ISO file, you can use it to create a bootable USB drive or burn it to a blank DVD. Then you can use it to install Windows 7 Ultimate on your PC. Here is how to create a bootable USB drive from an ISO file[^3^]. This works for Windows 7 as well:
Download and install Rufus, a free tool that can create bootable USB drives.
Insert a USB drive with at least 4 GB of space into your PC.
Open Rufus and select your USB drive under Device.
Select Disk or ISO image under Boot selection and click on SELECT.
Browse to your Windows 7 ISO file and open it.
Make sure that Partition scheme is set to MBR and Target system is set to BIOS or UEFI.
Click on START and wait for Rufus to create your bootable USB drive.
Once your USB drive is ready, you can use it to boot your PC and install Windows 7 Ultimate in German. Just follow the on-screen instructions and enter your product key when prompted. ec8f644aee