Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Softpedia has a copy of the W7 SP1 final release 32bit and 64bit for download, I checked the MD5 and SHA1 hashes and they match, do you think this is an unaltered version of OEM final release?

One could assume the hashes were made after any alteration.

Anyone know the reputation of Softpedia? I have downloaded many programs from them and they always come up clean, I store them in a folder for 2-3 weeks, then scan them again before install, paranoid I know.


I downloaded the official release from Microsoft, the hashes matched that of Softpedia's download.

share|improve this question
Sathya strikes again! – Moab Jan 19 '11 at 15:31
Edit, the download was a good one, see edit. – Moab Feb 26 '11 at 0:45
-) – Sathya Feb 28 '11 at 8:52
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I'd wait for it to be released properly. Of course nothing is stopping you from doing a Restore Point, and if the MD5 hashes match, that's a pretty good sign. No bad things from Softpedia myself.

(Disclaimer: Softpedia distributes a couple of applications I've written.)

share|improve this answer
The SP will make a restore point by default, What apps have you written Randolph? Linky please. – Moab Jan 19 '11 at 4:46
Oooh, I don't know about that ... But since you asked, here's what's on Softpedia:… – user3463 Jan 19 '11 at 5:16

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .