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I needed to remove ei.cfg since I will be using my windows 7 pro key.

steps I used:

  1. ran the tool against the Windows 7 Ultimate iso

  2. uncompress the ISO into a folder in the HDD. I cannot see traces of ei.cfg in the sources folder. I used Explorer and command prompt for the presence of the file.

  3. Created a USB installer using rufus and Windows7 USB/DVD download tool and the ei.cfg is present.

I know it's easy to remove just ei.cfg once I created the USB installer but perhaps I'm doing it wrong? Thanks

  • Just download the appropriate ISO from Microsoft? Since you seem to be able to remove ei.cfg where is the problem? – Seth Apr 21 '17 at 5:46
  • Wouldn't it be easier to extract the ISO, delete the file, then create the ISO? – Ramhound Apr 21 '17 at 9:55
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    This is a better download link for OEM users because the other link supplied only works for retail licenses – Ramhound Apr 21 '17 at 9:59

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