I'm hoping to load W7 on my desktop tonight. I'dled it off a torrent and then extracted it from the zip file. I'm hoping that I did it right to just drop the whole folder onto the disc and pop it in.
If you are hoping to boot of the disk you must create ISO file ! Lot of ISO files will actually show up as ZIP after download since WINDOWS doesn't make that distinction.
Also I don't know of anyone running less then legit copy of WIN7 as the veryfication has been improved.