I have a TechNet subscription and want to download and install a copy of Windows 7 Professional in a VMware Workstation virtual machine for testing purposes. Twice now, I've downloaded what I thought was Windows 7 Professional and installed it, only to find it is really Windows 7 Home Premium. The first time I thought it was a careless mistake. The second time, after being quite careful about which version I was downloading, I'm starting to wonder what in the world is going on.
What makes an install of Windows 7 either Home Premium or Professional, etc.? Is it the activation key or the ISO file? Knowing this will help me determine where I'm going wrong.