Yesterday I got an e3estarter board and installed the EDK provided in the DVD (8.2i). Then I downloaded the ISE I was pointed to in Xilinx's registration confirmation email (9.1i). Of course they are not compatible, I would need to download the ISE 8.2i. But I didn't find a way to do it. So I'm stuck now, I can't upgrade the EDK (no money) and I can't downgrade the ISE (no file found).
There is a link to email Xilinx Customer Support [this is different than Xilinx Technical Support] and you can request entitlement to download ISE 8.2. You will need to provide the product IDs from your purchased software.
If you are using the evaluation version of EDK and WebPACK, you should likely download ISE WebPACK 8.2:
This is frustrating. I have to download over 3 GB of files to make my board work. On my connection that will take days and I don't know if it is going to work at all. I wouldn't be surprised if after this I have to download the huge SPs for EDK 8.2i so that I can finally do something with my board.
If ISE is free, why can't it be included with the board with a matching EDK version?