Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot return computer to factory condition after partition editing

22 May 2012   #31
niteshranjan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

no i didnt got an iso file, instead it was a zip file , which after unzip has all the folders and setup. now can i burn all the folders directly or i should make iso and then burn ??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 May 2012   #32
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure what you have done and have never constructed an ISO from a download.

The files I have downloaded from mydigitallife.info have always been ISOs.

I'd play with the "build" mode in Imgburn and see if that would create an ISO.

If it does, then navigate to the ISO and burn it in the "write" mode.

If that fails, try the "read" mode on what you have downloaded.

You need to get an ISO that you can then burn.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #33
niteshranjan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

well i found the solution myself will post it here, might be of help to others....
This guide will take you through the steps in burning a pre-prepared Windows Vista / Windows 7 installation source directory to a disc.

Note: Instructions wise, Windows 2008 should be basically the same as Windows Vista, and Windows 2008 R2 should be basically the same as Windows 7.

My source directory (which I've called 'VISTA_INSTALL') looks as follows:



That's everything you'd get on an original Vista installation disc. If you're missing bits (e.g. the 'boot' folder), it probably won't work.

Right, let's begin!

1. Load ImgBurn!



2. Click the 'Write files/folders to disc' button.

Note: This is basically the same as switching the 'Mode' to 'Build' and setting 'Output' to 'Device'.



You should now see a screen like this:



3. Insert a blank (or erasable) DVD disc in your burner.

Note: The message in the status bar should now say something along the lines of 'Ready'.

4. Add the installation source folder to the 'Source' box.



5. Switch to the 'Advanced' tab, and then to the 'Bootable Disc' one.



6. Enable the 'Make Image Bootable' option.

Set the 'Emulation Type' to 'None (Custom)'.

Point the 'Boot Image' to the 'etfsboot.com' file within the 'boot' folder in your source folder - i.e. "T:\VISTA_INSTALL\boot\etfsboot.com"

Enter 'Microsoft Corporation' in the 'Developer ID' field.

Enter '07C0' in the 'Load Segment' field.

Enter '4' in the 'Sectors To Load' field if your etfsboot.com file is 2K in size, enter '8' if it's 4K. (Basically it's the size of the file in bytes divided by 512 - i.e. 2048 / 512 = 4)

Note: Vista's is normally 2KB and Windows 7's is 4KB... so enter '4' if you're building a Vista OS installation disc and '8' if you're building a Windows 7 OS installation disc.



7. Now we're ready to burn so click the big 'Build' button!



8. Assuming your source folder is in order (i.e. it contains a 'sources' folder with an 'install.wim' file in it) and depending on your current settings, the program will prompt to correct certain things so they match (as closely as possible) an official Microsoft disc/image.

Click 'Yes' to whatever it says needs correcting - these settings have been tried and tested so we know they work!



9. When prompted, give the disc a name and click the 'Yes' button.



10. You'll then be presented with one final 'information' screen before the program starts to burn the disc.

Double check everything looks roughly as it does below and then click 'OK'.



That's it!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 May 2012   #34
niteshranjan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

sorry..the image did not got captured...

pls refer How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc (bootable) using ImgBurn - Guides - ImgBurn Support Forum for complete guide !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2012   #35
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Regarding activation issues this article describes it
Differences Between OEM Channel SLP, NONSLP and COA License Product Keys My Digital Life

There are situations where an online or by phone activation may be needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot return computer to factory condition after partition editing




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Return Laptop To Factory Condition ?
hi all does anyone know the best way i can reset my alienware Mx18 laptop back to factory condition ? im not looking to set it from a earlier back up , i want to re set it back to brand new. hope someone can help thanx Matty
Performance & Maintenance
Not able to restore my HP Probook 4520s to factory condition
Dear All, i have a HP Probook 4520s (now out of warranty) and i want to bring the same to factory condition bcoz of virus issues. Now, on various forums i read there is an option of F11 for recovery manager, which is not working in my case. 1) In Disk management I can see my recovery...
Backup and Restore
Odd Partitions after Restore to Factory Condition, Why?
HP Compaq Presario CQ57, Windows 7 Home Premium SP-1 64 bit A month ago I bought an HP Compaq Presario CQ57 notebook (laptop), which comes installed with 2 x 1GB RAM modules. It functioned fine. A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded the RAM by replacing one of the 1GB modules with a 4GB one. When...
Installation & Setup
backing up my files and taking my laptop back to factory condition
hi guys, i am new to this and am not normally stumped. i have taken many computers back to factory condition and never had any problems. this time, after backing up all my files to disc (15), in total, i have taken this HP laptop back to factory condition. there is no problem there. the restore is...
Backup and Restore
"Return computer to factory condition" or "Use A System Image Crea..."
Which one should I do? I originally wanted to just do "Return computer to factory condition" but Theog just suggested "Use A System Image Created Earlier." I have no idea what to do. So confusing! :confused:
Backup and Restore
Help restoring windows 7 to factory condition.
Hi, I built my computer and put Windows 7 on it. I was wondering if there was anyway to restore my computer back to when I put windows 7 on it? Thanks.
Backup and Restore


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App