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Windows 7: ISO Files

30 Jan 2012   #1
Julius F

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 
ISO Files

Hi all.

My first time here so im not sure where I should put this thread so I just try here.

Im having a problem. Ive installed windows server and Virtual PC Console to setup a new Virtual Machine.

I can setup the machine but not run it because I dont have an ISO File.
When Im gonna start my VM I get a messages that says; Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.

This is my problem, I have no Idea how to create an ISO file so this will work, never done it and when I use google to try to find ISO file that I can download I dont find a website that can take a nob like me through this.

Ive found a threat in here and Im not getting this. Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

Is there any way to make an ISO file that I dont have to burn or use USB?? I just want to have it on my desktop if possible.

I hope someone can take me through this step my step if possible.

Br,

Julius


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30 Jan 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this article which describes how to mount the ISO as a virtual drive, which fools your computer into looking at the file as a physical drive that you can read files from.

How to extract the contents from an .ISO file without burning the .ISO to disc. - Office Deployment Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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30 Jan 2012   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

an ISO file is an image of a CD or DVD normally. So, if you had a Windows install disc that was bootable, you could put the CD drive into your computer, and use a CD Burning software such as IMGBURN to create an image of the disk. This would create an ISO file that you could keep on your computer. And software like virtual machine software can usually mount and run directly from ISO files, so you can install from this file on your hard drive rather than having a disc.

You can make an ISO file out of any collection of files...but if you want to use it to start the Windows installer, it needs to be the windows installer files and it would have to be bootable already. Just making an ISO does not magically make it bootable...it just creates an image file of what you previously had.
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30 Jan 2012   #4
Julius F

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the response .

Gonna take a look at this and see if I understand this
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30 Jan 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Don't hesitate to post back if you need further help.
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01 Feb 2012   #6
Julius F

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Well I need to post back.
Is it possible to create an ISO File and use Virtual CloneDrive to "fool" my computer so I dont have to burn CD/DVD?

Im so clueless in this and its very frustrating.
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01 Feb 2012   #7
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

If you use WinRAR you can open the Drive and Double Click "setup.exe".
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01 Feb 2012   #8
Julius F

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Ok im still up against the wall in not understanding this.

Can anyone recommended a file I should use.

pparks1 says: You can make an ISO file out of any collection of files...but if you want to use it to start the Windows installer, it needs to be the windows installer files and it would have to be bootable already. Just making an ISO does not magically make it bootable...it just creates an image file of what you previously had.

I understand what you are saying but is there any site I can get windows installer which is bootable for free?

Im getting a bit frustrated with my self because this is just one of those things I dont get
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01 Feb 2012   #9
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Use WinRAR, it can directly open ISO Files, and run the setup.
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01 Feb 2012   #10
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

What OS are you trying to install in the VM?
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