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Windows 7: How to convert a windows WIM file to a ISO file

24 Sep 2014   #21
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You could also use Minitool Partition Wizard - bootable version
See Option Two in Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

Vista should install on a clean HD - not sure why the install failed to format it, not too much info from your side (error msgs or codes?)

If you go ahead and use Gparted - make one partition - format NTFS using the Vista installer.


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24 Sep 2014   #22
gregrocker

 

Not necessary. Just boot the Vista installer and use the same Drive Options as pictured in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7 to delete all partitions, create and format new as you wish or just click Next to let the installer do it for you.
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24 Sep 2014   #23
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Not necessary. Just boot the Vista installer and use the same Drive Options as pictured in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7 to delete all partitions, create and format new as you wish or just click Next to let the installer do it for you.
Thanks Greg,

I couldn't recall if the Vista installer worked the same way as the Win7 Installer.

I offered PW as an alternative to Gparted and was too lazy to research the wipe options in PW.

Whatever works for CJH2012, works for me.

Bill
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24 Sep 2014   #24
gregrocker

 

I wasn't referring to your excellent suggestions, Bill, but to the OP's reference to the Vista installer not being able to format due to Ubuntu. Any Windows OS installer when booted should have the ability to delete, create and format partitions. The problem here may be that he's trying to format a Linux partition instead of deleting it first to create a Windows partition.

If there are further problems with deleting the partitions, you can get it cleanest by wiping the boot code and partition table with the 5 second Diskpart Clean Command which resolves about half of install failures we've seen here over Win7's entire history. This can be done from the same booted media used for installation by accessing the Command Line in System Recovery Options.
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24 Sep 2014   #25
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
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The problem here may be that he's trying to format a Linux partition instead of deleting it first to create a Windows partition.

If there are further problems with deleting the partitions, you can get it cleanest by wiping the boot code and partition table with the 5 second Diskpart Clean Command which resolves about half of install failures we've seen here over Win7's entire history. This can be done from the same booted media used for installation by accessing the Command Line in System Recovery Options.
Greg, I agree and thanks for posting the Diskpart Clean tutorial.

CJH2012:
Use step 8
8. To Use the Clean Diskpart Command


NOT step 9
9. To Use the Clean All Diskpart Command
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28 Sep 2014   #26
CJH2012

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi Thanks for all the help, I got it working, it was the windows key that was incorrect!
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29 Sep 2014   #27
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Glad you got is sorted out.
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