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Windows 7: Make ISO file from Windows 7 Install DVD

28 Feb 2010   #1
Ken429

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Make ISO file from Windows 7 Install DVD

I have purchased three copies of Windows 7 Home Premium and I'm not ready to purchase the fourth from the Microsoft Store so I can download an ISO image. I want to create an ISO image from one of the DVD's I have already purchased so I can make a USB bootable version using the "Windows 7 USB Download Tool". I'm sure it can be done but have not had much success at finding the "how to" guide. Help would be appreciated.


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28 Feb 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Ken,

This will show you how to, but you will still only be able to activate Windows 7 with only one product key per installation.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Feb 2010   #3
Ken429

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you. Looks Good. While your on a roll, can you point me to a good "How to" for creating a DOS based USB?
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28 Feb 2010   #4
theog

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28 Feb 2010   #5
Ken429

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again!
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28 Feb 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Ken. I'm glad that we were able to help you.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ken,

This will show you how to, but you will still only be able to activate Windows 7 with only one product key per installation.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
OK just reliazed the date on this so maybe my posting is useless at this point, but I just wanted people to know that the link provided does NOT show how to make an ISO, but rather a bootable USB--not the same thing
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Hi did you read Option #3 ?
A cd install disk is already an iso all one needs to do is copy and paste the contents to the usb flash drive after cleaning the flash drive and reformatting it
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
pintree3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi did you read Option #3 ?
A cd install disk is already an iso all one needs to do is copy and paste the contents to the usb flash drive after cleaning the flash drive and reformatting it
Hi, thanks for this info. I assumed that an ISO meant that all one sees is one file and that it has '.iso' as its extension BUT the DVD and the now-newly-created USB bootable from it have many folders and files within it so I assumed this is not an ISO--therefore the USB has an image (or copy or whatever one names such a thing) of the DVD.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

Hi,
I believe you need 7zip or similar to even see the contents of an iso,
So if you just pasted into a normal folder uninstalled 7zip... you'd see a normal iso icon instead if the normal folder was opened ?
I've not tested this possibly someone will confirm if you'd need a program like PowerISO or similar to recreate the iso file from the extracted contents or not
Cheers.
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