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Windows 7: Bootable Win7 Disk for Upgraded Hard Drive?

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
Bootable Win7 Disk for Upgraded Hard Drive?

I am about to buy a new internal hard drive for my laptop, and want to do a clean install of Windows 7. My laptop came with XP, but I did an online upgrade to Windows 7 (student edition) Professional.

How can I create a bootable Windows 7 disk so when I put my new hard drive in my computer, it will setup Windows 7 for me? I also don't have any old XP disks because my laptop didn't come with any.

I looked on my C: Drive but couldnt find any .iso files or anything like that? Is there a tutorial on how to do this? I read the stickey at the top of this forum, but that didn't make sense to me.

Any guide for doing this for a noob?

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20 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello T. Collins, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you still have the student download files, then this may be able to help create a boot disc with them.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

If you are able to create the ISO file, then you could use the tutorial below to burn it to a DVD.

Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

Hope this helps,
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20 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Here is where MS made good on their fulfiller Digital River not providing ISO on some student downloads: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems

To unlock all versions in ISO, install and run this tool on the ISO before burning to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed: Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc
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