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Windows 7: UDF File System


15 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

I can boot from the Windows 7 Retail Installation disk and do a new bare metal install or Repair. That tells me that the disk is good as well as the drive.

But I cannot see the setup.exe file from within Windows because it is in the UDF file format.

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15 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Let's go for the obvious here. I think everything is fine with both your drive and your disc.

It seems your Windows system is missing its UDF driver or unable to use it, for whatever reason. That's why it can only read the bit on the disc which informs you that, well, you need an OS capable of reading the UDF filesystem (where all the actual setup files really live).

So the question is - did you install any CD/DVD burning suites like Roxio or Nero that install their own UDF filesystem driver? Or any so-called packet writing software? (This is software that lets you read/write to a CD/DVD as if it were just a big floppy disk; quite popular with rewritable discs.)

I have a hunch that this created some sort of conflict, disabling the system's UDF capability.
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16 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Does native Windows 7 really have a UDF file system driver? Perhaps you're on to something here. While I don't recall installing any CD/DVD burning software, I'm going to do something really radical to test out your theory. I'm going to take an Acronis image of my system and then completely wipe out that installation by doing a bare metal, fresh installation of Window 7. As you know, being a Windows 7 geek yourself, installing a new copy of Windows is not that time consuming, it's all the customized settings - email addresses, Outlook rules, etc, etc - that really take up the time. With a virgin copy of Window 7, I should be able to start the install disk within Windows and setup should start up. If I get the same thing that I'm getting now, then I will have eliminated your theory.

I'll try it out and get back to you.

Thanks for your creativity in search for a solution.
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16 Nov 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I just hope I put you on the right track. Anyway, let me know how it turns out, that's an interesting plan.
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16 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techjunkiewest View Post
Does native Windows 7 really have a UDF file system driver? Perhaps you're on to something here. While I don't recall installing any CD/DVD burning software, I'm going to do something really radical to test out your theory. I'm going to take an Acronis image of my system and then completely wipe out that installation by doing a bare metal, fresh installation of Window 7. As you know, being a Windows 7 geek yourself, installing a new copy of Windows is not that time consuming, it's all the customized settings - email addresses, Outlook rules, etc, etc - that really take up the time. With a virgin copy of Window 7, I should be able to start the install disk within Windows and setup should start up. If I get the same thing that I'm getting now, then I will have eliminated your theory.

I'll try it out and get back to you.

Thanks for your creativity in search for a solution.
Yes, Windows 7 comes with burning software. You can send files to the DVD/CD and write them. The underlying software is by Roxio.

If Windows required you to buy a commercial burning software package in order to do an inplace upgrade, holy hell would be waged by the masses.
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30 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am having a similar problem, but under a completely different circumstance.

I am doing a fresh install of Windows 7 on my son's PC. The DVD player does not read the upgrade disk.

So, I installed his old copy of WinXP first, thinking I was doing an 'upgrade' and maybe that was why I got the same message that Debley got. No luck. Then I installed SP3. No reading of the DVD. Then I tried other data DVD's. No problem! My PC reads the Windows 7 Upgrade disk, but not my son's.

This is a fresh XP install on a reformated hard disk. Nothing else is installed.

I'd love to hear what Techjunkiewest found. I'm thinking that the XP doesn't have a native UDF file system driver. If I could fix that, maybe other's could do the same, even if they have a Windows 7 problem.

Thanks.
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01 May 2012   #17

Window 7 x32
 
 

Debley

i think ur disk is from msdn right ? just burn the iso or u might try to load it first without burning using any freeware like magic disk
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01 May 2012   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Confirm the ISO or download another (freely available on the web) and burn to DVD using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or ImgBurn.

It isn't necessary to install XP or Vista to use Windows 7 Upgrade version. If there is no OS on the HD during Windows 7 Upgrade install, leave key blank until after install then do the quick registry workaround given here to activate Windows 7 on a new or cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Jul 2012   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

the clear and simple solution is here at this link to re-install native udf drivers that are replaced by 3rd party software as previously mentioned i.e. Nero. Roxio is the underlying native image burning software Windows 7 uses(As previously mentioned) and so this is the fix that will solve the problem. I personally had this exact issue downloading a pre release client of Windows 8 and the exact message Quoted in a text file was all that was visible until I re-installed this driver. Now it boots right from disc. Hope this helps. Adaptec UDF Reader Driver - CNET Download.com
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