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Windows 7: Creating an Installation disc


13 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
Creating an Installation disc

Background :
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM version.
SP1 installed.
Already have :
4 Factory Default discs.
1 Repair disc.
Monthly file backup stored in external hard drive.
Periodical System Image backup.... approx. once every 2 weeks.

My goal :
To create a non-SP1 Installation DVD.

What has been done so far :
I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) English ISO
[LINK REMOVED]


I was told to use ImgBurn to burn the iso to DVD.
The Official ImgBurn Website

Thing is : I don't know which one to download from the link above.

Then I came across this tutorial from this forum :
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Now I am not sure which way to go.

Need someone to clear the fog for me.
Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Are you confused by the multiple download mirrors at the IMGBURN download page? You can download from any one, if you're paranoid stick to the ones that say "provided by imgburn" or "provided by imgburn fast" or "provided by "majorgeeks".

Although, one would expect that since these links are provided by imgburn developers themselves, theres no need to doubt their integrity or cleanliness.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Are you confused by the multiple download mirrors at the IMGBURN download page? You can download from any one, if you're paranoid stick to the ones that say "provided by imgburn" or "provided by imgburn fast" or "provided by "majorgeeks".

Although, one would expect that since these links are provided by imgburn developers themselves, theres no need to doubt their integrity or cleanliness.
Yes, that is what puzzles me.... which one.

I am also aware that I should burn in slow speed, 4x or 2x the speed.
Since I have never done that before, I am not sure if I am going to be given that speed choice or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can change the burn speed in imgburn though there is a lowest write speed for a given combo of drive/firmware/media. If you check in the disk info with a blank disk in the drive, imgburn will show the supported speeds. But again writing at low speeds is a precaution and not something mandatory. Just go ahead, set the lowest speed option and write away.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You can change the burn speed in imgburn though there is a lowest write speed for a given combo of drive/firmware/media. If you check in the disk info with a blank disk in the drive, imgburn will show the supported speeds. But again writing at low speeds is a precaution and not something mandatory. Just go ahead, set the lowest speed option and write away.

Thank you.

t-4-2

Hey, why is it that I can't give you the rep point ?

It says I had to spread the rep points .
I never gave you one, not that I can remember.
So, what gives ?

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Theres a conspiracy...hmm...lemme ask John.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post

Thank you.

t-4-2

Hey, why is it that I can't give you the rep point ?

It says I had to spread the rep points .
I never gave you one, not that I can remember.
So, what gives ?

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To stop people keep repping the same members you must rep 16 others before repping the same person again.

You last repped bill on May 28 which was 14 reps ago.

BTW dont post live ISO links in the forums, it's against the rules.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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14 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Update on my result of creating an Installation DVD for Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I created 2 Installation DVDs :

One by using Imgburn : How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc (bootable) using ImgBurn - ImgBurn Support Forum

One by using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool : Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

The latter is simple and straight forward. Even a novice can do it with ease.
The former takes more steps and could trip up a novice.

I have a stupid question : how do I know the DVD actually works ?
I won't use it until I have to, and xxxxx will hit the fan if it turns out to be a dud by that time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Let it auto-start in the DVD drive in Windows and X out before the install actually starts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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