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Windows 7: Windows .iso not showing up?

14 Aug 2009   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 
Windows .iso not showing up?

Hi there, I have a few questions.
First off, I tried downloading the Windows 7 RC 64-bit via that download manager that you have to use. After the download, I do no see the .iso file of Windows 7 RC on my desktop(which I set as where I want to file to download). The only icons I see that are related to the RC are the "Start Download Manager" and the .dlm file for the RC. Does anyone know what may be going wrong?

And another question: since you can't upgrade from a 32-bit Vista to a 64-bit Windows 7, I will have to do a clean install. Does anyone know how I can make an ISO of my current OS? I don't have the OS DVD since my laptop came with Vista already installed.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

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14 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaotix View Post
Hi there, I have a few questions.
First off, I tried downloading the Windows 7 RC 64-bit via that download manager that you have to use. After the download, I do no see the .iso file of Windows 7 RC on my desktop(which I set as where I want to file to download). The only icons I see that are related to the RC are the "Start Download Manager" and the .dlm file for the RC. Does anyone know what may be going wrong?

And another question: since you can't upgrade from a 32-bit Vista to a 64-bit Windows 7, I will have to do a clean install. Does anyone know how I can make an ISO of my current OS? I don't have the OS DVD since my laptop came with Vista already installed.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
HI and welcome

How big is the dl, file? how long did it take you to download? where did you download it?

re:backup of vista. do you want an ISO or a backup? You cant just make and iso of vista then install it back, so im thinking either you want a backup, or want to be able to roll it back, or dual boot, which?

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #3

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the welcome

The .dlm file is 3.04GB. It took quite a few hours to fully download and I chose my Desktop as the destination for the file.

Well, I want to have Vista just in case I want to go back to it later. I've made a backup of my computer with Acronis True Image.
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Acronis is fine. the dlm file im not sure abt (i think either it didn't finish, or just needs to have the extension changed to ISO) but the size is right. Might want to just change the ext to *.iso and see if it can be opened with a iso app.

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
You cant just make and iso of vista then install it back, so im thinking either you want a backup, or want to be able to roll it back, or dual boot, which?
It's too bad that you cannot do this with Windows. There is a utility that I use with Ubuntu called Remastersys that allows you to do just this. It creates an iso of your system with the software installed or as an iso with your software and your data files. Best part is...it's an installer and not an image. So, you can redistribute to others and they can get everything that you had. It's really slick.
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14 Aug 2009   #6

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Acronis is fine. the dlm file im not sure abt (i think either it didn't finish, or just needs to have the extension changed to ISO) but the size is right. Might want to just change the ext to *.iso and see if it can be opened with a iso app.

Ken
I'm assuming you have Windows 7, am I correct? If so, then when you downloaded it via the download manager, were there two new icons when you began to download it? The download manager page and the .dlm?
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14 Aug 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I knew i liked ubuntu for a reason. I run it from a win 7 window. wonder if that would work?

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaotix View Post
Hi there, I have a few questions.
First off, I tried downloading the Windows 7 RC 64-bit via that download manager that you have to use. After the download, I do no see the .iso file of Windows 7 RC on my desktop(which I set as where I want to file to download). The only icons I see that are related to the RC are the "Start Download Manager" and the .dlm file for the RC. Does anyone know what may be going wrong?

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
I had the same experience downloading the RTM version, with only the file with the .dlm extension visible. However, when I looked at the Desktop with Explorer, I could see the .iso file. A few minutes later, the .iso was visible on the Desktop.

Odd, but it all worked out in the end.
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14 Aug 2009   #9

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
I had the same experience downloading the RTM version, with only the file with the .dlm extension visible. However, when I looked at the Desktop with Explorer, I could see the .iso file. A few minutes later, the .iso was visible on the Desktop.

Odd, but it all worked out in the end.
I have a question about that. What's RTM?
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14 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chaotix View Post
I have a question about that. What's RTM?
Release To Manufacturing. It is the final version of Windows 7
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