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Windows 7: What Write Speed do I use to burn W7?

31 Aug 2009   #1
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
What Write Speed do I use to burn W7?

I found this write up that I'm going by: How-to: Burn your Windows 7 .ISO to DVD disc | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

But on theirs its listed as [Auto] but mine doesn't have Auto..what burn speed should I be using to burn an ISO of Windows 7 to a blank DVD?


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31 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ztmike View Post
I found this write up that I'm going by: How-to: Burn your Windows 7 .ISO to DVD disc | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

But on theirs its listed as [Auto] but mine doesn't have Auto..what burn speed should I be using to burn an ISO of Windows 7 to a blank DVD?
The slower the better or so the wisdom goes. Most ppl say 4x is safe.

Dont forget just burn the ISO file (one file) not a bunch of files/folders

Good Luck


Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Personally, I've never said anything other than Max Speed and I've never had a problem with a botched install due to bad media. I'm usually writing at 12x or 16x.
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31 Aug 2009   #4
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
The slower the better or so the wisdom goes. Most ppl say 4x is safe.

Dont forget just burn the ISO file (one file) not a bunch of files/folders

Good Luck


Ken
So 4x then? I only have 2 blank dvds..

As far as burning only the ISO..I'm going by that link and ImgBurn which looks to me like its just the ISO..?
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31 Aug 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

pparks

IM with you, but a little caution doesn't hurt. Me I have not made a coaster that I didn't cause myself and knew about. But if somebody is about to go posteal and wasting 5 minutes will solve that im for it. Thats why I said conventional wisdom

Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ztmike View Post
So 4x then? I only have 2 blank dvds..

As far as burning only the ISO..I'm going by that link and ImgBurn which looks to me like its just the ISO..?
Thw 32 bit iso is about 2.5 gigs, the 64 is 3.08.

Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #7
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Thw 32 bit iso is about 2.5 gigs, the 64 is 3.08.

Ken
I know..I meant to say..if it doesn't work because of picking 4x burn speed..I would only have 1 dvd left..
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31 Aug 2009   #8
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Just saw this: What burn speed to use.

I have a relativity new computer that I will be burning this on..but the last post has me thinking of burning it at 1x just to be sure? Will burning it at 1x be bad if I have newer hardware?
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31 Aug 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ztmike View Post
I know..I meant to say..if it doesn't work because of picking 4x burn speed..I would only have 1 dvd left..
i know the feeling, but I have never heard of 4x ruining a dvd. Just the ISO file and dependant on the app you are using to burn it (they are different) you may have to mark it "bootible"


Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #10
ztmike

Windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Just the ISO file and dependant on the app you are using to burn it (they are different) you may have to mark it "bootible"


Ken
Well I'm using ImgBurn..but I thought if it ISO if its made to be bootable, I shouldn't have to worry about marking it bootable in the program right? I don't see anywhere in ImgBurn that would even let me mark it bootable.
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