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Windows 7: making boot disc

03 Jan 2013   #1

vista 64bit
 
 
making boot disc

The good news

I got a nice asus laptop from best buy auction. asus x54c
the price was right.
Windows 7 home prem. o/s key on case.
It looks cherry

The bad news

I downloaded Windows 7 image.
I converted it to iso (magicISO)
I burnt that to DVDr (CDBurnerXP)
I tried to boot that disc in laptop = No result

What do I need to do to make it work?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You don`t have to convert it, it`s downloaded as an iso file, and use Imgburn to burn the iso to dvd, at 4x speed.

Since you have the key.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

http://en.community.dell.com/support...tal-river.aspx
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03 Jan 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you download the .iso from here, you just have to burn it.
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03 Jan 2013   #4

vista 64bit
 
 

i tried imgburn.

opened the file

it wouldn't let me sellect all.
In other words, I think i may need to download again, and not let it unpack?
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03 Jan 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, why unpack. Leave the .iso intact.
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03 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 starting with the ISo and tool to burn to DVD and you will end up with a perfect install IF you follow the steps.
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03 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

When you open Imgburn, choose "Write image file to disc" then where it says Source Please select a file.... you browse to where you have the iso file stored. Then just click on the iso.

You should have it saved to your desktop so you know where it is.

Tell it which dvd burner you want to use and change the write speed to 4x then click the icon near the bottom left to start the burning process.

Get the proper iso downloaded 1st. it should be 3.09 GBs

I gave you the link in my 1st reply.
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03 Jan 2013   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Of course make sure you have the 64 bit Home Premium ISO which is what you are licensed for.
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03 Jan 2013   #9

vista 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the help people,,,,,,,,,,
...........................now I only have the problem of finding the drivers for the computer.


1) where do I start? Do I just install the driver so the ethernet controller works and then go on line from there? The wireless doesn't have a driver yet either.

2) where do I go so that I don't tangle this thing up with "bloatware'?
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03 Jan 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Normally the OS should install the drivers automatically. Else we'll have to look at the manufacturers site of the components where that is not the case.

2. If you download the .iso from my link in post #3 or from Greg's link, there will be no bloatware.
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