|15 Mar 2013||#1|
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W7 Pro 64Bit MSDN - Making Disc Bootable
I've read through the FAQs for this section and the first couple of pages, but to be honest I'm too eager to spend too much time ensuring this is not a common problem which has already been answered multiple times, so sorry if it is.
I've finished building my new computer - 3570K CPU, Asus Geforce GTX 660TI graphics card, 120GB SSD, 8GB 1600MHZ Vengeance RAM, Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo, Coolermaster 650W PSU, etc., etc. and I'm eager to get playing with it.
The thing is, to save some money I downloaded a 64bit Windows 7 Pro .iso from my MSDN subcription and - I'm going to be honest here - I'm useless when it comes to things like this. At first I simply burned the ISO to a disc and hoped it'd boot. It didn't. After some rooting around in teh interwebz, I downloaded 7Zip and extracted the ISO before burning those files - still not bootable. I also found something to do with a oscdimg file, but to be honest I don't have a clue what I'm doing with that.
My question: how do I make my disc bootable? When putting the disc in the computer and choosing boot from disc on boot-up, it tells me to enter a correct bootable media and press any key to retry.
As it's the weekend I can't quite express my anticipation to get this baby to breathe its first signs of life and get gaming, so any help would be much appreciated.
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|15 Mar 2013||#4|
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Hi Typical Nerd
If you want to burn the ISO that you downloaded from your MSDN subscription use the link below to show you how and do Part 1 of the tutorial
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
Download the tool below ( Windows7 USB DVD Tool )
If you want to create a bootable USB flash drive use the link below you could also do this with the tool from the above tool ( do part 2 )
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Oscdimg is a command line tool to create an ISO.
oscdimg.exe –bC:\WindowsFilesSetup\boot\etfsboot.com –u2 –h -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\WindowsFilesSetup\ C:\Windows 7.iso
C:\Windows 7.iso: Location where to save the .iso file
C:\WindowsFilesSetup: Location of installation files
-b : location of the etfsboot.com file
-u2: includes a file greater 4 GB.
-h: Includes hidden files and folders
-m: Ignores the maximum size limit of an image.
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