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Windows 7: How to make a bootable DVD from Upgrade download

22 Oct 2009   #1
kurofox23

Vista Home 64
 
 
How to make a bootable DVD from Upgrade download

I preorded Windows 7 professional 64bit. Im upgrading from vista home 64bit. The download was available this morning so i downloaded the setup file and want to completly wipe my hardrive clean for this install and not save my junk to windows.old . How do i make a bootable DVD for windows 7 so that i can format my hardrive?


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22 Oct 2009   #2
jnetty99

Windows 7
 
 

There is a tutorial in the General section about this. I haven't tried myself.
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22 Oct 2009   #3
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Hi Kurofox
I haven't seen the download but it should be a ISO file, right? You shoudl be able to just mount it on a DVD using a program such as ImgBurn or Nero etc. Be sure to burn it at a slow speed. That is a common source for problems.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
kurofox23

Vista Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Hi Kurofox
I haven't seen the download but it should be a ISO file, right? You shoudl be able to just mount it on a DVD using a program such as ImgBurn or Nero etc. Be sure to burn it at a slow speed. That is a common source for problems.
Its not an iso file. When you download the file it makes a folder called extended setup. Inside is a .exe.
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22 Oct 2009   #5
kurofox23

Vista Home 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jnetty99 View Post
There is a tutorial in the General section about this. I haven't tried myself.
I looked and didn't see one for the upgrade version. Btw sorry for double post i'm using my cell phone and it doesn't let of multiquote
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22 Oct 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurofox23 View Post
I preorded Windows 7 professional 64bit. Im upgrading from vista home 64bit. The download was available this morning so i downloaded the setup file and want to completly wipe my hardrive clean for this install and not save my junk to windows.old . How do i make a bootable DVD for windows 7 so that i can format my hardrive?
You need a burning app like ImgBurn, or alcohol120%. In either you tick off the bootable box and burn the ISO one file (not the files and folders) to dvd.

let us know if you need help

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #7
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Thanks.
My suggestion, although there might be other and better ways: create a new empty partition, run the .exe file and clean install Win7 on that partition. After everythign is up and running you can create an image of Win7 (for the future) and delete the original one where you have the download.
I don't know details about the install file, so I can only hope it is that simple.
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22 Oct 2009   #8
jnetty99

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurofox23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Hi Kurofox
I haven't seen the download but it should be a ISO file, right? You shoudl be able to just mount it on a DVD using a program such as ImgBurn or Nero etc. Be sure to burn it at a slow speed. That is a common source for problems.
Its not an iso file. When you download the file it makes a folder called extended setup. Inside is a .exe.
Did you buy the Student Upgrade offer version or did you get it from somewhere else?

The Student Upgrade offer version downloads three files
Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
setup1.box
setup2.box

No .iso included like everyone thought they would get. There is a thread on how to extract the files and make a bootable DVD.
Pretty stupid way to offer it.
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22 Oct 2009   #9
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jnetty99 View Post
No .iso included like everyone thought they would get. There is a thread on how to extract the files and make a bootable DVD.
Pretty stupid way to offer it.
Can you provide a link to it?
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22 Oct 2009   #10
jnetty99

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jnetty99 View Post
No .iso included like everyone thought they would get. There is a thread on how to extract the files and make a bootable DVD.
Pretty stupid way to offer it.
Can you provide a link to it?
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...udent-d-l.html
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