Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Copying Upgrade Disk

27 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Copying Upgrade Disk

Hello all,
First off, hopefully everyone's not too "Windows 7 student upgrade" questioned out (I've been lurking and reading for a while)... I sort of have one more, which I haven't seen addressed here or elsewhere.

My download and installation of Windows 7 worked just fine, but I neglected to create/burn an ISO boot disk before running the upgrade. I ran a backup and created a system disk DVD in Windows 7, but I've been told that's different than a boot disk and I should make one of those too.

My question is, can I just burn a friends copy of the Windows 7 Upgrade DVD and if so, how? (again, 7 is already installed on my computer and running great...)

Many thanks for any and all help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Just Copy his/her DVD...

The Windows Disc has no protections on it so it really is that simple

If they only have an ISO...and they are running Windows gets even simpler. Right-click the ISO->Burn Image to Disc. Windows 7 will burn the disc and also make it bootable at the same time

If XP/Vista that I would use PowerISO, UltraISO, MagicISO, etc to do the burn...just make sure that they are set to "Make the disc bootable"
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Copying Upgrade Disk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Query re copying a micro disk
I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 and started off with a 2GB micro SD card in it and have filled it quite a bit more than I thought I would. So I have a 8GB one and want to transfer the 2GB to it using copy / paste - am doing this via an USB / SD adaptor and thought it would go across fairly...
Hardware & Devices
Copying File From USB Drive to 2 Different Hard Disk. One is very slow
So I just have a clean install of windows 7, I use SSD 60GB for the Drive C as the systems. Then I got 2nd hard disk drive which is 500GB, and 3rd hard disk drive which is 2TB. I plugged in my USB Drive, copy file to the 2TB hard drive, file copied without any problems, normal processing. ...
Hardware & Devices
Problem copying files from XP disk to Win 7 PC
Hi all, I'm trying to transfer all my data from my old Windows XP PC to the new Windows 7 PC. What I did is I removed the main OS drive from my old XP machine and I connected the XP drive to the WIndows 7 PC as an external drive. I then copy/pasted all of the XP contents to a folder in the 2nd...
Installation & Setup
Upgrade From Vista hangs on copying temporary files
I'm trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium (both 32 bit) using factory media (the fancy hologram DVDs directly from MS). When I start the installation process, the first thing it says is "Setup is copying temporary files". Then it just hangs there. I have let it go for as long...
Installation & Setup
What is the diference between disk image and copying?
Thanks for your help in advance. I know I requested a lot of help today so this will by my last post for a while :D I am creating a disk image of my C drive what I don't really understand what it is I am doing. I already have my photos,music and documents saved on my external drive and now...
Backup and Restore
XP -> 7 upgrade gives me copying files problems...
I run my system on two partitions, one had XP and one 7 Beta. When i installed 7 RC1 i upgraded the XP install. This put all my files into a "windows.old" folder. All very well so far. All the files in this i can happily copy/cut and paste anywhere. Except the files in My Music. This is a problem...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:31.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App