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Windows 7: Windows 7 7048- making a bootable ISO

07 Mar 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 7057 x86
 
 

Thanks everyone; I managed to activate my UltraISO, I burned it with vLite's boot.bin, set it as the boot file and it booted fine. It's just that my CPU isn't compatible with 64 bit OSes, which is a bit of a bummer.

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07 Mar 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Right click on the installer and select the "troubleshoot compatibility" option. Starburn is still 32bit however. You will want to try that on 32bit 7 there.

Choose the "worked on other versions option when the list of 95-Vista comes up there. It went on here that without a problem on the 7000 Ultimate and works as well as it does on Vista or XP.



In fact that's a plus for 7 seen there since you won't find that option on the previous two versions seeing quite a bit of older programs running on 7. Give that a whirl.

Don't feel too bad Livin in a box the old dsl setup lacks 64bit drivers. I'm waiting for a second router to come in seeing both 64bit and even Linux support to try out in order to get things going on the 64bit 7!
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05 May 2009   #13

win xp
 
 

I'm downloading the Win 7 RC and plan to put it on a DVD. The problem though is that with the Win 7 Beta I tried and tried to make a bootable DVD and failed. I finally had to borrow one from a friend who gave me the impression that making it was a breeze.

I used CDBurnerXP and a couple other utilities that I can't remember and had no luck. I followed the CDBurnerXP's help on their website and other tutorials found on the web. I would follow the instructions and yet could get none of them to boot.

I'm a pretty tech savvy person but I'm not that familiar with all the ins and outs of this booting stuff and it seemed that most of the things I read left out many steps as thought they assumed you knew this and that.

For instance in CDBurnerXP there are options for the emulation type, ISO level, load segment, and platform. I don't know what these should be set at or why and I couldn't find out from the sources I looked at. They also tell you to:

"choose your boot image. You can either use one of your own, or you can download a boot image from our webpage with the most important DOS programs. As a last option, you can also create a boot image from a bootable floppy."

What the heck is a boot image? How do I know which one to use etc etc?

Are there any comprehensive directions for doing this? It seems so obvious but I can't figure it out. The only help Microsoft gives is to search downlad.com or tucows and search for isobuster or iso, bootable etc. Gee thanks.

I did consider that my DVD's were defective but I've burned data to the same batch without problems.

Any help would be appreciated.
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05 May 2009   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

The RC should already be a bootable .iso, so you won't need to make one.

For future reference, have a look at the 7048 files - there is a folder called Boot - inside that is the file you browse to when asked for the boot image source file - it is called etfsboot.com.

Name:  etfsboot.com2009-05-06_005854.jpg
Views: 400
Size:  37.4 KB

Hope it helps


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05 May 2009   #15

win xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

The RC should already be a bootable .iso, so you won't need to make one.

For future reference, have a look at the 7048 files - there is a folder called Boot - inside that is the file you browse to when asked for the boot image source file - it is called etfsboot.com.

Attachment 9797

Hope it helps
Thanks for responding.

So 7048 ( that was the beta correct?) was not a bootable ISO? How is one to know one way or the other? This is the problem I've been facing.

I don't need to make what?

Do I just burn the 7100 ISO to DVD and all is done?
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05 May 2009   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

You can tell if it is a bunch of files - yellow folders - you may then want to make a bootable .iso.

If it looks like this, then it is already an .iso:

Windows 7 7048- making a bootable ISO-iso-7-2009-05-06_011746.jpg

Just burn it as an image file to dvd - do not format the dvd. If you are on 7 now, there is a built in isoburner - otherwise, use this:

Burn CDCC.zip

Then boot from the dvd to install.

If you are downloading the official M$ release - it is already a bootable .iso - burn to dvd as above.

Previous builds often came split into a lot of .rar files. Extracting those - using Winrar or 7 zip would result either in an .iso ready to go, or just the installation files from which you could make your own iso.


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05 May 2009   #17

win xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

You can tell if it is a bunch of files - yellow folders - you may then want to make a bootable .iso.

If it looks like this, then it is already an .iso:

Attachment 9798

Just burn it as an image file to dvd - do not format the dvd. If you are on 7 now, there is a built in isoburner - otherwise, use this:

Attachment 9799

Then boot from the dvd to install.

If you are downloading the official M$ release - it is already a bootable .iso - burn to dvd as above.
Ok thanks.

I know that the beta and RC1 come as ISO's that's not the problem. I had the ISO and burned it to DVD but it would not boot. I read and searched and used this and that and changed these settings and what not but could not get a DVD to boot to the installation app. I burned about a half dozen DVD's with no luck. And not once anywhere did I see anything that said "f you are downloading the official M$ release - it is already a bootable .iso". That would have been helpful to know but as I recall I did just burn my Win 7 Beta ISO to DVD and it would not boot.

I'll try it again with the RC1 and see if it works this time. I'll try that app you linked also. Thanks.
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05 May 2009   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That app. will burn the iso as an image file - not as data - the dvd should boot . You may have burned the previous iso the wrong way.

After you have burned the dvd, you need to set your machine to boot from the cdrom drive :

Start the machine, watch the white writing on the black screen.

It will say something like:
F2 for setup
F11 for boot menu

Select F11 ( you may have different F number , or you may select DEL - whatever it tells you for boot menu)

A pop - up boot menu appears in a few seconds. Arrow down to cdrom drive - put the dvd in the drive - press Enter.

It will ask again "press any key to boot from cdrom drive " - press Enter again.

That's it.
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05 May 2009   #19

win xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That app. will burn the iso as an image file - not as data - the dvd should boot . You may have burned the previous iso the wrong way.
Yes. I realize I must have done it the wrong way but nobody's answered yet how to to it the right way. What is the right way? What makes it the 'right' way etc. If I use CDBurnerXP to burn the ISO will it burn it the 'right' way? It's failed to work for me so far and I can't get a clear explanation of what settings to set and why.

If I make no changes to the settings it doesn't work. If I go in and change the boot settings it doesn't work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
After you have burned the dvd, you need to set your machine to boot from the cdrom drive :

Start the machine, watch the white writing on the black screen.

It will say something like:
F2 for setup
F11 for boot menu

Select F11 ( you may have different F number , or you may select DEL - whatever it tells you for boot menu)

A pop - up boot menu appears in a few seconds. Arrow down to cdrom drive - put the dvd in the drive - press Enter.

It will ask again "press any key to boot from cdrom drive " - press Enter again.

That's it.
I am not new to booting from discs or installing Windows, I do so frequently. I am well familiar with everything you wrote here. My one and only problem is taking an ISO of a windows installation from Microsoft, burning it to a DVD and successfully getting it to boot.
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05 May 2009   #20

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It needs to be burned as an image , if burned as a data file, it loses it's bootability.

I don't use CDBurnerXP so I don't know where the burn as image option would be hiding on that.

Here is a shot of Deep Burner - it makes the options obvious - maybe they are not so clear on the app. you used.

Windows 7 7048- making a bootable ISO-iso-8-2009-05-06_022257.jpg

BURNCDCC will automatically do it - that's all it does.

There is a slight possibility your dvd burner is failing to recognise the dvd correctly - I have seen one or two cases when a driver/ firmware update was needed.


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