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Windows 7: How can I make a bootable DVD?

16 Apr 2010   #21
sivakumar

windows xp sp3
 
 
Hi

this is santosh
How can i make a windows 7 bootable dvd.


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12 Jun 2011   #22
mac0sX

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have tried to burn win7 from drive d:\ to dvd - r. But, as I added the files to be burned, there was a prompt message that states that the file "install.wmi" can't be burned because its size is greater than 2GB. And it also suggested that I have to use a file system called UDF. Could somebody help me figure out the problem? Thanks a lot...
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12 Jun 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Does the file look like this?

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Size:  48.1 KB


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12 Jun 2011   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you trying to burn the seaparate files to dvd?

Usually you make a bootable .iso in UDF format and burn that to dvd as an image.
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12 Jun 2011   #25
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mac0sX View Post
I have tried to burn win7 from drive d:\ to dvd - r. But, as I added the files to be burned, there was a prompt message that states that the file "install.wmi" can't be burned because its size is greater than 2GB. And it also suggested that I have to use a file system called UDF. Could somebody help me figure out the problem? Thanks a lot...
You probably should have started a new thread for this, rather than appending your post to one that's two years old.

The normal way to make a bootable DVD is from an .iso file, which is a software image of a DVD. I use Nero to create the DVD from the .iso. There are other utilities that'll do that, including ImageBurn (free version).

As you mention install.wmi, you appear to have the installation files on a hard drive, rather than an .iso. I hope that the way those files got there didn't involve piracy, discussion of which is forbidden here.
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13 Jun 2011   #26
mac0sX

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, I just want to create a back up for my windows 7 installer. Ok, therefore, what i need is the .iso file of an installer when i am going to create a bootable dvd. Is this method applicable when creating a bootable dvd for operating system?
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13 Jun 2011   #27
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The best way to back up your Win7 installer is to extract the ISO with ImgBurn and back it up to your Downloads folder or Storage partition. If needed burn it to DVD using ImgBurn or write to flash stick using this tool with Win7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3

This is for your Win 7 installation DVD. Another method is to back up an image of your existing installation which can be reimaged to the HD or its replacement using the DVD/Repair CD and the stored image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you have factory preinstalled Win7, you should also make your Recovery Disk set so you can restore your computer to factory condition if ever needed. But this method includes all the preinstalled bloatware so is inferior to using a Win7 installer or your own image.
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13 Jun 2011   #28
mac0sX

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok then. I will try the method that you have suggested and I will give you a feedback if it really works. Thank you.
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13 Jun 2011   #29
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The best way to back up your Win7 installer is to extract the ISO with ImgBurn and back it up to your Downloads folder or Storage partition.
As Greg says backing up your installation DVDs should be that straightforward.
I back my 3rd party installation disks that way. The activation keys provide piracy protection.
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13 Jun 2011   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mac0sX View Post
Ok then. I will try the method that you have suggested and I will give you a feedback if it really works. Thank you.
You can mount the ISO with PowerISO to see if it runs from within Win7.
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