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Windows 7: 32-Bit BootSect


11 Jan 2010   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
32-Bit BootSect

Good Morning Everyone.

I am trying to install a copy of the 64-bit Windows 7 I bought from Digital River, but the laptop will not start from the DVD. I can open the ISO using PowerArchiver or Nero, as well as mounting the ISO using PowerArchiver or DaemonTools, so I know the archive checks out.

I am running the 32-bit version of Vista and am trying to put together the USB setup disk, but I can not find a 32-bit version of BootSect. I've spent several days searching the Internet trying to find a copy, to no success. Is anyone willing to eMail me a copy?

Alternately, I saw the thread about BCDEdit, but I do not find that on my Vista system. Is it on the market version of the CD/DVD or is it part of the actual OS? I have a pre-built system from HP, so I only have their semi-retarded "Recovery Disks."

Any help is greatly appreciated. I know a ton of people have had this problem with Digital River. I wish I had have know beforehand, especially since they have been less than helpful.

Thanks.

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11 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

Did you follow this tutorial for creating a bootable DVD?

~Jonathan
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11 Jan 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Here you go - rt click the .zip >Properties>Unblock>Apply>OK.

bootsect7600x86.zip

Rt click the .zip -Extract All - then copy bootsect.exe into Windows\System32 on your Vista system .

You won't need to change directory to it in cmd as it opens at System32 by default.

You already have bcdedit in Vista - look in the same place Windows\System32 folder

Have fun.


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11 Jan 2010   #4

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I did not attempt the Student D/L tutorial, as I received the actual ISO, not a "box" file.

Thank you SIW2. Hopefully that file will get me up and running. This has been a real pain trying to get this working.

Take care.
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11 Jan 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you want to run the installer from usb stick - there are free programs that will transfer from an .iso to usb for you , like this one:Click here to download usb/dvd tool

Microsoft Store: How to use usb/dvd tool


Or if you already have the installation dvd - transfer from dvd to bootable usb with this: WinToFlash0.5.0013 beta

WinToFlash : Video Make a Bootable USB Installer with WinToFlash

WinToFlash - Install Windows from usb - Home page
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14 Jan 2010   #6

Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I appreciate all the help. With the file from SIW2, it was a very quick and simple. I appreciate it.

Scott
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14 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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16 Jun 2010   #8

XP/7
 
 
how did you add the bootsec to your USB?

Hi, can you explain how you were able to add the 32-bit bootsec to your USB? I'm having trouble doing it and the programs that were suggested don't work.
Thanks,
EQL
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16 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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16 Jun 2010   #10

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
thx i'll try it
*EQL*
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