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Windows 7: Can't boot from msdn dvd


20 Jan 2010   #1

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Can't boot from msdn dvd

Edit: Problem solved. Finally It's a bit of a mystery why it worked now (see last(?) post, page3). But I'm just happy to have a running OS. Thanks a million to everybody who helped out!!!


I have bought a new computer (an ASROCK nettop) without OS and am trying to install Windows 7 that I have downloaded through the msdn aa centre.

I have after some help realized that my problem is to get an iso file. I can't get it right using the instructions from the thread: Make bootable iso from student d/l.

My downloaded folder (and therby the DVD) allready has a content like temp.jpg

I would be rally grateful if somebody could help me how to make a bootable dvd!

Edit: Updated with current status.



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20 Jan 2010   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Sounds like the dvd your making isnt bootable, when you downloaded how did it come as an .iso or separate files, if already separate the tutorial you reffered to should work or if you alreay got an iso you can use MS tool to create and burn bootable iso for you heres the link
http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

you need to create an ISO file out of the files you have here is a link to a free ISO maker program

Free ISO Creator - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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20 Jan 2010   #4

win7
 
 

Thanks for the (super quick) reply Pauly!

The download was in RAR format. I extracted it to a folder which has the same content as in the image in my original post. I then just burned these files and folders to the DVD (twice, to make sure that wasn't the problem).

Edit: I read your post again and realized that you gave the solution from the start but as my answer above shows, I didn't really get that straight away. Thanks again though.
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20 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

that's your problem you must create an ISO image for it to be bootable
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20 Jan 2010   #6

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Ok just create the iso as above then burn it as bootable disc and you should be sorted

Hope it works ok
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20 Jan 2010   #7

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
you need to create an ISO file out of the files you have here is a link to a free ISO maker program

Free ISO Creator - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Thanks a lot! I'll download one and try that right away.
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20 Jan 2010   #8

win7
 
 

I'm really super happy to be able to get great help this fast - fantastic!!

I downloaded the program suggested in the post above, added the folder and chose "convert". (if I just choose "save ISO as" I got a winRAR archive I could open). I then got a winRAR archive I could extract to a folder that now contains two files ending .dll and another folder that seems identical to the one on my original dvd.

I understand it as if I burn this folder to a DVD it will then be bootable? (or I guess I should burn the content in the folder to the disc - containing the two "new" files and the original folder). Did I get that correct then?

I used my last writable DVD, so I can't try it now, but I will try to burn one tomorrow. Thank you again for the help - I could never fixed this without it!
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20 Jan 2010   #9

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baby fat View Post
I'm really super happy to be able to get great help this fast - fantastic!!

I downloaded the program suggested in the post above, added the folder and chose "convert". (if I just choose "save ISO as" I got a winRAR archive I could open). I then got a winRAR archive I could extract to a folder that now contains two files ending .dll and another folder that seems identical to the one on my original dvd.

I understand it as if I burn this folder to a DVD it will then be bootable? (or I guess I should burn the content in the folder to the disc - containing the two "new" files and the original folder). Did I get that correct then?

I used my last writable DVD, so I can't try it now, but I will try to burn one tomorrow. Thank you again for the help - I could never fixed this without it!
you need to create an iso file so the output of the program should be one file with the extension .iso (ie a disc image), im not familiar with the program you got but hopefully computersplus will be back shortly and walk you through it as he will prob now the program if he suggested it
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20 Jan 2010   #10

win7
 
 

Thanks again Pauly.

That makes sense. I'll try one more time. Otherwise I have your original link (which seems to have quite detailed instructions) to fall back on.
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