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Windows 7: How to make a Bootable DVD from Windows 7 downloaded files?


27 Mar 2009   #1
PowerVU

Vista Ultimate SP1
 
 
How to make a Bootable DVD from Windows 7 downloaded files?

Hi,

I've just downloaded Microsoft Windows 7 Build 7057 Ultimate x86 with a size of 2.52 GBs. Since I use a fairly slow internet connection it took me AGES to complete.

Now that I want to burn it on a DVD so I can use it as a bootable disc, I see that there is no single image file like ISO, CCD, IMG, etc. for burning. Unfortunately I face a bunch of files and folders. Here's a shot:



I'd like to know how I am able to make a bootable DVD outta these files so I can easily clean install a new Windows 7.

Somebody told me I have to download ANOTHER TWO GIGABYTES as a 3rd party program in order to do that!!!! Since my internet connection is badly slow I didn't even listen to what he said!!!

Is there a way I can get rid of this problem? I am unbelievably eager to experience the ALL-NEW Windows 7. Please assist me to do that.

I appreciate your help.

Regards,
PowerVU



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27 Mar 2009   #2
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hello PowerVU and welcome to SevenForums.

You can find applications that make bootable CDs out of files, but it's too much trouble.

I have 2, more promising, options for you:

1. You can install Windows 7 from within another operating system, e.g. XP or Vista. Just run the setup.exe and follow on-screen installation guide.

or

2. You can create a bootable USB stick with the files you got there. Check out this post : How do you make a USB drive bootable so I can load W7 on a netbook?

Hope it helps.
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27 Mar 2009   #3
PowerVU

Vista Ultimate SP1
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for your hospitality and help Sir, But the problem is that the biggest USB Stick I have, just has 512MBs free capacity. I am also unable to add Windows 7 to my current operating system since I want to install it on a new computer with no OS installed. As as result the only way I can use these files is to make a bootable DVD out of them.

Many years ago I remember that there was a special file on Windows 2000 with booting capability which I could give it to AHEAD NERO and choose BOOT CD among Types of Burning and that file made all the things I wanted.

I think perhaps there exist such a file among Windows 7. An Image file with an unknown suffix. Am I right?

Thanks.
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27 Mar 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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30 Mar 2009   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I like Vlite also and it can be done using UltraISO. True, you need both versions of Vlite because one is lacking the WAIK file, you just have to install them one on top of the other. I can't figure out why there is always nonbootable versions of Windows 7 floating around. When I d/l 7048 it was like that also.

UltraISO here:
Free UltraISO download
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30 Mar 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi chev65,

Here is the McaFee report on that link.

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It is about the link, not the UltraIso program. Is it free?

Also, if you are fortunate enough to have vlite 1.1.6, it can be used on it's own to create bootable iso - no need to install 1.2 over the top.

Hope it helps.


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30 Mar 2009   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes but the 1.1.6 is an older version. I have no problems with that site and yes it's free, it's just a trial version but works for me.
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30 Mar 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Looks like the free trial version is limited to 300mb file size - maybe that restriction is just for editing?

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30 Mar 2009   #9
woebetide

WIN 7 x64
 
 

@PowerVu

I can give you an empty windows 7 bootable iso.

You just have to open this iso with UltraIso or PowerIso, copy your files in the iso, save and burn
This works, I've tested it!

The almost empty iso is just 4kb (rarred) or 544kb.
I just left the autorun.inf in the ISO


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File Type: zip 7emptyDVD.zip (4.1 KB, 14103 views)
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30 Mar 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi woebetide,

You can post that boot.img here in a zip folder.

Click the Quick button at the bottom of this post, then Go Advanced. Click the paperclip , browse to the zip on your machine, click Upload, when done, close the upload window, click the paperclip again to add it to your post.

Kinda fun to use the Go Advanced function.
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