How to Convert a VHD File to a ISO File
This will help show you how to convert a VHD file to a ISO file.
Follow these instructions verbatim: You will need:
In order to upgrade, you need to run the installer in Vista SP2 compatibility mode. That is done by right-clicking on the setup.exe files and going to Properties > Compatibility mode and checking "Run in compatibility mode for..."
- An ISO of a functional Windows 7 RC1 build
- The VHD of build 7260
- WinRAR, PowerISO, or MagicISO
- A blank DVD
- A DVD burner
- An image burning program like ImgBurn or Infrarecorder
Capture the contents of the RC1 DVD (If you don't have the image already). Once you get the image go to step 1b. 1b) If
you have an image of the RC1, then use WinRAR/PowerISO/MagicISO to extract the contents to a folder. 2)
Take the VHD of build and mount it. 3)
Open a command prompt with administrative privledges and navigate to the folder with ImageX in it. 4)
Capture the contents of the image with "imagex /capture" (no quotes) and follow the example listed 2 or 3 lines above (in the command prompt). Save that as install2.wim
Once that is finished, go to the folder with the RC1 DVD contents in it. Navigate to the "sources" folder and delete install.wim
in the "sources" folder where you deleted install.wim
to "install.wim" (no quotes, it should look like the file you deleted) 8)
Go to cversion.ini
(in that same directory) and change "MinClient" to "[the number of the build you want to install]" (no quotes on either of those). Save that. 9)
Create a disk image from that folder using ImgBurn/Infrarecorder (whichever you installed). 10)
Burn the disk image to a blank DVD. 11)
Close all of your programs, load up the installer from within Windows
and choose a custom install. Choose your hard drive, and let it go.