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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #99
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Make bootable iso from student d/l

How to Create a Bootable ISO from a Student Windows 7 Download




If you get the student d/l and have 3 files :
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22 Oct 2009   #100
spiffman

Windows 7
 
 

I believe that technically Windows doesn't do anything with read only attributes for folders so it doesn't allow you to change them.

I doubt it's your problem but if you really want to clear it use the attrib command from the command prompt.

you can type attrib /? for instructions but I believe it should be:

attrib -r c:\ /s /d


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22 Oct 2009   #101
dmak02

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChadClancy View Post
Isn't it possible to achieve a clean install without booting from the DVD? i.e., just running the setup.exe from within Vista after the files are expanded?
Yes, but you can't do that if you're bits don't much.
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22 Oct 2009   #102
ChadClancy

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmak02 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChadClancy View Post
Isn't it possible to achieve a clean install without booting from the DVD? i.e., just running the setup.exe from within Vista after the files are expanded?
Yes, but you can't do that if you're bits don't much.
"...you're bits don't much." - I'm confused, what does that mean??

Are you saying that it's not possible if you are going from say 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7??
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22 Oct 2009   #103
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andumas View Post
Vista is refusing to let me remove Read-only properties. Any suggestions?
D/L This - install - rt click the folder - on your context menu - select Change Attributes

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22 Oct 2009   #104
ghettobanjo

Vista 32 Home
 
 

ok so has anyone been successful burning the ISO, formatting and then installing?? From what I have read, if you format first, then the product key will not work. Seems like you should be able to just put in a Vista disc to prove you have a legal copy of that and then install this "upgrade". I'm at work just getting more and more worried about what will happen to me tonight when I take the plunge. I really want a clean install....
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22 Oct 2009   #105
spiffman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChadClancy View Post
I'm confused, what does that mean??

Are you saying that it's not possible if you are going from say 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7??
Pretty sure that's what he intended to say (think he meant if your bits don't match). In any event, what you're saying is correct - you cannot upgrade from a 32 bit version of vista/xp to a 64 bit version of windows 7 w/o using a bootable dvd.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ghettobanjo View Post
ok so has anyone been successful burning the ISO, formatting and then installing?? From what I have read, if you format first, then the product key will not work. Seems like you should be able to just put in a Vista disc to prove you have a legal copy of that and then install this "upgrade". I'm at work just getting more and more worried about what will happen to me tonight when I take the plunge. I really want a clean install....
Once you boot into the iso you can choose to format the drive during the windows 7 installation and it won't mess you up even if you're upgrading (note that the option to do this is available when the installer asks you which drive you want to install on - I believe you may have to click on a little button at that time that says show advanced options for it to appear). I did this upgrading from windows xp 32 -> windows 7 64.

Note that even if you don't format I think it's a "clean" install in the sense that windows 7 isn't relying on any of your old os files but you will have some remnants of your files stored in a windows.old folder that the install creates.

FINAL NOTE OF INTEREST: I have used the upgrade key to successfully activate two different machines (I've been messing around with different installation options). Not sure what the activation limit is for the upgrade code but it's definitely > 1.
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22 Oct 2009   #106
JCP21

windows 7
 
 

Its pretty easy to install there are many guide on how to do it. google is your friend
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22 Oct 2009   #107
jnetty99

Windows 7
 
 

Wait, Wait, Wait! No .iso download for the student version?
I have a friend who bought the student version. He is not technically savvy to do this whole burning a bootable image from the files downloaded.

Can he just do a clean install from a Windows 7 RTM .iso and put the activation key given to him on the email?
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22 Oct 2009   #108
ghettobanjo

Vista 32 Home
 
 

Thank you spiffman, that puts my fears to rest.
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22 Oct 2009   #109
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jnetty99 View Post
Wait, Wait, Wait! No .iso download for the student version?
I have a friend who bought the student version. He is not technically savvy to do this whole burning a bootable image from the files downloaded.

Can he just do a clean install from a Windows 7 RTM .iso and put the activation key given to him on the email?

YES.

All the installtion media is the same. If you are on Vista/7,you can use Alex's isorecorder to make a copy of the dvd for him.

http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/W7.htm
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