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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

23 Oct 2009   #330

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Thanks for the info.

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Just wanted to add my thanks to the chorus of approval for SIW2. I bought the downloaded version of Win 7 Pro x64, and after a lot of headscratching finally got it installed in VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Like most people here, the problem is getting it to authorise the product key, and this is even more difficult in a VM, as I couldn't update an existing XP VM. The trick is to connect a USB drive with XP installed, so it shows up in the 'where to install' part of the installer. Though you're clean installing on a fresh VM HD, it accepts a USB-attached XP install as upgradeable. This should also work for those people who want to install Win 7 on a blank HD - basically, keep your XP HD attached until the authorisation has gone through. Result!
Info on VM installation also posted here:
VMware Communities: Windows 7 64 bit RTM - install of downloaded upgrade version

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23 Oct 2009   #331

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

I haven't seen that error before.

At what point do you get it?

In the expandedsetup folder is another folder called boot. Look in there and make sure you have file.

There have been sporadic reports of corrupt downloads/extractions and no

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scribblesteve View Post
Thanks in advance for your help. Ive followed your vlite 1.1.6 suggestion and followed the steps from your post, but it's not working for me.

I get an error "9216" and it fails.

..still stuck, I'm clueless.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You are having trouble running a 64 bit setup.exe on a 32 bit operating system.

If you have the expandedsetup folder on your desktop - - make a bootable .iso, then burn to dvd, or make a bootable flash drive.

The easiest way - very very easy and free is to use vlite 1.1.6 to make and burn the bootable .iso for you.

See this link :
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23 Oct 2009   #332

Windows 7 Professional

Hi all,

Thank you very much for the easy to follow guide.

Just to confirm everyone has done it correctly:

ISO size = 2,523,011,072 bytes

On Disk = 2,523,013,120 bytes

For XP users:

Oscdimg.exe u2 b"C:\Users\your_username\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\" h "C:\Users\your_username\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\7.iso

Replace [Users] with [Documents and Settings], everything else stays the same.

Remember to enter your user name and still assuming the extracted files on on your desktop.

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23 Oct 2009   #333

Windows 7

I had a successful dual boot install. I created a DVD via instructions and was able to boot off the DVD and install Win7 on a different partition.

FYI the installation seemed to hang at 0% for 10 minutes, and then started working, so give it time!

No problems with entering the product key, it worked immediately. So now I am running Vista Business 32-bit and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
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23 Oct 2009   #334

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Thanks Nemix.

Dadirk - good to hear you are up and running.

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23 Oct 2009   #335

W7 64 Bit Home Premium

I'm up and running as well. Thanks for all the assistance
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23 Oct 2009   #336

Windows 7

Thanks for this guide. I had downloaded Windows 7 for my daughter's laptop and I hate upgrades.

If you're ever in my neck of the woods pop in for a pint.
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23 Oct 2009   #337

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pandalove View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinnerTakeAll View Post
panda whos instructions did you follow? Dustybottoms?
i followed jining's using
oscdimg -u2 -b"C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\" -h "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\7.iso

and i was able to create an iso

thanks a lot!! worked for me too
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23 Oct 2009   #338

windows Vista Ultimate
USB device boot

I used the WinToFlash program suggested on this website

How to Make the Student Discounted Windows 7 Upgrade Bootable |

to create a bootable usb and it seems to have cleared up the freezing problem I was having earlier.

Also, by using this program you don't have to download and install the utility and create an ISO in the command line.
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23 Oct 2009   #339

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

For those who want a bootable flash drive, you can use the tutorial here:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

It is also linked at the bottom of this tutorial at the beginning of this thread under Related links.
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