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Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

How to Create a Bootable ISO from Windows 7 Installation Files
Published by SIW2
26 Oct 2009
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How to Create a Bootable ISO from Windows 7 Installation Files

information   Information
How to EASILY make a bootable .iso file from Windows 7 or Vista Installation files with the FREE vlite.

Vlite can be installed on 32 and 64 bit versions of XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Tip   Tip
If you got the student d/l and have 3 files :

* Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
* setup1.box * setup2.box

1. Rt click each file, Properties > Unblock>Apply>OK. NOTE: Make sure read only boxes are clear

2. Rt click and run as admin on the .exe. You will get a folder called expandedSetup on your dektop.

If you receive this error:
We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read-only.

Continue with the tutorial to make the .iso




Here's How:

1. Download and Install vlite.

Note   Note
vlite v1.1.6 is self contained and needs no additional applications.

vlite v1.2 requires the large WAIK download from MS.

It is possible to install v1.2 over the top of v1.1.6 if you wish

2. Rt click vlite shortcut and Run as Admin. Click Install Wimfilter.

3. Click Browse and browse to Windows Installation Files folder:
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files-1-browse-2009-10-26_064124.jpg
4. Select your Edition:
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It takes a few seconds to load the files - then click Next.

5. Tick Bootable .iso and click Next:
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6. Make sure it says Create Image - and type a label if you wish. Then Click Make .iso:
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files-4-create-image-2009-10-26_065018.jpg
7. Select where to Save the .iso
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After you click the Save button, vlite starts making the .iso
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When done, click Next

8. EITHER - TO MAKE A BOOTABLE DVD - put an unformatted recordable dvd inthe drive and select Burn Image.
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files-7-burn-image-2009-10-26_065614.jpg
OR-TO MAKE A BOOTABLE FLASH DRIVE- click Exit and confirm - the .iso will be in the location you selected in Step 7.
Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files-8-close-vlite-2009-10-26_065817.jpg

Then see this, USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create or use the MS Tool below
Tip   Tip
The iso can be used to create a bootable flash drive with the MS DVD/USB Tool - Download:

http://images2.store.microsoft.com/p...B-DVD-tool.exe

Info:
Microsoft Store: Download Manager Help

Download :

Downloads Search - Atomic MPC

Homepage and Information:

vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool
Create a stream-lined Vista install - Operating Systems - Build - Features - Atomic MPC








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28 Oct 2009   #1
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

SIW2:

Another great tutorial! Im gonna give vlite a try... its been a few years!

I do have one suggestion to avoid confusion; I'd cut and paste the section on how to extract the expandedSetup files from the student DL again at the beginning for noobs!

I just DL and went to install... you may want to add this image...

Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files-vlite_1.jpg

And would you also add a link to my tutorial on burning a DVD or creating a bootable USB with the MS tool... Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Thanks!



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28 Oct 2009   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think they mostly will be doing the massive .iso download.

Not a bad idea - just in case - will have a look at adding a note about expandedSetup folder.
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01 Nov 2009   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Every body seems to find this very easy - lots of views and no questions.

Great
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01 Nov 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Every body seems to find this very easy - lots of views and no questions.

Great
I would have begged to differ the first few days of the tutorials regarding this and the student download files...

It seemed like the posts were coming non-stop
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08 Nov 2009   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Zi,

Yes, there is still a lot of interest in it.
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22 Nov 2009   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Thanks SIW2, this was a life saver while helping
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04 Dec 2009   #7
FP09

None
 
 

Nice guide SIW2,

Unfortunately I get an unknown error shown below:



Vlite cant burn the ISO on the dvd for some strange reason.
Maybe it is formatted?
Since I dont have a flash drive (4gb+) here I have to use the 1st option.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FP09 View Post
Nice guide SIW2,

Unfortunately I get an unknown error shown below:



Vlite cant burn the ISO on the dvd for some strange reason.
Maybe it is formatted?
Since I dont have a flash drive (4gb+) here I have to use the 1st option.
Hello Welcome to SevenForums, Have you tried a differnt DVD- R disc. Looks like the one you are using is not recognized. Good luck to you with this problem.
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04 Dec 2009   #9
FP09

None
 
 

What one should I take then?
I only got DVD +RW. Maybe I can install xp with a flash drive en then use te data dvd to install windows 7
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