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Windows 7: Maybe I'm missing something...

19 Feb 2011   #21
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mm.



I've been wondering if the 'size fudging' that exists with drive sizes may have something to do with it.

I don't use USBs for installation, just DVDs and I boot the ISO to install in VB; sorry I'm not much help with that.


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19 Feb 2011   #22
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Size fudging is definitely the culprit! I was trying on a pair of Patriot 4 GB drives with no luck. I remember I made a flash drive for my wife to use, which was a SanDisk Cruzer 4 GB, and the USB/DVD tool is in the process of copying the combined SP1 .iso over to it. No errors about drive size.
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19 Feb 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it going.
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19 Feb 2011   #24
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Deacon, can you post the extracted iso size of your Win7 SP1 install?
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19 Feb 2011   #25
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I used UltraISO's Optimize feature to shrink it a little bit. I also was wrong above. On my wife's Cruzer, it went to 99% and then decided it couldn't fit. So, I ended up picking up an 8 GB drive today to use.


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20 Feb 2011   #26
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Not sure if you are still interested but I think this is the latest version of the WAIK for 7 SP1 > Download details: The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7

I think it replaces the other two but I'm not 100% sure.
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20 Feb 2011   #27
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Not sure if you are still interested but I think this is the latest version of the WAIK for 7 SP1 > Download details: The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7

I think it replaces the other two but I'm not 100% sure.
I believe that's the pre-sp1 version, as it's the same file, file name and file size that I downloaded sometime back (and is presently running here).

James
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20 Feb 2011   #28
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

The date published is listed as 2/18/2011 and under System requirements it says, Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. That makes me think they updated it? I downloaded it but haven't burned or installed it yet.
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20 Feb 2011   #29
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
The date published is listed as 2/18/2011 and under System requirements it says, Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. That makes me think they updated it? I downloaded it but haven't burned or installed it yet.
Ah, so it does. I missed that. Thanks!

James
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20 Feb 2011   #30
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It also says version 3. I compared what I downloaded before to this new download and a quick glance shows the date modified and file sizes are identical. The folders on the new download have newer dates 2/20/2011, but the files in them look to match the dates on the older download. I didn't check every file though. I'm still confused. I'm saving this one to one of my thumb drives anyway, and I'll hold off on burning the disk for now.
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