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Windows 7: Cannot format DVD - R (want to create boot disc)

01 May 2011   #11
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JOHN47 View Post
Macgyvr
Maybe they are working on a slipstreemed version of win7?
Well, we could GUESS what they are trying to do all day, but how is anyone supposed to help if we don't KNOW? The thread makes no sense at this point since we have no clue what the OP is trying to accomplish and we have answers based on assumptions.


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01 May 2011   #12
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

Maybe the OP is guessing now what his is doing. with so much advices on GUESS it's impossible to help.
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01 May 2011   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lactobeezor View Post
It is your right and a very good practice to make a copy of a disc that cost so much. But put it in a different safe location.
The OP has never once indicated that they were making a copy of a Windows 7 disc. It says they are trying to "create a boot disc for windows 7" which tells us nothing. A boot disc has nothing to do with an installation disc. I asked the OP to clarify and got no response.
Actually the OP said > "I copied all the contents of original Windows 7 CD to my recently brought clean DVD-R disc with NERO." < Sounds to me like he is trying to copy the original DVD but just doesn't know how to do it correctly. You and I know what a boot disk is, but maybe the OP doesn't know the difference.
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01 May 2011   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lactobeezor View Post
It is your right and a very good practice to make a copy of a disc that cost so much. But put it in a different safe location.
The OP has never once indicated that they were making a copy of a Windows 7 disc. It says they are trying to "create a boot disc for windows 7" which tells us nothing. A boot disc has nothing to do with an installation disc. I asked the OP to clarify and got no response.
Actually the OP said > "I copied all the contents of original Windows 7 CD to my recently brought clean DVD-R disc with NERO." < Sounds to me like he is trying to copy the original DVD but just doesn't know how to do it correctly. You and I know what a boot disk is, but maybe the OP doesn't know the difference.
And again, all the advice given has been based on assumptions. No one other than me has asked for clarification, and my question went unanswered. The OP along with the rest of the thread is still at square 0.

If he just wants to copy his original Windows 7 DVD, there is no copying of files... no magic to the process. You simply make an image and burn the image back (or just "copy" if your tool of choice has the option). His reference to burning an ISO to the disc is obviously wrong....he's going to end up with just an ISO file on the disc if he does that.

If he's trying to do something else, we need to know what it is to even begin to address it.
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01 May 2011   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Well maybe you should just tell the OP you want your answers, and you want them now, or else.
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01 May 2011   #16
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Well maybe you should just tell the OP you want your answers, and you want them now, or else.
I think I did
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01 May 2011   #17
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I understood the OP's query. He just wants a backup copy of his Windows 7 Media. He is a student. Perhaps new to CD/DVD writing , he had used packet-writing to copy the DVD files to a DVD-R. (This is not a guess but a logical inference from what he had written.)

He has accepted my reply. His second post went on with a further query on making a bootable pendrive for which i have given him directions, before retiring yesterday.

It was Sunday midday in India while it was Saturday midnight here then.(P.T.). Aren't we global?

He would have just now got up to a Monday morning and ready to go to school/college, I guess ( may be holiday too). He would perhaps come later if he has further queries and we are here to help him and not admonish him.

He had already repped me. So I guess he has got the answers.
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01 May 2011   #18
bhaveshnande

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit
 
 

I was just trying to create another disc in case one is lost..
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