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Windows 7: Windows 7 Bootable Image

26 Jul 2009   #11
DJG

 

If U-ISO opened the image, and you were able to navigate it and remove the ei.cfg, then you should have no problem saving - that's how I've done mine. So something else is amiss.

Hmmm - did you get the UAC admin elevation prompt when UltraISO opened the original image? You should have.

Also, is the image currently open somewhere else? Is it mounted in a virtual drive or something? Is it possibly read-only?

Edit: never mind the UAC prompt.


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26 Jul 2009   #12
Mani

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
If U-ISO opened the image, and you were able to navigate it and remove the ei.cfg, then you should have no problem saving - that's how I've done mine. So something else is amiss.

Hmmm - did you get the UAC admin elevation prompt when UltraISO opened the original image? You should have.

Also, is the image currently open somewhere else? Is it mounted in a virtual drive or something? Is it possibly read-only?

Edit: never mind the UAC prompt.
It did allow me to save as after deleting the ei.cfg file, and it then made the ISO file. The problem is that the ISO file is not bootable. I cannot install it on virtual machine.

Edit: I really think this is a bug. Because sometimes the ISO it saves can be mounted. Then other times it can't. It must skip some parts of the original ISO. I'm going to try MagicISO to see if that helps.
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26 Jul 2009   #13
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

When you open the image with UltraISO does it say (top left corner) Image: Bootable UDF?
Maybe something is wrong with your ISO.

Edit: You can try to write the image to an USB flash drive after removing the ei.cfg file and make it bootable.
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26 Jul 2009   #14
billdo

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

I used UltraISO to delete ei.cfg and save.Did not affect ability to boot at all.
Did you Open the ISO with UltraISO or copy files from extracted/mounted ISO?
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26 Jul 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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26 Jul 2009   #16
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
When you open the image with UltraISO does it say (top left corner) Image: Bootable UDF?
Maybe something is wrong with your ISO.
This would be a good check at this point. I know UltraISO works, as I've used it to do exactly this, and so have others such as Billdo. And it can't get much simpler with any other process - open ISO image, modify files inside as needed, save image. I really think there's something wrong with the ISO.

Mani,

- As masterB suggests, what do you get in U-ISO next to "Image" above the DVD title top-left?

- How dependable is the source of the "untouched ISO"?

- Can you use the original "untouched ISO" and install it in a VM as bootable, the same way you can't with the "touched" one you created?

- Can you burn a DVD from your "untouched ISO" and boot from it?

Basically I'm trying to ascertain if your original ISO image is actually bootable. Any info you can provide will be helpful.
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27 Jul 2009   #17
Mani

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
This would be a good check at this point. I know UltraISO works, as I've used it to do exactly this, and so have others such as Billdo. And it can't get much simpler with any other process - open ISO image, modify files inside as needed, save image. I really think there's something wrong with the ISO.

Mani,

- As masterB suggests, what do you get in U-ISO next to "Image" above the DVD title top-left?

- How dependable is the source of the "untouched ISO"?

- Can you use the original "untouched ISO" and install it in a VM as bootable, the same way you can't with the "touched" one you created?

- Can you burn a DVD from your "untouched ISO" and boot from it?

Basically I'm trying to ascertain if your original ISO image is actually bootable. Any info you can provide will be helpful.
1. It says "Bootable UDF" on the top left.

2. The untouched ISO is real, the hashes match with ones from Microsoft.

3. Yes I can install the untouched ISO on VM.

4. Yes I can burn and boot from Untouched.

5. I really think this is a bug in UltraISO, everything leads me to believe this.
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27 Jul 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mani View Post
1. It says "Bootable UDF" on the top left.

2. The untouched ISO is real, the hashes match with ones from Microsoft.

3. Yes I can install the untouched ISO on VM.

4. Yes I can burn and boot from Untouched.

5. I really think this is a bug in UltraISO, everything leads me to believe this.
Mani

are you trying to run win 7 install on a "VM" or was that a typo? are you trying to install from a virtual drive?

Ken
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27 Jul 2009   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Bootable Shmootable!! Simply extract the files to a seperate drive/partition, remove ei.cfg and run setup.exe.. Done and done ..
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27 Jul 2009   #20
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Though I haven't tried it fully, I'd expect the easiest thing to do is to use a USB flash drive.

Use UltraISO to burn the image to it as bootable (there's a guide just for this here on sevenforums). I know it works perfectly this far.

After that you should be able to just delete ei.cfg from the USB drive while it remains bootable. That's the part I haven't tried but don't know why it wouldn't work.

And otherwise you really truly shouldn't need it bootable unless you have partitioning to do during installation to a fresh drive or something. Otherwise indeed just create a partition, put it on a USB drive, etc. and run setup.
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