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Windows 7: copy windows 7

31 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7
copy windows 7

I recently bought windows 7 ultimate 64 bit..i wanted to know if i can make a copy of it in i case i misplace the original..does 1 click dvd copy work..?

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31 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hello crosswire, Welcome!

All you need to do is drag-n-drop the files from the DVD onto your hard drive. If you wanted to create a bootable thumb drive, that would be very simple.

If you have a program that will make an ISO out of the contents of a DVD or CD, that should work too. Unlike movies, the installation discs are not encrypted.

Hope this answers your question :)
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31 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

Do you not have a dvd burner program?
If so, just run it and make a copy??
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31 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

As stated by others, the disks are not copying is not an issue.

Almost all cd/dvd burning apps (like ImgBurn, Roxio, Nero, cdburnerxp), all have the ability to read a source disk and make an image (ISO file). Once you make the ISO, you can then Burn a disk from an image and this creates a new cd/dvd from the ISO. And if the original disk was bootable, it will continue to be bootable when copied in this manner.
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