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Windows 7: 32x to 64x Ultimate

22 Sep 2010   #1
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 
32x to 64x Ultimate

I have the Ultimate x86 disk from the launch last fall. I also have Professional x64 Upgrade iso I downloaded via Digital River (MS student deal). Burned the iso and installed Pro x64. Now that I have a x64 OS (besides HP x64 on laptop) I decided to create a disk that would allow me to install Ultimate x64. I used the ei.cfg removal too and verified that ei.cfg was no longer on the disk I created using this link:
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create However, after burning the disk I looked and there was the file! So apparently for me the ei.cfg removal tool did not work. I think I should have saved the whole thing first?

Which free burner do folks recommend? I used ImgBurn. In another thread, it says Magic Burner had issues.

Thanks in advance!


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Magic Iso is good, for best results burn at slowest speed
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22 Sep 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

I use ImgBurn or the built-in Win7 burner. You can manually extract the ei.cfg file from extracted files, then use ImgBurn to recompile the ISO from files and burn to DVD using ImgBurn.

Or simply run the ei.cfg removal tool again on the ISO, then browse into Sources folder using PowerISO or 7zip, etc., to see if it's gone before burning another DVD.
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22 Sep 2010   #4
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Until I installed a new DVD SATA drive a couple of days ago I didn't have much of a choice. I just retired my trusty Plextor IDE drive. Very quiet and reliable, just too slow. I will miss it.
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22 Sep 2010   #5
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I use ImgBurn or the built-in Win7 burner. You can manually extract the ei.cfg file from extracted files, then use ImgBurn to recompile the ISO from files and burn to DVD using ImgBurn.

Or simply run the ei.cfg removal tool again on the ISO, then browse into Sources folder using PowerISO or 7zip, etc., to see if it's gone before burning another DVD.
So I goofed by not recompiling it first. I looked and it appeared completely gone but in fact it was still there by not saving it first.
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22 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello MoInSTL.











In case it's needed, here's the 'how-to' for ImgBurn, at the link below.

How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc using ImgBurn - ImgBurn Support Forum
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22 Sep 2010   #7
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Thanks for the link, but I have been using ImgBurn a long while. It may help others checking the thread though.
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22 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No problem, be sure to post back to keep us informed.
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22 Sep 2010   #9
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
No problem, be sure to post back to keep us informed.
FWIW, PowerISO will not save large files unless it's a registered version.

This time I tried a different approach. I used Virtual Clone Drive to mount the ISO after applying the eicfg removal tool. Burned it via ImgBurn and I got to choose which version I wanted. Installing Ultimate x64 now.

From what I have read, my product key from Ultimate x86 should work fine.

Edit: Product key worked fine as expected.
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22 Sep 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, glad to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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