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Windows 7: Installing Win7Pro on new computer

27 Dec 2010   #1
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Installing Win7Pro on new computer

I just recently built a new computer myself, and am trying to put Windows 7 on it. I downloaded Win7 Pro with the student discount from the MS website as an ISO file. I keep being told to burn the ISO file to a DVD +R and install it that way, but for some reason when I downloaded it from the MS website it downloaded as a ZIP file and now I don't know what to do. The ZIP file is an ISO, so should I burn it to a DVD +R anyway or do I need to do something else? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Edit: Basically I just need to now if I can just burn the Zip file to the DVD because it is also an ISO file.


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27 Dec 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have you extracted the ISO from the zip file with Winzip or 7-Up or a similar application?

If so, what happens when you try to burn it?
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27 Dec 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I use DVD-R Discs. I use ImgBurn (Freeware) to burn at 4x speed with Verify ON
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27 Dec 2010   #4
Anthony

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes you need to unzip it, unzip it to desktop and there you should see a .iso file (it will look like a dvd disk icon) then burn it like the Doc says!!
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27 Dec 2010   #5
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I use DVD-R Discs. I use ImgBurn (Freeware) to burn at 4x speed with Verify ON
I just did exactly that, but I left the file as a zip file and its in the verify stage now.

When I unzip it to the desktop it turns into a regular folder not an ISO file.
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27 Dec 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Yes you need to unzip it, unzip it to desktop and there you should see a .iso file (it will look like a dvd disk icon) then burn it like the Doc says!!
This
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27 Dec 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

A zip file burned to DVD will not BOOT
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27 Dec 2010   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BRADD View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I use DVD-R Discs. I use ImgBurn (Freeware) to burn at 4x speed with Verify ON
I just did exactly that, but I left the file as a zip file and its in the verify stage now.

When I unzip it to the desktop it turns into a regular folder not an ISO file.
What happens when you click that "regular folder"??

Something's goofy.

Try to download it again.

Look for a non-zipped version at the download site.
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27 Dec 2010   #9
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you sure? on my new computer its at the part where I select the language/time zone and keyboard input method, using this disk I burned the Zip/ISO file too.

Winzip has been doing this to me for a long time, anything and everything I download now comes in as a zip file, i don't know why.

And when I clicked that regular folder all the files for Win7 are there.
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27 Dec 2010   #10
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Huh??

How is that related to burning an ISO file?
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