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Windows 7: How can I make a .iso of Windows 7 Professional

22 Oct 2009   #11
James Wood

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes wallyinnc I am logged in and right clicking run as administrator.

After typing
"oscdimg -bC:\Users\James\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\Users\James\Desktop\expandedSetup\ C:\Users\James\Desktop\7.iso"
into the Command Prompt, it seems to be working, telling me that it is "Writing 874 files in 200 directories to C:\Users\James\Desktop\7.iso" (With the completion percentage)

I will let you know if this works or not, thankyou logicearth.


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22 Oct 2009   #12
James Wood

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

This worked, I can know see a .iso file on my desktop called "7"
I'm currently burning this to a DVD, then I will try to install it from the disk, as the .iso is not bootable.

For anyone interested; the Command I entered was
oscdimg -bC:\Users\James\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\Users\James\Desktop\expandedSetup\ C:\Users\James\Desktop\7.iso

The underlined parts you will need to change to your username, if the file is actually on your desktop, and the bold part is where you want the .iso to save to.

Thanks to everyone for their help, I will tell you if the disk works, unless anyone knows a way to boot the .iso file?
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22 Oct 2009   #13
James Wood

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The .iso burned to the disk fine, using ImgBurn.

However, when I put the disk in, I get an error message, saying;

"This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer's system information. To install a new copy of Windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, then select custom (advanced)"

I'm going to try what it said now, hopefully, next time i post on here, I'll be running Windows 7.

James
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22 Oct 2009   #14
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

The download consists of these 3 files

Windows 7-HP-Retail-en-us-x64.exe
setup1.box
setup2.box

There is no ISO and the requirement is that you run the .exe file from within Vista or XP.

Its not designed to be made bootable and if it can be hacked to do so, then I bet activation will fail.
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22 Oct 2009   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
Its not designed to be made bootable and if it can be hacked to do so, then I bet activation will fail.
Not at all. Its not a hack. And activation is not depended on the media used. I've contently rebuilt the Windows 7 DVD, to and from ISO files, to even thumbdrives.
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22 Oct 2009   #16
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

James, thank you for posting your positive result.
You have to unpack and burn the iso to be able to boot. I use ImgBurn, never let me down. Do at a slow speed.
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22 Oct 2009   #17
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
Its not designed to be made bootable and if it can be hacked to do so, then I bet activation will fail.
Not at all. Its not a hack. And activation is not depended on the media used. I've contently rebuilt the Windows 7 DVD, to and from ISO files, to even thumbdrives.
If one boots from the download files that have been mad into an ISO, you will not be able to activate as it will not accept your key.

Now I could be all wrong on this but time will tell.
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22 Oct 2009   #18
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
If one boots from the download files that have been mad into an ISO, you will not be able to activate as it will not accept your key.

Now I could be all wrong on this but time will tell.
You would be wrong. The files themselves are in fact the same files found on the DVDs. oscdimg.exe is part of Windows Automated Installation Kit and is used to make ISOs just for this purpose. Like I said, activation is not depended on the media used.

You could also skip the whole ISO and burning part and put it directly to a USB drive and boot from it.
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22 Oct 2009   #19
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

So are you saying that it is possible to make an ISO from the 3 'Update media files' and then boot and install without having any version of Vista or XP on the drive?

If so .....make life allot simpler.
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22 Oct 2009   #20
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
So are you saying that it is possible to make an ISO from the 3 'Update media files' and then boot and install without having any version of Vista or XP on the drive?

If so .....make life allot simpler.
I wouldn't know what is required to use the upgrade media. But booting from the upgrade media and performing a clean install as always been possible. Before doing the upgrade, you will most likely be required to prove ownership of a previous version.
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