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Windows 7: Copying Upgrade Disk

27 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Copying Upgrade Disk

Hello all,
First off, hopefully everyone's not too "Windows 7 student upgrade" questioned out (I've been lurking and reading for a while)... I sort of have one more, which I haven't seen addressed here or elsewhere.

My download and installation of Windows 7 worked just fine, but I neglected to create/burn an ISO boot disk before running the upgrade. I ran a backup and created a system disk DVD in Windows 7, but I've been told that's different than a boot disk and I should make one of those too.

My question is, can I just burn a friends copy of the Windows 7 Upgrade DVD and if so, how? (again, 7 is already installed on my computer and running great...)

Many thanks for any and all help.

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27 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

Just Copy his/her DVD...

The Windows Disc has no protections on it so it really is that simple

If they only have an ISO...and they are running Windows gets even simpler. Right-click the ISO->Burn Image to Disc. Windows 7 will burn the disc and also make it bootable at the same time

If XP/Vista that I would use PowerISO, UltraISO, MagicISO, etc to do the burn...just make sure that they are set to "Make the disc bootable"
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