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Windows 7: problems with bootable iso & student download

10 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Pro
problems with bootable iso & student download


I followed the tutorial about creating an ISO image file from the installation files of the downloadable version of Win7 from The Ultimate Steal - Make bootable iso from student d/l. I used XP SP3 32bit

However the disc won't boot - I'm starting up the computer with the disc in and a blank hard drive, and it just tells me to select a bootable drive or insert bootable media and press any key - I press any key and the message repeats. It's clearly attempting to read from the DVD drive, but nothing happens.

I followed the instructions in the tutorial exactly - the only exception was that I used Nero to burn the image, not ISOburner or the Microsoft tool. This is becaouse ISOburner kept failing and kindly turned 4 of my DVD-Rs into shiny coasters, and the Microsoft download tool link is broken.

I don't think there's anything wrong with my DVD burner - it's quite new and I've had no problem with other things I've burned.

Is there a way around this, or should I just wait for the "disk kit" to arrive? (I'm assuming that is bootable?)

It's the 32bit version of Windows 7 by the way.

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10 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

What were the original file names you downloaded from The Ultimate Steal?
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10 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Managed to fix it myself, but thanks anyway.

Now got a running fully functioning win7
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09 Jan 2010   #4

Windows7 pro

I am also havig problems with this the thread i have created is here...

ultimate steal Problems

I am pulling my hair out here wondered wether the noob or dave could help.

Thanks bob
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