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Windows 7: I repaired my damaged win7 ultimate dvd

13 Nov 2017   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I repaired my damaged win7 ultimate dvd

Recently revisited this problem.
I have the full windows install DVD, it sat in the drawer, somehow got damaged.

After the damage, couple years ago, I copied manually the files onto the hard drive what I could, and found some jpeg that could not be read etc.... so I substituted other files or something. But of course it took a while to figure out. It was not any important system files, files related to WOW addons, some part of ultimate were damaged.

I finally had all the files and the install was sitting in a folder, but was unbootable when converted to an iso.
At that time I gave up on it.

So was looking at it years later today, and I fixed it with Isomaster, a linux program.

I had a bootable but bad DVD copy in iso form on the hard drive.
I loaded that in Isomaster. Even though it was 3.3 gb, only one file came up, it was badly damaged.
I loaded for source files the manually copied win7 files that I managed to get off that disc.
Then dragged all those files into the iso file.
When that was done, I saved it as an iso.
Tested in virtualbox and it worked all the way full install to the desktop!

I was amazed I could figure it out.

Read, write and modify ISO images Using ISOMaster | Ubuntu Geek

I think also imageburn can do this iso edit while maintaining a bootable iso.

I dont know if I will ever use it, but I have it again.

For years I had no way of reinstalling 7 on that PC, so I upgraded to free win10 pro when it came out as a freebie. Luckily that PC held together till win10.


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13 Nov 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Very good but.....

Why didn't you download a fresh Iso file and create a new dvd installer ?

The Windows Iso downloader seems to be working just fine.

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

And if you have a Retail activation key you can download a fresh Iso from here.

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15 Nov 2017   #3
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Very good but.....

Why didn't you download a fresh Iso file and create a new dvd installer ?

The Windows Iso downloader seems to be working just fine.

Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

And if you have a Retail activation key you can download a fresh Iso from here.

Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)
I don't know, did not think of it at the time back then.
I did not need to and was curious how the disc failed.
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