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Windows 7: Need to create a Windows 7 bootable ISO

31 Mar 2019   #1
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Need to create a Windows 7 bootable ISO

Hey all!

I need a Windows 7 virtual machine in VMWare.

However VMWare needs it in bootable ISO format to work. Then I have this folder with an installer package of W7 with the following folders and files:

BOOT <folder>
EFI <folder>
SOURCES <folder>
SUPPORT <folder>
UPGRADE <folder>
AUTORUN.INF
BOOTMGR
README.TXT
SETUP.EXE

I managed to pack it into an ISO with Nero but it didn't work (I think it didn't get bootable) because VMWare "recognized" it as a valid ISO while I was setting up the partition but then when the new machine is powered up it seems that VMWare cannot open the ISO and then it starts trying to boot from network.

PS: I tried also a tool called WinISO that didn't work either. It can create a regular ISO, but for bootable it need a file with a .bif extension that I don't have - so it's useless.

Any idea?


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31 Mar 2019   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

win7multibootimage.zip

Attached zip contains .bifx file. Should be fine for winiso and similar


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31 Mar 2019   #3
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Attachment 407607

Attached zip contains .bifx file. Should be fine for winiso and similar
SIW2, it worked like a charm and did the trick! Thank you very much!

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31 Mar 2019   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome
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