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Windows 7: 32-Bit BootSect

16 Jun 2010   #11
eql2006

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I only have the windows 7 64-bit disk. Where can i get the intall.ini file for the x86 version?
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16 Jun 2010   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

do you mean install.wim?

you need the 32 bit installation disc.

What exactly are you trying to do ?

What do you have on your usb drive already ?

Depending on what you want , you may be able to use the boot.wim from the 32 repair disc

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files
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16 Jun 2010   #13
eql2006

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
do you mean install.wim?

you need the 32 bit installation disc.

What exactly are you trying to do ?

What do you have on your usb drive already ?

Depending on what you want , you may be able to use the boot.wim from the 32 repair disc

Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs The NeoSmart Files
see my post here: 32-bit XP to Make USB to install 64-bit Win 7
I have a brand new machine without a DVD drive (I have an ext dvd drive but i can't seem to boot from it). I have an old XP SP3 laptop with a DVD drive, which i am trying to use to make a Win7 Install USB, but my XP is 32-bit and my Win 7 is 64-bit so I keep having problems.
Thanks,
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16 Jun 2010   #14
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you want to make a bootable flash from your oem dvd , use wintoflash - I suggest this version: 0.5.0013 beta

WinToFlash: Make a Bootable USB Installer for ...
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16 Jun 2010   #15
eql2006

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
If you want to make a bootable flash from your oem dvd , use wintoflash - I suggest this version: 0.5.0013 beta

WinToFlash: Make a Bootable USB Installer for ...
Hmm.. I've tried that.. it didn't work. I'm starting to wonder if perhaps the computer I'm trying to install on is the problem? I don't understand why it would be.. but perhaps it is. Any way to tell? I keep getting the message:
"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key"

Thanks for your help,
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16 Jun 2010   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That means it isn't being seen as bootable.

Is the oem dvd bootable ?

Have you tried copying the dvd as an iso to the HD ? Use this: ISO Recorder v 2

pick it up with an iso handler e.g. PowerISO 4.2 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com ( the free trial version will be fine ) and see if it says bootable at the bottom of the screen.
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16 Jun 2010   #17
eql2006

XP/7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That means it isn't being seen as bootable.

Is the oem dvd bootable ?

Have you tried copying the dvd as an iso to the HD ? Use this: ISO Recorder v 2

pick it up with an iso handler e.g. PowerISO 4.2 - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com ( the free trial version will be fine ) and see if it says bootable at the bottom of the screen.
IMGBurn says it is..
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26 Apr 2013   #18
altare

xp 32 bit
 
 

thanks a lot for the file
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13 Jun 2013   #19
SuperWRM

windows 7
 
 

thanks SIW2 for the file
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24 Jul 2013   #20
DBS7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi everyone, i'm having a similar problem, but not quite the same. I have a laptop with Win7 64bit, and from this laptop i'm trying to make a bootable usb with Win7 x86 (32 bit) with the windows 7 USB tool (the one you download from microsoft) to install it in another laptop. Well, at the end of the bootable usb making process with the tool, i get the message "Files copied successfully. However we were unable to make the USB device bootable. If you need assistance with bootsect, please click..". So, i went to the online help and they say this may be due to the fact that there's no bootsect.exe in the usb tool install folder, but i checked and it is there. What's the problem, how do i get to make my usb bootable?
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