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Windows 7: How to make a Bootable DVD from Windows 7 downloaded files?

02 Apr 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate

I think that Vlite should be able to create a bootable unattended for you. I have never used Vlite, but I have used Nlite, and if they work the same, then you should be able to use Vlite.

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02 Apr 2009   #12


Pretty sure you can just burn a data dvd, and just make sure to set your bios to boot from dvd instead of the hardrive.
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02 Apr 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

No, he cannot just burn to dvd and have it boot. There are certain files needed in order for a cd or dvd to boot.
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08 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7

what is the needed files please guys , can u tell me ?
a link to download would be very useful
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17 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7

A friend gave me Windows 7 in a DVD.
The contents are the same as shown in the snapshot on the first page of this thread.
Although the 'Boot' folder is there the computer doesn't boot from the DVD.

I need to install Windows 7 on my laptop which is without any OS.

I don`t want to try the USB flash drive method as suggested by a member here.

How can i write the entire contents of the mentioned DVD on another one and make it boot my computer?
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01 Apr 2010   #16


Hi Multiloop & Hi to everyone with my first post

I had a similar problem to you having legitimate Win7 source files and wanting to make a bootable backup DVD. I found the following link whereby the procedure is very well explained, simple and, most importantly, works:-

How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc using ImgBurn - ImgBurn Support Forum

Best of luck
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01 Apr 2010   #17

Windows 7 & XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woebetide View Post

I can give you an empty windows 7 bootable iso.

You just have to open this iso with UltraIso or PowerIso, copy your files in the iso, save and burn
This works, I've tested it!

The almost empty iso is just 4kb (rarred) or 544kb.
I just left the autorun.inf in the ISO
oh my, you rock dude.
I'll surely try this out.
Thanks for the sharing.
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01 Apr 2010   #18

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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01 Apr 2010   #19

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You could use this - very small fast and easy:

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01 Apr 2010   #20

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


I "roll my own" using OSCDIMG from the Windows Automated Installation Kit.

This may be a too technical approach but here's my notes made for myself on the matter.


NOTE:First, remove C:\win7pe\ISO\boot\bootfix.bin to eliminate the “Press any key to boot from CD” prompt

Boot options:
These options are used to create bootable CD/DVD images

Only for single boot entry images
-b specify the file that will be written in the boot sector(s) of the disk. Example: -bc:\location\cdboot.bin
-p specify the value to use for the Platform ID in the El Torito catalog.
The default is 0x00 to represent the x86 platform.
-e This option means not to use floppy disk emulation in the El Torito

oscdimg –lMyPE –n –o –h –m –bc:\win7pe\ c:\win7pe\ISO C:\win7pe\win7pe.iso

-l specifies the volume label.
-n ISO 9660 option to allow long file names
-o Encode duplicate files only once.
This uses a MD5 hashing algorithm to compare files.
-h include all hidden files and directories under the source path
-m ignore the maximum size limit of an image.

-bc:\win7pe\ full path for the boot sector file

C:\win7pe\ISO root location of source files to add to the ISO file
C:\win7pe\win7pe.iso full path for the ISO file

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