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Windows 7: Need assistance to make DVD boot-able

2 Weeks Ago   #1
WIN7 NIGHTMARE

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Need assistance to make DVD boot-able

Greetings All,

Hope this is correct place to post the following;

1)...I had a friend copy the files of Win 7 (inc. hidden files) to a dvd - more of a back-up.

2)...I can see the files including the "set-up" file to get the ball rolling when booting into same.

3)...What my friend didn't do (or forgot) is to make that disc "bootable".

4)...I have copied the files from that disc to a folder on my desktop but, need to add/convert whatever it
is to make it bootable.

I would appreciate any help and assistance..Thanks in advance.



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2 Weeks Ago   #2
flavallee

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Simply copying Windows 7 files and folders to a DVD will not work.

You should obtain a Windows 7 .ISO file and then create a bootable DVD with it.

I know nothing about the command line procedure mentioned in post #4, so I'll leave you with him.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
WIN7 NIGHTMARE

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

THANKS FOR THE REPLY..

I wouldn't think that there is a problem doing that because all the files, hidden included, were copied to a desktop folder......UNLESS, it has to be converted to an iso (?).
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@Flavalee

The OP wants to create a bootable iso file from the folder on his desktop.

I have done it many times, but I haven't got the patience to explain the command line method.

Probably easier for the OP to use a 3rd party tool such as gburner. gBurner - A powerful CD, DVD and BD burning software

gBurner - Make Bootable ISO Image File


For x64 also need the win7multiboot or win10multiboot file from this zip
bootimagesx64.zip

For x86 need the win7boot file from this zip
bootimagesx86.zip


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2 Weeks Ago   #5
WIN7 NIGHTMARE

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

SPECTACULAR!...Thanks for the reply!

I have to yet go to the links you posted but, did download the zip file "and have no clue"...grin...

Back after a bit as going to watch the "Pres" on the news.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
WIN7 NIGHTMARE

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
@Flavalee

The OP wants to create a bootable iso file from the folder on his desktop.

I have done it many times, but I haven't got the patience to explain the command line method.

Probably easier for the OP to use a 3rd party tool such as gburner. gBurner - A powerful CD, DVD and BD burning software


For x64 also need the win7multiboot or win10multiboot file from this zip
Attachment 411393

For x86 need the win7boot file from this zip
Attachment 411394
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Any freeware program around to facilitate this?
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

gburner is fully functional free trial for 30 days.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
WIN7 NIGHTMARE

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
@Flavalee

The OP wants to create a bootable iso file from the folder on his desktop.

I have done it many times, but I haven't got the patience to explain the command line method.

Probably easier for the OP to use a 3rd party tool such as gburner. gBurner - A powerful CD, DVD and BD burning software

gBurner - Make Bootable ISO Image File


For x64 also need the win7multiboot or win10multiboot file from this zip
Attachment 411393

For x86 need the win7boot file from this zip
Attachment 411394
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Ok, just now back to this -

1)...GBurner in and working.

2)...Copied files into "burn window" (see picts).

3)
...Un-zipped the "boot image files and 2 were present (see picts).

4)...GBurner asked for boot info and displayed a box looking for location to which I
"gave it" the win7boot.bif file.

5)...Am I done and merely have to burn to a dvd OR, is there more I am forgetting?


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2 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You have to save it as an iso file. It will ask you for name and destination.

Then it can be burnt to dvd or extracted to create bootable usb stick.
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
WIN7 NIGHTMARE

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for reply!

Have saved as .iso.....I now can see the iso created in file in my computer.....I also see the files (in previous post) in the GBurner window.

Do I remove these files or hit "burn" OR, close and re-open GBurner and place the newly created iso file there and hit burn?


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