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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #120
ash

Various
 
 

I downloaded XP 32-bit on to my Windows XP PC (student upgrade), used the fantastic instructions above to create the ISO via oscdimg. After burning the image to DVD, I inserted it into my laptop that had Windows Vista Home Basic (OEM).

Booted straight from the DVD (not inside the OS), and selected the clean install route. When prompted, I opted to delete the partition which had Vista, and clean-installed on to that partition.

I entered the product key when requested, and it was accepted. Once Win7 was set up, I activated it and all is fine....

It's all been pretty straightforward.......


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22 Oct 2009   #121
spiffman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb313 View Post
You cannot format the partition that vista(or xp) is on while installing. If you format your key will not work as it does not see it as an upgrade if there is no OS on the hard disk.

So now I have to reinstall vista then try again. Problem is I cannot get my vista OS disc to boot (its a gateway OEM OS disc) Every time it boots it just brings me to the serial key screen for windows 7 and my key does not work so I'm stuck.

I have now formatted drives during the install from both a windows xp 32 and a vista 32 machine (in each case going to a windows 7 64 install) and the upgrade key worked fine both times.

I don't have an oem xp/vista key to try upgrading from but I would be surprised if that results in a different outcome. I suspect that your problems are unrelated to formatting the drive (either your key is bad or you formatted outside of the install program).

With respect to your current situation you should be able to force the machine to boot from the cd in the bios (e.g. set the boot order so that the cd is first) and then reinstall vista.
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22 Oct 2009   #122
MikeMacie

xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kjarosz View Post
Ok I followed the first post, I got the unpacking error due to having xp 32 bit, but I continued, I was able to burn an iso dvd, it booted from the dvd loaded setup files, had the little windows logo pop up and then changed to a blue screen with the cursor on it but thats as far as it goes, I can move the mouse around and thats it. Anyone else having this issue? I have burned the iso on 3 dvd to see if that was the problem but its the same thing. Any one?
I'm having the same problem
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22 Oct 2009   #123
Colo

xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kjarosz View Post
Ok I followed the first post, I got the unpacking error due to having xp 32 bit, but I continued, I was able to burn an iso dvd, it booted from the dvd loaded setup files, had the little windows logo pop up and then changed to a blue screen with the cursor on it but thats as far as it goes, I can move the mouse around and thats it. Anyone else having this issue? I have burned the iso on 3 dvd to see if that was the problem but its the same thing. Any one?
I have the same... only difference is I've burnt 4 disks

Any advice would be gratefully received....

Cheers...
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22 Oct 2009   #124
kjarosz

XP
 
 
actually now...

I have used 4 now as well, lol this is such a pain in the ass, leave it to microsoft to not properly test
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22 Oct 2009   #125
soshimojunai

Windows 7
 
 

I seem to have a slightly different problem, whereas I can't even get to the progress bar. The moment I double-click the exe file when it's downloaded, I immediately get the message

Quote:
Unloading the Box

The application cannot find one of its required files, possibly because it was unable to create it in the folder. Please make sure that the folder in which this application was downloaded is accessible and not read only.
I've now tried this on all 5 disks connected to my computer (My Samsung RAID array, my 320GB internal SATA drive, my 80GB Windows 7 RC drive, and my 1TB and 120GB external drives and none work) and nothing is set to be read only.

In upgrading from Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2 to Windows 7 Professional x64, but the unpacking fails whether I do it on 7 or Vista.

One thing I can see as being wrong is that while my exe file and setup2.box files are roughly the right sizes, my setup2.box file seems to be almost twice the size everyone else seems to have, the file itself being 5.5GB.

Any help greatly appreciated!
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22 Oct 2009   #126
WinnerTakeAll

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Ok I'm in a funky situation right now. I'm on XP 32 and one of my HD's in my raid 5 setup had an error so now the raid is degraded. If I have to install 7 on top of XP, I would have to rebuild the array, then on top of that, boot off the dvd and do a custom install? I just want to verify.
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22 Oct 2009   #127
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
One thing I can see as being wrong is that while my exe file and setup2.box files are roughly the right sizes, my setup2.box file seems to be almost twice the size everyone else seems to have, the file itself being 5.5GB.
Can you open it up and see what's in there?

Try Uniextract - Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net
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22 Oct 2009   #128
soshimojunai

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote:
One thing I can see as being wrong is that while my exe file and setup2.box files are roughly the right sizes, my setup2.box file seems to be almost twice the size everyone else seems to have, the file itself being 5.5GB.
Can you open it up and see what's in there?

Try Uniextract - Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net
I try and open it up and it says the .box file extension isn't supported.
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22 Oct 2009   #129
paulol

xp pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beggarsu View Post
I did a clean install of my xp laptop with the downloaded digital river xp pro upgrade and the installation accepted the product key.
so are you saying you did a format before loading win 7? i thought the drive had to have a version of windows previously installed
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