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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #130
spiffman

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kjarosz View Post
I have used 4 now as well, lol this is such a pain in the ass, leave it to microsoft to not properly test

Not sure what you used to burn it - I used imgburn so I know that works. If you used another prog you might want to try imgburn and see if the result is the same.


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22 Oct 2009   #131
James Wood

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've tried several of those Command's in my Command Prompt Window; none of them have worked, the furthest I've got is "A required privilege is not held by the client"

Edit:

For anyone interested; the Command I entered; which worked was:
oscdimg -bC:\Users\James\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\Users\James\Desktop\expandedSetup\ C:\Users\James\Desktop\7.iso

The underlined parts you will need to change to your username, if the file is actually on your desktop, and the bold part is where you want the .iso to save to.
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22 Oct 2009   #132
Fly Guy

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I also was waiting at the blue screen with leaves and hummingbird and mouse pointer. I ended up trying again. The second time, I waited 5 minutes or more. I was then able to select keyboard language. After that, there was another delay and I was waiting twice as long on another screen but I just waited. Installation went smoothly after that.
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22 Oct 2009   #133
xsergo

win 7
 
 

so can anyone confirm that the win7 student version can be activated on a clean hdd?
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22 Oct 2009   #134
Nightwin7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Vista Business 32-bit to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I've already tried the steps listed before and am successful in creating an ISO image from the files I downloaded for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. The only problem is the ISO that it creates is only 210MB, and not even near the 3GB I've seen other people able to create. I'm currently downloading the files again on another computer to make sure I have them all but currently the file sizes I have are:
Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe 77,779KB
Setup1.box 2,793,790KB
Setup2.box 163,883KB

This is the following dialogue in the cmd prompt:
C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>oscdimg -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\Win7Pro.iso

OSCDIMG 2.55 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility
Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1993-2007. All rights reserved.
Licensed only for producing Microsoft authorized content.


Scanning source tree (500 files in 46 directories)
Scanning source tree complete (872 files in 200 directories)

Computing directory information complete

Image file is 213483520 bytes

Writing 872 files in 200 directories to C:\Win7Pro.iso

100% complete

Final image file is 215666688 bytes

Done.

C:\Program Files\Windows AIK\Tools\PETools>
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22 Oct 2009   #135
kestudi

XP
 
 
Can we clarify some basic assumptions/definitions here?

I'm upgrading from XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit (using the digital river student download). I'm interested in doing as clean an installation as possible.

I'm sensing we don't have a clear working definition of "formatting a drive" and "clean install". So I'd like some clarification:
  • Booting from the DVD, Can "formatting" be accomplished from within the installer, or only outside of the installer?
  • Will either option/both options remove the registration key of your previous OS?
  • Running the installer from Windows, can formatting be accomplished on a drive?
  • Is it even possible to run the 64-bit installer from 32-bit WinXP?
  • Does "clean install" simply mean that you are formatting the OS drive?
  • Is there such a thing as a "not-clean install" when upgrading to a new OS?
I've read this thread pretty thoroughly, but I apologize if I missed the response to my questions somewhere. Thanks, -k
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22 Oct 2009   #136
donnyb313

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xsergo View Post
so can anyone confirm that the win7 student version can be activated on a clean hdd?
I could not activate it on a clean hard drive. On my first attempt I formatted my partition in which vista was on and It would not accept my key. I had to reinstall vista then install 7 professional without formatting and my key was accepted.

To recap

I recieved this error message after "unloading the box"

"We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read-only"


but I Used the OP's method to make a bootable iso out of the expanded setup folder anyway and burned it to a dvd. Booted from the dvd and did a custom install. Sucessfully went from 32 bit Vista home premium to W7 64 bit pro.

Thanks for the great info. I'm now using W7. Would've been great if they just could've given us an iso!! Now time to reinstall everything
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22 Oct 2009   #137
donnyb313

Windows 7
 
 

The following is based upon my experience. I hope it helps. YMMV

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kestudi View Post
I'm upgrading from XP 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit (using the digital river student download). I'm interested in doing as clean an installation as possible.

I'm sensing we don't have a clear working definition of "formatting a drive" and "clean install". So I'd like some clarification:
  • Booting from the DVD, Can "formatting" be accomplished from within the installer, or only outside of the installer?
It can be accomplished if you click advanced disk options or something similar while on the partition screen within the installer.
  • Will either option/both options remove the registration key of your previous OS?
I believe if you format it will remove the previous OS key. This happened with my install. If you format your upgrade key will not work as it does not see it as an upgrade if there is no OS on the hard disk. I had to reinstall vista then try again with 7 but did not format the second time around and my upgrade key was accepted. others have had different results
  • Running the installer from Windows, can formatting be accomplished on a drive?
You can't format a drive while it is running windows.
  • Is it even possible to run the 64-bit installer from 32-bit WinXP?
Not from within XP. you will need to boot from the iso disc.
  • Does "clean install" simply mean that you are formatting the OS drive? Not sure.
  • Is there such a thing as a "not-clean install" when upgrading to a new OS? Not sure
I've read this thread pretty thoroughly, but I apologize if I missed the response to my questions somewhere. Thanks, -k
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22 Oct 2009   #138
akthe13th

XP Pro
 
 

Hey im having a problem with my student install,

I downloaded the pre-installation file and got to the point where it was "opening the box" when it gets to the end an error comes up and says "We are unable to create or save news files in the folder in which the [COLOR=#0072BC ! important][COLOR=#0072BC ! important]application[/COLOR][/COLOR] was downloaded. Please check the [COLOR=#0072BC ! important][COLOR=#0072BC ! important]folder[/COLOR][/COLOR] propeties to make sure that you have [COLOR=#0072BC ! important][COLOR=#0072BC ! important]security[/COLOR][/COLOR] permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read-only"

is there a method around the write protection just so i can perform an install?

Many Thanks

Adam
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22 Oct 2009   #139
timf

linux
 
 
Here's my success story...

down loaded the student Win 7 64 bit and was initially dismayed to see it was an .exe as I wanted to do a fresh install on a new machine I'd just built.

So I transferred the down loaded files to an existing Vista machine and followed the process documented by Audio and others at the start of this thread to make an iso file which I then burnt with Nero.

I used the DVD to install on my new machine with out any problems.

I used the command posted by AUDIO on page 1 post #10 of this thread exactly - couldn't be happier with the outcome.

Bottom line - it is possible to do a clean install on a virgin machine / hard drive.
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