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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #190
buckeyejoe

vista 32
 
 
diskissues

I made the iso file, i put it on a disk, i rebooted. i have disk as priority over my HD in bios but it just boots bios. i burned two disks and put em in both my cd drives. i tried it in my laptop too, just boots from hard drive. when i look at the disk it shows the win7.iso file is that right?


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22 Oct 2009   #191
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
Can I save the left over programs to a disc so if I re-upgrade I can install vista again and the re-upgrade? the folder is like 4gb I would like to remove it.

I wonder if I need to re-upgrade in the future will my key still work?

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ NO idea about this ? ? ? ? ?
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22 Oct 2009   #192
gelat

Win 7 Pro
 
 

I formatted and it worked!
Vista 32bit to Win 7 Pro 64bit (Student Digital River DL)

1. Ok, I made the ISO from the instructions on 1st page and burned it
2. rebooted with DVD, ran setup
3. chose CUSTOM (ADVANCED) install
4. picked my original C partition (the one with Vista 32)
5. clicked DRIVE OPTIONS (ADVANCED)
6. clicked FORMAT, wiped C drive (VISTA now GONE)
7. Installed, rebooted
8. asked for key, put in Digital River STUDENT 64bit Pro key, went to desktop
9. Went to get updates from MS automatically
10. clicked start, typed ACTIVATE - chose the ACTIVATE WINDOWS menu option that popped up
11. said it was verifying key....valid - all is good.
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22 Oct 2009   #193
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks for bringing that up.

Try this:

oscdimg.exe -h -u1 -b"C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com" -o -m "C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\7.iso

Please post back the result.

Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wrobster View Post
Thanks for the directions to making a UDF only image.
That is much more than Digital River or Microsoft has done.

My son has an older AsRock mobo (K7VT4A) with a BIOS which
does not support booting from UDF format DVDs. It gives the
beloved "Error Code 5" message when trying to read the DVD.

I understand that it is possible to create an ISO9660 / UDF image
for windows 7. One such solution can be found at:

UNAWAVE - Code 5 Error whilst booting Windows 7 DVD

How would one use the oscdimg program and the files downloaded
from Digital River to create a DVD compatible with the older BIOS?

I noticed that oscdimg.exe does have a -u1 option.
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22 Oct 2009   #194
Razeus

Vista
 
 

All I'm getting is some sort of menu after I type in the prompt. Gives me the copyright stuff for OSCDIMG 2.54 followed by Usage: OSCDIMG [options] sourceroot targetfile.

Then it gies me:

For option information, use -help with on of the following categories.

I'm not able to get this program to run.

Help.
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22 Oct 2009   #195
Hollow Man

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buckeyejoe View Post
I made the iso file, i put it on a disk, i rebooted. i have disk as priority over my HD in bios but it just boots bios. i burned two disks and put em in both my cd drives. i tried it in my laptop too, just boots from hard drive. when i look at the disk it shows the win7.iso file is that right?
You have to burn the iso file with a program like Imgburn, which make a bootable DVD out of the file.
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22 Oct 2009   #196
kk405

Windows 7
 
 

Ok…this has been said a few times in this forum, but let me write-up a detail of what has worked for me, and I believe a lot of other people in this thread as well…
First, my setup: I have Vista 32-bit Ultimate installed on C drive…which I use all the time. On my 1TB D drive, I had a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit RTC installed…I used it sporadically and the license was about to expire. I bought a student license for 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. Yes, this is an upgrade software, but you can do a clean install over any previous version of Vista or Windows 7 as long as you have Vista or Windows 7 installed on the drive you’re trying to use the upgrade software for.
Let me repeat. If you bought a new blank hard drive, or formatted one of your hard drives, and are trying to install this UPGRADE version of Windows 7, regardless of whether you use the upgrade or clean install method, it WILL NOT WORK. You may have no issue installing Windows 7 on the drive, but you’ll have a problem with the activation key.
So, you MUST have a working or non-working copy of Vista (and I assume XP works too) on this hard drive…again, DO NOT format the drive…let Windows 7 take care of that for you during the installation.

When you get the e-mail from Digital River, click on the link and download the files… you will end up with 3 files:
setup1.box
setup2.box
Windows 7-P-Retail-en-us-x86.exe (My folder was 3,319,083,754 bytes and 875 files in 199 folders)

Click on the last file (the .exe). it will create a folder called ‘expandedSetup’ (with no quotes of course).
At this juncture you may get an error saying: ‘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’…IGNORE THIS ERROR… your folder called ‘expandedSetup’ has most likely been created successfully. Now you need to BURN this folder to a bootbale DVD.
1-Copy the entire folder of ‘expandedSetup’ to your C:\ drive.
2-Download oscdimg.zip (posted by OP) https://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...-l-oscdimg.zip
3-When you unzip the oscdimg.zip file, it will create a .exe file of the same name called ‘oscdimg.exe’ copy this file to your C:\ drive.

So, Copy two files/folders into your C:\ drive
a.Oscdimg.exe
b.The entire folder of ‘expandedSetup’
4-Go to Start then Run then type ‘cmd’…this will give you the good old fashioned DOS prompt
5-Type this after the C:\ prompt:

oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\expandedSetup C:\7.iso

type the above exactly as is…for example, there is a space before -u2 -bC and -h
(there is a picture of this posted by Sharivari a few pages before this post, I think page 8)
Once the process is complete, you should see something like: Final image is xxxxxxxx bytes, Done. This means the image for your Windows 7 has been completed and now you need to burn that image on a DVD. The image file is called 7.iso and should be on your C:\ drive.
6-I used Nero Express. Fire it up, and this may be different for various devices, but it didn’t allow me to burn at high speed…I had to try it a couple of times, and finally I set the burn speed at a very low rate of 4x and the image was burnt on the DVD
7-Restart your computer and the installation should start from the DVD. If it doesn’t, you may have to press something like an F8 to get a menu to start from the CD/DVD drive, but this is highly dependent on the PC/BIOS you have.
8-When installation begins, make sure you pick the second option on the list, which is a ‘clean install’. After 30 minutes you should be up and running
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22 Oct 2009   #197
buckeyejoe

vista 32
 
 
poweriso

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hollow Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buckeyejoe View Post
I made the iso file, i put it on a disk, i rebooted. i have disk as priority over my HD in bios but it just boots bios. i burned two disks and put em in both my cd drives. i tried it in my laptop too, just boots from hard drive. when i look at the disk it shows the win7.iso file is that right?
You have to burn the iso file with a program like Imgburn, which make a bootable DVD out of the file.
I used poweriso just selected the file and hit burn. is there more?
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22 Oct 2009   #198
chrisdordon

vista 32 basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks for bringing that up.

Try this:

oscdimg.exe -h -u1 -b"C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com" -o -m "C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup" C:\7.iso

Please post back the result.

Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wrobster View Post
Thanks for the directions to making a UDF only image.
That is much more than Digital River or Microsoft has done.

My son has an older AsRock mobo (K7VT4A) with a BIOS which
does not support booting from UDF format DVDs. It gives the
beloved "Error Code 5" message when trying to read the DVD.

I understand that it is possible to create an ISO9660 / UDF image
for windows 7. One such solution can be found at:

UNAWAVE - Code 5 Error whilst booting Windows 7 DVD

How would one use the oscdimg program and the files downloaded
from Digital River to create a DVD compatible with the older BIOS?

I noticed that oscdimg.exe does have a -u1 option.
I tried but this is what i got


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22 Oct 2009   #199
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Use this to burn the .iso as an image to dvd.

isoburner.zip

Do not format the dvd. If Autoplay pops up, just close it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buckeyejoe View Post
I made the iso file, i put it on a disk, i rebooted. i have disk as priority over my HD in bios but it just boots bios. i burned two disks and put em in both my cd drives. i tried it in my laptop too, just boots from hard drive. when i look at the disk it shows the win7.iso file is that right?


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