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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #200
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Chris,

Try this:

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





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisdordon View Post
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   #201
Razeus

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kk405 View Post
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

Holy eff'in shiz, that WORKED. THANK YOU
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22 Oct 2009   #202
chrisdordon

vista 32 basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Chris,

Try this:

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





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisdordon View Post
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.
I tried but this is what i got

error 5: could not delete existing file "C:\Users\Christopher"
Access is denied.
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22 Oct 2009   #203
chrisdordon

vista 32 basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kk405 View Post
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



I tried this way as well and got the user privilege denied message
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22 Oct 2009   #204
chrisdordon

vista 32 basic
 
 

I also tried burning a boot dvd with roxio where i used the expandedsetup folder and added the etfsboot as the boot command but it didnt work.
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22 Oct 2009   #205
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

If I just want to make a backup of the program can I delete the expanded folder?

will it re-espand later if on my disc all I have is .exe , box 1, box 2, ?

and the product key on a wordpad.doc of course
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22 Oct 2009   #206
Razeus

Vista
 
 

@ kk405

Well I burned the ISO (got that far) but it's not bootable. It says it can't find the boot.wim file. I tried it within Vista and after a restart of the computer. I noticed that the ISO file and the disc that I burned with Nero is only 205MB though. Did I do something wrong?
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22 Oct 2009   #207
michael31986

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kk405 View Post
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
im not quite understanding this. do i jsut physically copy and paste the 2 files into my C Drive in my computer?

its not working for me it says oscdimg.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
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22 Oct 2009   #208
Nuke Knight

Vista
 
 

OK I have the ISO burned. But on bootup ntohing happens it stays on the loading pages did I need to put the Expanded setup folder in to? Or is that part of the ISO image???
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22 Oct 2009   #209
buckeyejoe

vista 32
 
 
seemingly

Seems to be working. Installing with Windows.old files.
i had bios set up to boot from disc first but i had to actively do it by mashing all my F# keys during startup.

is the windows.old a necessary evil? i thought i had read something about how this could be avoided.
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