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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #220
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
This has got be the most ridiculous thing ever. I should have just bought the upgrade disc. Digital River should have at least told us that this would be an .exe and we would have to hack it to get it to work the way it should.

Sorry to hear you are having trouble with your downloaded files. Are you able to download again?


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22 Oct 2009   #221
kk405

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buckeyejoe View Post
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.
windows.old is the old windows you had on the drive and Windows is keeping it for you if you want to recover it, or in case there are some files in it that you may need.

After a while (maybe a few months) you can delete it, if you never have any use for it anymore.
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22 Oct 2009   #222
Razeus

Vista
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
@ 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?
you definitely did something wrong. The image file that gets created, called '7.iso' is a single file that is 3.09GB in size.
ok. Then I'm going to redownload again. Sigh....
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22 Oct 2009   #223
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kk405 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisdordon View Post
figured it out!!!!


ran command prompt as administrator
these are the type of differences between individual's PCs that crate many of these errors...

for exmpale I did NOT need to run the command prompt as an administrator, but apparently some have to.
It is in the original tutorial.
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22 Oct 2009   #224
michael31986

vista
 
 

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its not working for me it says oscdimg.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
Move/copy oscdimg.exe into the C:\windows\Sytem32 folder

as in the original tutorial.

that folder has so many files in there though. im not sure i understand why i would put these files in there if i want to burn a boot dvd so that i can format my computer and then install a clean version of windows 7
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22 Oct 2009   #225
kk405

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
This has got be the most ridiculous thing ever. I should have just bought the upgrade disc. Digital River should have at least told us that this would be an .exe and we would have to hack it to get it to work the way it should.
+1...I would blame MSFT for this for the way they are delivering this to Digital River. MSFT should ahve sent them the exact image, and or packaged it in a way that it would be self-extracting and easily copied on a DVD...

for gods sake, this is 2009 and they still don't get this right...now, if Apple was doing this...
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22 Oct 2009   #226
rambo

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andumas View Post
Well I take the folder off read only, then go to create the disc image. This error message keeps showing up:

ERROR: Unable to create file "C:\7.iso" of 3242131456 bytes
Error 5: Access is denied.

And when I go back to the properties of the folder, Read-only is still checked. Every time after I uncheck it and hit apply, after the dialog box closes it automatically makes the folder read only again.

I am having the same issue. and removing the read only attributes through the command prompt is rejected to. I can't make the iso. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
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22 Oct 2009   #227
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Just that one file oscdimg.exe.

rt click on it and copy it, then rt click on the yellow folder System32 and paste.

Open an elevated command and by deafult it opens at C:\Windows \System32 which, by happy coincidence, is where you have just put the oscdimg.exe program you are about to run.
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22 Oct 2009   #228
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rambo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andumas View Post
Well I take the folder off read only, then go to create the disc image. This error message keeps showing up:

ERROR: Unable to create file "C:\7.iso" of 3242131456 bytes
Error 5: Access is denied.

And when I go back to the properties of the folder, Read-only is still checked. Every time after I uncheck it and hit apply, after the dialog box closes it automatically makes the folder read only again.

I am having the same issue. and removing the read only attributes through the command prompt is rejected to. I can't make the iso. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
Create the .iso somewhere other than the root of the C drive.

If you have a D: drive, use D:\7.iso instead.

Otherwise, put it on e.g. the desktop, use

C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\7.iso
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22 Oct 2009   #229
buckeyejoe

vista 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kk405 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buckeyejoe View Post
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.
windows.old is the old windows you had on the drive and Windows is keeping it for you if you want to recover it, or in case there are some files in it that you may need.

After a while (maybe a few months) you can delete it, if you never have any use for it anymore.
Thanks, i find this odd tho as im going from 32 to 64 so i thuoght it would be a clean wipe.
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