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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #260

vista 32 basic

this blows. i was so close but now i'm stuck again. anyone know when the discs will arrive from microsoft?

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22 Oct 2009   #261

W7 64 Bit Home Premium

Ugh, my ISO won't verify properly no matter what program I use. There isn't anyway I could use my 16gb USB drive is there?
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22 Oct 2009   #262


That worked for me!

Thanks for the post.

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22 Oct 2009   #263

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit Enterprise

Just wanted to say Thank you to SIW2 and Audio for the help with the oscdimg command line syntax. It worked perfect.
I put oscdimg.exe in c:\windows\system32.

Then ran C:\WINDOWS\system32>Oscdimg -bd:\win\expandedsetup\boot\ -h -u2 -m
-lWIN_EN_DVD d:\win7\expandedsetup\ c:7.iso

Burned the ISO to disk, rebooted with the DVD and Win7 installed fine.

A couple of minor observations/suggestions.
I started with a bare bones genuine properly licensed Windows XP Pro SP3 install. I then turned off paging, as the upgrade would make a folder "c:\windows.old" and there is no need for paging in it. Plus, I wanted to keep that small. I then used Norton's Ghost to make an image of the C: drive and burned that to a DVD for safe keeping.

I purchased the Win7 Pro 32-bit upgrade. The download from Digital River Inc. downloaded and expanded fine without any errors.

During the install of Win7, I only observed that it was installing Win7 Pro. I did not notice any other versions that I could install. As that is what I purchased, that was fine.

When it asked for the Product Key, I passed on that (I had read somewhere that some people where having problems with the Key's from Digital River) and just finished the install.

Install finished and I just had to upgrade some video and sound board drivers. Minor stuff, not unexpected.

Again, using Norton's Ghost, I made an image of the new Windows 7 C: drive BEFORE I entered the Product Key and authentication attempt....just in case.

After a restart, I then entered the Product Key and the authentication went fine. Windows is activated.

Lastly, I used Windows Disk Cleanup to get rid of the c:\Windows.old files as there wasn't anything in there I needed.

I would recommend others use some kind of disk imaging software. Saves a ton of time.

Anyway, kinda a long winded thanks again to you guys and others. Good job.
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22 Oct 2009   #264

W7 64 Bit Home Premium

an alternative method for those who are having trouble w/ image-verification.
How to Make the Student Discounted Windows 7 Upgrade Bootable |
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22 Oct 2009   #265

windows freezing

From my previous post about it freezing after loading setup files, let it sit for 7-8 minutes and it finally asked what language, then it sits again but give it 5 minutes and the setup will start, my install seems perfect, thanks everyone for there help, you all should be getting paid by microsoft instead of us paying for their problems,

one thing i will have to get use to is the pinning programs on the taskbar, no more show desktop button
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22 Oct 2009   #266

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

There are a couple of other methods that may interest you.

To make a bootable usb thumb drive:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

To reuse the boot sector from a previous bootable win7 .iso - note you need the paid versions of UltraIso or PowerIso for this:

Bootable ISO - Create from an Older ISO

Using vLite - free and very, very easy:
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23 Oct 2009   #267

Windows 7 Home Premium
Not compatible

I get a different error than I'm seeing from all of these posts.

I download the files and extract (with the desktop error), but when I click on the setup.exe file I get the following message:

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your systems information to see whether you need a 32bit or 64 bit version of the program, then contact the software publisher.

I'm currently running Vista home premium 32 bit, and my computer is capable of running 64 bit. The student upgrade I bought is for 64 bit. I've re-downloaded the file, tried throwing the files on a DVD for startup, all with no luck.

I'm totally stuck, I don't know what to do..
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23 Oct 2009   #268

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

You are having trouble running a 64 bit setup.exe on a 32 bit operating system.

If you have the expandedsetup folder on your desktop - - make a bootable .iso, then burn to dvd, or make a bootable flash drive.

The easiest way - very very easy and free is to use vlite 1.1.6 to make and burn the bootable .iso for you.

See this link :
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23 Oct 2009   #269

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Sonic RecordNow has an option to your burn bootable, but never try it.
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