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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

23 Oct 2009   #280
WinnerTakeAll

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gstla View Post
I had some problems, but I finally got up to the product-key activation screen on the start up. However, windows tells me that my product-key is invalid? I copied it letter for letter, number for number -- it's a windows home premium 64-bit key. Edit: I just noticed that someone else is having a similar problem...wonderful.
What was your exact procedure of installation? Were you previously running Xp 32 or Vista? Or what?


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23 Oct 2009   #281
zythyl

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinnerTakeAll View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zythyl View Post
I got this error message, could you please help me
The syntax is incorrect because you included " in your command. Remove those. Follow the first page, EXCEPT, replace the directories accordingly.

For example: If you have a separate partition, for instance, you used the E: drive instead of C: drive and you extracted the Windows 7 files there, then it would be: Oscdimg.exe –u2 –b E:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com –h E:\expandedSetup E:\7.iso

The reason why the quotes are there in the tutorial is because not everyone downloaded their files to the same location.
I'm not exactly code-savy, so if my User directory is "zythyl", what exactly would I type into the command prompt?

Also, would the fact I didn't "unblock" the three student files be an issue?
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23 Oct 2009   #282
WinnerTakeAll

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Well, it depends where you saved and extracted those files.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zythyl View Post
I'm not exactly code-savy, so if my User directory is "zythyl", what exactly would I type into the command prompt?
If you ran the executable it should've created the expandedSetup folder. Wherever that folder is, you want to use that in the command.
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23 Oct 2009   #283
MFRacing

Win 7 Pro!
 
 

Hi guys,

Can anyony help with this? I'm going to insatll it from boot in the next hour or so!

I've read that i shoudl not put the product key in during insall, only after if i'm doing a format install?

Thanks
Matt



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MFRacing View Post
Hi guys,

Been reading this forum over the last few days and its great! Thanks to the great advice here, I have managed to download Win7 Pro 32 Bit from Digital River (Student Version) and create a bootable DVD which Iím just getting ready to use and take the plunge!

Can some one please clarify if I can do an install from boot and format the current windows (Vista) drive and then install 7 pro?

Will my product key work if I format? I'm going from Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Win7 Pro 32 bit.

If i canít format my drive whatís the best way to install to get the cleanest and freshest install, as i donít like the sound of this Windows.old stuff.

Thanks again!
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23 Oct 2009   #284
zythyl

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinnerTakeAll View Post
Well, it depends where you saved and extracted those files.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zythyl View Post
I'm not exactly code-savy, so if my User directory is "zythyl", what exactly would I type into the command prompt?
If you ran the executable it should've created the expandedSetup folder. Wherever that folder is, you want to use that in the command.
'expandedSetup' is on the desktop. Everything else in in order.

EDIT:
Ok, trying it out now.
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23 Oct 2009   #285
zythyl

Windows 7
 
 

I'm getting the same error.


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23 Oct 2009   #286
WinnerTakeAll

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zythyl View Post
I'm getting the same error.
Move oscdimg.exe into your system 32 folder, then try again. Put a space after -b
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23 Oct 2009   #287
ApolloX

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gstla View Post
You shouldn't act like you aren't as annoyed as everyone else w/ the process.
Oh I am. I mean seriously, F**K Microsoft pulling this kind of pain in the ass process. I couldn't even imagine they'd create a product with the description in the FAQ "exactly the same as retail version" yet have such a severe install limitation.

On the other hand you have to admit to, alot of the people posting questions are pretty stupid and/or are posting extremely limited info such as "Help me, its broke". Many of these people shouldn't even be attempting this as the ability to type a single oscdimg.exe without screwing up the path to the files is beyond most of their abilities.
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23 Oct 2009   #288
ApolloX

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinnerTakeAll View Post
Move oscdimg.exe into your system 32 folder, then try again.
It doesn't matter where oscdimg.exe as long as the first line of your command points to it or is done from a directory with it installed.
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23 Oct 2009   #289
WinnerTakeAll

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ApolloX View Post
It doesn't matter where oscdimg.exe as long as the first line of your command points to it or is done from a directory with it installed.
Well, I'm just following the steps exactly as written on the tutorial because my iso creation and overall installation went without a hitch when doing everything step by step as suggested in OP.
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