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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

23 Oct 2009   #320
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jdfrye View Post
I'm runnig Windows 7 RC1 and
tried the OP syntax but it failed
then used the syntax in Audios post on page two
Make bootable iso from student d/l

and the result is below

C:\Windows\system32>oscdimg -bC:\Users\Jerry\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot
.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\Users\Jerry\Desktop\expandedSetup\ C:\7.iso
OSCDIMG 2.54 CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility
Copyright (C) Microsoft, 1993-2007. All rights reserved.
Licensed only for producing Microsoft authorized content.

Scanning source tree (500 files in 48 directories)
Scanning source tree complete (874 files in 201 directories)
Computing directory information complete
Image file is 2520809472 bytes
Writing 874 files in 201 directories to C:\7.iso
100% complete
Final image file is 2523011072 bytes
Done.

Then....
On Windows 7 RC1 after the file has made the iso located in C: directory. I right click on it and select "open with> image burner" and then i click burn which makes the bootable DVD.

FWIW. I did one (W7 Pro x86) and the output matched all of the lines in your OSCDIMG utility exactly.

I used SIW2's syntax but did it from a different drive.

I think we need to figure out what the correct file hashes are and list them somewhere. The difficulty will be that this isn't (yet) a Microsoft project so they haven't published hashes.

I also think a lot of this confusion can be cleared up if people look over the OSCDIMG help information before proceeding. Don't rush through it, study the process for a minute. From the command prompt just type "oscdimg /help". You'll get a list of subcategories and be able to learn what the switches do (-h, for example, includes all of the hidden source files and directories), where to put them, and how to place them.

It's not magic, really, it's an old, old programming requirement....syntax.


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23 Oct 2009   #321
willij4

windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jack11 View Post
I made the iso but I can't find it anyone on my computer. Where is it suppose to be?

C drive, Should just be a lone file 7.iso . Go to my computer and double click on your c drive. Will be right there.
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23 Oct 2009   #322
gstla

W7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Okay. My understanding thus far:
Windows 7 64 bit is uninstallable on a 32-bit Vista because Microsoft/River
screwed up with their uninstaller; thus we need to make an ISO.

The "Student" version seems to only function as an upgrade, meaning you have to already have another version of windows installed, otherwise the installer will reject your activation/product-key.

My problem at the moment is that my computer won't load my .ISO (3.02GB) CD that I burned with nero, I've checked all the bootable options from the F2 Bios Set-up. Thoughts?

(During my first install, I formatted my main partition(285GB), so I lost my windows vista 32 bit. I've now reinstalled it and am hoping to boot my .ISO to install Windows 7 Home Prem 64-Bit)
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23 Oct 2009   #323
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Exactly what happens - do you get "press any key to boot from cdromdrive" - do you just get a cursor blinking at the top of the screen?

There are plenty of reports that the student deal key is in fact the Full version key.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gstla View Post
Okay. My understanding thus far:
Windows 7 64 bit is uninstallable on a 32-bit Vista because Microsoft/River
screwed up with their uninstaller; thus we need to make an ISO.

The "Student" version seems to only function as an upgrade, meaning you have to already have another version of windows installed, otherwise the installer will reject your activation/product-key.

My problem at the moment is that my computer won't load my .ISO (3.02GB) CD that I burned with nero, I've checked all the bootable options from the F2 Bios Set-up. Thoughts?
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23 Oct 2009   #324
pestul

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I've tried to ask this on several different forums, but here I believe it can resolved the easiest. I'm trying to unbox the 64bit version on a 32bit OS (W7 Enterprise trial), and I get to the end of the unboxing and then the error. Using the method described in this thread, I was still able to successfully create an iso with the files that were unboxed.. I tested the dvd and it boots, but can't verify if its okay because I have to wait for my 64bit hardware to arrive (get the 64bit version error from boot disc).

Where my unboxing halting at the very end with the permission thing (ran admin/unblocked etc), is my version messed up, or will it still work? Is my unboxing error a product of incomplete download, or trying to do it on a 32bit OS?

Cheers.
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23 Oct 2009   #325
gstla

W7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gstla View Post
Okay. My understanding thus far:
Windows 7 64 bit is uninstallable on a 32-bit Vista because Microsoft/River
screwed up with their uninstaller; thus we need to make an ISO.

The "Student" version seems to only function as an upgrade, meaning you have to already have another version of windows installed, otherwise the installer will reject your activation/product-key.

My problem at the moment is that my computer won't load my .ISO (3.02GB) CD that I burned with nero, I've checked all the bootable options from the F2 Bios Set-up. Thoughts?

(During my first install, I formatted my main partition(285GB), so I lost my windows vista 32 bit. I've now reinstalled it and am hoping to boot my .ISO to install Windows 7 Home Prem 64-Bit)
Uhhh. Found my problem.
Quote:
If you booted from the USB drive to install Windows 7, then you may need to change the hard drive back to being listed before the USB key in the boot order in BIOS after the computer restarts during installation to prevent the computer from booting right back into the USB key starting the installation process over and over.
I'm burning my ISO from my CD to my brothers desktop/PC, then I'm going to write that to my 16GB flash-drive install it, reboot, correct the boot order to put HDD before USB and hopefully that should solve everything, Thanks for all the help SIW2.

Writing to the USB...^^;;;Verifying...
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23 Oct 2009   #326
Hollow Man

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pestul View Post
Where my unboxing halting at the very end with the permission thing (ran admin/unblocked etc), is my version messed up, or will it still work? Is my unboxing error a product of incomplete download, or trying to do it on a 32bit OS?
It'll still work. The files extracted to completion. This error appears to be occurring because after all the files unpack, it attempts to run the installer, but it can't because the 64-bit executable can't, er, execute.

The DVD you built, if done properly, should boot and install fine on 64-bit hardware.

-HM
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23 Oct 2009   #327
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi gstla,

If you have a function the Bios screen that says F11 for boot menu ( your F number may be different), use that.

It is one time only - boots from the device you selected from the pop up menu just once - then goes back to the normal boot order.
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23 Oct 2009   #328
Ginjaian

Mac OS X 10.6.1, Windows XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

Just wanted to add my thanks to the chorus of approval for SIW2. I bought the downloaded version of Win 7 Pro x64, and after a lot of headscratching finally got it installed in VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Like most people here, the problem is getting it to authorise the product key, and this is even more difficult in a VM, as I couldn't update an existing XP VM. The trick is to connect a USB drive with XP installed, so it shows up in the 'where to install' part of the installer. Though you're clean installing on a fresh VM HD, it accepts a USB-attached XP install as upgradeable. This should also work for those people who want to install Win 7 on a blank HD - basically, keep your XP HD attached until the authorisation has gone through. Result!
Info on VM installation also posted here:
VMware Communities: Windows 7 64 bit RTM - install of downloaded upgrade version
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23 Oct 2009   #329
scribblesteve

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks in advance for your help. Ive followed your vlite 1.1.6 suggestion and followed the steps from your post, but it's not working for me.

I get an error "9216" and it fails.

..still stuck, I'm clueless.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
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 :

https://www.sevenforums.com/43886-post304.html
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