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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

23 Oct 2009   #350
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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I have the same issue and it seems that the files are not unpacking fully before getting an error message like many others are experiencing. I have downloaded the files from Digital River 7 times now just to make sure I am getting the full, uncorrupted files with no luck getting the full expandedsetup folder to make a ISO. From what I can tell we are SOL unless someone knows a way to make them fully unpack to do the work around.
Check you email. It appears that they have acknowledged the error and are doing refunds right now
My image file is 2.39GB as is the expandedSetup. I have the Pro version. Win 7 Retail exe and the two setup1.box and setup2.box amount to 2.24 GB. Where is the 3GB coming from?
They may have removed all the editions BUT Professional. That would save them some bandwidth on the downloads


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23 Oct 2009   #351
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
64 bit is bigger.
ah, that makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up for me. Any thoughts on mouting the ISO versus burning the ISO and the error message that I posted.
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23 Oct 2009   #352
cables

Vista 32
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial, I was able to create the bootable iso.

Unfortunately, after my installation says it's completed, my computer restarts, I see the Windows 7 screen, and then it turns black. I've let it sit like this (multiple times) for an hour or more.

I was running a clean install on Windows 7 64 bit on a newly formatted partition. I have Vista 32bit installed on a different partition. I've tried taking out my RAM and using only one stick at a time, and attempting to reinstall. Still no good. I don't think anything is faulty on the hardware side, as I've had no trouble with Vista. I've recently run Memtest with no errors.

The only thing I haven't tried is running the installation on my C drive (where Vista 32 currently is). Should I try this? I've avoided doing it since I don't want to install over Vista with the clean install since that would leave me without an OS--and also since it would be a pain to reinstall since I'd have to put XP on my computer, then Vista since i only have the upgrade disc.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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23 Oct 2009   #353
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Get this Paragon Drive Backup and Recovery 10:

It is fantastic and it is free.

https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...tml#post324736

Make a backup image of Vista - save the backup image ( preferably on an external drive - another partition will do if you don't have an external).

You can restore that image if you like and be back with Vista exactly as it is now.

In any case - get the free app. - make images of your o/s partitions every now and again. That is the number one rule. Saved my a** a number of times.
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23 Oct 2009   #354
cables

Vista 32
 
 

Thanks! Setting this up now.
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23 Oct 2009   #355
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome. Normal compression works well.
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23 Oct 2009   #356
wrobster

windows
 
 

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.

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 was able to make the bootable hybrid image like you suggested.
Burned it to DVD with isoburner, and installed successfully on my PC,
which does not have the BIOS problem of booting pure UDF images.
Will not be able to try it on my son's machine until next week,
but I will post results as soon as he is ready for the upgrade.
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23 Oct 2009   #357
healingdread

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
CONFIRM boot from ISO disc custom/ clean install

many thanks to SIW2 (man i totally respect your efforts and patience) and all
was a little daunted by the tutorial, more so by the troubles seemingly experienced by many
anyway read through two days threads took a deep breath and followed the OP tutorial
and guess what.........

ISO burned (after a couple of typo errors and some head scratching on my part)
booted from disc
custom install using advanced options to delete (vista) partition
windows installed (without entering product key....untick auto activate...just click "next")
windows 7 runs as 30 day trial
rebooted from hard drive
entered product key from within W7

not a hitch

to clarify........this install took place on a clean formatted disc with absolutely no issues whatsoever

have just recieved e-mail confirmation of upgrade disc being shipped and bank a/c being charged
it's a good thing no-one was in a hurry to get this.........

peace out
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23 Oct 2009   #358
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks for the update - look forward to hearing how you get on with your son's machine.

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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.

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.

How would one use the oscdimg program and the files downloaded
from Digital River to create a DVD compatible with the older BIOS?
I was able to make the bootable hybrid image like you suggested.
Burned it to DVD with isoburner, and installed successfully on my PC,
which does not have the BIOS problem of booting pure UDF images.
Will not be able to try it on my son's machine until next week,
but I will post results as soon as he is ready for the upgrade.
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23 Oct 2009   #359
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi healingdread,

Glad it worked out for you.

Have Fun
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