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Windows 7: Make bootable iso from student d/l

22 Oct 2009   #30


Documents and Settings has spaces in it and to type it out you need the speech marks around the full path.

For example, my username is Sam


oscdimg.exe -u2 -b"C:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot" etc etc.

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22 Oct 2009   #31


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s1nrgy View Post
I did replace it. I just didnt wanna put my username in public lol.
Lol, all this back and forth about the path. Such noobs.

In other news, anyone actually able to install Windows 7 with this method? On my first run through I cannot boot off the dvd. I'm 80% of burn on my second try, so I'll know soon enough.
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22 Oct 2009   #32

Xp 32

I did replace it. I just didnt wanna put my username in public lol.

AH! Thank you very much linger. I did as you said and set my expandedSetup to C:\ and now its writing the 7.iso file! Thanks for the tip and SIW2 an Audio!
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22 Oct 2009   #33


Ok did the process again and it worked... Woo hoo! Guess there was a bad bit or something on the first run through. Starting install from boot now!

Pleased its working but I have to say... this was a huge pain in the ass! One thing I did differently the second time is that I installed the entire 1gig Windows Automated Install kit (instead of the random one some guy illegally posted). Maybe that version was more compatible with my system.
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22 Oct 2009   #34

Windows 7

Just to follow up with what everyone else has been suggesting:

1. My download, including the ",, and Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe" files all came through fine.

2. The files extracted without error to the "expandedSetup" folder wihtout error as well. I'm sorry I cannot help anyone having that particular problem.

3. To creat the .iso file, download The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7:

4. Once installed, use the "Deployment Tools Command Prompt" tool and enter the following text at the prompt, changing the USERNAME to your username and change the file locations if necessary. For this example, my expandedSetup folder files are on my desktop and I want the program to create the .iso file on my desktop as well:

oscdimg -bC:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\ -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup\ C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\7.iso

5. I just completed this and the .iso seems to be working fine. I will follow-up if anything doesn't work out.

Good luck!
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22 Oct 2009   #35

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

i'm using window xp where do i get this expandedsetup?
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22 Oct 2009   #36

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Thanks dustybottom,

How is that different from what everybody has been doing?
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22 Oct 2009   #37

Xp 32

And Sadly I do not have a DVD R to burn it onto...and my dvdrom cannot burn DL DVDs. FML lol.
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22 Oct 2009   #38

Windows 7

Hey, I'm using the RC version of Windows 7. I did what you said and it seem to work but it doesn't write the file. I was wondering if there was a different way for Windows 7.

Heres what I spits out for me in the cmd (I put my username in "USERNAME", of course):

C:\Windows\system32>oscdimg -b"C:\Users\USERNAME\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\" -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD "C:\Users\USERNAME\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.

Usage: OSCDIMG [options] sourceroot targetfile

For option information, use -help with one of the following categories
ISO Options for the ISO 9660 file system
Joliet Options for the Joliet file system
UDF Options for the UDF file system
Boot Options for bootable CDs
Optimize Options for optimization
Order Options for ordering the files
DVD Options for DVD video and audio
Mesg Options for displaying warnings and messages
Other Options that do not fit in any other category

Any ideas?
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22 Oct 2009   #39


Probably doesn't like that your trying to put an ISO on the root of C:\. Just a thought tho.
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