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Windows 7: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

04 Dec 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FP09 View Post
What one should I take then?
I only got DVD +RW. Maybe I can install xp with a flash drive en then use te data dvd to install windows 7
Not sure. I used vlite to convert my Digital River dl to ISO. However I saved the image that vlite made to my harddrive. Then I used my burning software to make a dvd of the iso. I used a dvd-r disc. Not clear as to what you are trying to do with xp there? I think you mean to install xp on a partition, then copy the iso to another partition and expand it then run setup while in xp. this sounds like it will work for you. Just do the clean install as per tutorials on this site. Good luck to you.


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05 Dec 2009   #11
Margens

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium build 7600
 
 

Can you please specify on where the Installation folders are located? Thank you and I read a few of your tutorials and you make them very easy to understand
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05 Dec 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Normally, you would download them - e.g. if you got the student deal.

You may have them if you an oem preinstalled version of 7 . Check in the recovery partition - see what is there.

If in doubt, post a screenshot of the contents of the recovery partition:

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Hope it helps
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06 Dec 2009   #13
FP09

None
 
 

Hi,

I downloaded windows xp first, and burned that on a casual CD, installed it en then ran the setup from the vista non bootable dvd. Worked quite well for me.

Now Im running windows 7 and I came up with 2 other questions.

My documents, my pictures ect are located in the windows partion at 'user'.
Is there a possible way to change those to another partion?

And I put my old HD in my pc but it says it has to format before I can use it....
The problem is that all my data is on that backup disk...
Can I access it in any way?
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06 Jan 2010   #14
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

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3. Click Browse and browse to Windows Installation Files folder:
Thanks for the great tutorial. Hope this is not a silly question but if one does not have the Windows 7 dvd, is this folder on the hard drive? And where exactly? Thanks.
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06 Jan 2010   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi manhunter,

No , I'm afraid it isn't included in the installation on your HD.

You would need to get the files from a download, or copy them from a dvd.

If you already had an installation dvd - or could borrow one - you could simply copy the dvd. There would be no need to make an .iso if you could do that.

If you have a pre installed version of windows , e.g. on a laptop - it is likely the necessary files can be found in the recovery partition , or in the .iso the manufacturer may have already placed on the drive somewhere so you can run off "recovery discs".

See this thread
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08 Jan 2010   #16
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

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If you already had an installation dvd - or could borrow one - you could simply copy the dvd. There would be no need to make an .iso if you could do that.
Thanks SI for your feedback. You see, this is where I am getting confused (in a loop!); if by necessity one needs the DVD to make the .iso then of what benefit is the .iso. (Also, is the download of a W7 .iso from that link you suggested 'illegal'?)/ Thanks.
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08 Jan 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You don't need a dvd to make an.iso. The tutorial is how to make an iso from the installation files . Many people have them on the pc in the recovery partition , or from a download.

I can't speak for Gizmodo - but from the title, "Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems", it appears to be something MS have done as a result of the botch up over the student download files.
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08 Jan 2010   #18
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

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The tutorial is how to make an iso from the installation files . Many people have them on the pc in the recovery partition , or from a download.
Got you now; thanks for your patience Rep given.
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13 Jun 2010   #19
drak

windows vista and 7 ultimate
 
 

is it possible to do this with an OEM version of win home permium?i have an acer laptop, that no longer works. i picked it up by grabbing it by the monitor and put my thumb through it. i dont know what i was thinking. anyway i grabbed the hard drive out of it..is there anyway i can use the win 7 home premium OS on the laptop and install it on another one of my laptops or desktops? i do have the windows key that came with the laptop.
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