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How make Window 7 Professional download files a bootable DVD

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  • I purased windows 7 Professioan download updated version.  How can make the download file as a bootable DVD?
    Friday, November 13, 2009 3:37 AM

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  • From another thread, how to make the files an ISO and burn to DVD:

    There is a way to create an image file dispite recieving this error we seem to be all recieving.

    1. You will need to use an additional Microsoft command-line tool, called Oscdimg.
        Details here
        Download here
       
        Download the .zip file and extract it. Then cut and paste the Oscdimg.exe file into your C:\Windows\System32 directory
     
     
    2. You now need to start up your command prompt, which can be done by Start->Run then enter 'cmd' into the prompt. (Run as administrator if in Vista!)


    3. You should now have the command prompt open, now you need to use the Oscdimg tool to create the image, by entering the following:
       Oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\<YOUR DIR> \expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\<YOUR DIR> \expandedSetup C:\<YOUR DIR> \Win7.iso

     For example: Oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\Users\James\Downloads\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\ Users\James\Downloads \expandedSetup C:\ Users\James\Downloads \Win7.iso
      
       It will now scan the source tree then begin creating the image. PLEASE note: you must replace '<YOUR DIR> ' appropriatly as to where you have downloaded the files.


    4. You should now have an image file, called Win7.iso, in the same directory.


    5. You can now burn this .iso file to a blank DVD using appropriate software. I personally use PowerISO (You dont need the paid version to burn the image)


    6. Viola! You have your not so shiney Windows 7 disk. Restart your computer and install away!
    Friday, November 13, 2009 5:33 AM

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  • There should be a ISO image which you could burn it onto a dvd, fyi you could use nero to burn
    Friday, November 13, 2009 4:17 AM
  • thanks, Ho, but the digit files I got only have 3  as followings:

    setup1.box
    setup2.box
    win7-P-Retail-En-us-x86

    How can I use Nero to burn?
    • Proposed as answer by jmcse Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:21 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 5:26 AM
  • From another thread, how to make the files an ISO and burn to DVD:

    There is a way to create an image file dispite recieving this error we seem to be all recieving.

    1. You will need to use an additional Microsoft command-line tool, called Oscdimg.
        Details here
        Download here
       
        Download the .zip file and extract it. Then cut and paste the Oscdimg.exe file into your C:\Windows\System32 directory
     
     
    2. You now need to start up your command prompt, which can be done by Start->Run then enter 'cmd' into the prompt. (Run as administrator if in Vista!)


    3. You should now have the command prompt open, now you need to use the Oscdimg tool to create the image, by entering the following:
       Oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\<YOUR DIR> \expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\<YOUR DIR> \expandedSetup C:\<YOUR DIR> \Win7.iso

     For example: Oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\Users\James\Downloads\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\ Users\James\Downloads \expandedSetup C:\ Users\James\Downloads \Win7.iso
      
       It will now scan the source tree then begin creating the image. PLEASE note: you must replace '<YOUR DIR> ' appropriatly as to where you have downloaded the files.


    4. You should now have an image file, called Win7.iso, in the same directory.


    5. You can now burn this .iso file to a blank DVD using appropriate software. I personally use PowerISO (You dont need the paid version to burn the image)


    6. Viola! You have your not so shiney Windows 7 disk. Restart your computer and install away!
    Friday, November 13, 2009 5:33 AM
  • Hello, TrekDozer,

    Thanks for your good tip.  It works and I made the bootable Windows 7 Pro DVD from the download version.

    You are great.

     

     

    Saturday, November 14, 2009 5:51 PM
  • thanks, Ho, but the digit files I got only have 3  as followings:

    setup1.box
    setup2.box
    win7-P-Retail-En-us-x86

    How can I use Nero to burn?

    1. Put all 3 downloaded files (the .exe, setup1.box and setup2.box) in the same folder (let’s assume the files are put on C:\ else you need to modify the path accordingly).
    2. Right click on each of three files, select Properties, and then click on Unblock button to prevent files from unable to be accessed. Click OK when done as follow image  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/olivero/unblock-files.jpg
    3. Run the .exe executable as administrator. It starts to unload the box (extract and unpack the installation content), and will create a new folder called expandedSetup, and will populate the folder with all necessary Windows 7 setup files, as shown in following image  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/olivero/expandedsetup.jpg
    4. Exit from Install Windows wizard dialog.
    5. Download Oscdimg CD/DVD Premastering Utility: oscdimg.exe

      Put the downloaded oscdimg.exe into %SystemDrive%\Windows\System32 folder.

      Note: oscdimg is included in windows automated installation kit (AIK) as part of WinPE. So if you have that installed, there is no need to download the file again. 

      Open an elevated command prompt as adminstrator and run the following command:
      oscdimg.exe –bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com –u2 –h -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\Win7.iso

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/olivero/create-bootable-iso.jpg  

      1. Above command assumes that expandedSetup folder is located at C:\ root directory. If it’s not, change accordingly. The -llabelname (note: it’s a small L, not 1) specify volume label, which can be changed, so do the output ISO file. Also remember that if the path contains space, use quotation mark (”) to enclose the full path


        A bootable Windows 7 DVD ISO image in UDF format will be created as Win7.iso in C:\ or any folder you specified above. Burn the newly created ISO with a CD/DVD burning software

        Hope the above helps

    Sunday, November 15, 2009 2:19 AM
  • So I tried this, and get a error.  Nothing was created.  I still cant install Windows 7 Pro.  the error is ERROR: Could not open boot sector file "C:\Users\Dad\Desktop\Win7Pro\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com"
    Error 3: The system cannot find path specified.
    Any ideas on how I can create this CD so I can install a clean image.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 4:34 PM
  • Please follow TrekDozer's posting. 

    I successfully created a bootable Win7 Pro installation disk and finised a clean installation by following his steps.  Please make sure you have accurate <your Dir of your expandedSetup location> in the commend line.

    Try it again.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 7:36 PM
  • I am getting an error following this posting.  I also think the difference I am using Vista to create this disk.  But I get an error following the directions from TrekDozer.  Looking for a fix to teh error
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 9:10 PM
  • Move the expandedSetup folder to the root of C: so the location is C:\expandedSetup and use this command in the command prompt (Run as administrator if in Vista):

    Oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\expandedSetup C:\Win7.iso


    Edit: removed space in directory
    • Edited by TrekDozer Sunday, November 15, 2009 10:59 PM
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 9:19 PM
  • So I moved the folder, checked permisions, and ran as a administrator and still get a permissions error.  Checked all the permissions but still get the errors.  Any other ideas.  The expanded folder was created and it is populated, but I have no way of telling if all is there properly.
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 10:52 PM
  • If you've followed the directions I don't know what could be wrong. I've never done it myself (I just copied it from another post) but many people have said it works.

    Wait...

    There are spaces in the directory. Try this one

    Oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\expandedSetup C:\Win7.iso



    Sunday, November 15, 2009 10:58 PM
  • I am sorry.  I was refering to running the Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe file to create teh expandedSetup file.  When I run that to extract it I get the error that aministrator rights are needed and it is unable to create the files.  
    The Error now is " We are unable to create or save new files in the folder which this application was downloaded.  Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read only.
    I have checked all the permisions.  The main folder keeps reseting back to read only after I uncheck that.  The security and permissions are full access for me. so I am kind of at a loss for what to try next.
    Thanks
    Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:10 PM
  • From Microsoft:

    Error “We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded.”   This error occurs when you are in the unloading phase of the 64-bit Windows 7 download process and are running a 32-bit version of Windows such as Windows XP or Windows Vista 32-bit.  This is by design as you cannot launch setup for the 64-bit version of Widows 7 while running a 32-bit operating system. 


    Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:17 PM
  • I am trying to create this Disk for a 64 bit system on a 32 bit system (Vista Ultimate).  The 64 Bit system is not imaged at this time.  Does this mean I am ready to create teh Disk to install on the other machine? 

    Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:29 PM
  • I created an iso with teh directions from above and was able to, but once it was created it still would not boot.  I have Roxio and it has an option to create a boot disk.  I added the .bin boot file and now all I get is a constant cycling floppy 1.44 message in a loop and nothing else hapens. have to control alt delete.  I tried it with out the boot file and the CD is not bootalbe at all, I get the no boot device error.  Does any one have any more ideas.  I am pretty annoyed at this point.  I have a product I cant use, not any ones fault here, just frustrated.
    Thaks for any additional direction in advance.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 1:49 AM
  • You need burn the image files to your bootable DVD, not the file of .ISO.  Double check it.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 1:59 AM
  • But the command line directive in teh earlier posts creates the .ISO file that I am suppose to burn to a DVD, which I did.  It doesnt boot at start up of the machine I am imaging.  I add a boot file and it loops.  Your statement is controdicting the command line and information in this string of posts. 
    Now if my burning software is suppose to extract that ISO file when it creates the disk, Is it possible that Roxio is not accomplishing this properly? 
    Monday, November 16, 2009 2:12 AM
  • It seems you did not get it.  When you create win7.iso image file, your need to burn the files in the image file to your DVD, I do not know how Roxio how to burn image file.  if the file is win7.iso on your DVD, it will not boot nor to install.  You can find the steps how to burn .iso file to DVD from Bing or Google.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 2:20 AM
  • Then I am not clear on this then.  It doesnt work either way for me.  I also dont get why I would go through the trouble of creating an ISO image just to extract it back onto a disk.  Could I just copy the files directly to a disk then.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 3:40 AM
  • How do I create a CD for this from a 32 bit system since my 64 bit system is down at teh moment?
    Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:36 AM
  • When I tried this for Vista Ultimate using the downloaded ISO file from Technet it seems to work, it create an ISO file inside an ISO file. When I burn the DVD (using Roxio), it burns an ISO file to the DVD.  When I tried this with the files from the download ISO image, I receive this error:

    Scanning source tree
    ERROR: Failure enumerating files in directory "<DESTINATION DIR>"
    Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

    There are 725 files in 144 folders in this download.  Are there limiatations to oscdimg?
    Monday, January 18, 2010 4:33 AM
  • Hi there: Once you've downloaded all those DVD ISO files directly from the original source such as from either MSDN or from TechNet or from the Microsoft Store et cetera, you'll then need to burn these DVD ISO files on to any suitable blank DVD's using either PowerISO or DAEMON-Tools as follows! Please don't try to use either Nero Multimedia 10 Platinum HD nor Roxio 2011.

    Rather - use any ISO specialist utility software such as either PowerISO http://www.poweriso.com/ (just under - £25.00) or use DAEMON-Tools http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/home (just under - €40.00) as both these two products works perfectly under Windows 7 Enterprise x64, as I've already made 32 Windows 7 DVD ISO files and all in different languages from my TechNet Subscriptions account using both these two different products without any problems at all!

    To write a Windows 7 Enterprise DVD ISO to an USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick, you should use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool obtained from Microsoft Store as follows http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool (Just insert your USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick into any free USB slot) - then use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool for this data write to your USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick!)

    The FreeBie alternatives are for you to use Active@ ISO Burner 2.1 http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm (Freeware) from NTFS as there is no costs to you! This FreeBie software also works perfectly under Windows 7 Enterprise x86/x64

    Thanks. Xen.


    XenPuOSN

     

     

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:57 PM