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  • I downloaded the Windows 7 beta a few weeks ago.  I also have a valid key associated with my name. I think I unRAR-ed the contents into a folder labeled 7 beta. Now when I attempt to burn a ISO disc  I'm not sure what contents of the folder are to be part of the install disc. I would start this process over but the beta download is no longer available. Thanks for any help. I actually can'y remember if it was a zipped file I downloaded but I guess if it was I could re zip it and then attempt to burn the ISO disc. I've never burnt a ISO disc.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:23 AM

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  • The file I downloaded is 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.iso, for the x64 version.  The name of the x86 version would be slightly different.  The folder you extracted to would have been up to you when you extracted it.

    You could search for a specific file in the distribution such as bootmgr.efi.

    It should have a size of 648,456 bytes and a date of 12/13/08, ‏‎4:51:35 PM.
    • Marked as answer by curtagain Monday, March 9, 2009 3:58 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:19 AM
  • Curtagain

     

     

    Do you still have the original download?  The file name should be as below.

     

    32bit . . . . . 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    64bit . . . . . 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.iso

     

    What CD/DVD burning software do you have?

     

    We will help you to get a bootable DVD from the original ISO.

    • Marked as answer by curtagain Monday, March 9, 2009 3:58 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:46 AM

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    You don’t unRAR the contents of the ISO.  You make a DVD from the ISO; don’t burn the ISO to a disk—there is a difference.  If you want a really easy method of correctly burning a bootable DVD from the downloaded ISO, download ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/).  The only purpose of that application is to make disks from ISO, and other formats, images.

    After you do that, follow these instructions: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-installation-instructions.aspx.

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:50 AM
  • I don't know how WinRAR would extract, but using 7zip, I would normally get a [boot] folder (not the same as \boot) which would have the following files:  Microsoft Corporation.img, 4KB and BootImage.img 512B.  7zip in this case seems to not see the image as bootable.

    Using IsoBuster, I have to extract these files, under "Bootable Disk" separately.

    Then the actual UDF DVD folder, GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD has the rest of the files:

    12/13/08  04:51 PM    <DIR>          boot
    12/13/08  04:51 PM    <DIR>          efi
    12/13/08  04:51 PM    <DIR>          sources
    12/13/08  04:51 PM    <DIR>          support
    12/13/08  04:51 PM    <DIR>          upgrade
    12/13/08  04:51 PM                 122 autorun.inf
    12/13/08  04:51 PM          377,151 bootmgr
    12/13/08  04:51 PM          648,456 bootmgr.efi
    12/13/08  04:51 PM          107,784 setup.exe

    To burn a bootable DVD, you will need to give your burning application the GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD folder as the source and tell it to use the file "Microsoft Corporation.img" as a boot sector and to make a bootable DVD and use the No Emulation mode.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:50 AM
  • Because I waited so long between the download and actually getting to this I actually don't remember how it downloaded. Am I supposed to be seeing a 7 beta folder? Is that considered the ISO?  Can that entire folder be made into a ISO or just something from within the folder. This is new to me and to much has gone on since I actually downloaded this. Thank's for both previous responses! I'm hoping I don't have to actually apply bnborg's method but if I have to I will.
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:07 AM
  • The file I downloaded is 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.iso, for the x64 version.  The name of the x86 version would be slightly different.  The folder you extracted to would have been up to you when you extracted it.

    You could search for a specific file in the distribution such as bootmgr.efi.

    It should have a size of 648,456 bytes and a date of 12/13/08, ‏‎4:51:35 PM.
    • Marked as answer by curtagain Monday, March 9, 2009 3:58 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:19 AM
  • Curtagain

     

     

    Do you still have the original download?  The file name should be as below.

     

    32bit . . . . . 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    64bit . . . . . 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.iso

     

    What CD/DVD burning software do you have?

     

    We will help you to get a bootable DVD from the original ISO.

    • Marked as answer by curtagain Monday, March 9, 2009 3:58 PM
    Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:46 AM
  •  Can't find the original download (used IE for download). I downloaded the 64 bit version into a folder I named 7 beta. I"ve downloaded two ISO burning programs. IMG Burn and CD burner XP.  Thank's for the help so far!
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 6:43 AM
  •  64bit . . . . . 7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.iso
      I ran a search on my computer and found this is My Documents -Downloads. I'll attempt to copy this ISO to DVD and install it on a dedicated HD. Thanks for the help!

     

    Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:10 PM
  • Don't just copy it to a DVD.

    Burn it as an image.
    Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:32 PM
  • Burned it as a image and it's installed. This took all night and this morning I set up the time, compute name etc. but now it's just a kind of purple screen with the cursor visible and a occasional blue twirling arrow but it seems stuck. I did a clean install on a new hard drive.  I've not seen the area to enter the product key yet.
    These are my system specs:
    Asus P5N32-SLI-SE-Deluxe MoBo
    Intel 6600 Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
    MSI 650 watt Power Supply
    4GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
    BFG 8800 GTS 512mb G92 Video Card
    Creative XFI Extreme  Sound Card
    Western Digital 7200 rpm 16 mb cache 320 gb SATA Hard Drive
    Thermaltake aluminum case with 3 adjustable speed fans (2-120mm 1- 90 mm)
    Widows 7 64 bit
    Sunday, March 8, 2009 1:31 PM
  • Ok this 64 bit seems to be the problem. If I bit torrent a 32 bit version will my product key work with it?
    Sunday, March 8, 2009 11:47 PM
  • Microsoft does not support any torrent downloads. 
    You would  be downloading and using at your own risk.

    -flay
    Monday, March 9, 2009 1:05 PM