Bootable Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by aCres, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    Hello everybody,

    My friend of mine have OEM vista dvd, since we are friend:), he share that OEM vista to me(we have the same unit dell). What i did is copy all the content of that dvd, hoping that i can make my own bootable dvd, but sad to say i can't. I can install only this os if i have already older version in my computer, meaning upgrade to vista. I ask a favor from a good guys here to help me make bootable dvd vista.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    aCres
     
  2. urie

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    Why did you copy content of dvd why don't you just copy the dvd then it will be bootable
     
  3. aCres

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    Got mistake

    Yap that's my mistake, that's why i ask some advise here. My friend is outside our country already. Can't copy it again.
     
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  5. aCres

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    Big thanks

    Thank you very much urie, ill try this one. Thanks again.

    aCres
     
  6. urie

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    #6 urie, Sep 8, 2009
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    @ aCres, sorry wasn't thinking RVM Integrator 1.6 can only make bootable xp cd sorry if you do a search on google for vlite you can use that to make bootable vista dvd.
    I have found method using ultraiso.

    A boot image file is needed to create a bootable DVD, please download the attached file if you do not have one.

    Tips:
    1) extract the attached .ZIP file to a temp folder, there are two files named as vista64.bif and vista32.bif
    2) Start UltraISO
    3) Choose 'File'->'New'->'UDF DVD image' from main menu
    4) Choose 'Bootable'->'Load boot file' and select vista64.bif (for b4 bit vista) or vista32.bif
    5) Choose 'Actions'->'Add Directory' to add setup files of Vista
    6) 'File'->'Save' to get an ISO or press F7 to burn a DVD directly
     

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  7. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    #7 aCres, Sep 9, 2009
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    Still

    I did your instruction but still not working. Reboot.... hit F12 choose boot from dvd, then give me a blank message. Any help please?


    aCres


    Content of my copied OEM DVD:

    boot
    efi
    langpacks
    sources
    support
    upgrade
    autorun
    bootmgr
    setup
     
  8. urie

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    glad you got it going i could have posted instrucions for cdimage but i thought Ultriso method would have been easier for you.