Dell Windows 7 OEM Disk 5.74 Gig ISO, Can I shrink it to Standard DVD 4.7 Gig size?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by StuartB, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. StuartB

    StuartB MDL Novice

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    I've got an ISO of a Dell Inspiron Win7 HomePremium64bit DVD and it's 5.74 GB (6,170,824,704 bytes) in size.

    I don't have a dual layer DVD drive and wondered if I can extract the files and delete
    part of it to make a standard 4.7 Gig or less ISO to fit on a standard DVD.

    When extracted the file sizes are:
    boot folder is :15.8 Meg
    efi folder is :15.3 Meg
    language packs folder is :1.36 Gig.
    sources folder is :4.27 Gig
    support folder is :32.2 Meg
    upgrade folder is :40.1 Meg

    The rest:
    autorun, bootmgr, bootmgr.efi and setup come to 1.11 Meg.

    If it is possible, what's the best way to do it?

    Thanks for any suggestions/ideas.
     
  2. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    I think language packs folder isn't necessary ....
     
  3. StuartB

    StuartB MDL Novice

    Sep 3, 2009
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    Can I just delete the whole langpacks folder , or just the contents. Does the installer need to see the folder at all.
     
  4. tommyb.

    tommyb. MDL Novice

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    language packs you dont need. I assume system will be with default language good enough = English. You can add languages later on anytime (at least with Ultimate that is). just burn it on a rewritable DVD-5, then try to boot from it. Remember to add a bootloader some sorts. Check the forum
     
  5. StuartB

    StuartB MDL Novice

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    Why?
    I thought boot loaders were for installing more than one operating system.
    I just want to make a standard DVD to install just that.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Easy way is to open up your iso file with UltraISO or PowerISO (DO NOT EXTRACT THE ISO FILE) then and delete Language folder and burn dvd or save ISO file that way you dvd is still bootabe.
     
  7. StuartB

    StuartB MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the help guys.
    Just need a machine to try it on now.
    :)
     
  8. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Get yourself Virtual PC from MS its free and boot from the DVD you made and then you can test it..