Where is the freakin' bootable file in Windows 7???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kevalin, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. kevalin

    kevalin MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I've got an iso copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 that reads as non-bootable when I load it in MagicDisk, etc. I also have a copy of Windows 7 *Everything* (all versions on disk) that is bootable, but it's x86. I'm trying to make the x64 bootable, so I can copy it to disk. I 've opened and looked through both sets of files and Googled making a non-bootable .iso bootable, but there simply doesn't seem to be a difference in the files and Googling wasn't at all helpful.

    I can't find the proper file to make the x64 version bootable to save my life. Can someone please direct me to the right file(s) to copy that will turn this blooming x64 version bootable, please? Or can you tell me where to get such files? I'd appreciate it.
     
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  2. urie

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    open bootable ISO with UltraISO and from bootable menu select save boot file. Then just load none bootable ISO and select from bootable menu load boot file load the one you saved earlier on and either write iso file or just burn dvd. Also How to Create and Make Bootable Windows 7 ISO
     
  3. marcusj0015

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  5. marcusj0015

    marcusj0015 MDL Junior Member

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    sorry

    i assumed that they were Architecture Independent

    im pretty sure i have extracted a boot file from one archeticture and used on the other

    did you try using it in VMWare or virtualbox?

    i think it would work
     
  6. marcusj0015

    marcusj0015 MDL Junior Member

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    did you notice that the MD5,SHA1, And CRC32 are THE EXACT SAME?

    the only difference is the name

    therefor they HAVE to be architecture independant

    except for the filename

    that *MIGHT* have to be renamed otherwise there the EXACT SAME FILE
     
  7. urie

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    I have extracted and used boot file plenty of times I just extracted those just before posting from en_windows_7_ultimate_x86_dvd_x15-65921.iso and en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd_x15-65922.iso images

    You can even use a Vista boot file for windows 7 some older systems can't boot with the windows 7 one.
     
  8. marcusj0015

    marcusj0015 MDL Junior Member

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    that dosent suprise me at all considering how close Vista and 7 are
     
  9. marcusj0015

    marcusj0015 MDL Junior Member

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    OP,

    update the Thread if it Worked for you!
     
  10. kevalin

    kevalin MDL Novice

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    #10 kevalin, Oct 1, 2010
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! MagicIso will do the same thing--I just needed to know HOW to do it, and your instructions were perfect. The version I was trying to make bootable is actually the final RTM version of 7, since, in my experience, it is both faster and less buggy than the Retail version. I even tried the Retail version twice (no, three times), just to make sure I didn't like it.
     
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  11. marcusj0015

    marcusj0015 MDL Junior Member

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    The RTM IS RETAIL

    RTM stands for Release To Manufacturing

    AKA Release to partners and stores
     
  12. SofiaBrown

    SofiaBrown MDL Novice

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    1. Group ISO files in the same location or folder.
    2. Right-click each file, click Properties, and click the Unblock button to make them readable.
    3. Click the .EXE file with Administrator rights. You will see that it will start unpacking its content creating at the same time a new folder called expandedSetup.
    4. Download Oscdimg CD/DVD Premastering Utility from this link oscdimg.exe
    5. Now, move Oscdimg.exe to the %SystemDrive%\Windows\System32 folder.
    6. Access the Command Prompt with administrator rights and run this command: oscdimg.exe –bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com –u2 –h -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\Win7.iso
    7. Keep in mind that the above command assumes that the expandedSetup folder is located in C:\ if it not, so change the location or it won’t work!
    8. Keep also in mind that if the path contains any space, you will have to use quotation mark (“) to enclose the right path.
    9. At this point a bottable Windows 7 ISO file (Win7.iso) will be created in C:\ . Burn it and you are done!
     
  13. blueis300

    blueis300 MDL Novice

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    I guess Im an idiot I have tried and tried for a long time and cant get this to work. I have the files and once Im in windows I can install but no matter how I try I cant make it bootable. Ive been through atleast 15 dvd"s. I just want to make a dang bootable dvd. Is there an easier option please?
     
  14. iHacker

    iHacker MDL Novice

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    you cannot use MagicISO, it is unable to create bootable Windows 7 ISOs.

    You MUST use UltraISO or PowerISO as stated by Urie on page 1 :)

    Link:
    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/22363-Where-is-the-freakin-bootable-file-in-Windows-7?p=326605&viewfull=1#post326605
     
  15. luckman212

    luckman212 MDL Novice

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    thats weird, my retail iso boots up just fine... did u try F12 & manually choosing to boot from ur DVD? maybe your bios options aren't right...