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OK, I got Windows 7 RC 64 bit downloaded.


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#1 Johnz414

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

Hi,

I downloaded Windows 7 RC 64 bit and I'd love to install in on a partition on my PC ... only ... how do I make a bootable image of it?

I've downloaded ISOBuster as suggested at the Microsoft site, I also have MagicISO free version and Nero 8 Ultra, none of these seems to want to work for me.

I did a Nero copy of the image which apparently has nothing to do with a bootable image ... duh.

The MagicISO seems like it will work if I purchase it ... first things first ... can I do it for free?

The ISOBuster seems absolutely impossible to decipher it's "Simplicity"?

Can Nero make a bootable image?

Can anyone pray tell me what I don't know. I'm really eager to hear it.

Thanks,

John :huh:

PS I hope my dumbness is only temporary!

Edited by Johnz414, 06 May 2009 - 04:44 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:57 PM

Have you tried Imgburn?
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

Hi Johnz,

If you have Nero you should be good to go. I have an old version of Nero (version 6). I looked for an option that talked about opening a project. When you select this option you simply point Nero to the file you downloaded from Microsoft (7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso). Then just burn.

The DVD you get at the end is bootable. Boot from this DVD and you can start your installation.

Good luck

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:05 PM

Here's the quick and dirty version from the Windows 7 FAQ:

The RC download is an ISO file, which you'll need to burn onto a blank disc before you can install it. To do that, you'll need to use software designed for burning ISO files.

In addition to commercial ISO burning software, there are free programs such as ISOBuster and Active ISO Burner. To find one, go to a site such as Download.com or Tucows and search for "ISO," "DVD," and "burn".

Follow the instructions that came with your program to create a Windows 7 RC installation disc.



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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:57 PM

Thanks for all the advice,

I wish that I could of found how to make some of the suggestions work. The more you know the merrier I say.

Anyhow, I finally got Nero 8 to pull through for me to make a bootalbe ISO image. I found it buried somewhere deep in Nero's tools.

I am presently on Windows 7 RC and having mixed feelings about it.

It's great as far as what I've done so far but I'm trying the 64 bit version to see what it means to have a 64 bit OS. It is already showing it's limitations.

However, I love the look and feel of Windows 7 RC so far. If the 64 bit thing can be worked out I think it's going to be to Vista what XP was to Windows 2000.

So, as soon as I either install Nero here or restart into Vista I'll let you know exactly where I found in Nero to make a bootable ISO image.

Which this possibly means that I've lost my dumbness? Posted Image Posted Image

John

PS Now if I can figure out what Windows 7 RC 64 bit is good for I'll be fine.

Edited by Johnz414, 07 May 2009 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:59 PM

Iím glad you got things going. Seems like youíre liking the RC, at least for now.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:42 PM

Yes, it's fun, so far! :huh:

I like the improvements over Vista! It's simpler and more eloquent at the same time! :huh:

Edited by Johnz414, 08 May 2009 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:44 AM

That's a really good way to describe it! What kind of computer are you doing on it mostly, just regular casual use?
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:03 PM

Just a tool for future use. If you have 2 partitions, and are going to overwrite one of those with Windows 7, you don't need to burn a physical copy, you can actually mount the ISO, and it will install just fine. I can verify this, I've done it twice.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:59 PM

OH boy, I didn't know that.

I'll have to try it, but how exactly do you do that?

When I right click the ISO it opens in ISOMagic and from there it will only extract the ISO image.

So, how do you load - mount it form there to install?

Does the extraction allow you to do this?

Obviously, I'm not familiar with this.

If you care to elaborate I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.
John

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:07 PM

Here's a great resource for installing the RC from Lifehacker:

http://lifehacker.com/5240931/lifehackers-...ne=true&s=x

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