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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:40 PM
Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:13 PM
From your post, I think you have an iso file of Windows 7 and you are trying to create a bootable DVD or USB. For burning the iso file to a bootable DVD on XP, you will need a DVD optical drive and the program called imgburn. Burn the iso image using this guide. When you install Imgburn to the XP computer, opt out of any optional software it asks you to download. Burn the iso file at a speed no faster than 8X if possible.
For a bootable USB flash drive use Rufus. It has to see your Flash drive in the first box or everything will be blank. It also has to run in an admin account on XP. Select MBR scheme in the second box. Leave everything as it shows in the Rufus window. In the "Create a bootable disk using" sectom, select iso image instead of FreeDos in the dropdown box. Click the icon next to it and browse to the iso file of Windows 7.
If you have a WIndows 7 DVD, it should already be bootable.
Posted 08 December 2014 - 09:47 PM
Edited by Mowpar, 08 December 2014 - 09:52 PM.
Posted 08 December 2014 - 10:03 PM
No, you do not put the key in Rufus, you would put it in during the Windows 7 install. Here is a guide on doing a clean Windows 7 install.
Here is the Rufus link. For some reason I am not able to get to the Rufus page currently. You can also download it here.
You can download the iso of Windows 7 that your key is for here.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 01:29 PM
Edited by Mowpar, 09 December 2014 - 01:47 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:47 PM
Sorry, you need this link for the latest iso's. But, may I ask where you got the HP iso file. If this is an HP computer, the I would burn the HP iso file with Imgburn set to burn to the slowest speed of 4X or 8X. Then boot the disk.
If the HP iso does not work then download the version you have at the above link, probably Home Premium and for an older computer that ran XP you would select the 32bit version. Just click on the blue link and it should download.
You do not do anything with Rufus until you have downloaded the iso file. First try burning the HP iso file with Imgburn as I linked to in my post #2. If that does not work, post back and I will step you through Rufus.
Edited by JohnC_21, 09 December 2014 - 03:48 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:09 PM
Edited by Mowpar, 09 December 2014 - 04:14 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:12 PM
So its an iso file you are trying to create a bootable disk for? The optical drive on the old XP computer is DVD, correct?
I understand, it's that you said you had the HP iso that I wanted to clarify. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
In the link I posted in #6, click on the Home Premium Link for 32 bit. I just left clicked it and it started the download.
Edited by JohnC_21, 09 December 2014 - 04:20 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:22 PM
Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:22 PM
In post#6 you should simply be able to left click the link. I just did it and it worked fine.
Sorry, I was not able to help with the problem.
Edited by JohnC_21, 09 December 2014 - 04:24 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:24 PM
Edited by Mowpar, 09 December 2014 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:36 PM
Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:12 PM
I don't think is the XP computer as I have done it on XP unless something is wrong with the USB ports. Rufus needs an admin accont to run. Double click Rufus with a USB flash drive attached. The flash drive should be at least 4GB.
When Rufus opens you should see your flash drive in the first dropdown box. Is your flash drive listed in the first box? If not, you may have to use the dropdown box to select it.
In the second box select MBR partition scheme.
Everything else should be left as default.
In the section "Create a bootable disk" select iso image in the dropdown box instead of freedos.
Click the drive icon next to it and browse to the Home Premium iso file you downloaded to your desktop or download folder.
Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:24 PM
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