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#1 spngbobis4me

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:58 PM

I'm trying to install a program called "WIS" for Saab. It's not compatible with Windows 7 64 bit because it's a 32 bit program. However I can run the program using VM software. In order to do this it requires an ISO image of Windows 7 32 bit. I have a version of Windows 7 downloaded on my laptop and I downloaded the program "imgburn". My problem is that when I tried to make an ISO using "imgburn" I ended up with a zip file of Windows instead? When I unzipped it I ended up with the same folder that I started with?? Can someone tell me how to make an ISO image from Windows file please?



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:06 AM

Cannot understand, why you need an ISO image.
However, you can make an ISO image using any archive maker, that has this feature.
It can also be done by imgburn
ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats - including BIN, CCD, CDI, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI.
It can burn Audio CDs from any file type supported by DirectShow / ACM - including AAC, APE, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, MPC, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA and WV.
But it seems to me that you probably do not know exactly, what the ISO image means and when and why it's used for. Maybe you should start from it?
And usually any 64-bit Windows can run 32-bit programs, why in this case cannot? Did You got some kind error message and if yes, then what it says.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

In Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, Microsoft includes a free program called Windows Disc Image Burner that you can use to burn ISO or IMG disc images onto a CD or DVD. To start the Windows Disc Image Burner, you need to right-click on an ISO or IMG file and then select Burn disc image as shown in the image below.

 

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Once you click on the Burn disc image option, the Windows Disc Image Burner will open.

 

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Select the drive that corresponds to your DVD writer and make sure there a blank DVD or CD inserted into the drive. Once you are ready to start burning the selected ISO image, click on the Burn button. Windows Disc Image Burner will now begin to burn the ISO image on to the selected media.

 

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When it has finished burning the disc, Windows Disc Image Burner will automatically eject the disc and then state that it has finished.

 

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You can then click on the Close button and use the DVD as needed



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:12 PM

In order to do this it requires an ISO image of Windows 7 32 bit. I have a version of Windows 7 downloaded on my laptop and I downloaded the program "imgburn"

 

Any downloaded version of Windows in already in iso format. What is the format of the Windows 7 file you downloaded to the laptop? What is the file extension? Did you copy the files from a Windows 7 install DVD to your laptop?



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:39 PM

Are you positive this won't run under Windows 64-bit?

 

I have not run across any 32-bit programs that don't work just fine under 64-bit, but the opposite is not true.


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:44 AM

This is the error message I get when I try to install the program.tdESYn.png



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:47 AM

I was also able to find a 32 bit windows 7 and I'm going to create virtual drive to install it on and I'm hoping i will be able to run the program that way. Thank you for your help.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:36 AM

See this thread. Hopefully 32bit Windows 7 will run it. According to the thread the program is 16bit. 

 

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=372242

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff756590.aspx

 

You may be better off running the program in a XP SP3 VM. You can get the iso here. First link.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:29 AM

BriTechGuy, just like the thread starter, I have run into numerous install EXEs that refuse to cooperate with my Windows 7 64-bit --  could my computer's 64-bit hard-ware sometimes be the cause rather than Windows?  Thread starter, I ask britechguy that question because I'm wondering if your 64-bit hard-ware and not the Windows be the cause.


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