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Old 03-14-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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downloading and burning a windows 7 OS to DVD
well I think I just downloaded windows 7 home preuim 64 bit from here
http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-7-iso-official-32-bit-and-64-bit-direct-download-links/
so where is it located on my computer and how do I burn it to a DVD so I can install it (using my key code) on a new ssd?
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It'll be in your download folder or wherever your browser defaults to downloading, assuming you didn't change it.

Also assuming you're on windows 7 already (based on your sig) and that nothing else has been installed or changed, double clicking the ISO file will bring up the windows image burning utility. At this point you'd just pop in the blank DVD and click burn.
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Just burning the ISO to a DVD won't make it bootable - you need to use a tool such as the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool: Microsoft Store

I've used it multiple times and had good success.
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Just burning the ISO to a DVD won't make it bootable - you need to use a tool such as the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool: Microsoft Store

I've used it multiple times and had good success.
What makes you think just burning it won't make it bootable?
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What makes you think just burning it won't make it bootable?
This. Using the windows image burning utility will make it bootable, assuming the disk in the ISO image was bootable which all windows disks are.
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I've done USB drives that are bootable by mounting the ISO with virtual clone drive then dragging the files to the USB.
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My computer
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OK thatís a fresh copy of win7
Now how do I reinstall all the drivers?
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I've done USB drives that are bootable by mounting the ISO with virtual clone drive then dragging the files to the USB.
Are you sure about that? If it was that easy, why are there so many posts on various forums explaining how to make a bootable thumb drive? Why are there utilities out there to aid in making bootable thumb drives?
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Are you sure about that? If it was that easy, why are there so many posts on various forums explaining how to make a bootable thumb drive? Why are there utilities out there to aid in making bootable thumb drives?
Because it isn't as easy as he said. If the flash drive isn't already bootable, it'd be akin to do the same thing with a DVD. You'd have the files, but it'd never boot off of it.


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OK thatís a fresh copy of win7
Now how do I reinstall all the drivers?
You'll need to get the drivers from the computer manufacturer's site or any disks that come with it.
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Are you sure about that? If it was that easy, why are there so many posts on various forums explaining how to make a bootable thumb drive? Why are there utilities out there to aid in making bootable thumb drives?

I don't know but it works for me.
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