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Old 11-10-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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OK, I have a Win7 DVD on my harddrive, but it's in a folder, not compressed as an ISO. My question is how do I make it a bootable disk? I have ImgBurn, and I tried burning it as a bootable disk using the etfsboot.com file as the bootable file, but it won't boot. Any help is greatly appreciated, I just want to install this and get it over with all ready...
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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Do you have a thumb drive big enough to hold all the Win7 installation files? Installing from a thumb drive is easier and faster (providing your PC can boot from a USB drive). Take a look at this. Don't worry about the part where it says to mount the ISO. You can just xcopy the files/folders over like it says in the instructions.
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Do you have a thumb drive big enough to hold all the Win7 installation files? Installing from a thumb drive is easier and faster (providing your PC can boot from a USB drive). Take a look at this. Don't worry about the part where it says to mount the ISO. You can just xcopy the files/folders over like it says in the instructions.
No, I just want to burn it on a DVD...

I don't have any flash drives handy at the moment
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In that case, try imgburn. Select "Write folders/files to disk" and then under the Advanced tab there is a checkbox for making the disk bootable. Never actually tried it this way, but in theory it should work. Imgburn is free as well, by the way.
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In that case, try imgburn. Select "Write folders/files to disk" and then under the Advanced tab there is a checkbox for making the disk bootable. Never actually tried it this way, but in theory it should work. Imgburn is free as well, by the way.
I need to know what file to make the bootable one though. That's the problem here.
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Try to use WinZip tool to open it to help you install DVD software
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