making Windows 7 ISO bootable

Microsoft Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
July 16, 2010 at 19:18:21
Specs: Windows XP
ok my problem is i have a windows 7 .iso
its non bootable...all i need is to make it a bootable iso but i have the smallest clue how to (also i have magic iso). thank you

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#1
July 17, 2010 at 02:51:19
If you burn Windows 7.iso as it is, it does not get bootable. You have to use a program that burns .iso files correctly. Then it may become bootable depending on how the .iso Windows 7 is created.

CoolGuy


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#2
July 17, 2010 at 04:56:18
Have you tried booting from it, or are you assuming it's not bootable?

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#3
July 17, 2010 at 11:56:27
@suatcini i have used my buring program to burn all kinds of bootable os systems and yada yada (and worked)but this iso i have here isnt alredy a bootable iso and i cant figure out how (if possible) to make it a bootable iso from the original.
@grasshopper yep i tryed booting from cd i burned no go. also my burning program said nonbootable in big red letters from the looks of that i think its very convencing that it isnt a bootable iso
=) oh and thankyou for your quick replys this meens alot to me

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#4
July 17, 2010 at 12:26:22
If your computer can boot to an USB flash disk, then you can use the method described here to prepare the USB flash disk (preferably 4 GB or larger) and copy the contents of your nonbootable Win 7 DVD to make it a Win 7 install media.

After preparing the flash disk, make USB flash disk the first boot option in BIOS.

If you really want a bootable DVD-ROM, then you need Microsoft Corporation.img file and this prescription (This in fact is for Win XP, but it may also work for Win 7): MicrosoftCorporation.img is the bootable part of the Microsoft WindowsXP Pro CD. This allows you to make a bootable CD (like the original) after you have slipstreamed a service pack. Note When you make a bootable CD, select NO EMULATION, and change NUMBER OF LOADED SECTIONS to 4. Also, select Mode 1, ISO Level 2, Joilet, ISO 9660, and DO NOT ADD ' 1' ISO file version extension. Please see www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/winxp-sp1-bootcd.html

CoolGuy


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#5
July 17, 2010 at 13:47:01
BurnAware is a free download. http://www.burnaware.com/
Install and run, select burn iso image.
All W7 iso's should be bootable,that's the point of the iso, if not there's a problem somewhere.

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#6
July 18, 2010 at 15:28:15
Is the ISO a download from a torrent site? If so, it may not be a good file.

Do you have an original Windows 7 DVD?


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#7
July 18, 2010 at 15:48:28
ISO is a copy. If the original is bootable then the copy would be.

Not worth the time to fix it. Buy a new dvd that is legal.

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#8
July 20, 2010 at 20:53:42
in search for answers i have ventured down to my local computer repare store and asked them this question and a employee said that i didnt copy the the disk right so i went back to my computer and spend 4 hrs copying the disk on my computer again into iso form and put it to work and wala...not even sure why this this even happed im sorry that i have wasted yourguys time in this fourm but i found that this community is a active thriving helpfull one and i will now go to here for all questions (hopefully it wont be a nother stupid question like this again) thanks and god speed!

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#9
July 20, 2010 at 22:13:26
You don't need to feel guilty. We have all been there, done that. Thanks for getting back to us.


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