Damaged 64 bit install disk...How do I use an ISO/ripped copy to boot

I have been on the phone with microsoft and scoured the forums all over. I have a damaged Windows 7 64-bit professional disk. I can use my cd-key to activate any 64-bit professional copy. I tried ripping an ISO to a dvd and using it to boot but it didn't work at all. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. I also looked it up on eHow and other instructional sites and follewed the directions perfectly. So I'm starting over from scratch and asking the community for help.
-MM
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  1. If you've got a valid ISO file then burning it to a DVD and booting from it should work just fine.

    Note however, that you can't just put burn the ISO onto the DVD as a file - you have to use your burning software's "Image" option to burn it (at least that's what Nero calls it). If you end up with a DVD that you look at with Explorer and see the ".ISO" file on it, you've done it the WRONG way.
  2. sminlal said:
    If you've got a valid ISO file then burning it to a DVD and booting from it should work just fine.

    Note however, that you can't just put burn the ISO onto the DVD as a file - you have to use your burning software's "Image" option to burn it (at least that's what Nero calls it). If you end up with a DVD that you look at with Explorer and see the ".ISO" file on it, you've done it the WRONG way.

    Yes. I have done it the wrong way ... I will redo this step and repost results.
    chris
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