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How do i install windows 7 RC onto to disk? Please help

Hey guys i dont have a clue here what i am doing, I hear you have to copy windows 7 on to disk first before i download it to my hard dirve. Ok, I already downloaded the windows 7 rc and open it with winrar. Now this is where i am confused, what files do i copy on to disk? Can you guys guide me through this setup because i know you guys are pro's at this . I know this is something simple but please Help.


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  1. Ah. I did this, and burned about 3 coasters before I realised something. The Windows 7 download is already an iso file. I burned what I had to disc, and ran that. It worked first time.

    This was after about an hour of swearing at my PC, the hard drive, the disc drive, the BIOS, the disc, and random people in the street.
  2. so do i need to open it up with winrar first or should i just put it on a disk after i download it?
  3. It only worked for me when I put it straight onto disc.
  4. You'll have a file called xxx.sometext.iso

    Download and install imgburn --> http://www.imgburn.com/

    Put a blank DVD in your drive

    Open ImgBurn. Choose 'Write image file to disc'. Select the iso file.

    Reboot and boot of the disc.
  5. An ISO is a DVD/CD image meaning it contains all the data including file structure of the disk in a single file. That is why it can be mounted by virtual DVD software and run like any other DVD. It can also be burned to a DVD, preserving the same file structure. You have to do it differently to how you would normally burn a data DVD though. The above post explains one method, but just about any DVD burning software can do it.
  6. gagaga's got it right. The ISO file contains an "image" of a Windows install disk complete with boot sector, install folders, etc. What you want is to use software that understands the ISO format and uses it to create a DVD in that image.

    The end result should NOT be a DVD with the ".ISO" file on it, but rather a DVD with a boot sector, install folders and programs, etc. Once you've got that you can put it into a system and boot from it to install Windows 7.
  7. Stupid question time!

    It has to be on a DVD+-R for this to work and it has to happen on a DVD-RW?
  8. Any burnable DVD should work, as long as your drive recognizes it.
  9. Hey guys can i copy this program on a floppy instead of a writable disk?
  10. If you can find a 3.6GB floppy then by all means you can try. Last I checked the biggest floppy was 1.44MB :kaola:
  11. I'd just check out programs like imgburn and burn the iso to a disk. Pop it in the drive and boot.
  12. i need to buy bigger disk's mine are only 700mb
  13. For best result burn disk slow.

    I use Magic ISO http://www.magiciso.com/

    Go to site..everything you need is there.
  14. inspector71 said:
    i need to buy bigger disk's mine are only 700mb

    You need DVDs, not CDs. DVDs hold 4.7GB compared to about 700MB for CDs. And of course your disk burner needs to be a DVD writer as well.
  15. Ok now i got the right disk DVD 8.5GB 240 min
  16. Dam! How long does it take for cdburnerxp to close a disk?
  17. knotknut said:
    For best result burn disk slow.

    I use Magic ISO http://www.magiciso.com/

    Go to site..everything you need is there.

    +1 for Magic ISO and Magic Disc

    inspector71 said:
    Ok now i got the right disk DVD 8.5GB 240 min


    8.5GB is dual layer but unless you have a burner that can do dual layer it can only hold a max of 4.7GB.
  18. I need your help, i got it downloaded to the disk with no problem, but now i am trying to install it and it says it's not compatible with my version of windows which is home premium vista 32 bit.
  19. Could it be that i downloaded the 64 bit rc instead of the 32 bit, does this make difference if so i didn't know.
  20. It does make a difference. You can't "upgrade" from 64-bit to 32-bit and vice versa. You can reformat and do a fresh installation though.
  21. Thank you Randomizer i thought that was the problem. I have always used 32 bit os and didnt know you couldn't upgrade to 64 bit. Thank you.
  22. The 64-bit does make a difference. If you're trying to upgrade an existing OS then it has to be 32bit to 32bit or 64bit to 64bit. You can't upgrade from one to the other.
  23. sminlal said:
    The 64-bit does make a difference. If you're trying to upgrade an existing OS then it has to be 32bit to 32bit or 64bit to 64bit. You can't upgrade from one to the other.

    Thanks sminlal i am downloading the 32 bit os now. I didn't know.
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