How To: Burn Your Student Copy of Windows 7 to DVD

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RobertReginald11

I think this is a very good opportunity for all the students. Me and my girlfriend are following masters in health administration classes and sometimes the appropriate software can be pretty expensive. I hope that Windows will keep offering other bargains for us.

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88keyz

For creating an x86 bootable ISO:

oscdimg -u2 -udfver102 -o -lWIN7HP_EN_X86 -b"C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com" "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup" "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\WIN7HP_EN_X86.iso"

For creating an x64 bootable ISO:

oscdimg -u2 -udfver102 -o -lWIN7HP_EN_X64 -bootdata:2#p0,b"C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com"#pEF,eb"C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin" "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup" "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Desktop\expandedSetup\WIN7HP_EN_X64.iso"

 

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tomgarz

For everyone having permissions problems with extracting the file to the c:\Windows\system32\ folder, simply unzip to your desktop then move the file into c:\Windows\system32\. It allows moving or copying but not the unzipping, no clue why but this worked for me.

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mochong

I too had a problem unpacking the downloaded setup file using XP Pro 32-bit.  A quick google search revealed that you need to:

1. right click the downloader and go to properties.

2. click the "unblock" button

3. then start the downloader using the "right-click run as administrator" option (this means re-downloading if you have already downloaded it)

4. after download completed I was able to run the oscdimg command above with no problems.

Thanks Digital River for looking out for us XP users!

 

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jjdeleon10

i downloaded my student version but i can't find my serial key. Please help

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Dannini

I am having problems extracting my copy of "Win7-P-Retail-en-us-x64.exe" version. I am running Windows XP Professional. I have moved the copy to different drive, different directory but I am getting the same message at the end when "Unloading the Box", which is:

"We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read-only"

I do have "administrator" priviledges so I am not sure why I am getting the above. Any help will be appreciated.

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robflanker

Whenever I try and extract the oscdimg.zip - it says Cannot creat. Access denied.

 Can anyone help with this? Thanks

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mbrantley2

When I go to extract the files to c:\Windows\system32\  , it tells me I do not have permission to the folder.

I am fairly ignorant to extracting files and do not exactly know how to do it. Currently I am using bitzipper, and have also tried WinRar. How do I extract the oscdimg file???

 

 Thanks in advance

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austin

Does this cd allow you to do fresh installs? Or does it require you to install on a computer with a licensed Windows install already on it?

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shakyone

I have been scratching my head about this all day yesterday!  Thank you so much!

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thegamepro

Thank you so much, I used this trick for myself and I shared this article with my cousin.

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stinger608

I have no reason to think this wouldn't work, but every time I attempt to run this, it gives me errors. I am trying to build this .iso on a Windows 7 RC1 system. Not sure what I need to do to the command line to make it work.

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the_river

I got that error too but I realized that you need to run the setup to extract the "expandedSetup" folder. Then create the ISO using the command prompt. Also, to burn the ISO, RC includes a Right Cllick>Open With>Windows Disc Image Burner function (awesome)! One more for Windows 7!

 Burn it and away you go. Hope that helps.

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Hooterman

Thank you very much guys.  Saw this article as I was downloading my student version, you saved me a nice amount of confusion that I would of had.  The process works great.

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sazkion

Is their any way I could have this extract on my D: drive? I had vista installed on my old C: drive and it doesn't have enough space for me to extract the program. I want to make my 500 gig hard drive (D:) my new C: drive with Windows 7, is their any way to do this?

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popstop785

That is wht I ended up doing early in th Am after I downlaoded it.  Works like a charm.

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the_river

I'm downloading this for my girlfriend's laptop right now and installing it for her this weekend at her college and this actually crossed my mind when I initiated the download and saw the downloader. Wasn't sure how it was coming! I had to drop over the site anyway to see your recommended drives (I think it is time to part with the 150GB Raptor and upgrade to a SATA II drive) and I saw this! Think I'll hold my retail copy of 7 and keep the RC installed until I find a new drive. Got to make room for all my movie content! I'm running out of space!

 Thanks Paul for the tip!

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qazwix

Worked like a charm. You guys totally saved me here on this one, THANKS!!!

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Razicus

I had researched this earlier today and decided to wait for a better way of doing this. Thank you so much for posting this how to!

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kgoosie

I have tried following the instructions provided but changing to the proper locations, i.e. "users" to "Documents and Setting", but it would not work. The following is what I get returned to me.

ERROR: Could not open boot sector file "C:\Documents"

Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified. 

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COMMANDER_COOK

Put the file location in quotes.

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zstadt

This is JUST what I needed! Maximum PC, you never fail to please.

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COMMANDER_COOK

I planned on using ultra iso. All you have to do is set etfsboot.com as the boot file.

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Techie714

Good article!

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onebxr

Thanks! this is a great help for idiots like myself.

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