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How to Create a Bootable CD with a downloaded OS in ISO format

Q: How to Create a Bootable CD with a downloaded OS in ISO format

I have read quite a few of the example given thru Bart's PE and this forum, but still have not been able to produce a CD or DVD abled to Boot and install an OS. As a student, I have downloaded various authorized OS versions from the Microsoft website named (DigitalRiver).

I have tried burning to cd the iso image and also extracting the iso file, then burning these into a cd but neither format boots up... Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Preferred Solution: How to Create a Bootable CD with a downloaded OS in ISO format

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A: How to Create a Bootable CD with a downloaded OS in ISO format

First you need to download Magic ISO from here and then install:
Now, follow the instructions here:

You should be good to go because your ISOs are from a trusted source.

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Hi, I'm trying to create a bootable USB flash drive from the "BIOS Update (Bootable CD) (Version (none)-1.05)" file for the X1 Carbon (Gen7), to no avail. I use PowerISO to "burn" the ISO to the USB flash drive. I tried formatting it in FAT32 and NTFS and also a RAW copy to the flash drive, but it won't boot. How do you do it? Thanks Daniel

A:How to create a bootable USB flash drive from the "BIOS Update (Bootable CD)" ISO?

Did you get it to work?I mean: It's nearly 2020 now. People have been making iso files forever that you can simply cp copy or dd write to a device.In my opinion: Providing these garbage iso files is just bad service from Lenovo.Lenovo, please improve in this front. Thanks.

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I downloaded the Win 7 RC .iso a couple days ago and transfered it to my wife's laptop that's running Vista.  I also downloaded Deepburner to burn a bootable DVD.  I've gone through nearly 10 DVDs and none will boot.  What do I need to do to get this to work?  Does this .iso need to be converted to an .ima?  Do I need to tell Deepburner to make this bootable...or just burn the .iso to the DVD because the .iso is already bootable?  Help.

A:Creating a bootable DVD from the downloaded .ISO

HiI recommend using the free ImgBurn program. This program has been shown to be fast, stable, and easy to use for burning a bootable DVD from an ISO image.
Download and Install the Free ImgBurn Program.
Place a blank DVD in the DVD Recorder drive.
Start ImgBurn.
Select Write image file to disc.
In the Top/Left corner of the window, you will see Please select a file. Click the Browse folder icon. Navigate to the location of the ISO file and select it. Click the Open button.
In the Lower/Right corner of the window, click the Write Speed drop down menu and select the 2x write speed.
In the Destination section, place a check mark in the Verify Option.
Click the Write Icon.
The bootable image will be written to the DVD disc and Verified.Hope this helps.Thank You for testing Windows 7
Ronnie Vernon MVP

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I've just downloaded Microsoft Windows 7 Build 7057 Ultimate x86 with a size of 2.52 GBs. Since I use a fairly slow internet connection it took me AGES to complete.

Now that I want to burn it on a DVD so I can use it as a bootable disc, I see that there is no single image file like ISO, CCD, IMG, etc. for burning. Unfortunately I face a bunch of files and folders. Here's a shot:

I'd like to know how I am able to make a bootable DVD outta these files so I can easily clean install a new Windows 7.

Somebody told me I have to download ANOTHER TWO GIGABYTES as a 3rd party program in order to do that!!!! Since my internet connection is badly slow I didn't even listen to what he said!!!

Is there a way I can get rid of this problem? I am unbelievably eager to experience the ALL-NEW Windows 7. Please assist me to do that.

I appreciate your help.


A:How to make a Bootable DVD from Windows 7 downloaded files?

Hello PowerVU and welcome to SevenForums.

You can find applications that make bootable CDs out of files, but it's too much trouble.

I have 2, more promising, options for you:

1. You can install Windows 7 from within another operating system, e.g. XP or Vista. Just run the setup.exe and follow on-screen installation guide.


2. You can create a bootable USB stick with the files you got there. Check out this post : How do you make a USB drive bootable so I can load W7 on a netbook?

Hope it helps.

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How do I create a bootable CD in XP Pro?

A:How do I create a bootable CD in XP- Pro?

What kind of bootable CD? What are you hoping to accomplish?

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Hello all,
I'm using Powerquest Drive Image 7 to create an image of my "system" HDD onto my "backup" HDD. However, I have come across a little problem, I don't have the installation CD required to reboot the system and restore the image I made of the HDD. I have the downloaded version of Drive Image.

So, my question is, how do I make a bootable CD so I can restore my HDD?

Any advice/information is greatly appreciated,

A:Create bootable CD.

If you have Easy CD creator....

You can make one easily if you have Roxio Easy CD creator, just select "bootable CD" as the project type, and have a Windows 98 boot disk on standby. Roxio will copy the bootsector from the floppy and use it for the CD.

I am sure you can do a similar thing in Nero.

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I need to do a clean install of Windows XP on a system that previously ran Windows 2000. I deleted the partition via the Windows Install/Setup menu, but when the PC boots, it lists Windows 2K as one of the startup/OS options.

I need to be able to do an /fdisk on the whole drive and start from scratch. Unfortunately, I only have a basic Windows XP installation CD - and if there's a way to get to a prompt and do it from there, I can't remember.

Could anyone direct me to a bootable CD that will allow me to /fdisk and delete and create partitions? I need something quick and fast. I'm not permitted to download or install anything without permission and my boss is out of town until Thursday. He may call in tomorrow (or he may not). So please, don't point me to Bart's PE or anything that requires installing an .ISO burner. I need to be able to do this with the tools that Windows XP, SP 2 native.

These are laptops I'm working with and they do not have floppy drives, so I cannot use floppy disks.

(I'm pretty sure I've done this before, but I can't recall how.)

Thanks in advance!

A:Need to Create a Bootable CD

Put the XP disc in the drive and reboot.
Go to bios and change first boot to cdrom, save and exit.
Xp should boot from disc, you can delete partitions, create new and install XP.
Good Luck

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I'm trying to install Win7 Home Premium x64. I have an ISO, I have an empty USB-stick, I have an empty hard drive on a laptop. I have also this:

How do I proceed? It is important that it is x64 OS.

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hey all, I got curious & wanted to try linux mint, while installing it i deleted win7. now i wanna go back since i can't play games on it. I have 2 ISO files one 32 bit the other 64 bit with serial keys, ccreating a bootable usb,seems to fail everytime as all i get is a screen that says unetbootin, below it default & an option to highlight choice using tab, but there is no choice, making matters worse the countdown to 0 restarts after it gets to 0. So thats my problem in a nutshell, any help would be appreciated. Ty very much.

A:cant create win 8.1 bootable usb

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Hello all, I'm really hoping someone can help me out- I have completely screwed up my little toshiba netbook and am trying to install windows 7 with an iOS on a bootable usb- how can I create that with my surface? Seeing as it doesn't have any optical drive (that I'm aware of) and I cannot download any programs to burn the ISO to the usb... PLEASE HELP! My surface is the only access I have to any computer system...

A:Help me create a bootable USB

what is a surface? are you trying to re-install windows? did you boot into recovery mode?

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my friend's bringing his cd-writer over to my place for a day so i thought of making a bootable cd (i have floppies but dont trust them).
could anyone explain how do i go about creating a bootable cd? my friend uses NERO n he says it creates boot cds, but he doesnt know how to do it too.
i have Win98 FE.
with regards,

A:How do i create a Bootable Cd?

When you open Nero select help on the title bar, click help topics, and type in boot or bootable then select bootable Cd, click display and click "How to create bootable CDs with Nero", it will instruct you how.

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Hi folks,

Can anybody give me instructions on how to create a good bootable CD that will activate all necessary functions and contain all necessary programs when resetting up a pc.

i.e I need a cd that will boot to DOS (command prompt) and give me access to format, fdisk, mouse, and load cd rom drivers etc.

Ideally I would like it to work no matter what OS may still be resident on the HD.

Please help.


A:Create a Bootable CD

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How could I create a bootable DVD for a newly downloaded windows xp sp3 ultimate 2010 edition files?

A:How to Create A Bootable DVD?

Unless you can verify that it's a legal download we cannot help you. Very unlikely to be legal if you need to create a bootable disc for it. It's against forum rules to ask for help with (or to give help concerning) illegal downloads.

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pls tell me how to create a bootable dvd

A:how to create a bootable dvd

Try this search if not helpful tell us more info about what you need

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I have the opportunity to beta test a new program, which is graphics-heavy, but I need a bootable hdd for it. Apparently to make a bootable hdd from an external, usb driven hdd won't work in Windows for this particular applicaton, so I need to use an internal hdd.
Can I clone my existing C drive to a new hdd using Vista Ultimate and make it bootable, or do I need to use other software?

A:Create Bootable Hdd

Not sure what you're after here...
USB external drives can be made to be bootable....

Doesn't this application need an OS to run on ? ?
Please clarify.

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Another new feature

Windows Image Burner - createbootableUFD.exe you'l find it in system32

A:Create bootable UFD

That is a useful feature and passed due.
This is already available, the built in aspect is a definite improvement.
Things are getting easier

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hey friends... i recently downloaded vista home edition .... the thing is i want to create a bootable dvd... m not able to do it... i tried it using nero... it created in some casandr dos... i dont know wat it is.... m using nero 8... pls help guys....

A:how to create bootable disc

try to use (iso buster) software you can take the boot file with this software. its good

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I want create a Bootable USB drive on my pen-drive for Windows 7. Searched on Google and this looked quite good: 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

Also, checked few tutorials on Windows 7 forum but wasn't sure how accurate they were.

Simple I want step by step process to create a Bootable USB on my pen-drive.
SanDisk = 8 GB pen-drive
Windows 7 ISO image

My laptop's ODD isn't working. Hence, cannot install OS through DVD/CD, so, need a Bootable USB drive for the same.

A:How to create Bootable USB drive

Hello Sunimar,

The tutorials below from here will help show you step by step how to. It just depends on if you wanted it for UEFI or not. They are accurate and always updated to keep them so.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool


UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Hope this helps,

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I have a Toshiba c55t-22a and all it says is when I turn it on is no bootable device reboot system and when I do that and it does the same thing how do I fix it

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Ready to put the computer through the window here!

I need to do a clean reinstall of W7 HP 32. I discovered the disk sent with the PC when I bought it is the 64bit disk, so completely useless.

So I am trying to create a USB bootable disk after downloading the ISO file.

When I run the Windows 7 USB/DVD creation tool it fails after formatting saying cannot copy files.

I have searched the net and tried the solution which is to format the USB drive using DISKPART and formated it fine (using exFAT as FAT32 won't work).

But it hasn't solved the problem, files are still not copied.

What else can I do?


A:Cannot create USB bootable ISO - won't add files

Welcome to the forum,

See if using option two of this tutorial helps,

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

From Step 11,

11. In the elevated command prompt, type in the command below to format the USB as NTFS or FAT32, and press Enter.

exFAT is not an option.

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hi my friends.i have some questions about creating bootable usb flash
1-i have an iso file of "windows password remover".the instruction said that i should write it on a Cd but can i want o have in on usb flash? i use ultraiso(open the iso file and in "bootalbe menu" use "write disk image") but it does not work?
2- as you know , when we create for example bootable usb flash for installing windows 7 , we should first format the flash. i have an old question in my mind that when we format the usb flash and bootable it for example windows 7 , if we put other files for example transfer a music file.the bootable feature of the flash will destroy( imean in bootable flash can we transfer files with and systems)?
3-is there a way to determine the 1st boot priority on usb in windows not in bios?

A:create bootable usb flash

1. The easiest way to create a bootable flash drive is to use Rufus v1.2.0 Rufus - Create bootable USB drives

As in the screenshot select ISO Image in the dropdown menu, browse to and click on the bootable ISO and then click on Start.

2. You can store any data in the remaining space available and that will not destroy the bootability. But make sure you put them in identifiable folders. Otherwise it will mix with the files and folders of the extracted ISO. You delete any extracted ISO file/folder by mistake, that program will not run properly.

My personal advice would be to have a dedicated pendrive for your bootable ISO. If you have many bootable ISOs then use YUMI - Multiboot USB creator. YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

3. Your purpose will be served if you use EasyBCD (free for non-commercial use) EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies and configure it to boot from the bootable ISOs stored in your internal drive. When the system boots you will be presented with a boot menu and you can choose to boot Windows (default) or any of the bootable ISOs run from the memory.

EDIT: Yep, I found this thread which I had read long back as a guest. Say "No" to burning bootable CDs, DVDs from ISOs
That should give you an overall idea.

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A year ago, I did a fresh install of Windows 7 on a second hard drive and installed all my normal programs. It worked fine afterwords and was bootable and I set it aside. My idea was to be able use this drive (or to clone it) at any time I wanted to start over with a fresh install or in case of a failure of my primary drive, rather than having to reinstall windows and all the programs again. Then all I would have to do would be to move all my backed up data to the new drive.

Now I am in that situation, but this drive now is not bootable. I can see all the Windows files, etc are on it and the drive seems to work fine, but I cannot boot from it. How can I make it bootable without a new install of Windows?


A:Create a second bootable drive?

Try this:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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Hello all,

a quick question - I have one machine ready for use - Windows 7 and office 2013. I need to duplicate the system setup onto a bootable usb so I can install the schools other 300 machines. What is the best software which will enable me to pick up the machine that is set up how I want it, insert a blank usb drive and in one movement make it bootable and copy the "image" (windows 7 and office 2013) to be later used on other machines?



A:Need to create a bootable usb backup

We must know which booting type the computers have. Is it BIOS or UEFI?

I suggest that you create the USB with Windows 7 only first, then install it in the other machines.

Then cut the Windows 7 setup files,paste them in a folder in your computer,insert the Office 2013 files in the USB and start installation of Office from it.

Check what the booting type is in this site:
BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

Instructions for creating a bootable USB in BIOS:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Instruction for creating a bootable USB in UEFI:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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I have a dell laptop with XP on it. I want to install some type of a Linux OS. I have fooled around with Mint & a few other Linux systems before, My question is how do I run a Linux OS from a flash drive. I got my laptop set up to boot from the usb port first.

Any help ?

A:How to create a bootable USB drive in XP ?

Hi, According to our site's Rules we allow posters only ONE thread for the same question.... since you have opened two for the same question I have to Close one, this one- please make all your replies at the one I am leaving open
Here is the thread> http://forums.techguy.org/linux-unix/1143500-how-create-bootable-usb-drive.html

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Hi all

I have just reformatted a pc and i would like to know is there a way of saving an image of this pc so next time i have to do a reformat i dont have to re-install all the drivers and software packages

it would be nice if i can do it free and most of all easy lol

if someone has steps from start to finish how to save, create a bootable disc and install that would be amazing

i know this is a big ask but please help


A:How to create a bootable image of my pc

This will explain the basics, True Image is one of the best on the market but not free, all depends how much value you put on your data.


There are several free utilities, some of which can be obtained from hard drive manufacturers, googling for free disc image software should find quite a few.

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hi guys, does anybody know what else i need to be able to create bootable disc. i have burnt them to disc but it will not boot, here is what i have


A:help, need to create bootable disk

Cant see anything in picture but I take it your wanting a Win7 boot disk?

Get your hands on a copy of UltraISO, MagicISO etc etc, load a Windows 7 build 7000 or 7022 x64/x86 ISO file, delete the files in the ISO, and then copy in the files from the 7048 x64/x86 folders, save the new ISO with a different name. Now you have a bootable ISO of build 7048 x64/x86!!

The ISO file you save should display as 'Bootable UDF', which means it includes the boot image from the original ISO.

Burn to DVD.

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hellow windows7forum, I just wanna know how can I create a windows xp lite bootable usb, I tried using wintoflash but the USB I created doesnt trigger a boot option.

Thankyou in advance.

A:How can I create A bootable XP Lite USB

You might wanna take this to an XP forum.

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Years ago I used this tutorial http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/slipstreaming-windows-xp-to-create-bootable-cd/ to create an XP CD with SP3 on it. I no longer run XP and was wondering if the same thing can be done with Windows 7 SP1.

The tutorial for creating the bootable XP disc worked great and I would like to have a backup with SP1 on it for my Win7 Home Premium x64 (retail version). I didn't see anything in the Win 7 tutorials, maybe it can't be done with 7, but if it can I would do it so I have the cd with SP1 on it already.

Thanks for any replies.

A:Can you create a bootable Win7 CD or DVD?

See http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/145343-slipstream-windows-7-sp1-into-installation-dvd-iso-file.html .


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hi folks,
need to know how to create a windows 98 bootable CD the same as a floppy to allow me to boot and get DOS up. This is so I can install XP (already copied from XP CD onto a FAT32 partition on the hard drive, was having problems installing normally from CD.)

I don't have a floppy drive. I know I can download the win98SE boot floppy files from bootdisk.com but I'm not sure how to go about creating a bootable CD when I don't have a floppy drive. The stuff you download from bootdisk.com automatically creatses a floppy, not a CD. If I had a floppy I'd just make the floppy, then copy that to CD, emsuring it was set to be a bootable CD, but I don't have a floppy drive. Info on this elsewhere seems a bit complicated. Anyone explain what to do?


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My uncle's windows xp computer have CD drive but not DVD. I have backed up windows 7 files onto my computer. Anyway I can burn the files onto CDs? I want to put the CDs into my uncle's computer and be able to install windows 7.


an I able to copy all the files onto his windows xp computer and install windows 7 from the desktop?

A:Anyway To Create Bootable Windows 7 CDs?

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Hi all,
   I am converting from HDD to SSD and need to move my Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium image to a USB flash drive. However, my laptop did not come with a Windows 7 installation CD because the image is in a partition within my internal HDD. How can I extract that image from my internal HDD and move it to my USB flash drive and creating it into a bootable USB?

A:How can I create a bootable USB without Win 7 install CD?

If it is not too late that you haven't transferred to the SSD, you can create a bootable USB with free easeus todo backup or Macrium reflect free. But you'd better backup the whole disk in case anything goes wrong when you're cloning the HDD to SSD.

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Please tell me how to create a Bootable Windows XP installation CD with SP2 integrated but using your existing CD ?

A:Create a Bootable Windows XP SP2 CD

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I'm having some issues creating a bootable usb on Mavricks 10.9. I've used bootcamp with a windows 7 iso that i downloaded from here Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River. Bootcamp does the whole process, but will not actually read the usb pen drive as bootable.
I read this think on the forums about uefi booting UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows but for some reason i still can't seem to get the thing to recognize windows 7 as bootable in any way.
I was able to install windows 8, but i was not able to get sound to work even with the drivers that were supplied on the apple forums, i'm really hoping someone can help, because i Really don't like mac os, i've been using windows from the beginning. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advanced.

Edit: i forgot to mention i do have access to a virtual machine to also create a bootable disk, i tried the rufus tool and it didn't work either. not sure if i had the settings all correct,

A:How can i create a windows 7 bootable usb on osx?

Macrium Reflect perhaps:

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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Just purchased my first Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) PC (Hewlett Packard). No media was supplied with the machine and I have been advised that media is not shipped anymore (apparantley it is Microsoft's way of ensuring media cannot be loaded onto several systems).

Reading comments on the internet it seems clear that I have to make an ISO file, but I'm unsure what directory/files I need to pick and copy.

Can someone please assist.

A:Create a bootable Windows 7 DVD

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I really should know how to do this. Im buying an asus eee pc, and i want to put windows XP on it. The plan is to use a 2Gb SD card and keep it in the machine and boot from that all the time. How would i go about doing this. The other thing is, i have a license for XP pro, but not the disc, how should i get the right files on the memory card. Cheers in advamce.

A:Create a bootable file

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hi there

how to create a bootable windows 7 for any different kind motherboard and processor.
just like computer shop they just clone the windows for fews minute then everything done include the software.

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I can't understand what's gong on.  In the past, I have on several occasions successfully created a bootable usb with the use of img burn (to create an image file) and rufus (creating usb with image so created).  I did that just a few months ago to install windows 7 on a device without a cd drive.  All of a sudden, the same procedure doesn't work any more. After seemingly creating a bootable usb, after making sure bios is set to boot from usb, I am rewarded a message that no operating system if available or other words to the effect.  What has changed or what could I be doing wrong? 
I have tried different versions of rufus and tried Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
instead of rufus.    I have tried the resulting usb on a desktop and the target windows tablet and got the same outcome.  I have tried different usb ports.  (My comuter uses usb 2.0.)  No change.  Help!.  

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My XP Pro SP2 CD is refusing to boot. Can I simply burn a "bootable command" from Isobuster directly onto this disk to make it bootable? (I have read Paul Thorrott's site on slipstreaming...that gave me the idea)

Thanks in advance

A:create bootable disk ?

Once a disk has been burnt to and closed it can not be written to again. I would try the disk that you are having trouble with in another computer and see if it will boot there.

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i tried many tools and nothing about nero mm too laaarge , i want to copy from CD or from Desktop this files, make them iso and then bootable on my USB

A:how to create a bootable iso image

I haven't tried PowerISO yet. I have it installed. It says it supports creating boot USB drives. For the next 3 days you can get the full version free from this link:
PowerISO 6.0 (100% Discount)

or you could try Rufus freeware:

For just creating an image you might try

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I have the Windows Vista home premium DVD , shipped with DELL Studio laptop.i want to have Vista in my desktop too.But the DELL vista DVD installs the OS for a period of 90 days only on my desktop.So is there a way to create a fresh bootable VISTA DVD from the Dell Vista DVD.?? i don't want to install it on my desktop by emulating the DELL BIOS in my desktop ( coz it doesn't recognise my creative soundcard).I have an Intel motherboard.
Plz help me out....!!!!!!!!
Thanx in Advance............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Create bootable Win Vista

You will have to "bite the bullet" and get a retail copy of Vista for your desktop PC

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Can't seemed to access the data on the bootable dvd that I have created using Nero 7


A:trying to create a bootable dvd using nero

There's no question here.
Tell us the details and maybe we can help.

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Had tried to update the BIOS on my son's Alienware Aurora R4 so that we could install an upgraded graphics card (980 Ti).

Used the Dell Support site - and was upgrading from Bios 7 to Bios 9 - would eventually go up to current version 11 before swapping GPU.

Followed all the steps on the Dell site - but afterwards - it acts like my hard drive has died (doubting this - have fairly new Samsung 512GB SSD as the only hard drive).

Computer boots into Bios now - but says "inaccessible boot device". My son had done the update from Windows 8 that came on the machine to Windows 10 - but apparently did not create a boot disk or USB drive.

Can I create a "generic" bootable USB on another computer - WITHOUT REINSTALLING WINDOWS?? I do not want to lose info/settings on his machine if at all possible.

Waiting on Alienware Tech support to respond - machine is about 2.5 years old and out of warranty - but hopeful they (or someone here!!) can help me.


A:Can I create Bootable USB for Win 10 from another computer?

Yes you can create an installation USB from another computer. These are your recovery options (Advanced Startup Options - Boot to in Windows 10) You can try to go back to your previous OS first, if you want to try that ( Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows) However I would suggest you backup your personal files before doing anything else. If you go back to your previous OS, you can use the USB drive you created to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, which may give better results. Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

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Hi, I'm planning to buy Windows 10 Pro CD-DVD and I would like to make a bootable USB so I can install it on my new computer that doesn't have CD-DVD Drive bay. Windows 10 Pro CD-DVD is $99-$103 and Windows 10 Pro USB is $149-$199. Can you tell me how to do it? Thanks. CK

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have been googling for a simple way to make a bootable USB but unable to find a simple method;

I have an iso which can be burned to a bootable CD (it's actually a restricted copy of GHOST); I extracted the contents of the iso to a USB stick but it doesn't boot;

what I need is to create a bootable USB stick with the iso

A:How to create a bootable USB stick ?

(a) It doesn't boot because the boot code on the CD is invisible and so it doesn't get copied unless you to use the "Copy Disc" option in your burning software (which makes an exact copy). Obviously you cannot do this when the target is a USB stick.

(b) Even if you did manage to make the USB stick bootable, it won't work unless the BIOS of your PC supports booting from USB devices.

If you want to know how to make a USB stick bootable and you're sure that (b) is not an issue for you, go here:
Boot From A USB Flash/Pen/Key Drive

Be aware that making a USB stick bootable is more difficult on XP than on later versions of Windows, as you'll see on the website above.

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I encountered this issue a few weeks ago.
As a result IFW make disk and Rufus fail to write partition info to the usb
also diskpart clean fails with an error message which i am unable to access.
the funny part is that Macrium reflect and aomei backupper pro both successfully create bootable usb.
so apparently this is not a bad usb issue.
any assistance would be welcome.

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How does one create one's own, legitimate Windows XP CD from the files on one's computer?

For example, if you own a legitimate, Authentic copy of Windows XP, but the disk becomes damaged or lost, what does one do, short of buying a retail replacement disk?

The computer has "I386" folders, but none of them, nor any cabs, contain files such as filename.**_ .

I am aware of the following:
1. How to create a set of bootable floppies using a download from M$ft.

2. How to create a bootable CD by using the PC manufacturer's installation / system recovery / system restore CD.

3. How to create a slipstream CD.

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: how to create bootable Win XP CD?

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