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    Creating bootable OS ISOs

    Im being really thick here and cant seem to create ISOs so I can boot from them to install a fresh OS on a computer

    Ive tried various amounts of programs to do it but none seem to work.

    I have the ISO of the operating system but it just dosent seem to work at being created to a bootable disk.

    The OS was downloaded from MS Volume Licensing portal.

    The furthest I have got is into the windows setup but then it says that files are missing.

    Any ideas and help would be great!

    Thanks
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    This has been my favourite ISO burner for a while:

    The Official ImgBurn Website

    If the CD/DVD is booting but has corruptions perhaps there's a quality problem with the media being used? If you've got the ISO from VLSC it should be complete, I've never had a problem.

    The only other issue I can think of is if the Motherboard has an unknown hard drive controller, or you are using RAID, then you's need to have a USB memory stick with the additional drivers plugged in when you boot the OS Installer (I think Win 7 picks the drivers up automagically if it sees the pen stick - but don't quote me on that, Win XP you had to push F6 at the right point in setup to load the drivers.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    I have the ISO of the operating system but it just doesn't seem to work at being created to an ISO.
    Why would you need to create an ISO of an ISO?

    Have you verified the SHA-1 checksum to make sure the ISO isn't corrupt?
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    You just burn the downloaded iso to a disc and boot from it? if that doesn't work your d/l is corrupt.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Why would you need to create an ISO of an ISO?

    Have you verified the SHA-1 checksum to make sure the ISO isn't corrupt?
    typo,

    I meant bootable disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    You just burn the downloaded iso to a disc and boot from it? if that doesn't work your d/l is corrupt.

    Ben
    tried that, was on disc but not booting from disk.

    I'll try an create another one by downloading it again and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    This has been my favourite ISO burner for a while:

    The Official ImgBurn Website

    If the CD/DVD is booting but has corruptions perhaps there's a quality problem with the media being used? If you've got the ISO from VLSC it should be complete, I've never had a problem.

    The only other issue I can think of is if the Motherboard has an unknown hard drive controller, or you are using RAID, then you's need to have a USB memory stick with the additional drivers plugged in when you boot the OS Installer (I think Win 7 picks the drivers up automagically if it sees the pen stick - but don't quote me on that, Win XP you had to push F6 at the right point in setup to load the drivers.)
    That was one of the ones I tried that didnt work.

    Installing Win 8.1 Enterprise.

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    You did try the Microsoft tool? Microsoft Store

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    You did try the Microsoft tool? Microsoft Store
    yeah but it didnt like that either.

    Its doing my noggin in!

    Ive created disks before!
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    If you have a W8 machine, can you double click the icon to mount it? If that works, it would suggest ISO is OK.

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    How old is the PC? BIOS or EFI? I've seen a Win8 compatibility option in a lot of new BIOSes, not sure what it does, but might be needed if you haven't checked it already.

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    Thanks all for the above,

    I have reburnt to same disc and all is working

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    You are selecting a boot menu on boot up - and chosing the Optical disk drive... right ?

    Or go into BIOS and change boot options to boot from CD first.


    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    yeah but it didnt like that either.

    Its doing my noggin in!

    Ive created disks before!

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    Nobody's mentioned Yumi yet - not just good for linux stuff, I installed W7 from it the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    You are selecting a boot menu on boot up - and chosing the Optical disk drive... right ?

    Or go into BIOS and change boot options to boot from CD first.
    yeah, It was the usb disk drive causing issues and still is,

    Created a second disk and thats having same issues as the first disk.

    Tried just attaching it to a working pc to play a cd and install office and still having issues with it,

    so new usb disk dive needed!

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