How can I create a Windows 7 install disc?
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I tried to create a Windows 7 SP3 image, burned it onto an empty disc and after doing so tried to install Windows with the new disc. However it did not work, so how can I create a Windows image and make it work?

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  • Nayan

    First extract the file into a New Folder if you download iso file. It contains boot,efi, support etc. If you are running Windows 7 go to that folder u just extracted then on top you see burn. Insert blank dvd into system tray and click burn on that folder then it copies all files as temporary files. Then click on dvd in new window. it display temporary files in it. on top click burn and be patient until it complete this process. Then bootable windows 7 is ready. Have a nice day. Enjoy

  • Elijah Swartz

    There is no SP3 for Windows 7, so you must be using a bad online copy. Either use official Microsoft media (the disk) or download from Microsoft’s Digital River storefront. Microsoft has hashes of the images of the operating system, so verify your hash matches for extra safety. This means they disk is what is is supposed to be, and not corrupt or added to (with malware for example). You can find these hashes by googling for them and finding them at Microsoft’s website. This should be the right one for the download link I list below.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproSP/thread/6344d3b6-6749-46b8-ae82-e52b31d9c6d4
    Burn it to a dvd using a program such as ImgBurn or put it on a dvd with the Windows USB/DVD tool.
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
    You can find and download the official .iso Windows 7 with SP1 images from this webpage. Download the version that your key is for.
    http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/w/microsoft_os/3316.2-1-microsoft-windows-7-official-iso-download-links-digital-river.aspx
    After putting the OS on a dvd or usb drive, boot to the device and install as you normally would. Use your own key. You may have to use phone activation, but that is simple and takes only a minute or two. Best of luck.

  • Alan Wade

    What you are asking is a little confusing. The header says create a Windows install disk yet the body of your text says create an image. An image is a backup of your computers state as it is now programs included while an install disk will wipe the hard drive and clean install Windows so can you clarify which it is that you want.
    As the others have said, Windows 7 is at SP1 and not SP3.

  • Shakirah Faleh Lai

    Try ashampoo to make a bootable dics
    http://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pca/6/Burning_Software

  • Dalsan

    Here are instructions to create a bootable install disc using imgburn: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11194

  • Dalsan

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/service-packs

    Windows 7 SP1 is the latest version, I only saw cracked versions of 7 with SP3 that probably won’t work properly. Also, did you just drag and drop the ISO and burn or not? It cannot be dragged and dropped if you want to use it for an installer.

  • FIDELIS

    Hello, what program did you use to create the image? Usually when you clone/image a system, you would need a separate disc where the program that made the image is so that you can start the process again.

  • Philip Nelson

    Did you make sure that you’re booting from the disc in your BIOS?

  • Mike

    Could you please outline the steps you did and what versions/files you have been using.

    Since there is no Service Pack 3 for Windows 7 I can’t give you any answer related to your question.