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Old 06-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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ISO -> Thumb Drive


Hi,

I am trying to burn a Windows 7 repair disk image to my thumb drive but I cannot seem to find a program to do it right.

I've used unetbootin but it likes to add its own linux files in with it.

Can anyone help me out with this?
 
Old 06-11-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Try one of these:

http://mintywhite.com/windows-7/7mai...rive-netbooks/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9hv0WOETLw
 
Old 06-11-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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......

I do not have access to a Windows system other wise this wouldn't be a problem.

I am looking for a linux program that will allow me to burn the image to the thumb drive.

Also I would like it to actually burn in it instead of simply extracting the files.

This is why I am asking on a linux site.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 01:01 PM   #4
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Hi,

If you don't have a M$ system then why the need to burn a image for a Win7 repair disk?
 
Old 06-11-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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If I understand what the documents are telling you to do on a Windows machine, you should be able to just use GParted to create the fat32 primary partition and mark it as active. Then you should be able to mount the iso on loopback and copy the files to the USB key.

I don't think the Win7 repair iso can just be booted as is from a USB drive.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:39 PM   #6
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The site I got it from said just to burn it to disk.

I wouldn't think it would make a difference. :/

I didn't say I don't have a M$ system, I just said I don't have access to one because the one I have is what I am trying to fix.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:49 PM   #7
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I am pretty sure you make the pen active (not always easy either) and then copy the entire contents to the the flash drive.

The partition has to be both bootable and active.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 03:57 PM   #8
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Hi,

That's not how you opened the thread.

Quote:
excerpt from Microsoft;
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Overview

When you choose to download most software from the Microsoft Store, you have the option of using Download Manager or downloading from your browser. However, when you purchase Microsoft Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have an additional choice to make: whether to download a collection of compressed files or to download an ISO file. An ISO file combines all the Windows 7 installation files into a single uncompressed file.
If you choose to download an ISO file (so that you can create a bootable file from a DVD or USB flash drive), copy your Windows 7 ISO file onto your media and, run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. After you do this, you can install Windows 7 onto your computer directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.
Note: When you download the ISO file, you must copy the file onto a USB flash drive or a DVD to install Windows 7. When you're ready to install Windows 7, insert the USB flash drive into your USB port or insert your DVD into your DVD drive, and then run Setup.exe from the root folder on the drive.
The advantage to following this process and creating bootable media is that it allows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your machine. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer's BIOS, you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash drive or from a DVD when you first turn your computer on. (Please see the documentation for your computer for information about how to change the BIOS boot order of drives.)
Copies

  • To install the software, you may make one copy of the ISO file on a disc, USB flash drive, or other media.
  • After you’ve installed the software and accepted the license terms that accompany the software, those license terms apply to your use of the software. The license terms for Windows 7 permit you to make one copy of the software as a back-up copy for re-installation on the licensed computer. If you do not delete your copy of the ISO file after installing the Windows 7 software, the copy of the ISO file counts as your one back-up copy.
If you need to download the software again, you can go to your Download Purchase History in your Microsoft Store account and access the download
Google will amaze you if attempt of a search!
 
Old 06-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #9
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I searched google for 2 days before I made this post and I could not find software for burning to a thumb drive.

I do not have the money to buy Windows 7 but I already have a license. The only thing my TWO days of googling found was Windows 7 repair disk images.

This brings me back to the problem:

I cannot find software to do what I need to be done.

I will try making the drive active and post back my findings.

Thank you.
 
Old 06-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #10
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by Newb4Life View Post
I searched google for 2 days before I made this post and I could not find software for burning to a thumb drive.

I do not have the money to buy Windows 7 but I already have a license. The only thing my TWO days of googling found was Windows 7 repair disk images.

This brings me back to the problem:

I cannot find software to do what I need to be done.

I will try making the drive active and post back my findings.

Thank you.
The information that I provided from M$ meets the original criteria. Now you say the need of an Win7 ISO and that you have a license. If so then contact Microsoft.
Why keep wasting time here as you have a moving target by not providing us with all the information at the beginning but changing as we attempt to assist.

I wonder what you are going to say next?
 
Old 06-11-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
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Hi Newb4Life, Windows is not Linux, Windows is not Open Source Software, Microsoft owns Windows and makes you abide by their EULA... if you want to use Windows, you need to contact Microsoft and work things out with them. If your need is legitimate I'm sure they will help make things right with you; if you are just being cheap and trying to steal their OS then it hardly seems fair to drag the good people of LinuxQuestions.org down with you.

This thread is an excellent argument for the benefits of Linux and Open Source. I hope your frustrations with Windows will possibly lead you to make the switch to Linux and get involved with the community here. Good luck and welcome!
 
Old 06-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #12
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For one:

I did not change any of the info during the course of this post, and I feel insulted that you try to portray me as doing such.

I suggest you re-read the post.



As for snowpine: The reasons I need M$ atm is because I am a full time college student and I need both Linux and M$.

Also: I play my games on M$.

Otherwise you are 100% right, and I thank you for your help.



I've simply been looking for a program, like unetbootin, that can help me burn the ISO I already have (and I never said I didn't have them.... please read again) to thumb drive. I never had any of these other problems you bring up. I was just looking for a program.

I have the ISO's and the liscence number. I am not looking for a full M$ OS disk, as I already have the repair ISO's.

All I need is a program.


Thank you.

Last edited by Newb4Life; 06-12-2010 at 08:46 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Newb4Life View Post
For one:

I did not change any of the info during the course of this post, and I feel insulted that you try to portray me as doing such.

I suggest you re-read the post.
Suggestion taken! You did not provide the information in the original and have been appending with each of your posts. If you feel insulted then point out where. Get over it. I'm trying to help here.

In order to provide aid we do need information explicitly not in segments.

Quote:
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As for snowpine: The reasons I need M$ atm is because I am a full time college student and I need both Linux and M$.

Also: I play my games on M$.

Otherwise you are 100% right, and I thank you for your help.
You need to contact Microsoft. To obtain a legal copy of the M$ win/7 if you have a valid license copy. The site says this and details how to go about it.

Quote:
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To make a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file:

  1. Click the Windows Start button, and click Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool in the All Programs list to open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.
  2. In the Source File box, type the name and path of your Windows 7 ISO file, or click Browse and select the file from the Open dialog box. Click Next.
  3. Select USB Device to create a copy on a USB flash drive or select DVD disk to create a copy on a DVD disk.
  4. If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive, select your USB device in the drop-down list and click Begin copying. If you are copying the file up to a DVD, click Begin burning.

When your Windows 7 ISO file is copied onto your chosen media, install Windows 7 by moving to the root folder of your DVD or USB flash drive, and then double-click Setup.exe.
You will need access to a working M$ machine but if you are in school that should not be an issue.

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I've simply been looking for a program, like unetbootin, that can help me burn the ISO I already have (and I never said I didn't have them.... please read again) to thumb drive. I never had any of these other problems you bring up. I was just looking for a program.

I have the ISO's and the liscence number. I am not looking for a full M$ OS disk, as I already have the repair ISO's.

All I need is a program.

Thank you.
If all you need is a means to burn the image then get a LiveCD to boot. Then perform the action either from the DE or console. You would still need access to a working machine of some kind.

Again you are adding additional information that should have been provided originally. Now you have the ISO, originally it was a repair disk image. What else is there?

Maybe you should be communicating on the Microsoft forums to get the Win install performed. Then come back with a new thread for 'Dual OS installations' or 'Dual booting' or 'Virtualization' if you indeed need a GNU/Linux install.

 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:17 AM   #14
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I never said they were full M$ disks.....

and I gave all of the necessary info in the first post.


I told you I had recovery disks and that unetbootin was not burning them to my thumb-drive correctly.
Please re-read.... again.

Point to me where I said that I needed disks, and/or where I said I had a full M$ install.

And please be a little more polite and considerate when someone is asking you for help.
 
Old 06-12-2010, 10:37 AM   #15
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newb4Life View Post
I never said they were full M$ disks.....

and I gave all of the necessary info in the first post.

I told you I had recovery disks and that unetbootin was not burning them to my thumb-drive correctly.
Please re-read.... again.

Point to me where I said that I needed disks, and/or where I said I had a full M$ install.

And please be a little more polite and considerate when someone is asking you for help.
You had better re-read the entire thread for understanding. Start with the original;

Quote:
Originally Posted by Newb4Life View Post
Hi,

I am trying to burn a Windows 7 repair disk image to my thumb drive but I cannot seem to find a program to do it right.

I've used unetbootin but it likes to add its own linux files in with it.

Can anyone help me out with this?
The above states the help to burn a Windows 7 repair disk image. Not a Win 7 ISO.
Please continue on your own to re-read the rest for understanding. You are providing information in globs or segments. Changes of your needs within each of your post.

I never said a thing about full disk sets. Each of my posts were provided to hopefully assist you to the end goal of having a solution to your problem. If you think anywhere in this thread it has not been appropriate then report it or point it out. You are the one was making issues. We cannot look over your shoulder to see what you are in need of doing or how to directly get to a solution without having all necessary information.

You have contacted Microsoft, right? That will get the needed ISO for the valid license.
 
  


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