Sunday, July 8, 2012

How to Make Windows7 Bootable Disc using ImgBurn

This guide will take you through the steps in burning a pre-prepared Windows Vista / Windows 7 installation source directory to a DVD disc.

My source directory (which I've called 'WIN7_INSTALL') looks like as follows:

That's everything you'd get on an original windows installation on DVD disc. If you're missing bits (e.g. the 'boot' folder), it probably won't work.
If its ok, let's begin to start!

First download ImgBurn if you have no ImgBurn Software and install it.

Open ImgBurn.

Click on the “Write files/folders to disc” button.

You should now see a screen like this-

Now insert a blank (or erasable) DVD disc in your burner.
Note: The message in the status bar should now say something along the lines of 'Ready'.

Add the installation source folder to the 'Source' box.

Click to the 'Advanced' tab and then to the 'Bootable Disc' option.

* Enable the 'Make Image Bootable' option.
* Set the 'Emulation Type' to 'None (Custom)'.
* Point the 'Boot Image' to the '' file within the 'boot' folder in your source folder    
    i.e. "C:\User\Shyamal\Desktop\WIN7\boot\"
* Enter 'Microsoft Corporation' in the 'Developer ID' field.
* Enter '07C0' in the 'Load Segment' field.
* Enter '4' in the 'Sectors To Load' field if your file is 2K in size, Enter '8' if it's 4K.
   (Basically it's the size of the file in bytes divided by 512 - i.e. 2048 / 512 = 4)
   Note: Vista's is normally 2KB and Windows 7's is 4KB... so enter '4' if you're building a Vista OS
   installation disc and '8' if you're building a Windows 7 OS installation disc.
* Again select the option of source box and select "C:\User\Shyamal\Desktop\WIN7\boot\"
* Now you are ready to burn so click the big 'Build' button!
Click 'Yes' to whatever it says needs adjust the setting - these settings have been tried and tested so we know they work!
When prompted, give the disc a name and click the 'Yes' button.

You'll then be presented with one final 'information' screen before the program starts to burn the disc.
Double check everything looks roughly as it does below and then click 'OK'.


very very useful information...thanks...

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