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is there a way to create a bootable win7 dvd installation disk without installing nero or roxio? I trust iso recorder, so is there a way to use it?
I would like to create this dvd without any "foreign" software if possible.
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What are you trying to create the dvd from? an iso? windows xp doesnt support burning an iso natively, so a third party app is necessary. this is good option magic disc
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I was asking about win7, not winXP. So hopefully that is in my favor. also, I have the win7 installation dvd
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JeffBeall--Many people recommend ImgBurn.
http://www.imgburn.com/
I use it.  It will burn .iso discs as well as regular.

Are you interested in a bootable win 7 repair disk?  (not installation)  You can make one from Control Panel|Backup and Restore|top left--Create a System Repair Disk  .
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windows 7 comes with a built in writer for disk images..  Could you please explain more in detail in what you want to do?
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Do you want to copy your install DVD? If so, CDBurnerXP is an excellent option. http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
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You can do this natively in Windows 7 but it is not straightforward instructions are here. Installing a third party program (CDBurnerXP is one of my favourites too and works with all versions of Windows from XP to date) does make the whole process a lot smoother.
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JeffBeall--
"I have the win7 installation dvd "
That is a bootable disk.
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can you tell us WHY you need  a copy of your install DVD?
maybe it does not boot from it?

then check the boot priority from the BIOS - set CD drive first
or maybe the drive is bad - or the media (test it on another PC)
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nobus - I just started at a new job, and we use a volume license agreement, so I just need another dvd to image new computers.
So the problem isn't anything along the lines of not being able to boot to the dvd, just need another copy of the media
jcimarron - the win7 installation dvd is bootable, I just need to make another copy - and I thought you had to do something special to make the dvd bootable
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No, all you need to do is copy the DVD.
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then a +1 vote for Cd burner, as suggested twice already
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It didn't work to just burn the dvd
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JeffBeall--  I think you must first copy the contents of the DVD you already have to the hard drive and then burn the content from there.
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If you have a bootable DVD and copy the DVD, the copy should be bootable without doing anything else. Ensure you are using software such a CDBurnerXP and select Copy Disk. Alternately, you could create an iso file of the disk and then burn the iso using IsoRecorder.
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Jeff - you should post what you did, and what software you used
then we can help better
with CDBurnerXP the process is simple
you select burn Data disc - top selection - then follow the screens; it will first read the cd - or DVD, then will ask to put the blank in the drive, and copy it
here the startup screen : cdb
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I'm sorry, I feel I haven't been clear. I'll just go with Roxio, since my company has a copy of it. Initially I didn't want to use Roxio, but I'll just remove it if it starts to bother me. Thanks for all your suggestions.
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