Windows 7 Boot Disk asks for additional files
Posted on 2013-12-13
I have a Windows 7 Enterprise w SP1 32 BIT ISO that I downloaded from MS Volume License site via my company. It was the SW_DVD5_SA_Win_Ent_7w_SP1_32BIT_English_-2_MLF_x17-58878.iso
On a host Windows 7 computer, I run the MS USBDVD Utility to make a bootable USB and DVD from the ISO. Both of these processes have been run and completed fine numerous times.
But then it does not matter if I boot to the USB formatted via the utility or the DVD formatted by the utility, I always get an error. DVD or USB are recognized and the intsall screens come up normally. I get the following screens as expected:
1. Windows is loading files
2. Starting Windows
5. Setup is starting...
But then I got a screen telling me additional files are needed for install. I assumed iso was maybe corrupt somehow. So I downloaded over several times. I got the same screen from USB Boot as I did DVD boot.
Her's the Odd part. This has plagued me for several days now. Today, I sit down run thru it again as I prepare this post. I booted via USB like I have done many times before - and that screen about needing files does not even come up, and the install proceeds normally!!
But probably a dozen times prior to this, with media based on several different downloads of iso, on two different computers - - - - I could not get past that screen until preparing this post! And twice this morning already, just prior to this last attempt it failed using this same USB bootable image.
What's the deal? Thanks