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The guide to burning a new Windows 7 installation DVD
The guide to burning a new Windows 7 installation DVD
04-07-2014 - 05:57 AM


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I just found this tips on Microsoft's forum, it's very useful, all I want is share it with you. I hope this is helpful to someone:

Try burning a new Windows 7 installation DVD and try the new DVD as it could be your DVD is defective. Download the appropriate Windows 7 .ISO file which includes Service Pack 1 (Note: must match what your product key version is for)

How to find out if I have a 32 or 64Bit version of Windows installed on my computer:


Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit:  http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso
    SHA1 Hash value: 6071B4553FCF0EA53D589A846B5AE76743DD68FC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit:  http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso
    SHA1 Hash value: 6C9058389C1E2E5122B7C933275F963EDF1C07B9

Windows 7 Professional 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso
    SHA1 Hash value: D89937DF3A9BC2EC1A1486195FD308CD3DADE928

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso
    SHA1 Hash value: 0BCFC54019EA175B1EE51F6D2B207A3D14DD2B58

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso
    SHA1 Hash value: 65FCE0F445D9BF7E78E43F17E441E08C63722657

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit: http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso
    SHA1 Hash value: 36AE90DEFBAD9D9539E649B193AE573B77A71C83

1) After downloading the correct .iso file install HashCalc and validate the SHA1 hash value
is correct. If the download is not corrupt, the value HashCalc returns will match the SHA1 value I posted.
HashCalc: http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/index.htm

2) Next use ImgBurn or Gear ISO to create a bootable DVD.
Create a Bootable Windows 7 DVD using the .ISO file. Burning a Windows 7 ISO File on a DVD:

ImgBurn - In addition to supporting the creation of Cds/DVDs from .ISO files, it supports a wide range of other image file formats, and it's free. (BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, MDS, NRG, PDI and ISO)

Screen shots to help you use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=screenshots
Burning ISO Images with ImgBurn article:http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burni...th+ImgBurn
(The steps are the same for Windows 7 or Windows 8), except you are not creating a Repair disc but a full installation DVD)
Note: Always use high quality DVD+R media and the slowest burn speed (4x or 6x) if offered a choice. 
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(This post was last modified: 04-07-2014 06:00 AM by fjam.)

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