Bootable WIndows Ultimate Make one?
Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:00 PM
Can I use CDImage to put these files onto a bootable DVD, and, seeing as how I can be a bit slow, is the help file pretty clear on the steps?
Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:31 AM
Directory of G:\
08/25/2008 04:42 PM 85,177,872 X14-63452.exe
09/10/2008 11:58 AM 133,129,475 boot.wim
09/10/2008 12:12 PM 2,783,166,763 install.wim
3 File(s) 3,001,474,110 bytes
0 Dir(s) 0 bytes free
When you run it, it has to be where it can write, because it (the exe) expands.
So right now, you can only run it as an upgrade from within Windows. So you can't get a "clean install."
Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:46 AM
Yup. Through school. I had found http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvi...grade_clean.asp where Paul Thurrott spells out how to "clean install" Vista from an upgrade, but I think that it requires the "standard upgrade" dvd, because these files only seem to work when run from within Windows, because when they expand etc. they must need to write somewhere, and I couldn't figure how to make it work running them from a hard drive directory.
But I thought I'd at least try it on a bootable dvd.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:49 AM
Read the article here:
Then read the complaints made in the comments because, apparently this can NOT be turned into an ISO and can NOT be made to run from a DVD. Even worse, if you downloaded the 64-bit edition you can't install it from a 32-bit XP. Ever. At all.
This post has been edited by James_A: 23 November 2008 - 06:51 AM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:57 AM
A small, general advice :
NEVER, NEVER, say NEVER.
Please note that the .exe file name is different, so your mileage may vary....
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 23 November 2008 - 08:06 AM