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Hello, I'm trying to make a bootable Vista install disc from a file due to the fact I lost my disc. When I go to burn it it asks me for a boot image I can't find anything in my Vista files that it will accept as a boot image what do I need to do?


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Firstly, I don't understand what you mean by "a file" and second, what program are you using to burn the disc?

You can get the boot image (boot.wim) from the Vista install CD, or possibly on a recovery partition if you have an OEM computer.
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thanks i found boot.wim ill try to burn the disk with ImgBurn right now

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the files are on DVD and it loads on my PC but my laptop wont boot it how do i get it installed on my laptop (which currently has no OS thanks to my ignorance)

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I burned an .ISO of Vista on DVD and it loads on my PC but my laptop wont boot it how do i get it installed on my laptop (which currently has no OS thanks to my ignorance) my laptop is an Acer Aspire 4530 any ideas?

Edited by Tripredacus, 04 March 2010 - 03:45 PM.
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Right, you can't just toss the file on there and that's it. In fact the boot image by itself probably won't help you very much. In order to make it bootable you are going to need additional files. Fortunately these files are located in the Windows AIK. YOu need to get the version for Vista SP1. Do not use the one for Windows 7!

Commands to make a bootable PE CD are located here:
http://technet.micro...537(WS.10).aspx

Of course, Vista needs a DVD. Additional info on creating Win PE boot media are here:
http://www.msfn.org/...ployment-using/
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