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jarek2003

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Hi all,

quick question. I have a windows 7 on Flash drive. It's bootable and works well on PC, but now I need same thing on IMAC (yes, yes that's no Joke:) ). Well I need to convert this Flash drive copy to bootable DVD. How can I do this?
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Um, why is it on a flash drive? Do you mean Windows is installed on a flash drive or you installed Windows7 FROM the flash drive?
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Um, why is it on a flash drive? Do you mean Windows is installed on a flash drive or you installed Windows7 FROM the flash drive?


The whole windows is on the flash drive and its bootable. Now I need to convert it back to DVD drive.
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As I thought. Unfortunately you can't just dump a working installation onto a flash drive and then take it to another computer. Even if you could, it would just blue-screen on the second machine.
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Sorry... The Flash copy is a bootable installation. I found a solution here is what its need to be done:

1 Install ImgBurn is free
2 Plug the bootable stick into the computer
3 Start ImgBurn
4 Now click on the "Create image file from files / folders"
5 Now in the "Sources" browse to your USB stick
6 in the "Destination" choose where to save the final ISO image
7 Now go right in the "Advanced" tab and then "Bootable Disk"
8 Check the box "Make Bootable Image" and then, in the "Boot image" box browse to file "etfsboot.com" that is in your bootable stick found in the folder "boot"
9 In the field "Developer ID" put "Microsoft Corporation" and enter "07C0" in the "Load Segment" field
10 Enter '4' in the 'Sectors To Load' field if your etfsboot.com file is 2K is size, enter '8' if it's 4K. (Basically it's the size of the file in bytes divided by 512 - i.e. 2048 / 512 = 4)

Note: Vista's is normally 2KB and Windows 7's is 4KB... so enter '4' if you're building a Vista OS installation disc and '8' if you're building a Windows 7 OS installation disc.

Text; courtesy of some website (sorry I did not catch with one)

Thank you for trying to help
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