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I cannot seem to create a bootable DVD. 

 

I used ImgBurn to create an ISO file from a Win 7 Pro X64 OEM disk.   Then as a test, I tried to burn it back to a new DVD.  I used a boot image file created from this machine, which is the exact same version of Win 7.  I also tried creating a boot image file from the original Microsoft DVD.

 

Although examination shows all the same files, the copies will not boot.

 

I'm doing this so that I can eventually patch the installation files with a Microsoft Hotfix and some Intel USB drivers.

 

I'm probably missing something obvious, but I can seem to pin this down.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Isn't the original disc already bootable? If you make a copy of it (disc to ISO > ISO to disc) it should work as the original. You don't have to mess with any setting. The copy is still bootable.

 

If you want to alter the content and make a new one bootable just follow the correct guide for the version of Windows you need.

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Mystery solved.  The original Windows DVD has a hairline crack at the hub.  Sometimes it will boot and sometimes it won't.  All the copies I made are bad due to this.  Guess I need to see if I can get a replacement or an ISO  file.

 

Thanks!

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