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  1. Quality control at Microsoft aye.. you'd think that at least that part they get right when charging this much money for 1 disc Anyway, it's working now so thanks again for your help.
  2. Hello everyone, I have done a fair bit of googling, and reading on this particular forum but almost all posts are regarding how to create a bootable DVD from a Windows 7 ISO image. What I need help with is creating the ISO image from my legit Windows 7 x64 Ultimate retail DVD. The outcome of this is to be able to follow this guide from ARS Technica (http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/12/-the-usb-flash-drive.ars) to create a Win 7 USB install drive. I have downloaded the official tool mentioned in the article ("Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool") and I have then used ImgBurn to create a disc image from my Win7 disc. Steps to create the image file: 1) Start imgburn 2) Selected "Create image file from disc" 3) Set Destination of the image file to my Desktop leaving the default name of the disc alone ("GRMCULXFREO_EN_DVD"). 4) Click the big "read" button to start the process. Now, all of this completed successfully creating one ~3GB ISO file and a small .MDS file on my desktop. However trying to point the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" at this newly created ISO image only returns an error message saying "The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again.". Does anyone know what to do here? Thanks a lot in advance. Jannis
  3. I ran the USB tool and now the ISO image created by ImgBurn is working just fine with the MS USB tool. If you would like to satisfy your curiosity let me know what I could do to help. Thanks a lot for your help! J.
  4. Here is what's inside the right box when the DVD is inserted and the app is in "Read" mode. _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A 1.01 (ATA) Current Profile: DVD-ROM Disc Information: Status: Complete State of Last Session: Complete Erasable: No Sessions: 1 Sectors: 1,574,704 Size: 3,224,993,792 bytes Time: 349:58:04 (MM:SS:FF) Current Read Speed: 6.8x - 16x File System Information: Sectors: 1,574,554 Size: 3,224,686,592 bytes Time: 349:56:04 (MM:SS:FF) TOC Information: Session 1... (LBA: 0) -> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 1574703) -> LeadOut (LBA: 1574704) Track Information: Session 1... -> Track 01 (LTSA: 0, LTS: 1574704, LRA: 0) Physical Format Information (Last Recorded): Book Type: DVD-ROM Part Version: 1 Disc Size: 120mm Maximum Read Rate: 2.52Mbps Number of Layers: 1 Track Path: Parallel Track Path (PTP) Linear Density: 0.267 um/bit Track Density: 0.74 um/track First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608 Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 1,771,311 Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 0 Does this help clarify the situation? Thanks again for your replies. J
  5. Sure thing, here you go: I 21:10:37 ImgBurn Version started! I 21:10:37 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition (6.1, Build 7601 : Service Pack 1) I 21:10:37 Total Physical Memory: 16,767,012 KB - Available: 14,507,064 KB I 21:10:38 Initialising SPTI... I 21:10:38 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices... I 21:10:38 -> Drive 1 - Info: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A 1.NC (D:) (ATA) I 21:10:47 -> Drive 2 - Info: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A 1.01 (E:) (ATA) I 21:10:47 Found 2 DVD±RWs! I 21:11:03 Operation Started! I 21:11:03 Source Device: [2:1:0] _NEC DVD_RW ND-3540A 1.01 (E:) (ATA) I 21:11:03 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM (Book Type: DVD-ROM) I 21:11:03 Source Media Sectors: 1,574,704 (Track Path: PTP) I 21:11:03 Source Media Size: 3,224,993,792 bytes I 21:11:03 Source Media Volume Identifier: GRMCULXFREO_EN_DVD I 21:11:03 Source Media Volume Set Identifier: 9b77ad00MS UDFBridge I 21:11:03 Source Media Application Identifier: CDIMAGE 2.54 (01/01/2005 TM) I 21:11:03 Source Media Implementation Identifier: Microsoft CDIMAGE UDF I 21:11:03 Source Media File System(s): ISO9660 (Bootable), UDF (1.02) I 21:11:03 Read Speed (Data/Audio): MAX / 8x I 21:11:03 Destination File: C:\Users\Jannis\Desktop\GRMCULXFREO_EN_DVD.ISO I 21:11:03 Destination Free Space: 59,283,124,224 Bytes (57,893,676.00 KB) (56,536.79 MB) (55.21 GB) I 21:11:03 Destination File System: NTFS I 21:11:03 File Splitting: Auto I 21:11:08 Reading Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 1574703) I 21:11:08 Reading Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 1574703) I 21:15:00 Exporting Graph Data... I 21:15:00 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Jannis\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\_NEC_DVD_RW_ND-3540A_1.01_SUNDAY-30-OCTOBER-2011_9-11_p.m._N-A.ibg I 21:15:01 Export Successfully Completed! I 21:15:01 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:03:56 I 21:15:01 Average Read Rate: 13,344 KB/s (9.6x) - Maximum Read Rate: 18,877 KB/s (13.6x) If this was not what you needed please just let me know and I will update the post. Thanks for your reply. J.

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