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How to create a bootable Windows DVD using Oscdimg

How to create a bootable Windows DVD using Oscdimg

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Posts | 8 comments

(Note: To follow this procedure, you must have a PC running Windows as the Operating System): You will need to use an additional Microsoft command-line tool, called Oscdimg. Oscdimg is a command-line tool for creating an image file (.iso) of a customized 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. Read more about Oscdimg here. Steps to follow: 1 Create 3 folders into your C:\ drive (i.e. c:\windowsiso c:\windowsexe c:\windowsdvd). 2 Download oscdimg.zip and extract it into the c:\windows7exe folder created previously. 3 Now put the windows .iso which you have already downloaded into the c:\windowsiso folder. Then extract all files and folders of the .iso using a software such as winrar, ultraiso, imgburn
 etc. 4 When the extraction is finished, remove the .iso file from the c:\windowsiso folder. 5 Open a DOS Prompt and move into the folder c:\windowsexe and then enter the following command: oscdimg -n -m -bc:\windowsiso\boot\etfsboot.com c:\windowsiso c:\windowsdvd\windowsdvd.iso 6 Finally, burn on a DVD the newly created .iso which can be found in the c:\windowsdvd folder. Enjoy your new Windows bootable...

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Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model – Solution

Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model – Solution

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Posts | 287 comments

Have you ever tried to install Windows 64bit on your mac? If you have done so, you already know that the process of installing and running Windows 64bit is absolutely fine. Then you have to install Apple’s drivers from your Mac OS X dvd. According to Apple, only a few intel based models are capable of running 64bit Windows which is not true. The list of apple computers capable of running 64bit Windows, which is originally published by apple is the following (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1846): MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) and later MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008) and later Mac Pro (Early 2008) and later iMac (21.5 inch, Late 2009) iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) iMac (27-inch, Quad Core, Late 2009) MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) etc Unfortunately, before the driver’s installation begins you may receive the following frustrating message: Here is the solution to your problem. By following these steps you will be able to install windows 64bit drivers on your mac. 1 Go to Start > Computer. Then right click on your cd/dvd rom drive where the Snow Leopard (Mac OS 6.10) dvd appears and click open. 2 From there, move to Boot Camp > Drivers > Apple and right click by typing (Shift+F10) or by using an external mouse on the file with the name BootCamp64.msi. From the list of options appeared, select Troubleshoot compatibility. 3 Wait a few seconds, and a screen like the following will appear. From this screen click on the “Start the program…” button and the installation process will begin. 4 When the drivers are installed, you might be asked to restart your computer. When the computer boots, install the latest bootcamp update for Windows 64bit and you are done. Enjoy your Windows 64bit on your intel based...

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Operating System not found – Possible Solution

Operating System not found – Possible Solution

Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in Posts | 0 comments

I was playing with a partition manager application in order to create a new partition on my single hard drive. After restarting my PC, Windows 7 couldn’t boot. The error message “Operating System not found” was shown and the only thing I could do was to shut down the PC. After a few searches on the web I discovered that the reason for this problem might be a faulty hard drive. But in my case, I was sure that the hard drive was not faulty because firstly, my PC was only 2 weeks old and secondly, I was previously playing with a partition manager application which might cause inconsistencies to the hard drive. Hence we conclude that the problem might be a broken Master Boot Record (MBR). Here are the steps followed to fix this problem: 1 Insert Windows Vista/7 DVD and boot from the DVD drive. 2 At this screen choose to install now. 3 Select your language and click next. 4 Select the radio button for “Use recovery tools” and click next. Note: The system might not be able to locate your Operating System as shown in the figure because of a broken MBR. 5 Then select “Command Prompt”. 6 In the command prompt, enter the following commands: DISKPART LIST DISK The command “LIST DISK” is used to display the number assigned to your hard drive. This number is needed in the next step. For example, hard drive is disk 1. SELECT DISK 1 LIST PARTITION The command “LIST PARTITIONS” is used to display the number assigned to the partition where Windows Vista/7 is installed. For example, in my hard drive, Windows is installed in partition 2. SELECT PARTITION 2 ACTIVE The command “ACTIVE” is used to mark as active the primary partition of the drive you want to boot from. EXIT BOOTREC /FixBoot The command “BOOTREC /FixBoot” writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7. BOOTREC /RebuildBcd On the question “Add installation to boot list?” type y and press enter. The command “BOOTREC /RebuildBcd” command scans all disks for installations that...

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How to create a bootable USB drive

How to create a bootable USB drive

Posted by on Nov 20, 2009 in Posts | 2 comments

The whole process is presented below. Requirements: A USB memory stick (4GB minimum) Windows installation DVD or ISO or files A PC capable to boot from USB Format the USB memory stick (or flash drive): 1 Plug in your USB memory stick (or flash drive). 2 Run Command Prompt as administrator. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and select “Run as administrator” 3 Type the following commands in Command Prompt (press Enter after each command): DISKPART LIST DISK The command “LIST DISK” is used to display the number of your USB drive. This number is needed in the next step. For example, my memory stick is disk 1 (view image). 4 Format the USB drive by typing the following commands into the same window. Replace the number “1” with the number of your USB drive below. SELECT DISK 1 You have now selected Disk 1. CLEAN The disk is now clean CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY A primary partition is created SELECT PARTITION 1 The previously created partition is selected ACTIVE The current primary partition is marked as active FORMAT FS=NTFS The disk is formatted using the NTFS file system ASSIGN A drive letter is assigned to the disk EXIT Exiting diskpart Make the Drive Bootable: In order to make the flash drive bootable, we’ll use the bootsect utility which is found in the Windows DVD or ISO. 5 Insert your Windows DVD into your drive. If you don’t have a DVD and you have an ISO, mount it using an application like Daemon Tools or Alcohol 52%. 6 Change directory to the DVD’s or ISO’s boot directory where bootsect lives by typing the following commands in command prompt (assume that the inserted DVD or the mounted ISO has been labeled disk F:\ by the computer): F: CD BOOT 7 Use bootsect to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive prepared for a Windows image. Assuming that your USB flash drive has been labeled disk E:\ by the computer: BOOTSECT /nt60 E: 8 You can now close the Command Prompt window. Copy the installation DVD or ISO files to the USB drive:...

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