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Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

  1. #11


    Bolton, Lancashire, UK
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Ctr 6.02.9200 (32 bit)


    Good of you to take the time SIW2 but I got this...
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  2. #12


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Interesting.

    Have a look at the iso - it is directly on your drive.

    If it looks the right sort of size - try picking it up with Poweriso free or similar.

    It works fine here - I only have the 64 bit ESD to test with.

    Looks like you are running that after you have done the upgrade -i.e. from within win8.

    The ESD folder is still there - or it would have told you it wasn't.

    If oscdimg had failed before the end e.g. due to missing /damage to esd contents - then the iso wouldn't be there.

    Can't tell what the issue is from here.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTest View Post
    Good of you to take the time SIW2 but I got this...
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    you rename the Windows 8 iso ? try to go in the folder setting in VIEW make sure to check "files names extensions" it's look to me that your real file name is WIN8x86.iso.iso
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  4. #14


    Bolton, Lancashire, UK
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Ctr 6.02.9200 (32 bit)


    Thanks for your time on this but I ended up downloading windows 8 again and saving it as an iso image. Problem is I only got a 2gig image and I'm guessing I still won't have the option to go 64bit with an install from this disc.

    I'm wondering now if I could borrow my sons retail upgrade disc and try a clean install with that using my online purchased product key? His has installed as 64bit and maybe the key will still be valid?

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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    2 gb , it was a corrupted download for sure, from memory it's over 4 gb

    your son DVD will do the job, as long as you use your own key, the key is not bind to the DVD
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  6. #16


    Bolton, Lancashire, UK
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Ctr 6.02.9200 (32 bit)


    Looks like I may have an option open then. Thanks again guys.
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  7. #17


    Bolton, Lancashire, UK
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Ctr 6.02.9200 (32 bit)


    Happy ending...

    borrowed retail disc from son,

    installed 64bit from boot

    used my net bought key.

    et voila

    It's all good thanks.

    Appreciate your efforts guys

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  8. #18


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Back to the problem in the topic, Can't find the option to burn an ISO. Has anyone figured out the reason why Upgrade Assistant doesn't provide the option to create a installation media (USB or DVD) to everyone?!? I had this problem, too. The assistant only has the options "Install now" or "Install later from Desktop" (in the middle should be "Create..."). I tried to re-download Win8-Setup program from the e-mail link from MS, same result.

    This problem was solved using SIW2's ESD to ISO-app (THANK YOU _SO_ MUCH! ), I was able to burn the iso and apparently (tested with a VirtualBox Virtual Machine without network) it's totally able to install Windows 8 Pro. Soon trying with the computer, after taking necessary backups.

    So I'm just curious, _why the inconsistency in these options_!?

    I bought and downloaded the upgrade with my old Acer 1692WLMi laptop, that barely meets the requirements (1Gb RAM and so on), and has an legitimate Win XP Home (32bit) on it.
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  9. #19


    Europe
    Posts : 41
    Win 7/Win 8/Android x86/iOS/OS X


    Quote Originally Posted by jbl123 View Post
    Back to the problem in the topic, Can't find the option to burn an ISO. Has anyone figured out the reason why Upgrade Assistant doesn't provide the option to create a installation media (USB or DVD) to everyone?!? I had this problem, too. The assistant only has the options "Install now" or "Install later from Desktop" (in the middle should be "Create..."). I tried to re-download Win8-Setup program from the e-mail link from MS, same result.

    This problem was solved using SIW2's ESD to ISO-app (THANK YOU _SO_ MUCH! ), I was able to burn the iso and apparently (tested with a VirtualBox Virtual Machine without network) it's totally able to install Windows 8 Pro. Soon trying with the computer, after taking necessary backups.

    So I'm just curious, _why the inconsistency in these options_!?

    I bought and downloaded the upgrade with my old Acer 1692WLMi laptop, that barely meets the requirements (1Gb RAM and so on), and has an legitimate Win XP Home (32bit) on it.
    Just to sum up a few things I read within this thread:

    - if you got the option "install later", just choose it. The upgrade wizard is build in a manner, that it can resume on the step, where it was interrupted.
    - You will find a shortcut "Download Windows 8" or similar on your desktop, that enables you to re-invoke setup wizard.
    - After invoking the wizard, and if download is successful and completed, you should see an option box to create an iso file that may be burned later to a DVD (manual action required).

    If that option to store the download into an iso file doesn't occurs, the main system is damaged. Either the download is corrupt, or the features to create the iso file from the ESD file collection is blocked. I've seen such cases during analyzing several log files.

    Concerning the 32/64 bit issue: The upgrade wizard always "tries to upgrade" the hosting system. A 32 bit host can only upgraded to a 32 bit Win 8 - a 64 bit host can only an upgrade to 64 bit (that's the sense behind an upgrade).

    The key is valid for 32 or 64 bit Windows 8. So, if you managed it, to get your hands on a 64 bit install medium, you can use the key assigned to a 32 bit system.

    But it can lead to activation issues, if the system already has been installed on other hardware (it smells like piracy, if the same key is activated on two systems between days). MS currently has set the "piracy treshold" for internet activation low. If you run into activation issues, try a phone activation (Windows+R - enter slui 3).

    HTH
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gborn
    Just to sum up
    The MS Tool does not work correctly.
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