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Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Very simple, just run the ESD-TO-ISO.exe . When the iso has been made, it offers to burn to dvd for you.



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    Suppose you did the download upgrade with clean install? Can you somehow get the needed ESD files back if you didn't save them somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Very simple, just run the ESD-TO-ISO.exe . When the iso has been made, it offers to burn to dvd for you.



    Attachment 10873
    Suppose you did the download upgrade with clean install? Can you somehow get the needed ESD files back if you didn't save them somewhere?
    Take a look at post 2.
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    Thanks much. Yes, I actually had begun downloading an ISO. Just to see how it works. What I ultimately am wondering, though, is what happens if the downloaded ISO lacks UEFI support (as, say hypothetically, my original ISO lacked) and I want to reinstall cleanly under UEFI--using ESD-TO-ISO.exe. I am trying to figure out where I would get the needed ESD folder/files.

    Edit: I see the ESD folder is created on my current Win 8 installation. And, ESD-TO-ISO.exe now is making another ISO--adding UEFI support if lacking.
    Last edited by znod; 29 Jan 2013 at 09:28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    information   Information

    If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
    If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

    You will need two keys to use both 32 & 64.
    From the link above.

    or
    The link in your email
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    Thank you very much again. We were posting at the same time. Please see my prior post. I used email download link to get Windows8Setup; used that with product key to get ISO*; UEFI'ed the ISO with ESD-to-ISO.exe--which used ESD folder created on my current Win 8 installation.

    *ESD folder was created on my current Win 8 installation
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    information   Information

    If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
    If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

    You will need two keys to use both 32 & 64.
    From the link above.

    or
    The link in your email
    I do have a question. Did ESD-TO-ISO save the UEFI'ed ISO over the one downloaded--which was just called "Windows." After UEFI'ing this ISO, I don't find a second ISO. At the end of using ESD-TO-ISO, I did not create a DVD. Did I have to do so to save the UEFI'ed ISO?

    FYI, please see my two prior posts.
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    Still needing some help here. I figured out where the new ISO should have been stored. But, it wasn't there. OK, so I ran ESD-TO-ISO.exe again. All seemed to go fine--again. But, I took the additional step of trying to burn the ISO to DVD--using ESD-TO-ISO.exe. Unfortunately, I was told that the ISO is invalid. Again the ISO, valid or not, is not where it is supposed to be. Maybe I don't know how to find C:\WIN8x86.ISO. Any thoughts? Possibilities for what went wrong in creating a valid ISO: 1) Ran processes on 32-bit machine (don't think this is the answer); 2) created ESD folder on machine already running Win8--specifically, 32 bit (better idea, but probably not the answer either); and 3) my old HP laptop hates me, but it shouldn't. I've resurrected it for using Win8. Be back in awhile to see your thoughts. Here are some snips:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ESD to ISO.PNG   EDS-TO-ISO PreBurn.PNG   DiskImageNotValid.PNG  
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    There is some confusion due to people constantly saying you download an .iso.

    What is downloaded are the installation files.

    It is possible to then make an iso from those installation files.

    Th upgrade program offers to do it.

    If not, then you can run esd-to-iso.exe.

    It uses the ESD folder on your hd.

    Unless there is some damage to the files in your ESD folder - or the esd-to-iso file you downloaded from here is damaged - then it should create an iso with efi and bios support.
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    From your screenie, it looks to be progressing fine.

    It should be on your drive in plain sight.

    If you can't see it, just type .iso or win8x86 into whatever file search program you use - I use Everything search engine. Everything Search Engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    There is some confusion due to people constantly saying you download an .iso.

    What is downloaded are the installation files.

    It is possible to then make an iso from those installation files.

    Th upgrade program offers to do it.

    If not, then you can run esd-to-iso.exe.

    It uses the ESD folder on your hd.

    Unless there is some damage to the files in your ESD folder - or the esd-to-iso file you downloaded from here is damaged - then it should create an iso with efi and bios support.
    I greatly appreciate your help. Here is what I did to follow a "certain" process from start to finish (going to be precise so you have the best shot at figuring out what might have gone wrong--have noted the possible explanations you gave above).

    1) I used "here" on my receipt and product key from the purchase of Win8 Pro 32 bit to download Windows8-Setup.
    2) I used Windows8-Setup to download "Windows" Disk Image File (i.e., ISO). See snip.
    3) The ESD folder/files appeared at Computer > C: > ESD--on my already installed Win8 Pro system.
    4) I unzipped ESD-TO-ISO (compressed (zipped) folder) and extracted ESD-TO-GO.exe (3.9.2012.730).
    5) I ran ESD-TO-GO.exe. It immediately found the ESD files and began it's work properly as far as I could tell.
    6) From the snips in my prior post, you can see that ESD-TO-GO.exe appeared to create Win8x86.iso, but I could not find it at C:\WIN8x86.ISO. I already have done the searches you mention in your second post.
    7) I tried to burn the hopefully created ISO to disc. The second snip below indicates to be what I though was success in having a bead on
    Win8x86.iso. But, as indicated earlier, I was told that "The selected disk image file is not valid" when I tried to burn it. Maybe the file was not actually "bead on."

    And, as you may have inferred, the point of my exercise was to see if I could obtain the needed ESD folder (files) on a machine already running Win8 Pro--that would lead ultimately to the creation of an ISO that would have full EFI and BIOS support.

    Incidentally, my "Windows" ISO download is 2.07 GB, while my original upgrade ISO download is 2.23 GB.

    Again, I greatly appreciate your help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DownloadedISO.PNG   EDS-TO-ISO PreBurn.PNG  
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