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Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

  1. #51


    Posts : 3
    xp pro


    Today, in my third conversation with MS Support, the rep told me that the ISO create option has been removed from the download. But for an additional $14.99, one can purchase a bootable DVD.

    I wonder if they made some other mod to the download that prevents ESD-to-ISO.exe from working? Perhaps SIW2 could shed some light on it if he reads this???

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  2. #52


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


    I don't know if there is now a new version of esd being downloaded from MS.

    Can somebody Dir it and post up the result?

    Doesn't make a lot of sense as the command window indicates it is creating fine.

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  3. #53


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisj View Post
    Today, in my third conversation with MS Support, the rep told me that the ISO create option has been removed from the download. But for an additional $14.99, one can purchase a bootable DVD.

    I wonder if they made some other mod to the download that prevents ESD-to-ISO.exe from working? Perhaps SIW2 could shed some light on it if he reads this???
    I downloaded yesterday via product key creating a 32-bit ISO. I also used ESD-to-ISO.exe yesterday to create a Win8x32 ISO using a 64-bit Win7 machine and the ESD folder from my download. See my post #50. I don't think anything had changed through 1/31/13.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't know if there is now a new version of esd being downloaded from MS.

    Can somebody Dir it and post up the result?

    Doesn't make a lot of sense as the command window indicates it is creating fine.

    Click image for larger version
    Here you go--as of afternoon of 1/31/13. Did you see my post 50? Above are you referring to my experience trying to get ESD-TO-ISO.exe to work under Win8? If so, then agreed it sure looks like it is working--all the way to the end. But, no ISO is created under my Win8.
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  5. #55


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisj View Post
    Tried to run the ESD-to-ISO.exe. Asks if I want to create ISO, click on yes, it immediately says "C:\WIN8x86.iso not found Exiting". Tried several times, same results. Running XP-pro, ESD folder is present on C:\ and not hidden.
    Try this, copy ESD-TO-ISO.EXE and the associated BIN folder to the root of the drive where the ESD folder is located (most likely C:\). Run ESD-TO-ISO.EXE from the root of C:\. It should now find the ESD folder and create the ISO file. For some reason on XP, ESD-TO-ISO.EXE can't find the ESD folder if it's executed from the desktop or a dowload folder.
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  6. #56


    Posts : 3
    xp pro


    I got the ESD-to-ISO to work. My problem was self-induced by extracting the zip file without checking "use folder names", so it didn't have the bin folder it was looking for. The error message I had been receiving (win8x86.iso not found) was very misleading, since that's the filename it eventually created. Had it told me what was actually missing, I might have had it working 2 days ago.

    OK, so I got the iso file created. But when it tried to burn a dvd, it said that the blank disc I gave it was not blank, even though Windows said it was blank, and so did Nero, which I then used to burn it.

    Thanks to "longle" for mentioning the bin folder in post #55. (Did not have to put it in the C:\ root as suggested - worked fine from a temp folder.)
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  7. #57


    Posts : 1
    Win 8 Pro 64


    I know I'm late to the party, but I want to help anyone else who came across this thread. If you are not seeing the .ISO file in the root of your system drive after running ESD-To-ISO.exe, try run it as Administrator.

    That solved the problem for me.
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  8. #58


    glad to try....
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