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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #691


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    Have you tried to add the ei.cfg and Pid.txt files to the source folder in the files on your desktop? Then copy all these files to a new DVD, not as an ISO.

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  2. #692


    Australia
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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    #Clint: No haven't tried that but will give it a go. Would you burn the disc as data?
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  3. #693


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    lint: No haven't tried that but will give it a go. Would you burn the disc as data
    Yes, That's what I would try.
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  4. #694


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Have you tried to add the ei.cfg and Pid.txt files to the source folder in the files on your desktop? Then copy all these files to a new DVD, not as an ISO.
    Doing it that way usually results in the DVD not being bootable anymore.
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  5. #695


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do not use ImgBurn, I use NERO, which will make a ISO from a DVD/CD.

    ImgBurn is worth a try.
    Imgburn will do it, is what I use.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Looks like this is the person to ask.
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  6. #696


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    Doing it that way usually results in the DVD not being bootable anymore.
    I thought that's what he had now.
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  7. #697


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do not use ImgBurn, I use NERO, which will make a ISO from a DVD/CD.

    ImgBurn is worth a try.
    Imgburn will do it, is what I use.
    I already have an ISO and disk made from that ISO, but I want to edit the ei.cfg file in the ISO.

    I tried to do it using Mode > Build but maybe I don't understand how to use it despite reading the help files. It just says you can choose the source files then use the+ or delete buttons to add or remove files. But I can't get it to work.
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  8. #698


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    Solved: Had one last go at getting the right boot disk file and got it ... etfsboot

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    So ImgBurn did the trick, but it took 5 burns before I got the right boot file.

    I used the option: Files to ISO Image > Advanced options > Make DVD bootable.

    Then chose the source of the boot file from the folder on desktop that contained the 8.1 files copied from the DVD - including the modified ei.cfg file.
    Last edited by Mustang; 28 Feb 2014 at 22:48.
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  9. #699


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Doing it that way usually results in the DVD not being bootable anymore.
    I thought that's what he had now.
    Yes, but doing what you suggest won't make it bootable. I should have elaborated more. If you copy the files from a bootable disk to a folder and then copy or burn them to a CD or DVD, that DVD won't be bootable like the original was. There is more to it than just having the files on the media.
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  10. #700


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    Yes, but doing what you suggest won't make it bootable. I should have elaborated more. If you copy the files from a bootable disk to a folder and then copy or burn them to a CD or DVD, that DVD won't be bootable like the original was. There is more to it than just having the files on the media.
    OK Thanks, I did not know that. I'm glad he didn't give up and got it fixed. Congratulations Mustang.
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