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Adding files to a .iso windows 7 Installation

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by beaumontdvd, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello everyone,

    I have made an image of my computer a few months back.
    I have installed a few more programs and a lot of windows updates since then, and was wondering if I can manually add these to my previous .ISO also theres a few .exes I would like to include.

    I have tried magic Iso and added them to the tools subfolder but when I run the dvd I get an error code of
    Windows could not collect information for [OSImage] since the specified image file [install.wim] does not exist.

    But that file is 100% in the iso?

    Can anyone help or suggest any ways I can do this?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I am pretty certain that you cannot add to an already made .ISO so you will have to create a new one containing the new files.
     
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  3. SimonD

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    Actually, something like UltraISO will work for you.
     
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  4. beaumontdvd

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    Just tried UltraIso, adding the files I needed and got the same error, so decided to open the original iso without making changes and resave and had the same error. Maybe you just can't edit ISO's?
     
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  5. sjedwardz

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    winrar can open .iso files and extract from them. Not too sure if you can add to it though, might be worth a try.
     
  6. SimonD

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    I have regularly used UltraISO to add files to ISO images in the past without issue (Windows XP and Windows 2003 images, I would perhaps question if the version of UltraISO was Win 7 compatible.

    Additionally you may want to have a look at something like Acronis as well (I build up my OS, install what I need (Office, Adobe etc) and then image it before doing anything else, if\when I need to reload the OS I then use the Acronis image instead.
     
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  7. sugard50

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    Hi solved this recently. Tought I'd register to put the solution here for others whu stumble upon this thread.

    Actually .iso editors will not the do the job. There is a tool that can be downloaded from microsoft to create iso's for this purpose. I too was getting the same error as stated in the first post after trying with alot of iso editors.

    The that works is named oscdimg.exe, and is a tool from microsoft. It's part of WAIK that can be downloaded from the microsoft website.

    But the whole WAIK file is rather large. Britec computers has posted a tutorial on how to make the bootable dvd and has a downloadlink for the file.


    Sorry as a new member i am not allowed to post links, so just search youtube for: How To Create a Bootable ISO and DVD from downloaded Windows 7

    Only one difference, the tutorial describes how to make bootable dvd from downloaded windows 7 files. And I did it with an existing Win 7 dvd.

    So just replace those steps with:
    * Extract your win7.iso to folder C:\win7 (I used winrar)
    *Command line to use: oscdimg.exe -bC:\win7\boot\etfsboot.com -u2 -h -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\win7\ C:\win7.iso

    Just watch the youtube toturial, and you'll know what to do after reading these steps.

    Ofcourse all respect goes to Britec09 who wrote/uploaded the tutorial on youtube. I just adjusted it, because I already had the dvd.


    Hope this helps, god bless

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  8. SimonD

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    Or of course these days just go down the route of a USB key instead.
     
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