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I need a Windows 7 ISO to check out my new client's software.

His Win driver is still in development so it supports Win7 and nothing else.

I might have a fully-legal DVD in my storage locker but I'm damned if I can find it.

If I do have the DVD in my locker then quite likely I've got an ISO on my RAID. But Linux Mint is somehow wedged and so I cannot log in, not even if I boot single-user.

Just now I dd'ed Hiren's Boot CD onto a stick but now I can't get that box to boot off a stick.

All I really have to do is torrent an 150 but then Comcast's will rat me out to the business software alliance.

I can't torrent it from a wifi spot because my Acer's hard drive is failing. I don't want to power it on until I boot it with a rescue disk - likely Hiren's - then recover at least some of its data.

Help Me Out Here, I'm Begging You!


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Created by anonymous 4 months, 1 week ago
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You can buy cheap Windows 7 media on eBay or Pricewatch.

You just match his record to Home, Pro, Home Premium, Ultimate, or Enterprise.

Why couldn't you boot the Mint Linux CD?


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Created by Mike_Crawford 4 months ago
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boot

I don't have a clue.

I at first dd'ed Hiren's ISO to a partition on a stack but the boot halted before displaying any text. I figured the problem was that my stick didn't have a boot block.

Hiren's CD package include some Windows utilities for loading his ISO onto media but oddly none for either Linux or macOS.

I didn't occur to me just now but perhaps I really do need to put his ISO on a partition but then create the MBR on my own.

I'll try that next but not until this weekend: happily my Midnight Software Download appears to be a success.


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Created by Mike_Crawford 4 months, 1 week ago
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PS: Malware is mostly OK 'cause I'm gonna run it in a VM.


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Created by Mike_Crawford 4 months, 1 week ago
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Actually I'm NOT going to install it on a VM: I need to study my client's USB driver.

I'll look on the bright side though: to be cryptolocked would be a really good way to test my backup methodologies.


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Created by Mike_Crawford 4 months, 1 week ago
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Well that was easy. Please mark this ticket to "Resolve".

Good thing I'm OK with cryptolocking my VM.

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