“We are unable to create or save new files…”

2009 October 24
by Colin

Downloaded student discount Windows 7 upgrade tonight; upon trying to unpack the .exe that came down from Digital River.

“”We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded.”

Yeah. Thanks Microsoft. Here’s how to get around that.

Download oscdimg and then drop oscdimg.exe file into C:\Windows\System32.

Start -> Run -> type “cmd” to open a command window.

In the command window, type “oscdimg.exe -u2 -bC:\PATH\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h C:\PATH\expandedSetup C:\PATH\Win7.iso” replacing C:\PATH\ with your actual path to the downloaded files.

You should now have an .iso file in that directory; burn a DVD using your favorite software (I used CDBurnerXP, but it’s old).

Restart and boot from the CD (specific to individual motherboards, my Biostar is F9, some are F8, some are the “Del” key). You should see something to the effect of “Press XX to select boot drive.” Press and select your DVD drive and follow the Windows 7 installation from there.

Thanks SIW2.

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