Lost your Windows Install Disc?

No Worries – we’ve got you covered so long as you still have your CD-Key! I spent a good deal of time scouring sites, forums, blogs for the best options available. Below I’ve compiled all of the most recent major releases of Windows and their respective Download Links for the .ISO file. As an added bonus – I’ve also included a quick guide on how to burn the .ISO file to DVD.

Windows 7

Windows 7 Professional x86 (32-bit)


Windows 7 Professional x64 (64-bit)


Windows 7 Home Premium x86 (32-bit)


Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit)




Windows Vista


Windows Vista x86 ( English )


Windows Vista x64 ( English )


These Vista Install files are a little bit trickier to work with – You have to First Download all 3 files into the same directory and then Run the .EXE. This will create a Folder called “Vista” in that directory.



Creation of a .iso file from “Vista” Folder

First download & Install  Imgburn. Launch imgburn and select “Create Image file from files/folders”

Select the browse folder button and select your “Vista” folder. Next select Advanced.

To the left will be your Vista folder, to the right make sure, you have checked Make Image Bootable, changed the Developer ID: Microsoft Corporation, load segment: 07C0 and Sectors to load: 4.

Select  the “browse for a file” button and then navigate to your Vista folder and then select the boot folder and finally select the file called etfsboot.

Select the build button.

Save your .iso

Select yes when the prompt for the Volume Label comes up and then select ok. Finally wait for it to make the .iso file.


Windows XP

While there are no sanctioned download locations for XP .ISO files, there are other more… frowned upon options. The below link details the process fairly well.




Burning The .ISO File to CD


Open up ImgBurn once Again. Select “Write Image file to disc”


Under Source select “Browse for file” and make sure that “write speed” is set to a Low value.


Select Burn Disk and you are Done!



Windows 7 Install Locations from MyDigitalLife.Com

Vista Download links, Pics and Instructions from Dell Community forums.


  • happyguyever

    i’m soo happy that i fineally founded the boot.wim and install.wim
    before i founded this site i was searching everyday for this site!

    thank you f*ck soo much!!!!!!

  • Rionoskae

    Glad that this was able to save you some time 🙂

    It took me awhile to dig those up as well – I really tried to find a simple .ISO for Vista, but the method described above really is the only thing I found that worked for me. ( Except for Torrents of course)

  • Edward

    anyone know why my image burn frezzes up because it cant load install.wim

    • Rionoskae

      During disc image? What program are you using to burn the image to disc?

      Do you have any more details about the error you are getting?

  • Dedalo

    THANK a lotsssssss!!!!!!!

  • well done thanks

  • ManD

    THANKS!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!! you did all of us a big favor!

  • althaua

    I can’t find the boot.wim and install.wim files. Does anyone know why they are gone from the above links?

    • Rionoskae

      Looks like the links are dead on Digital River. Please let me know if anyone else finds updated links for these files. In the meantime, You could try downloading the Win7 .ISO and using a program like winrar / 7-zip to extract the boot.wim and install.wim from the .iso file. ( D:\sources\boot.wim ). I haven’t tested this method yet, but it is worth a shot 🙂


      • Rionoskae

        OH yea one thing…Just make sure to grab the x86 / x64 .iso image so you are extracting the proper boot/install files.

        Also, I just tried it on my computer and it runs the install screen. Looks promising – however It would need to be tested during a full Install.


        • althaua

          Thanks for the advice. I am trying to install Vista though.

          • Rionoskae

            I realize. What I was trying to get at is that if you download the Win 7 image, You can extract the boot.wim & install.wim files from that image to use to make your vista image.

  • Rionoskae

    It looks like the links are back up again! Wooo!

  • Matthew

    Vista 86 and 64, what happend to 32?

    • BAARE

      x86 is 32 bit. Why you would want to touch vista is beyond me though.

  • RP

    The vista x64 exe file appears to be missing. Would be GREATLY appreciated if you have another link.

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