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I have my Windows 7 x64 ISO on my pendrive, but WinToFlash app forgot to install the MBR (again).

The only PC I have, uses x86 Win7 , so it won't install the bootrec.exe, since that is a 64bit binary.

I need the /boot/ folder from the Win7 ISO/disc. (32-bit)
Where can I download only that? Can anyone give me a link?

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Found a "bootsect.exe" on ZippyShare using Google, and it works. HOWEVER, this is not really safe (even if Avast says so), so the question remains open. –  Shiki Jun 14 '11 at 10:18
I doubt you'd be able to download folder folders such as those.. without having to resort to "seedy" places. Perhaps I can upload it somewhere. –  Sathya Jun 14 '11 at 11:01
I'd appreciate that upload. But seriously... Microsoft doesn't provide a legal way for people? :/ –  Shiki Jun 14 '11 at 12:19
you can borrow a Windows DVD or download a Windows DVD over torrents and use your key and remain legal. –  Sathya Jun 14 '11 at 12:30
@Sathya - I'm using MSDN ISO. But this happened to me a lot of times. Downloaded the ISO from my MSDNAA account. Made the (there are some options here) USB install "disk", and then it wouldn't boot. Now, you don't have a PC where you can fix things ... worse if you have a PC with XP and so on. Downloading the whole ISO again (since you used YOUR PC to do that), takes some time. –  Shiki Jun 14 '11 at 13:05

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Or simply download the entire .Iso installer file of the windows OS you are using and look for it in the folders or simply do a search in that directory.

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I need the /boot/ folder from the Win7 ISO/disc. (32-bit) Where can I download only that? Can anyone give me a link?

Obviously the wrong link was given above. He asked for x86-32 not x86-64. First of all, it helps to know what version of Windows 7 x86-32 you have.

Here are some direct download links for Windows 7 x86-32

Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) – X17-24208 (With SP1): http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24208.iso

Windows 7 Professional (x86) – X17-59183 (With SP1): http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86) – X17-59463 (With SP1): http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso

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Windows 7 Ultimate (x86) – X17-59463 (With SP1): msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso –  Les Jan 27 at 22:48

Microsoft doesn't offer individual files from their operating systems available for download. However, you can legally and safely download the entire Windows 7 64-bit .iso from http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso

Sources: This SuperUser answer, which provides a full list of ISOs available for download, as well as that answer's original source.

Or you could visit a friend and make a copy of the file from their computer...

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Hiren's Boot CD contains several boot environments that include that tool, among others (Try Mini Windows XP). You can download it here:

Download: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

Info: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

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