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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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You can use "bcdboot c:/windows" as well to create your MBR. Take a llok here http://www.corrupteddatarecovery.com/File-Data/bcdboot.exe-Microsoft-Windows-Operating-System-Microsoft-Corporation-6.1.7600.16385.asp. Maybe you will need a WINPE bootable image on some drive to execute it (bcdboot in embedded on WINPE).

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