Convert folder to iso file?

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    So I have a folder of files that contains the Windows 7 files that the student download results in. Is it possible to take that folder and make an iso file that bootcamp will use to install windows?

    If I leave the disc with just the files burned on it including the setup.exe file, Bootcamp wont recognize it as a windows disc, and tells me to insert one.

    I also tried using disk utility to create a disk image from folder which resulted in a .cdr file and then renamed the file extension, but that doesn't work either.
     
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    I basically had to follow the instructions given here: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/22/how-to-make-a-dvd-of-that-student-only-windows-7/

    And do that under bootcamp on my MBP. Of course the superdrive on it decided to quit on me yesterday, so I had to make the ISO file, transfer it to an external drive, then burn the disk on the new iMac.

    Hopefully everything works. When I start up bootcamp on the iMac, it partitions the drive, then I placed a Win7 Beta ISO in the drive, but when it boots to start installing Windows, I get a no bootable device-press any key to continue error, and I have to restart the iMac.

    Just about done burning this ISO, so I'll see how it goes this time!
     
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    The DVD created from the image created by that oscdimg whatever should work as long as you have just a bit of luck. Insert into the Mac and when rebooting, look for a message like "Press any key to start from DVD/CD" and hit the key fast, it only stays up for a few seconds.
     
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    It doesn't even show up as a boot option when I hold down the option key while booting.

    I am thinking it may be because the iso file is a win7 upgrade, and not a full install. So I am going to install vista, then try the upgrade over it.

    Fun times!

    Edit:

    Windows install began after reboot. I definitely believe it's because the W7 file was an upgrade, and not a full install.

    Edit 2:

    More Lulz, durring the windows set up, only the iMacs bluetooth keyboard is recognized, so I have no mouse!
     
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