Install Win7 from USB
I'm currently in the process of building a computer (parts in the mail from newegg, should be fun) and since I need an OS, I figured I's take advantage of my student status to download a copy of windows 7 from the MSDN Academic Alliance.
Anyway, that download left me with a .iso file. One problem -- the .iso is too large to burn to a CD (it's 3 gigs, or so, I believe). So my question becomes, what's the best way to install the OS? Do I need to procure a DVD burner / blank DVD ? Is it possible to mount the .iso on a virtual drive on my external harddrive (via daemon tools or the like) and then install from that?
What's my best option?
Edit: .iso is not 15 gigs, the "Install space required" is 15 gigs. >.< .iso itself is just 3...