An image file of an optical disk, such as a CD-ROM or DVD.

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Does the Windows 10 ISO have a EI.CFG file for changing the edition?

The ISO image of both Windows 7 and Windows 8 had a file ei.cfg that could be modified to allow a user to install any edition of Windows. Since I am going to install the Windows 10 operating system ...
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Boot to Live CD with VMWare

I have a CentOS6 virtual machine running on VMWare Workstation 7 and I need to boot to a LiveCD to increase my disk size. My problem is that I cant get the VM to boot to the ISO. It always boots to ...
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How to create an ISO image of my VMware Fusion Ubuntu and install it on a desktop machine?

I am running VMWare Fusion on my Mac and have an Ubuntu virtual machine running in it. Now I would like to copy this virtual machine into a proper desktop machine. Is it possible? If yes any resources ...
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How to create a bootable USB from a bootable ISO with the command line on Linux?

I have a CD that's created from an ISO file which I use to install a custom version of Ubuntu via plop linux. The cd works fine but I'd like to use a bootable USB drive instead. I used the command dd ...
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

I have a Linux PXE server. Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems. But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under ...
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Reinstall Window 8 single language on a Dell preinstalled laptop

My Dell laptop came with Windows 8 Single Language 64bit, the below sticker having product key got erased. Contacted dell and they told product will be embeded inside Motherboard, I just need to run ...
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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How to create a custom debian iso file from Windows step-by-step?

I'm using a Windows machine as a personal PC and I would like to know how could I customize a CentOS 6.7 iso file. In general, what I'd like to have on that specific CentOS is: a .tar archive some ...
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Unable to burn .iso using Windows Disc Image Burner (Error code: 0x80004005)

When I try to burn a disc image file using Windows Disc Image Burner the burning fails and the Status says "The disc image didn't burn sucessfully because an error occured (Error code: 0x80004005)". ...
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Boot Kali iso from HDD in existing boot menu

Currently, we have FOG as our computer imaging solution. All PCs have PXE boot setup, and FOGs boot menu is showing. What I would like to do is to add the Kali iso as a start-up option, which would ...
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Are there notable alternatives to ISO that are similarly open / widely used, while being better at general disk imaging?

ISO was designed to store data in a format ready to be written to optical media. Today, ISO is commonly used to distribute bootable images for USB flash sticks as well as images of various software ...
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Creating an .iso image file of a CD / DVD and then use it to create a virtual drive

Can I create an .iso image of an audio CD and a video DVD, and then use the .iso image to create a virtual drive that behaves exactly like the CD / DVD? So here is how it goes: I need use a audio ...
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Modifying Kali Linux Iso

I have a boot stick with Kali Linux 2.0. The ISO is already extracted and ready for use and I would like to know which files I need to modify in order to change the keyboard layout and background.
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How to create multiboot flash drive

I've found a guide here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/ And found this menu.lst in my flash drive, which seems to be the one that I'm seeing when I boot using ...
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How to *actually* make a multi USB bootable disk in a reliable way. Without ruining its USB mass storage capability [duplicate]

I have tried countless bootable USB makers. When they work, they work pretty well. Here's a list of tools I've tried. YUMI Unetbootin Rufus The problem is that they don't always work. The mode ...
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Where can I download “bootrec.exe”?

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 ...
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How to install Debian from a USB drive?

I've got a shining new x64 laptop running Windows 7 and I want to dual boot Debian stable. I've installed Ubuntu on loads of laptops in the past using a USB drive, but I can't find decent ...
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Make ISO from local Archlinux

I have install Archlinux from scratch and i customized the way i want and now i want create a bootable ISO from it . there is any program can do that or any way to do it ? Please help me
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Multiple Failed to read Sector - Unrecovered Read Error" when backing up dvd. Tried multiple copies of the same dvd

I've been backing up my dvd collection to external drives which are connected to a raspberry pi running kodi. I've literally backed up thousands of dvds without any issue but I'm having a real ...
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Why can't I install Windows 7 in Gnome Boxes?

I run Fedora 18 Gnome. I have a legal copy of Windows 7 in .iso format. I am attempting to install it in Gnome Boxes. When I try to install it, I get a message that says "Connection to windows7.iso ...
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Where to download a specific Windows 10 build (iso)

I run into problems using sfc /scannow - it seems some dll's are corrupted. To replace the corrupted ones, I wanted to download a healthy image for my current build of Windows 10. The problem is, I ...
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Virtual Box storage format error while installing Windows 10 tech. preview

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 technical preview via Virtual Box on my Windows 8.1 32 bit laptop. After following the normal process of creating a new virtual machine by "New", when I go to ...
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ISO of not recognized DVD

I'm often dumping DVDs to ISO-files for backup by using dd on my linux machine. But now I've got a DVD in a filesystem that linux doesn't recognize. Still, I want to dump it's data in an *.img-file, ...
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VirtualBox : Getting Error: Cannot retrieve repository medta data repomd.xml for repository fedora 14-i386 installation

I am trying to install Fedora-14-i386-DVD.iso using VirtualBox-5.0.10-104061-Win.exe on windows 7. But as soon as I check this option [_] Fedora 14 - i386 as additional repositories, I got error. ...
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How do I determine if an ISO is a hybrid?

According to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_image#Description "A more recent example is the release of hybrid ISO files that can be booted or started from both BD or DVD and USB flash drive ...
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UltraISO unable to select disk drive when making Windows 7 bootable

I am following a tutorial to make a Windows 7 bootable, but at this particular step, UltraISO does not give me options to select disk drive and write method, as you can see here. So I am stuck there. ...
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UBCD4Windows creates empty iso file

I've got a case of a laptop that goes round and round thru the famous BSOD. I cannot disable the automatic reboot in BIOS, F8 does not work either and booting into the Safe Mode results in another ...
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Can't mount dmg image as read/write

Hello I've downloaded a bootable .iso image that I'd like to write to an USB stick under OSX (10.6). I've converted the image with the command hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ./X15-65804.img ...
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readom and dd are creating different ISO-Images

When I am making an ISO-Image from a disc, according to the MD5-Hash of the created file, there is a difference between the data. They also differ in size. Tested on two completely different devices. ...
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Mounting a Linux distro iso under OS X El Capitan

I need to access a few files which are part of a linux distro iso that I've downloaded. I can't install the distro so I was wanting to mount it if that's possible under Mac OS X. I found a guide ...
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kde is not loaded after install debian kde CD (.iso file)

I downloaded this .iso file: debian-8.2.0-i386-kde-CD-1.iso and expected to have KDE desktop but CLI is loaded after installation. I also tried startx but just redirect to another command line. ...
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Boot USB from parallels VM (trick with ISO/floppy)

A couple of years ago it was not possible to boot from USB on every computer (where the BIOS doesn't support this). There was a tiny ISO image which allows for booting from a USB stick. Now we have ...
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Check ISO for errors without MD5 and how to find MD5 for online file

I was downloading a Windows AIO ISO and the page where I downloaded it from i.e., http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-7-8-1-10-aio-70in1-iso-free-download/ didn't provide the MD5. ...
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How to make a USB flash drive bootable like a CD made from an ISO

Apparently my installation of syslinux was incorrect and liveusb-creator installs it somewhat correctly. Now I am getting the error "chain.c32: not a COM32R image".How do I make a USB flash drive ...
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Bootable USB flash drive from iso using windows CMD (I can't find the tutorial…)

In the begining of last year or the end of 2014 I learnt how to make a bootable flash drive from an .iso from a youtube video. I tried to find the video but I can't and it's not in my history. The ...
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How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive?

What's the best way of placing a bootable ISO on a USB drive, such that the drive is bootable? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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Where can I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)?

I just bought a serial for Windows 7 on-line from the Microsoft store (the most painful shopping experience EVER!). I selected that I wanted to download my version of Windows 7 after purchase. After ...
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UCK Customize Kit Run Console ERROR status 8

I want to customize my Ubuntu image with same extra applications and same will be removed So I need to run console in uck-gui. But at this point I get stuck because of while true;do ... ;done loop. ...
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bootsect.exe /nt60 - No bootcode was successfully updated

I am trying to modify my 500GB usb harddrive so I can use it to mimic a DVD BOOT disk I have formatted and created a primary partition on it using cmd.exe diskpart list disk select disk G clean ...
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Unable to boot to Windows after cloning with Clonezilla

I purchased a laptop that came with Windows 7 preinstalled. According to a number of folks, the OS is no longer distributed as a image on disc; rather its provided as an image on the hard drive. I ...
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What is the best way to make an ISO file out of a DVD?

I downloaded the huge Windows 7 .iso file and burnt it to a DVD. I then used that DVD to install Windows 7 on my machine and then realized that I the .iso file was on the Vista operating system that ...
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Creating a UEFI-Bootable Linux Live DVD using Windows-8.1

I am (temporarily, I hope) using a Windows 8.1 notebook. As soon as I can replace my doorstop desktop, I want to get back to Ubuntu Linux. And, meanwhile, I would like to run from a live Linux DVD. ...
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w10 live usb from iso

I downloaded an ISO of W10 to upgrade my parents laptop as they have limited download limits. I also downloaded the media creation tool from the microsoft site but it seems to be a glorified ...
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Checking Win7 ISO veracity - Win7IsoVerifier says its not ok

My laptop HDD broke. I bought new HDD. I is Asus n53sv so I dont have Windows 7 installation DVD, I had only the preinstalled Windows7 and I have product key. Since the hdd is unusable I must download ...
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Do you know linux live-cd with sshd enabled by default? [closed]

please advice a Linux live-CD which has an sshd server enabled by default. I want to use it as rescue and setup for headless servers. It should get ip by dhcp or fallback to reasonable default ip if ...
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How to make bootable usb from Windows XP x64 installation ISO?

I tried various stuff but none of them worked. Like RuFus, ISO2USB. RMprepusb tells me in the description that for Windows XP installation I also need to modify some files so it can't directly make it ...
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Why is there not some simple way of booting ISO formatted USB? [duplicate]

From what I understand the only difference between booting from an HDD/USB and CD/DVD is the way they are formatted (the first 2 have the MBR and the second 2 the ISO layout). I mean it's not some ...
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Windows 7 Product Key for Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files)

I lost my Windows 7 Product Key , so I restored it by software as Belarc and NirSoft , both them gave my the same Product Key . Now I try to Download Windows 7 Disc Images (ISO Files) , and I asked ...
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Is there some universal way of booting up an ISO image without burning it to a DVD/CD?

Most of the tools out there that "burn bootable ISO to USB" rely on specific OS information. Is there some universal way to boot up El Torito bootable ISO without burning it to DVD or CD (and instead ...