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

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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? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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Mac OS X: Best Way to Make an ISO from a CD or DVD

Both command-line and screen-oriented pointers appreciated! update: I verified the disk utility, hdiutil, and dd methods. dd seems the fastest, 30 minutes on my macbook pro vs. 40 minutes for ...
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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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How do I burn an ISO on a USB drive on Mac OS X?

what's the best way to get an ISO "burned" to a USB stick on a Mac? Restoring using Disk Utility does not work. The ISO is ubuntu mini.iso. It is the minimalist install ISO for installing ubuntu. It ...
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Why is the 64-bit version of Windows bigger than the 32-bit version?

The difference in size for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images, between the 64 bit and the 32 versions is 800 Mb or a difference of 24%. I've never seen a difference so large. Why is there ...
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Why is a .ISO called a .ISO? [closed]

A .ISO is a digital copy of a cd or dvd. Almost 90% of all digital copys end on ".ISO". Why is this? Was there someone that called it .ISO and everyone just copied it?
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Open source / freeware application for Windows 7 to create ISO images [closed]

I'm looking for a freely available utility I can run on Windows 7 to create CD/DVD ISO images from actual CDs and DVDs. Any suggestions?
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How to make a multiboot CD that will start a user-chosen ISO file

I have many CD ISOs downloaded from the Internet. They are each about 100 MB in size and consist of repair/diagnostic programs and other tools. Some of them are Linux-based; others are based on DOS ...
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Is it possible to “virtualize” an existing PC?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, and I was wondering if it was possible to somehow take my whole filesystem (everything under /) and create an ISO from it. Then, perhaps, use that ISO as the file ...
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Burn Image context menu item missing in Windows 7

My understanding is that in Windows 7 if I right click an ISO image I should have an option Burn Image, or if I double click an ISO I should get a dialog to let me burn the image.... Not happening ...
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grub: boot from ISO

How can I boot into an ISO file in GRUB? The ISO file is on a reiserfs partition and GRUB can access it (already tested that).
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How do you extract/install from an .iso file?

I've downloaded an .iso file but don't have a DVD writer at the moment - is there a recommended Virtual DVD drive that I can use to install from the .iso file?
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Simple utility to rip ISO's on Windows (7)

I'm after a really simple utility to rip ISO's from CD's and DVD's on Windows 7. Ideally it would be very small, free and have no spammy-ness to it (no advers, no nags etc). A simple right click of ...
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Can I burn a CD ISO to DVD?

So can I burn an CD ISO to DVD? We've just got a bunch of DVD-R's lying around and I don't want to bother with torrents to download the new Fedora DVD.
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Option to mount .iso in Windows 8 missing

I just upgraded from Windows 7. I hear that Windows 8 has native mounting. However, when I right-click the .ISO file, there is no mount option. I really need to do this, because I got a message that ...
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How can I mount an ISO via PowerShell/programmatically?

How can I mount and dismount ISO images from PowerShell in Windows 8 without 3rd party programs? This question's original revision got me wondering if it's possible to mount an ISO via PowerShell in ...
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How to boot from a USB device using an ISO image

I want to re-install Windows XP on my laptop. I have the ISO image for Windows XP. How can I boot from a USB device using simply my ISO image of Windows XP? My laptop is an IBM T42. If you are ...
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How do I edit bootable ISO files in Windows?

Under Windows, is there any way to edit the contents of a bootable ISO? I tried PowerISO, but unfortunately it isn't free.
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How to remove iso 9660 from USB?

I have somehow managed to write an iso 9660 image onto my USB drive, which makes all my computer think that the device is actually a CD. I have tried various methods of removing this partition, but ...
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Usable, free ISO file editor that runs on Windows? [closed]

I need a free (libre) utility for Windows that allows a person to edit an ISO file. The goal is to be able to: Mount the ISO file with the ISO filesystem being readable and writeable. Make changes ...
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How to convert or burn a .DMG image file on Windows?

What software can be recommended to burn a Mac created .DMG file on a Windows operating system? Ideally it should be free, or at least reasonably priced. Or, as an alternative, an application convert ...
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Where can I download a legitimate Windows 8 ISO image?

I bought a product key for Windows 8 a while ago, but I never got around to using it, because I can't seem to find a 64-bit Windows 8 ISO image anywhere. My processor is 64-bit, but my current ...
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Unable to Make Bootable USB Stick From ISO

I'm trying to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from the Microsoft Store to make my new 16 GB USB Flash drive bootable to install Windows. It worked the first time that I did this (for Windows ...
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How do I extract an ISO on Linux without root access

I have a large ISO file on a server, and I need to access the file in it, without having root access. Thus, I can't simply mount it. What should I do to be able to extract an ISO on LInux without root ...
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Best way to mount an image in Windows 7 64-bit [closed]

What is the best way to mount an image in Windows 7 64-bit?
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How I do to modify the contents of a ISO file?

I want to open a ISO file, add files and then burn it to a disc. By example, I get the Windows98 SE boot disk. That ISO have 2.6mb, and if I burn the iso, I will lost the remainder 697mb of the disk! ...
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Why is my Linux reporting an allowable size error when building an .ISO?

I have played with Linux customization, when I want to build the .ISO I get this error: $ mkisofs -r -o rhel.iso -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat ./ INFO: UTF-8 character encoding ...
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creating a bootable USB from 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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Is it possible to boot from an ISO over the network, and how?

I have a machine with a bootable ISO stored on it, and I have another blank machine which I want to install the ISO to. They're both on the same LAN (attached to the same switch). How would I go about ...
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Create Bootable CD from ISO [closed]

I need to create a Bootable CD from a ISO. is there a free software available? I am using Windows 7
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How do I mount a .iso or .dmg image as a CD on a Mac so that it's recognised as a CD and not just a volume?

I have a knackered super-drive, and need to install software from a CD. However I do have backup images (as .dmg's) of all my install disks. Usually it all works fine, but with two particular installs ...
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What's a good (Fedora) Linux app to create ISO image files from CDs and DVDs? [closed]

I'm thinking of backing up important CDs and DVDs by not simply copy-pasting the files from the CD or DVD, that's why i'd like to create ISO image files instead. What's a good app for that? It should ...
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Can a virus infect an ISO file?

I feel that it's going to be very difficult for a virus to infect an ISO file. What's your experience? Have you seen it happening ever? Is it not nearly unlikely? I ask because I've just found that ...
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Why is the Enterprise version of Windows 8 a smaller download?

From my MSDN subscriber account, I see that the Windows 8 Enterprise edition is a smaller sized download than the regular edition (3329 MB vs 3416 MB): I looked up Wikipedia to double check - the ...
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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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How do I run an ISO file on Windows XP?

Someone sent me software as a single ISO file. How do I install this?
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How can I check whether an ISO image is bootable?

Is there any software available to check whether an ISO Image is bootable, without writing it in to a DVD or running it on virtual machine?
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Virtual CDR driver

There's plenty of software to mount an .iso image for reading, but is there anything (for Windows XP) that would do the reverse, i.e. act as an "virtual CD-R drive" so that burning onto it would ...
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How do you Upgrade Ubuntu from an ISO Image By Mounting as Loopback (without burning)

I'm trying to upgrade 9.10 without burning the ISO image to a disk. What are the steps to get this to work? I am using the Ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso image. There are a few postings around on ...
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How do I convert cue/bin mds/mdf to iso on Ubuntu?

I've encountered a few cue/bin, mds/mdf files that I had lying around at one of my hard drives since the time when I was using windows, and now I'd like to convert them to Iso. I did some Googling, ...
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How can I tell if a downloaded ISO is complete?

I just ran into a nasty problem with an ISO download from Microsoft. I successfully burnt it to a rewritable DVD, and copied the contents to the local hard drive on another machine, but when I went ...
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Loading and unloading ISO files in Windows 8

I saw on one site that the new Windows 8 could load ISO images without the help of other programs. Is Windows 8 creating a new drive for every ISO? Or does it have one virtual drive to load all ISOs ...
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How to “burn” ISO/img/cue+bin to USB drive?

I don't get it. Why is it so complicated to create a bootable usb from a disc image? Disc images have boot sectors, so why can't you just write the raw LBA values from an image directly to a USB and ...
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How to validate a DVD against an ISO

I have an ISO file and a DVD burned from that ISO file. Is there a way I can validate that the DVD contains the same as the ISO file and that nothing is wrong with the DVD? I have the tools available ...
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Can't find the right Ubuntu Server ISO for VirtualBox

I have been trying all morning to find the right Ubuntu Server (12.04) ISO to use for installing an Ubuntu guest OS on my VBox VM. Here are the relevant stats: Host Machine: AMD 64-bit Host OS: ...
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Where can I find a Google Chrome OS ISO image?

Where can I get a Google Chrome OS .ISO file? I know I could install ubuntu and build from source but I don't want to do that. Are there any ISO's available?
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Lite tools to copy CD to ISO

Lite tools to copy CD to ISO Is there any freeware lite tools that can copy Cd to ISO? OS is Windows XP SP3.
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How to install Windows 8 Installation ISO when it does not fit on a DVD?

I am trying to install the windows 8 64-bit ISO with developer tools. The ISO file is apparently 5.2GB when I try to burn it to my DVD, but the DVD's capacity is only about 4.8GB. In addition, I don't ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade download location [duplicate]

My Windows 8.1 upgrade is currently downloading via Microsoft Store. I have two laptops running Windows 8 both of which I am planning to upgrade. Since the upgrade requires downloading 3.6 GB, ...
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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 ...