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

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Where to find the Windows 8 ISO? [closed]

I'm on OSX and I've bought Windows 8. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox. I can't seem to find an ISO to download. Do you know where I could find it? (Or is there some other way to set up a vm?)
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Is it possible to mount an ISO image in Windows 8 without 3rd party software?

I often have to access ISO images to install software on my machine. Typically I install a 3rd party tool to mount the ISO file and expose it as a virtual drive within windows. Examples of 3rd party ...
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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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Where can I download Windows 8 Release Preview?

I have check the page http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/release-preview. But it redirect to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/meet with no link to the free preview version. ...
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Create .iso for Windows 8 from “Windows 8 setup” program

I downloaded Windows 8 through my school, and the only option that we are given is to use the "Windows 8 Setup" program where it downloads and does the install for you. I'm wondering, after the ...
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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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How to create a Mountain Lion DMG image and load it into VirtualBox?

Basically, I just need to make a full copy of the Mountain Lion installer, but I have no flash, or any other removable medium available. Is it just possible to clone the system and mount the .dmg ...
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iso movie for watching on TV [closed]

I've downloaded movie which is in .ISO extension file. When I open it using Deamon Tools I can see three folsers: Any!,BDMV,CERTIFICATE. Is it possible to place this movie on portable HDD to watch it ...
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Installing Windows from External HDD

I have external hard drive with some data (movies, music, apps, etc.) and I am wondering whether I can use it as bootable HDD to install windows from it, I have installer on my second PC and I am not ...
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How to convert ISO to IMA?

How to convert ISO to IMA ? I know that converting to many other types (nrg,img,bin,cue,mdf,mds,ccd,sub) is easy. I load them in UltraISO and save them as that formats. But it hasn't IMA type. Also ...
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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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Mount an ISO from the Command Line and Get its Drive Letter in Windows 8

I am making a batch script which mounts an ISO file and installs an app (VS 2012) from the mounted location like this: K:\Softwares\VS12.iso %DRIVE_LETTER%:\vs_ultimate.exe /passive /norestart But ...
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Make bootable iso with grub chainloading

My parents' pc has windows 7's boot manager installed at MBR and grub2 is installed on /dev/sda2 (booting linux on /dev/sda2). I want to make a bootable cd so that when booted from it just chainloads ...
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How to Find Out Who Made an ISO Disk?

If a file is saved using Microsoft word or some other type of program, you can right click on the file to find the properties, which will indicate the computer that created the file. Is there anyway ...
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From GRUB2, boot an ISO in an LVM2 logical volume

tl;dr - Is it possible to boot from a .iso file that is located in an unencrypted lmv2 logical volume? How? I'm trying to set this up in a VirtualBox VM before I do it for real with my laptop. I have ...
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Install Windows 8 64-bit over the top of Windows 8 32-bit

I currently have Windows 8 32-bit installed from MSDN (I didn't realise at the time that my processor supports 64-bit). I understand that you can't upgrade within Windows 32-bit to 64-bit directly ...
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Why is the dir command not working?

I can see that the file is there and I can mount it with virtual clonedrive and play it with powerdvd: But windows can't find the file: C:\>dir dead* Volume in drive C has no label. Volume ...
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How can I create a bootable DVD iso from a USB drive?

There seems to be a lot of questions / answers about doing the reverse, but not as much info for USB -> DVD. Problem I created a bootable USB drive using YUMI. The USB drive is working great, and ...
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Difference between Centos CD and DVD versions

What is the difference between Centos 5.8 CD and DVD versions? I want to download Centos ISO files but stumbled upon two different files. One is of around 600MB and another is of massive 4GB.
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How to make a VBox Windows XP guest from installation CD?

I have a sudden need to have a Windows XP guest machine (VirtualBox) and have both a Reinstallation CD (including SP3) as well as a valid Windows XP key that I purchased years ago and never used. So ...
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What is the difference between ISO and DMG images?

What is the difference between .iso files and .dmg files? Why are they used differently?
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Windows 8 ISO Mounting at startup / permanently

I am using Windows 8 Pro RTM. It now has the support of mounting ISO files as a system drive, but when the computer is restarted, the ISOs are not mounted anymore. How can I make this mount permanent ...
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Ubuntu mounts ISO but some files are unreadable

I'm new to Linux and just installed ubuntu 12.04 amd64 this month. I had failed to install Texlive with texlive2012 iso image. I used the recommended command to mount: mount -t iso9660 -o ...
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Creating a bootable Ubuntu Server flash drive in OS X

I wish to create a bootable Ubuntu Server flash drive. I downloaded the ISO, but all instructions I find online don't work because in this version of OS X (Lion) the ISO cannot be mounted because it ...
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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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How to find whether my OS image is corrupted or not?

I'm having Windows XP image as an ISO file. Is there any way to know whether it's corrupted or not?
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why iso image booting from DVD but not from usb? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is the difference between the usb booting mechanism and optical disk booting mechanism? I have an iso file. I burned it to a DVD now I can boot using that DVD but ...
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PXE booting standard images?

I see lots of guides showing very detailed steps on booting into various OS's, but none of the files are explained. It is not clear to me which files part of the PXE server, or are the Network ...
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Can mounting an ISO image execute malicious software within the mounted ISO image?

I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager to mount ISO images. What I'm wondering is: can a file within the ISO image be executed when the ISO image is mounted by MagicISO?
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How can I install Windows 7 without dvd or usb, on linux?

I have a different problem that I don't think can be solved but it's better to ask before loosing all hope. I currently run Crunchbang (Debian dist) and would like to install Windows 7 as well. ...
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FATAL : No Bootable medium found! System halted

I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup: System: Base Memory: 1500 MB ...
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Restoring a VirtualBox VM to a clean/default state?

I am playing around with Virtual Box and installed an Ubuntu 12.04 ISO on a my first VM. Now I want to "wipe" that VM clean and undo all the software I had installed on it. My co-worker said the ...
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Custom Tiny Linux LiveCD

I need a very small custrom made distribution that I can use to boot my system (add to boot options of an Ubuntu CD) that will mount the filesystem on disk and make some changes to it (install ...
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How could I pack my linux installation to installable DVD

I have spend more than 2 months configuring my openSUSE 12.1 linux as ultimate development environment with manual installs of many tools and packages. How could I pack this as my own distro on a DVD ...
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Unable to open ISO file by using WinRAR

Am using windows7, am trying to open a ISO file by using WINRAR but am getting a error no archives found?, and ISO file contains 5gb of data.Can you please tell me how to open that file?
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Boot iso images from bootable USB

I'm trying to figure out an universal solution to have a multi-boot usb memory stick. I have some ISO images like: knoppix, debian, ubuntu, etc. Is there any way to do the following procedure: List ...
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Is it possible to create bootable USB from “any” bootable ISO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I know its possible for Windows or most other OS. But I am talking about general purpose utility software. I have an ...
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Software for recombining two dvd iso's

I have two DVD's which I converted into two iso files. The problem I'm facing is that I need to combine the two DVD's into one, but I also need to cut out a part of one DVD. The question is if ...
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Is there a way to have a DVD/CD virtual drive installed and store DVDs in an .iso file?

I'm currently playing Crysis, but I also like to play Worms Armageddon sometimes and both of them need their respective DVDs to run. I'd like to know if there's a way to copy the files off the DVD, ...
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How can we burn an iso image to hard disk?

I know that: An ISO image can be burned to a CD/DVD. It can be mounted to any directory in the hard disk. It can be burned to a CD, and then the contents be copied to the hard disk. But can we ...
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What is the difference between regular windows backup and creating a system image?

I had to deal with an issue where I had to reinstall Windows 7 recently, and had (thankfully) made a 'backup and restore' backup onto an external hard drive before that. Is there a difference between ...
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Is it possible to to create a live linux iso containing a win xp virtual machine?

I would like to have a Linux live system that contains a Windows xp virtual machine. This would be run from a bootable USB flash drive. My attempts so far have been unsuccessful. I created a Lubuntu ...
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How can I create a bootable USB from ISO on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? Is there a built in Windows 7 feature to "burn" an ISO to a USB-Stick USB-hard-drive? Or are there any advisable tools for ...
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Making Ubuntu Bootable ISO: Truncating long file names

I am building a Custom Ubuntu ISO. Everything is ready in custom-iso folder. Therefore I apply this script to build my ISO. #!/bin/bash isoname=$(date +"custom-ubuntu-%y-%m-%d-%H:%M.iso") mkisofs -J ...
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Need help making a bootable portable USB hard drive. [Utility I need will only create bootable CDs or USB flash drives]

I've got a copy of Spotmau's Bootsuite 2012, which is an utterly fantastic tool. It has completely replaced Bart PE for me, and I relied on BPE for YEARS. Anyway, the issue I'm having is that the ...
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taking Image of HDD with reallocated bad sectors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to copy files of HDD with bad sectors My main hdd has some bad sectors that have been reallocated. I haven't lost any files (from what I have seen) but it has ...
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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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Convert ISO to MP4 with ffmpeg cli on linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do I convert .iso to .mp4 without mounting with ffmpeg I have numerous iso and I would like to convert them to mp4 using ffmpeg (only the main video and not menus ...
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doesn't show ubiquity's welcome screen, directly start desktop where install icon appear

In my ubuntu 11.04 customized doesn't show ubiquity's welcome screen, directly start desktop where install icon appear. Please help
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Creating a full ISO image of Ubuntu from console

I would like to know if it is possible to create a full ISO image of an existing Ubuntu system from the console, and how to do that.