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

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Windows 8.1 Dism can't find source even when ISO mounted

I had problems with my PC and I downloaded the ISO file for Win 8.1, because DISM wasn't working. Then I realized that I don't have install.wim file and I converted the install.esd file to ...
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Cannot make MHDD bootable from pendrive using windows 7

I downloaded an MHDD iso file and tried to make my USB bootable of the same using power ISO.But the mission failed.Why its not able to make the pen drive bootable?
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VirtualBox: How can I add (mount) an ISO image file from command-line?

There was before in VirtualBox command-line a command with this syntax: VBoxManage controlvm <VM> dvdattach <filename> So attaching (inserting) a CD/DVD was as easy as: VBoxManage ...
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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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Python sources on an http site, or in ISO image?

I installed SCO UnixWare 7.1.4 on VirtualBox. This installation does not include Python. I want to download the Python 2.7/2.6 source tar-ball from ftp.python.org. however: Anonymous FTP is not ...
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Which level of compression should I use a .iso file [duplicate]

I have a .iso file on my hard drive (on a windows 8 pc) and it is really big (something like 16 GB). I was trying to compress it (using 7-zip) so it could fit on a DVD-R. But when it finished ...
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Linux: Copy DVD ISO to empty hard disk / partition and boot as if it is a DVD?

I have a broken DVD drive and no others available right now to burn a DVD iso to so I'd like to use a empty hard disk instead. I've tried Unetbootin but that only copies a few megabytes of files - ...
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What are the differences between two ISO CD image formats?

I'm studying how to convert various .iso CD/DVD images into a bootable USB flash disk in order to install various OSs onto my server/laptop that lacks a DVD drive. I find that there are two types of ...
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Cannot boot ISO on only one machine

I have a version of Ubuntu 14 on DVD and USB to boot from. This ISO boots from other machines via both DVD and USB, but it will not boot on the particular Dell I need it to. Initialization crashes ...
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How to edit XP CD/ISO to change system and install process language

Let's say we had our (for example) italian CD of WinXP, but now we can't find it, it's likely lost... Now, a friend could lend us his XP CD (same channel, let's say "Home Edition" as an example), but ...
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How to access ISO image connected to virtual machine?

I am new to Linux environment and i want to install a package to a virtual machine. I have vmware esxi server, and i installed a virtual machine with fedora17 OS. My intention is to install Dropbox on ...
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Can you use an .iso Image to boot a Win XP-Pro SP3 “Formatted HDD”, via CD-DVD-RW?

I have a Compaq (HP) 6710-b Laptop and the HDD became un-usable. All backups and boot disks have mysteriously vanished over the years, (kid's I'm thinkin) So my backup HDD is a fully formatted 160GB. ...
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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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Stuck after reboot

I was trying to install centos on windows so I downloaded the iso image and I used unibootin to make a bootable usb device. After installing on my usb drive it asked me to reboot so I confirmed. I ...
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Checksums for Win7 installation files?

OK many thanks to the guys on Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? who provided links to d/l the WIn7 .ISO images. Now where can we find a similar listing of the md5 hashes for ...
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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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Mount ISO in Windows 7 [closed]

You can easily open a .dmg is OS X thanks to their drive utility application. However, there is not a hint of this functionality in Windows 7. What's the best program for mounting an .iso ...
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Is it possible to mount an ISO image in Windows 8 without third-party software?

I often have to access ISO images to install software on my machine. Typically I install a third-party tool to mount the ISO file and expose it as a virtual drive within Windows. Examples of ...
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Program that converts Windows 7 install files into an ISO image

I recently got to build a custom image of Windows 7, and I can successfully install it on other computers. The problem I have is right now I have to do the installs from a bootable hard drive. I would ...
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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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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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Is there way of repair damaged dvd from more copies? [closed]

I got 6 copies of same DVD, all of them are scratched, but in different ways. Is there a tool that can repair it, so i can get working ISO?
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My computer wont boot off of media

Im trying to boot off of a cd. i've changed the boot order, and it says press key to boot off of media, but when i press a key, it says LILO 22.3.4, then windows. Then it boots off of windows. How do ...
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Where can I download a legitimate Windows 8 ISO image? [duplicate]

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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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 on. They're both on the same LAN (attached to the same switch). How would I go ...
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Create EXE that mounts virtual CD-ROM or floppy disk when run

I was looking through my old USB drives and I found a flash drive that had a file called "SecretDrive.exe." When I ran it, it mounted a virtual floppy disk that contained stoke other files. There ...
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How to create install file of Windows with updates

I'm using Win7 on my ThinkPad T400 and quite often (every 6 months) I used to reinstall my system. But, when I install it, it needs to be updated. Lot of updates are downloaded and installed. Is ...
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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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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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Merge 3 ISO file segments into 1 complete ISO file

I need to merge 3 ISO files from Dell website and they state the following: Download all ISO file segments into an empty subdirectory on your local hard drive. After you have downloaded all ...
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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 can I boot from an ISO image stored on a partition that has Windows installed?

With limited USB ports (just 2) and no CD-ROM/DVD-ROM bay, is there a way I can boot off an ISO image stored on a Windows partition? I would like to use the ISO as a live CD and without the use of ...
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Why I cannot copy install.wim from Windows 7 ISO to USB (in linux env)

I need to make a USB bootable disk of Windows 7 ISO. My USB is formatted to NTFS, ISO is not corrupt. I can copy install.wim elsewhere but I cannot copy it to USB. I even tried rsync. rsync error ...
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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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How does a downloaded ISO get corrupted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get corrupted download with http? I downloaded an ISO for fedora. Went to install it as a VM. It failed 5 times the installer. The warning for the ...
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Get iso file from virtual machine

I have VMWare inside which I am running fedora. I want to make a copy of this virtual machine .iso file - so that I can run this image on another computer. e.g. Basically I want to run instance of ...
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0M error writing file: 5 access is denied

I'm trying to write ISO on USB using dd command: dd if=evolution-64bit.iso od=\\.\f: bs=4M. I've launched cmd as Administrator, disabled my MSE anti-virus software, but it keeps telling me that Access ...
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How do I install a Windows OS given only a ISO file and an external hard disk? [duplicate]

There is a new machine that need to install a Windows OS. However, you are given an ISO file (that contains the Windows OS) and an external hard disk only. How do I go about to install it? Please ...
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Windows 7: Generate image with programs installed [closed]

I'm quite tired of formatting my family/friends laptops and PC's and I'm looking a tool that allows me to generate a Windows 7 image with some software already installed on it I know there is a tool ...
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How to change file association for .iso files?

I have some software tools in iso format. by default they are associated with the window disc burning utility. I want to change the association of iso files so that they are installed when I click on ...
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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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How to write a big ISO file into a few disks for using its content?

I have a big ISO file (7G) and I need to convert it to actual content (it is a set of installation disks). I used ImgBurn in the past to write an ISO file to a single DVD, but ImgBurn seems to be ...
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Difference between ISO, MDS & BIN/CUE disk image formats?

What is the difference between these major disk image formats? Are there any specific advantages / disadvantages for any of them?
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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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How to convert iso file to USB (don't even know how to mount)

I'm a total total noob who is trying to download Linux Mint on a Mac OS X using a (8 GB) USB flash drive. I know there is some way to go into terminal and convert the iso file, but I don't know how. ...
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what is the difference between the usb booting mechanism and optical disk booting mechanism?

Many distributions of linux/bsd have separate usb and dvd images and writing the dvd image doesn't seem to work. What is fundamentally different between these two mechanisms?
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 Preview .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
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Upgrade to ubuntu 13.04 from 12.04 with iso image

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my system. I want to upgrade it to ubuntu 13.04. I want to do this upgrade using an iso image of ubuntu 13.04. I tried this Solution But it didn't work for me. ...
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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. ...