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

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Virtual CDR driver [closed]

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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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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Is it possible to get Windows 10 upgrade as an ISO image (to make a bootable install disk from)?

The Windows 10 upgrade, free to users of earlier Windows versions, is out on July 29. The upgrade is being made available via Windows Update as an automatic download and install, if the user has opted ...
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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 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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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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Clean install Windows 8 on OEM windows 8 laptop [duplicate]

Long story short, my Ubuntu partition and my Windows 8 partition had a fight, and they both lost. I have a computer booting nothing at the moment. So I'm trying to figure out how to get a clean-...
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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 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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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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How to make an image of a bootable dvd

How can you create an image of a dvd that is bootable? And by that I mean create an image which will let you burn a new dvd which is also bootable. What application should you use? And what actually ...
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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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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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How to compress an ISO file

Does anybody know of any software which will allow me to compress an ISO. file?
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OEM Windows 7 key with downloaded ISO?

I'm going to reinstall my Windows 7, but when I bought this PC it came with Windows 7 preinstalled and the product key is on a sticker on the PC's case. I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium ISO ...
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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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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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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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VirtualBox: How can I add (mount) a 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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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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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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Multiple Operating Systems or ISO's Bootloader for a USB Stick?

I have no idea how to do this. I have 7 iso's that I want to be able to easily boot from using a USB Stick and they are: Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Hirens BootCD ...
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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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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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how do I convert .iso to .mp4 without mounting with ffmpeg

The problem is - I want to convert .iso with dvd to .mp4 (h264/ac3), but I cannot mount it via mount -o loop, because I'm on a virtual machine that doesn't allow to do that. Googling doesn't help. ...
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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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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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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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Where can I download windows vista legally?

I have lost my windows vista home premium disk, is there anywhere I can download an iso legally? The reason is because my HDD broke, I replaced it but, I can't find my vista disk to install the OS ...
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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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How to create a custom Windows 7 ISO file

I have a customised Windows 7 that was written to USB. But I would like to create an ISO file so that i can install this on Virtualbox, as Virtualbox does not boot from USB. However when I create an ...
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Write Fedora.iso to USB and boot it from a Macbook

I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB stick,...
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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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Install windows xp from USB using the iso image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I've got the windows xp ISO image on my computer and i want to install it on a computer without cdrom. The only way to do it is using ...
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Natively extract ISO from CD with Windows 7

Windows 7 has built-in support for burning an ISO to CD or DVD. I'd like to go the other way, and have been looking around docs and Google, but can't find anything directly answering this: Does ...
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Can you make a Windows 10 ISO with both Pro/Home and 32/64-bit flavors?

The Microsoft Download Windows 10 page hosts a tool which lets you download an ISO for Windows 10. This tool lets you select a version of Windows (Home, Pro, or N-versions) and then burn an ISO that ...
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Create bootable ISO from Live USB

I have created a Ubuntu 11.04 Live USB with Unetbootin. I was wondering if it was possible to create a bootable iso from the usb stick.
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Install Windows 8 using ISO from XP

I have downloaded windows 8 developer preview. I have mounted its ISO, but it does not ask to choose a partition to install. There might be a way (using some command line perhaps) to install windows 8 ...
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Creating a custom ubuntu ISO

I want to create a custom ubuntu ISO (This ISO will contain all the packages with the latest updates released till date). Something along the lines of Take the pristine ubuntu ISO Download the ...
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Is it possible to take any OS iso and use it to install to a hard drive WHILE staying on windows?

Say i have some hard drives, and each of them needs to install its own OS to it, and i have a windows machine, and i can also hot swap these hard drives, is it possible to take for example a Ubuntu ...
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cannot finish kali linux install without cd or usb but i dont use either

I installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 ISO to my Windows 8.1 32-bit pc. I cant finish my installation because it keeps asking me for my cd even though I do not use a cd or usb stick. What do I do?
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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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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 ...