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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 “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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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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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 compress an ISO file

Does anybody know of any software which will allow me to compress an ISO. file?
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Create a multiboot USB drive with Ubuntu and Windows 7 using ISO images [duplicate]

I would like to have a bootable USB drive with some bootable ISO images on it, where some sort of menu appears on boot to select a specific image file on the USB drive and continue boot from that one. ...
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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 ...
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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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Simple utility to rip ISO's on Windows (7) [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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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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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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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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How do you burn an ISO image on a Mac?

Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet. Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...