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.iso windows 7 file

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Jim1970, May 8, 2009.

  1. Jim1970

    Jim1970 Learnin'

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    Hello,

    I am going to try windows 7, so I downloaded the .iso file. I had no idea what to do with it -- so I googled .iso and found that I need a special program to run it.

    I like free stuff that works well -- can you please recommend a free program that will open up my new OS?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jim
     
  2. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    imgburn. That is the only one with which I've never had a problem.
     


  3. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    http://www.imgburn.com/
     
  4. pkpss

    pkpss

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    I used the use nero for burning any ISOs but they became so bloatware that I moved to imgburn. Very nice program !

    Just burn that iso, and boot from CD on reboot.
     
  5. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    You should give Nero Lite a try ... http://updatepack.nl/category/nero-lite/

    ... Nero Lite is a custom created installer, a stripped-down version of the main Nero Burning Rom applications. The install file is considerably smaller and the program starts faster and runs smoother. You must have a valid serial to install it correctly and activate it, if not, it will not work.
     
  6. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    If you are asking about Nero Lite the answer is yes, I'm going to test it and see if it runs on Windows 7.
     
  7. NGWT

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    Jim, you can't just get a program and run Win7. Well, at least not as you may understand it. You have to install it first. These programs others are pointing you to are utilities that will "burn" that .iso file onto a DVD which you would then use to install Win7 onto your computer. It would then be an additional operating system on your computer in addition to whatever you are running now. Either that or you could choose to replace your current Windows operating system with Win7.

    There are several other programs out there that will allow you to install and run Win7 within it's own window on your current Windows desktop.

    Depends on how you want to do it.
     
  8. pkn.glock23

    pkn.glock23

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    If a lot of this iso files and such is confusing try downloading Iso recorder it’s a very easy program to use.
     
  9. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    +1 for Imgburn, fantastic little burning program ;)
     
  10. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    Imgburn is free with no strings attached, and is not bloated in the slightest. It also doesn't stick around if you need it uninstalled for some reason, nor does it try to take over whatever computer functions it can, like nero does.
     
  11. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    There's another program out there that i love, called iso powertoy or something like that, but it doesn't work in win7 beta, and it can be unstable sometimes, which is why I suggested imgburn.
     
  12. grokdesigns

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    Windows 7 has built-in ISO burning. The tool you're referring to was built to leverage the CD burning capabilities of Windows XP to support ISO burning direct from the OS, so it would be redundant in Windows 7. However, I believe this post is about burning an ISO of Windows 7, not in Windows 7. I'd recommend ImgBurn as well.
     
  13. ReyFufuRulesAll

    ReyFufuRulesAll Pantless Wonder

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    the built-in tool is very poor (in the beta at least) - it wouldn't burn the RC for me.
     
  14. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    alright i finally got windows 7 installed. i had previously tried getting it installed via vmware server but got some error message saying i could only install windows 7 by upgrading from windows vista. But i also read somewhere that i could upgrade from win. xp.

    And i don't have a spare box with enough hardware to run the windows 7 beta.

    finally i installed vmware workstation. Which by the way is way better than vmware server. And the windows 7 RC 1 installed without a hitch. It is what i am posting from right now.

    I like it.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  15. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Try Virtual CloneDrive

    Easiest thing I have come across!!!

    HTH
     
  16. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    what the hell is virtual clone drive?

    is that like alcohol 120% where you mount the .cue and bin files as a drive ?
     
  17. grokdesigns

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    Yep. Wouldn't really be useful in this situation, but I use it for mounting ISOs on my Windows 7 laptop.