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Booting Vista from homemade DVD


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zeitwatch1

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I downloaded the mammoth file last night, and just as Microsoft said, burned it to a DVD. However, the setup will not boot from the DVD. Instead, all I have is one file on the DVD with a VERY long name ending in .iso. I have NO idea what to do to get Vista set up. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

BTW, first post here. Looks like a great group of helpful folks who really know how to give usable advice!
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Did you burn it as a data file, what that iso file is is an image of a DVD with data on, you need DVD burning software to burn it properly and you need to select the burn image option.
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I think I burned it in the wrong format. I am using Sonic LE v7. I see an option to Burn Image to Disc. Do I want to try again, burning that .iso file to a DVD using the Burn Image to Disc format?

Thanks so much for your help!


Joe

Edited by zeitwatch1, 18 June 2006 - 10:44 PM.

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Burn image to disc is correct. If you burn the ISO as a data file it will not be bootable.
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Apparently my burning program does not support burning images. I would have to pay for an upgraded program. Would my next-best economical option be to pay Microsoft $10 to send the disc to me?
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CD/DVD Burning:
Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/
Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.com/
Burrrn - http://www.burrrn.net/
CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/
CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/
CDR Tools Frontend - http://demosten.com/cdrfe/
Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/
DVD Decrypter: http://www.dvddecrypter.com/
Easy Burning, DropCD & Audio CD - http://www.paehl.de/cdr
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/

Here are some free ones, one of which should help you, or invest on something like Nero(does burning and has alot of features).
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Nice list :whistling:
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Should be its yours. lol.
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CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ <--- from personal experience one of the best...extremely easy for iso burning
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CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ <--- from personal experience one of the best...extremely easy for iso burning
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imh, the best choice is the iso burner power toy

http://isorecorder.a...isorecorder.htm
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