Can't burn Windows 8 to a DVD (needs 4.83 GB)??

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by berryracer, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. berryracer

    berryracer MDL Novice

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    I just downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Edition x64 bit and tried burning it to a DVD -R but my burning program is telling me to insert a Dual Layer DVD. Upon checking the image size, it appears that it is 4.83 GB where the max size on the DVD is 4.7 GB


    Do I really have to get a DVD Dual Layer or is there a workaround for this?

    Thanks
     
  2. berryracer

    berryracer MDL Novice

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    I am currently using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to copy it to my 8 GB USB but this is very annoying that I can't burn the disc because it is slightly above 4.7 GB :(
     
  3. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    Download a smaller size ISO.
    Like 1 w/o the Developer Tools included.
     
  4. berryracer

    berryracer MDL Novice

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    oh crap! didn't notice that I downloaded the one WITH the developer tools until you said so

    thanks a lot man
     
  5. kyeahy

    kyeahy MDL Junior Member

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    You can also install that version from a USB drive, that's the way I did it. I'm sure you'll find a tool for that when browsing through the forums. Also think the smaller size ISO doesn't contain all applications and additional tools from the complete ISO. Also, if you're a normal consumer (no developer) I'd wait for the beta. It's only one month away and much improved and (end)-user friendly from the Developer Preview (hence the name Developer Preview)
     
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  6. berryracer

    berryracer MDL Novice

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    Alright, thanks a lot, I hated the interface anyway, so I think I will be sticking to Windows 7 :(
     
  7. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    Another option (the smart option for dual-booting, actually) is to virtual-mount it (I use VirtualCloneDrive - however, there's no reason other virtual-drive software won't work, as it's standard-format other than the size).

    The only difference is that you start SETUP.EXE from the \SOURCES folder of the mounted disk (so you can target the installation correctly).

    The only quibble I've had in *all* my running of the Developer Preview has mostly to do with quirky applications (primarily applications themselves that are still beta or even earlier) - GM applications and every game I've thrown at it work just fine.
     
  8. glow

    glow MDL Novice

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    Verbatim Dual layer DVDs now < $1- each.