Questions on burning an ISO

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by doniel, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. doniel

    doniel MDL Novice

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    When I downloaded XP years ago, I simply unpacked the ISO to my hard disk and installed from setup.exe. Now, I've downloaded Win8 and want to burn it to a DVD.

    1) I want to burn the ISO to the DVD, not unpack the ISO and burn the unpacked files, correct?

    2) Do I need to do anything else to make the DVD bootable?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Use ImgBurn or whatever you use as a burning application for the iso.
     
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  3. man4life

    man4life MDL Junior Member

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    2) Do I need to do anything else to make the DVD bootable?

    NO just use any iso burner like ImgBurn for example and choose write image file to disk and you're good to go.
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Exactly :smoking:
     
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  5. Dr.Bender

    Dr.Bender MDL Novice

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    A burning question about burning Iso's.
    You do have the option of using a Flash Drive to install if you ever have the need.
    I use WinToFlash.
     
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  6. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    #6 oldsh_t, Apr 17, 2014
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    1) That is correct
    2) You do not have to do anything else, It will be bootable!!

    But you will need a program that can read and burn an ISO properly Other wise you will just waste a disk.

    Well I see I have been beaten to the punch again LOL.
    Let me just add here that when you burn the disk, Burn it at the slowest speed you can, and leave the computer alone. A lot of information going on that disk and one glitch can turn it into a coaster!!
     
  7. doniel

    doniel MDL Novice

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    Since I use rewritable DVDs, coasters aren't usually a problem.

    Thank you all for your answers and help. Much appreciated!
     
  8. Dr.Bender

    Dr.Bender MDL Novice

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    #8 Dr.Bender, Apr 18, 2014
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    I agree with that. When I first started out I wound up with a lot of coasters...slow burn is best.
    Then again when I first started out floppy disks were the size of dinner plates. And cassette tapes broke all the time after to much use. Now I don't even bother with cds-dvds I just use flash drives.
     
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