Install Rosetta Stone ISO disc image with no .exe or autorun

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November 12, 2016 at 12:45:17
Specs: Windows 10, Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 SLGEE / 16GB Ram
I was given a copy of Rosetta Stone Spanish Lessons 1 and 2 on 2 separate CD-Rs. Instead of actually coping the disc on a DVD they copied the disc image and burnt it in ISO format. Useless so far. I have tried everything I can think of to install this software. I have extracted, tried to convert, and did a witch doctor dance. The contents on the disc appears to have no .exe file or auto run feature anywhere on the disc. There are only 4 files that come up on the disc data, documentation, languages, and speech. Files in these folders are .rsd, .pdf, .r29, and .rsd respectively. If it is better to trash this disc than mess with it anymore I would like to know. Please help me, and thanks for your advice

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#1
November 12, 2016 at 13:05:32
This software costs a lot of money, so you should expect support from the publisher. Contact them, explaining your problem.

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#2
November 12, 2016 at 13:53:05
I'm not sure I follow you...

iso is not a fomat windows etc. can access. An iso is a file creatd from a disk and that image can be burnt to a cd or dvd, and that disk is then (one hopes...) accessible via windows.

That disk (accessible by windows etc.) is created via whichever utility preferred; and its contents are browseable etc. via whichever OS file explorer.

Usually one doesn't split an iso over more than one disk if it was originally a single disk to start with.

It is possible that the splitting across two cds may not have taken over a few critical items in what might be considered the "root" directory of the original dvd; i.e. If the original disk had a run/setup folder or exe or similar then that will be in the new copy of the original disk.

You say you were given the disks, by whom?


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#3
November 12, 2016 at 14:50:25
The entire disc is burnt as an ISO file. The 2 discs are 2 separate discs, not from 1 split into 2. I can see the files and are accessible only through file explorer. I know Rosetta Stone works through a software that these discs are paired with. These were given to me from a friend I am no longer in contact with.

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#4
November 12, 2016 at 15:38:38
Unpack the discs using ImgBurn, CDBurnerXP, or some other such program.

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#5
November 12, 2016 at 16:00:44
I don't know Rosettat stone, but possibly this youtube may help?

It has b..... an awful rap teack with it, but likely you can turn the audio down, and concentrate on the video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wExd6...

And this from Rosetta support,

http://support.rosettastone.com/en/...

from which it would appear you need an app/installation software installation too? And there are links to both Windows and Mac versions in the text.

It would seem there is a separate application cd which is installed first; then one loads whochever language disk...

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#6
November 13, 2016 at 07:36:06
Yes, you have to create disks using the ISO file not just burn the files onto the disk. That's why the program won't work - they are effectively compressed files. Use one of the free programs suggested in #5.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
November 14, 2016 at 17:13:42
My Norton will not let ImgBurn or CDBurnerXP download. I am working around that to get one of them to work. Just have to fiddle with Norton. Did the same thing when I tried to install Acronis. I am not sure what you mean by unpack the disc. In my file explorer, it sees the disc and the title. Spanish - Level 1.iso, but it wants to open with my Power2Go burner and burn the contents to another disc. I copied the disc to my desktop and it still is telling me to open with Power2Go and burn again. I managed to find through trvlr's suggestions the program to go with these discs.

http://support.rosettastone.com/en/...

When I pull up the Rossetta Stone app it asks to install the language. It does not recognize a disc is in the drive through the program.

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#8
November 14, 2016 at 17:56:46
Dump Norton which is a real pain and use a free AV such as Bitdefender.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
November 15, 2016 at 06:52:16
Download 7zip, its free and it can extract ISO files. I would extract the content into two folders and see if you can install from there.

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#10
November 15, 2016 at 17:18:34
My subscription ends next September, I will consider looking for another (free) program as you suggest Derek.

Thanks Always for the suggestion, it extracted the disc's with ease.

I was unable to find the extracted disc's info as I extracted them to my desktop. However, the app only allows for a disc with the language to let it install the first lesson. It provided no such option to pick where the language is for it to install. I then burned a copy of the extracted data twice once through windows and another through Power2Go. Cybyerlink (Power2Go) let me choose the option of burning a data CD. Neither option was detectable by the app.

So should I try with DVD's and burn every option I can, or since there is no .exe extracted or otherwise, could I still be floating down the creek (s***'s).

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