How to use ISO file?

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September 18, 2009 at 20:34:24
Specs: Vista SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I downloaded an ISO file from Microsoft. They say you have to copy this file to a DVD and then you can install on your system. I did this but the file is the same on the PC and the DVD. How do you do this to get at the set up files? They said you can do it two ways: 1)Burn a DVD with the file or 2) Load a virtual drive. I tried number 1 but on the DVD is still the ISO which WIndows can't open. What am I missing? Thank you.

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#1
September 18, 2009 at 20:45:05
ISO's are images of other disks (floppy, CD, DVD). You need a burner program that can write the image back to a CD or DVD (don't know if Vista has any that are native---I don't use Vista). Nero is a good commercial program, but if you don't have the $$$, then here's a couple of good ones for free:

http://www.deepburner.com/?pr=deepb...

http://infrarecorder.org/


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#2
September 19, 2009 at 04:39:37
The ISO is a collection of files all put together in one file ,
I have burned ISO.s with Vista.s burner , however this is not an option with Vista Basic , so a third party burner will be needed as mentioned . I use CdBurnerXP also and yes it is for vista and it does burn DVD.s , both work well .

http://cdburnerxp.se/download.php

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#3
September 20, 2009 at 17:15:45
Folks,
Thank you! I installed the burner software that came with my DVD drive and was able to extract the files to the DVD with no problem! I used the option to create a DVD from an image file. Worked like a charm!

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