Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bobbydog, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Bobbydog

    Bobbydog Guest

    I downloaded Vista from Microsoft's site, but cannot burn onto DVD. AFter the
    downlaod, it was a Winrar file, and when I try to extract the files, all i
    get is a readme.txt that says "This disc contains a "UDF" file system and
    requires an operating system
    that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification."

    Is there a special software I need? Why can't i extract the ISO file? I am
    sure the complete file is there, as the Winrar file is 3,276,952 KB in size.
    ANy suggestions?
    Bobbydog, Jun 28, 2006
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    Beck Guest

    You don't extract an ISO file. It is an image of a disc, so all you do use
    you rdvd burning software to write the ISO. Look at your software help
    pages on how to write ISO.
    Beck, Jun 28, 2006
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    Bobbydog Guest

    thanks. so then when i try to burn the iso onto dvd, (i am using nero) when i
    must select the file to burn, i should select the winrar file?
    Bobbydog, Jun 28, 2006
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    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Jimmy Brush, Jun 28, 2006
  5. You have to extract the ISO file from the rar, then, with Nero, choose
    "Burn image", and give Nero the .iso file.

    Then Nero will burn this iso as a bootable DVD, and then you'll be able
    to install Vista.
    Christophe Roy, Jun 28, 2006
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    Bobbydog Guest

    i thought so. but the problem is when i try to extract, the only file is the
    readme.txt. so what can i do? the winrar file is 3.2 g in size, but the only
    file inside that i can access is the readme.txt
    Bobbydog, Jun 28, 2006
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    Jane C Guest

    Do NOT open or try to extract the file with WinRAR. It is NOT a .rar file,
    it is an ISO file, which is an exact image of a dvd disc.

    In Nero, use nero start the copy and backup icon, then burn
    image to disc.

    Or if using the full version of nero, on the recorder tab there is 'burn
    Jane C, Jun 28, 2006
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    Bobbydog Guest

    i have nero exprss. i don't see anything like start smart. in any event, when
    i tried to burn it, i searched for the file, but still the only thing i could
    find was the readme.txt
    Bobbydog, Jun 28, 2006
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    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Open Nero.

    If you see the wizard, click Close Wizard.

    If it says "New Compilation", click Cancel.

    You must select Burn Image from the File menu.

    When it asks for the file, change File of type to All files (*.*).

    Now, find that huge WinRAR file you downloaded, select it, then click Open.


    - JB
    Jimmy Brush, Jun 28, 2006
  10. I got confused when he talked about winrar. I forgot WinRAR gets the
    association with .iso files
    Christophe Roy, Jun 28, 2006
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    Todd Guest

    Delete all files that winrar created.

    Do you still have the original Vista Beta 2 iso file that you downloaded.
    If you do, that is the file that you will work with. If not you need to
    download it again.

    Do not try to extract anything from the iso file.

    The iso file is an image. You need to burn it to the DVD.

    If you have Nero, I'm surprised that you don't have Nero SmartStart. It
    installed from the CD that I got with my DVD burner. Your problem now is
    either to install Nero SmartStart which should be on the CD that you got
    with your DVD burner, or to find some free software that will burn an iso
    image to a DVD.
    Todd, Jun 28, 2006
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    Tom Scales Guest

    No you don't. There is no rar file. Winrar tries to read it, but it is
    already an ISO file
    Tom Scales, Jun 28, 2006
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    andy Guest

    With Nero Express, click on the last item, Disk Image or Saved
    Then in the Open box for Files of type:, select Image Files. This will
    allow only the ISO file that you downloaded to be seen.
    Click the box Verify data on disc after burning.
    Then Next.
    andy, Jun 28, 2006
  14. Don't forget to set the burn speed as low as permitted.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 28, 2006
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    jonah Guest


    Assuming you do eventually manage to burn the iso to a DVD and install
    Vista please don't hesitate to post back for detailed instructions on
    how to get XP back when you find Vista turns out to be a lot less than
    you expected and has all sorts of issues & bugs.

    Do yourself a favour and leave Vista alone for now, it will end in


    jonah, Jun 29, 2006
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    Rahul Guest

    Rahul, Jul 16, 2006
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    sachin Guest

    sachin, Jul 16, 2006
  18. No extraction required. Disable WinRaR. It is changing the file type. The
    file is actually a bootable image and needs only to be burned to disc. Use
    "burn image to disc" and your slowest speed.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 16, 2006
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    zako Guest

    open nero n select burn image on dvd tats it after completition u will gett
    all the files

    zako, Jul 18, 2006
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    ATHMB Guest

    I have similar problem.
    On trying to open a Micro Focus Cobol software download, it stated tha
    (among other things) it required Microsoft Visual Studio 2008.
    downloaded a free version "Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express) whic
    is suffixed "iso".
    Search of the internet elicited that "7zipfree_8675.exe" was th
    program to open the ISO file.
    This opens a Readme.txt file in Notepad which reads:
    "This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operatin
    that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification."
    (For the life of me I do not understand why Micro Focus uses this fil
    format anyway.)
    Help to open this file please
    ATHMB, Nov 13, 2008
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