Burning Vista DVD...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by IDLE, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    i am trying to get vista on dvd as a boot cd but every time i try it doesnt work properly. getting tired of wasting dvds.

    i am using nero 7 premium. i tried using the ISO boot but it tells me its to large and i have to use the UDF.

    how do i get thi to work?
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    Re: extremely stupid question...

    vista comes from microsoft as a bootable ISO that you just need to burn using the burn image option in nero. Any other way makes you fancy cup stands.
     
  3. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    i thought i have tried that but it actually burned the image file itself to the cd. so, if you broswed to the cd(DVD) you would see the ISO file and not the contents of the ISO.....but i can try that again. must have screwed somethign up...:)
     
  4. Mastershakes

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    Is it DVD or CD? (I have not downloaded it yet....)
     
  5. failurbydesign

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    WHAT A STUPID QUESTION!! J/k....i just opened the iso, roxio 8 opened for me and it burned. Then when i wanted to install it gave me an option to boot from disk...and i went from there...
     
  6. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    Vista is more than 2gigs...well the ISO is. so yes a DVD
     
  7. Mastershakes

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    Cool.

    /shakes prepares to hijack a USB DVD burner from work .... don't worry, I'll bring it back. :)
     
  8. lancer

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    where can i get an iso of vista from anyone care to pm me? :)
     
  9. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    you can DL it from anywhere. its the serial number that gets ya ;)
     
  10. lancer

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    ok how do i get it legitimately?
     
  11. NetRyder

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    Re: extremely stupid question...

    Did you see this thread?
    Nominations have closed now, but most people who signed up (with some exceptions, no idea why) got legitimate invitations to the tech beta program.
     
  12. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    i registered from

    connect.microsoft.com

    and after about a week they asked my to do some boring testing of windows messenger 8. then 2 weeks later i was invited to beta test vista.
     
  13. Jewelzz

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    I'm still trying to burn my copy of Vista :s
     
  14. NetRyder

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    If you're using the correct method to burn the ISO (i.e. selecting the "Burn Image" option or something equivalent, rather than burning directly), and you've changed your BIOS settings so that the DVD drive is the first device in the boot sequence, then it might be a compatibility problem with the media/drive or a corrupted ISO.

    The first thing you should try is to run a CRC check on the ISO you downloaded from Connect. A CRC utility is available on Connect at the same location you downloaded the ISO from; it's classified as a "Utility." Instructions on how to run it are provided along with the download. If it checks through and gives you the correct CRC value (compare it against the value on Connect), you can eliminate the possibility of a bad download.

    In that case, run a CRC check on the burned DVD itself. This will take some time, but you need to make sure you get the same CRC value as before. If you run into a problem at this stage, it means that the media is bad or has compatibility issues with your DVD drive. In that case, try using a different brand of media, and a different type, if possible (for example, if you're currently using DVD+R, try DVD-R instead).

    I had problems installing 5308 on my laptop because of media compatibility issues; the laptop is three years old, so the drive can't read certain types of DVD discs correctly. After three failed attempts with different brands/types of discs, what ultimately worked was a 8X Memorex DVD+RW disc. :)