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Windows 7: How to open iso?

10 Jan 2014   #1
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
How to open iso?

This might seem like a stupid question but I am using a machine which I am not familiar with which has on it an OS (windows 8) I am not familiar with. What type of program should I use to open a Windows 7 iso?


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10 Jan 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Arayfo,

If you like, you could use a free program like the 9.32 alpha version of 7-Zip to extract the contents of the ISO to a folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jan 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The .iso you don't open. You burn it to CD or flash drive and use it for installation.

A windows 7 .iso is to install a whole Windows 7 system - which may not be so easy on a Windows 8 sytem because of the UEFI and secure boot. Plus it will delete the installed Windows system unless you set it up for double boot or in virtual (which is the easiest if you want both systems). In both cases you do need a valid product key.

.isos for programs work a bit differently. If you have questions, post back.
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11 Jan 2014   #4
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No, sorry, I don't want to open the iso itself. What I mean is I want to download a file from Windows 7 Direct Download Links so that I can access the iso. From there I will upload the iso into Windows DVD/USB download tool. From what I understand, you do not extract the iso prior to using the download tool.

I know it might seem like a strange question, but this pc is going to prompt me to choose a program to open the file. The first time I tried using utorrent and I think the iso file became corrupted resulting in an unsuccessful download.
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11 Jan 2014   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Don't use uTorrent to download the ISO....just use your webrowser.
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11 Jan 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

An .iso of Windows you download and then you burn it to DVD or Flash drive. I recommend DVD - is safer. Use ImgBurn. It is dead simple.
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11 Jan 2014   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Use this version of ImgBurn only....
Download ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 - FileHippo.com
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11 Jan 2014   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
This might seem like a stupid question but I am using a machine which I am not familiar with which has on it an OS (windows 8) I am not familiar with. What type of program should I use to open a Windows 7 iso?
If this is in regards to your other thread here,

Reformat gone bad - please help

It may be less confusing for everyone involved if you kept it all in one thread.
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11 Jan 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
No, sorry, I don't want to open the iso itself. What I mean is I want to download a file from Windows 7 Direct Download Links so that I can access the iso. From there I will upload the iso into Windows DVD/USB download tool. From what I understand, you do not extract the iso prior to using the download tool.

I know it might seem like a strange question, but this pc is going to prompt me to choose a program to open the file. The first time I tried using utorrent and I think the iso file became corrupted resulting in an unsuccessful download.
In that case, see the tutorial below for more on how.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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11 Jan 2014   #10
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Use this version of ImgBurn only....
Download ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 - FileHippo.com
Why 2.5.7 only?
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