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Windows 7: .ISO Shrinker/ Compressor

06 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 
.ISO Shrinker/ Compressor

I'm looking for a .ISO compression program. I want the .ISO file to fit on a standard 4.7GB disc. The file its self is 8.3GB

Can this be done, if not, what discs are available for it?

Thanks

P.s. I have tried DVD shrink, it doesn't like it, UDF error.

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06 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Try Using MagicISO to compress ISO image..

Or you could just shift+right click->Send to->Zipped( compressed) Folder.

I'm not sure how good the second technique is with ISO files but it's worth a try.

Oli
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06 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Try Using MagicISO to compress ISO image..

Or you could just shift+right click->Send to->Zipped( compressed) Folder.

I'm not sure how good the second technique is with ISO files but it's worth a try.

Oli
Wow, fast reply Oli, a google search "ISO Shrinker" never bought up this programe, though i have used it in the past.

I'll give it ago, thanks!
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06 Jun 2010   #4

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Err... I'm confused, what exactly do you want to do? What I got is this:

8.3GB .ISO file, compress it, then burn the compressed .ISO file to disk as a disk image? I mean, compress the .ISO and hopefully the content (all 8.3GB of it) fits to a 4.7GB disk, and you can read the files in the burnt disk as if it's the 8.3GB data burnt normally...? Like that?

OR

8.3GB .ISO, compress it to - say "somefile.iso.zip" and burn the .zip file to a disk?

zzz2496
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06 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Err... I'm confused, what exactly do you want to do? What I got is this:

8.3GB .ISO file, compress it, then burn the compressed .ISO file to disk as a disk image? I mean, compress the .ISO and hopefully the content (all 8.3GB of it) fits to a 4.7GB disk, and you can read the files in the burnt disk as if it's the 8.3GB data burnt normally...? Like that?

OR

8.3GB .ISO, compress it to - say "somefile.iso.zip" and burn the .zip file to a disk?

zzz2496
This one sir.

8.3GB .ISO File, Shrink it down to 4.7GB (So it'll fit on a DVD+)

Oli - Your method worked, unfortuantly it only shrunk it down to 7.92GB . I need it to 4.7GB (If possible)

Thanks
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06 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dannyboy2005 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Err... I'm confused, what exactly do you want to do? What I got is this:

8.3GB .ISO file, compress it, then burn the compressed .ISO file to disk as a disk image? I mean, compress the .ISO and hopefully the content (all 8.3GB of it) fits to a 4.7GB disk, and you can read the files in the burnt disk as if it's the 8.3GB data burnt normally...? Like that?

OR

8.3GB .ISO, compress it to - say "somefile.iso.zip" and burn the .zip file to a disk?

zzz2496
This one sir.

8.3GB .ISO File, Shrink it down to 4.7GB (So it'll fit on a DVD+)

Oli - Your method worked, unfortuantly it only shrunk it down to 7.92GB . I need it to 4.7GB (If possible)

Thanks
It's not going to happen then sorry .

You're going to have to split it up using a program like WinZip and put it on several DVDs (WinZip Power Tips - WinZip Computing :: Knowledgebase) and then recombine it on the other computer, turn it back into an ISO; then mount the ISO using a utility such MadicISO (Mount ISO Files - Freeware MagicDisc Download).

Or you could buy an 8GB flash drive or put it on an external hard disk.

Oli
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06 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I think my situation may be similar to the original request.

I have an OEM Win 7 iso, that I am trying to make a backup of, which is slightly too big to burn to a DVD. Not sure why that is the case since it is created from the original DVD so it must have been compressed somehow when originally created..

Side question: will removing some of the unneeded languages from the image stop the install from working?
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06 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NilsE View Post
I think my situation may be similar to the original request.

I have an OEM Win 7 iso, that I am trying to make a backup of, which is slightly too big to burn to a DVD. Not sure why that is the case since it is created from the original DVD so it must have been compressed somehow when originally created..

Side question: will removing some of the unneeded languages from the image stop the install from working?
I don't think so but be sure to make a backup of the original.

Just try burning the ISO to a DVD even though it's a little too big, it may just be some ISO containment files which make it a little big and of course they won't be burned.

Oli
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06 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NilsE View Post
I think my situation may be similar to the original request.

I have an OEM Win 7 iso, that I am trying to make a backup of, which is slightly too big to burn to a DVD. Not sure why that is the case since it is created from the original DVD so it must have been compressed somehow when originally created..

Side question: will removing some of the unneeded languages from the image stop the install from working?
I have you know its not a copy of Windows 7, I have a Genuine, legal copy thank you, much like the rest of my software.

I cant remove any of the side languages. Everything inside the .ISO file is even more .ISO files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NilsE View Post
I think my situation may be similar to the original request.

I have an OEM Win 7 iso, that I am trying to make a backup of, which is slightly too big to burn to a DVD. Not sure why that is the case since it is created from the original DVD so it must have been compressed somehow when originally created..

Side question: will removing some of the unneeded languages from the image stop the install from working?
I don't think so but be sure to make a backup of the original.

Just try burning the ISO to a DVD even though it's a little too big, it may just be some ISO containment files which make it a little big and of course they won't be burned.

Oli
It wont work, i have tried.

Thanks
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06 Jun 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Do they do 10GB DVD+/- anywhere?
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