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Windows 7: ISO file. How to create one?


05 May 2012   #1

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ISO file. How to create one?

I am new to virtualization.

I have VMWare Player on my system and I want to install XP Pro on a VHD using the player.
I understand that I will need to create an ISO file to do this.
All I have is the XP original CD and its product key.

How to create this ISO file?

I never did it before.

Any help will me much appreciated.

Flores


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05 May 2012   #2
whs
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05 May 2012   #3

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Another option, download something like IMGBurn (it's free). Insert your XP CD, and tell it to copy the CD to an image file. Then you will have an .ISO that you can install from.
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06 May 2012   #4

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Not using VMWare myself being a VirtualBox user I'm just wondering: It sounds not logical if VMWare Player has no option to use physical CD or DVD as install media?

Kari
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06 May 2012   #5
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Not using VMWare myself being a VirtualBox user I'm just wondering: It sounds not logical if VMWare Player has no option to use physical CD or DVD as install media?

Kari
Yes, this option is there. Rather the use of ISO option is the secondary.

EDIT : Here is the options ... If you have the disk, you dont need an image.
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06 May 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hello whs,

I will try ISOdisk.

Thanks,
Flores
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06 May 2012   #7

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Quote:
...Another option, download something like IMGBurn (it's free).
Hello pparks1,

Why not?

Thanks,
Flores
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06 May 2012   #8
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amflores View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hello whs,

I will try ISOdisk.

Thanks,
Flores
ImgBurn that pparks posted may be even easier. I had forgotten all about it. Also see what Arc posted.
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06 May 2012   #9

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Quote:
...Yes, this option is there. Rather, the use of ISO option is the secondary.
Here is the options ... If you have the disk, you dont need an image.
Arc,

This is good news. I will try this option at once.

Cheers,
Flores
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