Is that right? To access this file as far as I can see is to burn it it a DVD/ and it automatically 'unpacks' itself to become a fully functional disk - Is that right? Here is the problem I have an 8 year old Emachine of one of my flock which totally crashed with DrWatson. The Rescue disk simply formatted and reinstalled. So no now I have a good running machine. But with only XP Home basic. I would like to get the service packs on. But being an elderly machine it don't know about DVD's and a CD is isn't big enough. So I thought as I do not want to alter this machine in any way- would sending the file to a 'stick'- unpack it self? Or am I missing a trick here?
By Stick! do you mean a USB Stick if so, the computer that does not support DVD etc will most likely not be able to boot from USB in the BIOS as first boot device. You can check BIOS to see but doubt it can boot from USB.