ISO File

  david4637 15:40 17 Aug 2004

Please explain what it is and how can you use it? Thanks David

  Chegs ® 15:43 17 Aug 2004
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:44 17 Aug 2004

ISO files are actually images of complete CDs compiles as one whole image, just like Ghost does for hard disks and partitions. ISO images can be loaded into several different CD recording software packages to create CDs.

  zootmo 15:56 17 Aug 2004

Here's some more ISO burning info go to click here note: any decent CD/DVD burning software will let you burn an ISO image just by point and click methods.

  david4637 20:32 17 Aug 2004

Thanks for your replies which basically tells one how to burn an ISO. Please could you tell me why would you want to burn an ISO file to a CD - for what purpose(s) would it be useful for ? Thanks David

  Chegs ® 00:44 18 Aug 2004

ISO files contain EVERYTHING in the one file,so that the end user only has to place the CD into their CD-ROM and click "Go" If you were to copy the folder from your hdd of an application(game/Office,etc)thats installed there to a CD,that CD couldn't be used to install the same app onto another hdd.ISO files contain the lot,Installer,App,autorun,etc.

  david4637 14:52 18 Aug 2004

Thanks for your replies, I think I have got the gist of it now. David

  david4637 15:00 21 Aug 2004

I am still confused by this - could you please give me a simple example that I could try myself, to produce an ISO file that would be of benefit to me. Thanks David

  powerless 15:42 21 Aug 2004

I bet no one on this forum actually creates an ISO - eh i could be wrong though ;-))

ISO's can be created by various applicaions for diferent reasons, bootable disks, backup.

I've used one application to create a slipstreamed SP2, it's called AUTOSTREAMER. click here

Two applications that spring to mind for other uses are winiso and ultraiso. You can bunch a group of files together and ISO here click here

  powerless 15:44 21 Aug 2004

I'm missing a few keys as well :-)

  david4637 21:47 23 Aug 2004

I thought some one would say "I do not know what you would want to create an ISO File for".

Why would you want to make an ISO Back Up disc? If of use, please say how you would do it? Thanks David

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