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    Question Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    I kinda want to (totally legally) install and dual boot Windows 7 (because it was my idea!) alongside Ubuntu 10.04 but I don't have any blank disks to burn the Windows 7 ISO to, I already tried the ISO in Sun VirtualBox and it works... Help... please?
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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    Here you are. No guarantees, but it looks like it should work.

    Edit: From the comments, it looks as if you'll need to format the USB drive to NTFS first.

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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow1304 View Post
    Here you are. No guarantees, but it looks like it should work.

    Edit: From the comments, it looks as if you'll need to format the USB drive to NTFS first.
    The biggest USB drive I have is 2GB ._. I need a way without any external storage device...

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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    I would just run the Win 7 ISO in VirtualBox.
    Less malware worries.

    Or get a bigger USB drive.
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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiapo View Post
    I would install the ubuntu distro to hdd, then run the Win 7 ISO in VirtualBox.
    That's what I did... But it's kinda slow and the internet doesn't always work...

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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by camn View Post
    That's what I did... But it's kinda slow and the internet doesn't always work...
    Get a bigger USB drive then. a 4GB one should work fine.
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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Get a bigger USB drive then. a 4GB one should work fine.
    I have no money... just 20 CAD... Which is no use in the USA... This is all I'm asking, is there a way to use ISO images without burning them to disks? ._.
    Last edited by camn; May 9th, 2010 at 05:01 AM.

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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    if you got windows 7 then they gave you a dvd to install off of. the only reason why some one would use a iso is to install it on a netbook w/out a dvd drive or to pirate windows. Plus i don't think there is away to do it without burning a dvd.

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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by I8NY View Post
    if you got windows 7 then they gave you a dvd to install off of. the only reason why some one would use a iso is to install it on a netbook w/out a dvd drive or to pirate windows. Plus i don't think there is away to do it without burning a dvd.
    That's the point... It's damn expensive and the only way I could get it was "legally" from a torrent

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    Re: Is it possible to use an ISO file without burning it to a disk?

    What about Wubi?
    "Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other Windows application, in a simple and safe way. Are you curious about Linux and Ubuntu? Trying them out has never been easier!"

    http://wubi-installer.org/

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