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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.
    Last edited by Chiapo; May 9th, 2010 at 04:46 AM.
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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?

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