angry after 7 hours

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I was planning to install windows 7 on my virtual winXP machine.I went to Microsoft's site downloaded windows 7 for nearly 7 hours and took my key.
    I do not have a dvd burner on this computer so I burned the image iso file to DVD in my daughter's windows Vista computer.
    But I have a big problem,DVD working on the vista PC is showing 0 bytes in my win XP computer.I burned rhe image with Imgburn.Where did I make a mistakeo_O?
     
  2. ambient_88

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    At what speed did you burn the ISO? If you used the maximum possible speed, then the burn might have been done pretty badly.
     
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    I used the default options in Imgburn.But in windows vista it works.It works as a bootable dvd.It does not work on my XP computer.Media is not damaged.
     
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    The DVD is formatted in UDF, as opposed to ISO9660. Did you read the README on the DVD?
    Did you try to check integrity of the ISO? Did you try to boot from the DVD?

    Windows XP does not support UDF without a third-party driver.
     
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    Ever since Windows 98 i been furious that a company with so much capital has such a snail for a website, looks like thats never gonna change.

    It's like trying to download from China. It's probably where their servers are. Unacceptable IMO.

    EASTER
     
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    I downloaded Windows 7 in about ~15 minutes. I may have gotten lucky and downloaded it when they weren't getting hammered. But I'm sure my fast connection helped a lot also.

    Also, I'd say Microsoft's servers are all over the world (probably a CDN).
     
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    cet,

    I'm not sure we have the same problem. The Win7 DVD boots in my main computer but not in my test computer. I burnt two discs and neither boot in the test computer (an old Gateway). I had to use a dual boot to install Win7 in my test computer.

    The Vista DVD boots in the test computer.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies,but I found the solution for my problem.The DVD player on this XP is old and can not read DVD +R.It only reads -R.I had not noticed that before so I had written the image on a DVD +R .Sorry for asking such a silly question.
     
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