If you have downloaded the Windows Vista ISO but do not have a DVD burner or you are having problems with faulty burns/installations, you can use the following method to install Vista directly from the ISO, without having to burn a DVD.
1.) Click here to download Daemon Tools, a free virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator.
2.) During installation please uncheck ''DAEMON Tools Search Bar''...it is adware that is installed by default unless told otherwise. If you uncheck this option no adware will be installed.
3.) You should now see a red 'lightning bolt' icon in your system tray...right-click it and go Virtual CD/DVD-ROM->Device 0: [D:] No media->Mount image.
4.) In the file chooser browse and select the Vista ISO and click OK.
5.) Open up My Computer and you should see the new virtual drive present. Double-click that to launch the Vista installer.
6.) When the installer launches click ''Install now'' and follow the on-screen prompts to install Vista.
7.) After you are done installing Vista you should unmount the image the same way it was mounted.
1.) This is only applicable if you are upgrading from Windows XP or are installing Vista on a secondary partition.
2.) Yes, this will work for most software in ISO form, not just Windows Vista.
3.) Use of this software, due to its nature, may be illegal in certain countries. Please follow local law as applicable.
Welcome current and potential Windows Vista users!
If you are new to this forum, grab your favorite drink, pull up a chair, put your feet up, and take the time to read on. This thread was designed for you to make your life easier, and we aim to please.
Step 1: Have a look-see at the tips and tricks posted below. You may just get lucky and find a ready-made answer to your question.
Step 2: Use CNET's Forum Search feature?your question may have already been asked, making for an easy answer.
Step 3: Don?t overlook the power of the Windows Vista product page. There you?ll find version comparisons, summaries of the new features, special downloads, and more.
Step 4: If you haven?t seen the answer you?re looking for, click here to post your question as a new thread. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including the version of Windows Vista. (Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, etc.)
Step 5: If you have a valuable tip you would like to have added to this thread or you spot a discrepancy, feel free to PM me or another moderator for this forum.
Well, that?s it! Get out there, play by the rules, and have fun!