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Widows Home Server Beta Problem


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#1 tacm

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:24 PM

Hi guys.....My father is a beta tester for home server. He downloaded the software and burned the iso to a dvd. The computer he was going to install it in has a bad optical drive. Can the file be opened any other way. It is only like 1.4 gig and i have a 2 gig flash drive. Can a iso file be opened or installed directly to the hard drive via the usb flash drive?.....Thanx for the help im a linux guy so I REALLY don know much about windows, I am just trying to help out my father.
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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

Hmmm...

Microsoft has a free program:

"Virtual ISO CD drive mount" or something similar that may resolve your issue.

Hold on, let me look it up...


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#3 JohnWho

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 03:41 PM

One place that describes it - Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1- and it can be downloaded, is h e r e.

It is one of those "unsupported" by Microsoft programs, but I've used it successfully.

Hope it works for your situation.

Edited by JohnWho, 18 March 2007 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2007 - 04:17 PM

There are many programs out there that simulate a CD/DVD ROM drive and placing the iso in the drive so to speak. Jump on google and look up Virtual CD/DVD Drives and see what programs are lurking the WWW.

Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 18 March 2007 - 04:18 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 02:13 PM

Depending on how old your BIOS is in the computer youwant to install Home Server, you can set it to boot from a USB device. :huh:
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