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trying to download VS2005 from MSDN

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cj
I have a MSDN subscription and I'm downloading the first CD of VS2005
now. But I'm not sure I'm doing it right. I put a blank CD in the CD
drive and told it to write it to D: (the cd drive). It said there was
not enough space. I went to mycomputer then d: and right clicked and
there was a format option so I said ok format it. I then went back to
MSDN site and now it's downloading to the CD.

But, I've now been told this probably will not work. I'm told I need to
download it to my c: and then extract the files from the .iso to the CD.

Can anyone explain this process better to me?
Jun 2 '06 #1
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Hi,

I am not sure if Windows can burn iso images. You need to use a burning
software and choose the option to burn the image (iso) to the cd.
cj wrote:
I have a MSDN subscription and I'm downloading the first CD of VS2005
now. But I'm not sure I'm doing it right. I put a blank CD in the CD
drive and told it to write it to D: (the cd drive). It said there was
not enough space. I went to mycomputer then d: and right clicked and
there was a format option so I said ok format it. I then went back to
MSDN site and now it's downloading to the CD.

But, I've now been told this probably will not work. I'm told I need to
download it to my c: and then extract the files from the .iso to the CD.

Can anyone explain this process better to me?


Jun 2 '06 #2

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cj
apparently your right. It just saved the .iso to the cd and I had to
use and IBM utility that is on my pc to burn it from that cd to another.
So for CD2 I'm saving to my c:.

Ahmed wrote:
Hi,

I am not sure if Windows can burn iso images. You need to use a burning
software and choose the option to burn the image (iso) to the cd.
cj wrote:
I have a MSDN subscription and I'm downloading the first CD of VS2005
now. But I'm not sure I'm doing it right. I put a blank CD in the CD
drive and told it to write it to D: (the cd drive). It said there was
not enough space. I went to mycomputer then d: and right clicked and
there was a format option so I said ok format it. I then went back to
MSDN site and now it's downloading to the CD.

But, I've now been told this probably will not work. I'm told I need to
download it to my c: and then extract the files from the .iso to the CD.

Can anyone explain this process better to me?

Jun 2 '06 #3

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Ahmed wrote:
I am not sure if Windows can burn iso images. You need to use a
burning software and choose the option to burn the image (iso) to the
cd.


Alternatively, install WinRAR and use it to open the .iso file. It'll treat
it just like a .zip or .rar file and you can extract the contents directly
to your hard drive without going anywhere near a CD or DVD.

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Jun 2 '06 #4

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"cj" <cj@nospam.nospam> schrieb:
I have a MSDN subscription and I'm downloading the first CD of VS2005 now.
But I'm not sure I'm doing it right. I put a blank CD in the CD drive and
told it to write it to D: (the cd drive). It said there was not enough
space. I went to mycomputer then d: and right clicked and there was a
format option so I said ok format it. I then went back to MSDN site and
now it's downloading to the CD.

But, I've now been told this probably will not work. I'm told I need to
download it to my c: and then extract the files from the .iso to the CD.


The download IIRC is an ISO file which contains a representation of the
content that can be burned onto a CD. However, copying the ISO file to the
CD is not sufficient. You may want to use this tool to burn the ISO file to
CD:

<URL:http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm>

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