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Old 04-29-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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which file is my iso?


I have down loaded 3 versions of Ubuntu with this win 7 machine to load in different machine. All 3 are files with no ISO file in them. Is it a Win 7 thing? I have bin files but no ISO.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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well you need to tell us what you've actually got, not much to go on there. Note that the iso isn't *IN* the file. it *IS* the file. Are you just opening it as an archive?
 
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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An .iso file is a CD or DVD image.
Expect most large distro's to be 700+ MB.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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Windows may hide the file extension from common views. Dir command should show it.

It is possible that you associated the .iso to some .bin and it is simply saying it is a .bin file.

If you do really have a binary file then we can't say what you have. For the most part, the extension isn't of much interest. Binary files may be treated differently in some applications.
 
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:28 PM   #5
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My computer -> organize -> folder options -> view

uncheck "hide file extensions for known types"
 
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:04 AM   #6
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hiding the file extensions is STILL!!!!! the default
with 14 years of security experts COMPLAINING to Microsoft about that VERY NASTY security PROBLEM !!!

Microsoft STILL dose not want you to know that when you double click on that "Music.mp3"
that it's REAL NAME is " Music.mp3.exe"
and YOU just installed that virus -- OR WORSE -- yes there are worse things than a virus


Also Win7 can NOT burn a iso ( as a IMAGE) to a dvd
it can't

you have to use some third party software to do that
( copy to disk WILL NOT WORK!!! )

For Windows i like "CD BurnerXP "
yes it sounds fishy , but it is a REAL program and is HIGHLY recommended
https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
i know for a FACT it runs on the 64 bit win7

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:43 AM   #7
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OP I think you ought to post what you do feel these files are then if you don't see them as ISO and also consider whether or not you've ever downloaded ISO files before and worked with them. The points about hiding extensions and so forth are applicable; however you should be able to see those files and get properties on them at the very least, perhaps post also that information.
 
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:02 AM   #8
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Also Win7 can NOT burn a iso ( as a IMAGE) to a dvd
it can't
I just used 'windows disc image burner' which comes with windows 7 to burn an iso to a dvd. Not sure what you mean here.
 
Old 04-30-2014, 01:10 PM   #9
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i normally remove all the garbage 30 day trial crapware from a windows install
 
Old 04-30-2014, 01:29 PM   #10
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Its not a trial. Its a built-in for windows. Been working on my workstation for 3-4 years.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...om-an-iso-file

Everyone that has Windows 7 has this ability. It comes with the standard Windows DVD direct from microsoft. Its not third-party software.

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:02 PM   #11
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I don't know if this will work for you... but try the following
rename a .bin file as an .iso file.

Then try installing unetbootin (versions for Windows, Mac, Linux exist).
This will allow you to create a bootable USB stick.

Then boot the PC from the USB stick.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNetbootin
 
Old 04-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
hiding the file extensions is STILL!!!!! the default
with 14 years of security experts COMPLAINING to Microsoft about that VERY NASTY security PROBLEM !!!

Microsoft STILL dose not want you to know that when you double click on that "Music.mp3"
that it's REAL NAME is " Music.mp3.exe"
and YOU just installed that virus -- OR WORSE -- yes there are worse things than a virus


Also Win7 can NOT burn a iso ( as a IMAGE) to a dvd
it can't

you have to use some third party software to do that
( copy to disk WILL NOT WORK!!! )

For Windows i like "CD BurnerXP "
yes it sounds fishy , but it is a REAL program and is HIGHLY recommended
https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
i know for a FACT it runs on the 64 bit win7
Windows 7 CAN burn an ISO to DVD. I have done it several times, but I prefer to use ImageBurn instead of Windows.
 
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:54 PM   #13
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There are a few good, clean freeware disk burners if you do not want to use the built-in functionality of windows.

https://ninite.com/

Is a good starting place for any freeware needs. It has plenty of oft-used utilities for windows. And it has a renowned installer that installs without any bothersome user input.
 
Old 04-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #14
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Maybe the OP, MrLou, has been frightened off?
 
Old 04-30-2014, 05:07 PM   #15
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Or, since it was an easy question to answer, he likely found the answer elsewhere and didn't share his findings because he is a new user.
 
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