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  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    ISO image


    Hi
    My apologies if this has been asked already. I've downloaded the ISO image and tried to burn it to DVD only to find that is too large 5.6 GIG and doesn't fit on a 4.7 : is there a way to get it to fit or can I extract it to desktop and run it from there?

    Any assistance greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Si
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
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    Windows 10x64 17035

    Access the ISO on the desktop and run setup.exe.
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    Hi there

    Or use Rufus and create a bootable USB stick.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit

    If EITHER will work, what's the advantage of going to the trouble of making a bootable USB stick rather than poking the setup.exe? Why even consider making bootable media?
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    I'm a little unclear on whether you're attempting an upgrade or clean install. Don't boot to media if you're upgrading.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6
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    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro

    While I am not certain, something seems amiss with the size of your ISO.

    When I did the ISO creation onto a USB flash drive, the size was about 3.1gbytes total. That has been confirmed by a number of posters here.

    Cannot understand why a DVD would be 2gbytes bigger.

    That being said, the reason for the ISO creation is not to do the initial upgrade. It's to wipe the upgraded Win10 install once activation has been triggered so that you have a clean install for Windows 10. Some people desire that. It also allows you to re-install to clean at some later date.
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7
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    Carencro, LA 70520
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberrufus View Post
    Access the ISO on the desktop and run setup.exe.
    Can W7 mount the ISO? It needs to be able to mount the ISO in order to run setup.exe.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8
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    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsi100 View Post
    Hi
    My apologies if this has been asked already. I've downloaded the ISO image and tried to burn it to DVD only to find that is too large 5.6 GIG and doesn't fit on a 4.7 : is there a way to get it to fit or can I extract it to desktop and run it from there?

    Any assistance greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Si
    Does your DVD burner support the DVD+R/DL discs? The face of the tray on most will show DL or Dual-Layer. The DVD+R/DL disc will hold about 8GB.
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #9
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    The main reason I see to put on a flash drive is if you have more than one computer to upgrade. Saves copying the ISO from computer to computer.

    Also, it has to be on a DVD or flash drive if you want to do a Clean Install as you have to boot it to do that.
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  10.    31 Jul 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Can W7 mount the ISO? It needs to be able to mount the ISO in order to run setup.exe.
    He mentioned extracting the files from the ISO as an option.
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