1.    30 May 2015 #1
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    burning an ISO DVD


    I burned one with Windows 7 and noticed it seemed to burn at full speed. Is it worth using a program like imgburn which allows you to select slower burn speeds, perhaps resulting in fewer installation problems?
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  2.    30 May 2015 #2
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    I have never had problems with an ISO burned with windows. Did your ISO load after burning?
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  3.    30 May 2015 #3
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    I always select 4X or the lowest speed available. Don't know if this is necessary any more but it's a habit and I get good, bootable DVDs all the time (almost).
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  4.    30 May 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I always select 4X or the lowest speed available. Don't know if this is necessary any more but it's a habit and I get good, bootable DVDs all the time (almost).
    Do you use imgburn or something else?
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  5.    30 May 2015 #5
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    I use ImgBurn., though recently I've been using Rufus to create flash drives to install from. Faster to create and faster to install with.
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  6.    30 May 2015 #6
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    It's not so much the burn speed it's the media. Quality disc are getting harder to find. Most of what you find in the big box stores aren't worth buying.
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  7.    31 May 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    It's not so much the burn speed it's the media. Quality disc are getting harder to find. Most of what you find in the big box stores aren't worth buying.
    Absolutely correct. They're going the route video cassettes went- cheap price-cheap quality. But it's the consumers fault, they want cheap(or only can afford like me), I've been using USB sticks lately more and more too, cheap ones for daily unimportant things(like downloaded program installers) and more expensive ones for programs, ISO, bootables.
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  8.    31 May 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Absolutely correct. They're going the route video cassettes went- cheap price-cheap quality. But it's the consumers fault, they want cheap(or only can afford like me), I've been using USB sticks lately more and more too, cheap ones for daily unimportant things(like downloaded program installers) and more expensive ones for programs, ISO, bootables.
    The sad part is a lot of home videos and photos are going to be lost because of cheap media. I have used what I thought was good media to save down loaded programs and within a few years the disc were unreadable. Flash drives are definitely a better choice than cheap DVDs.
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  9.    01 Jun 2015 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Absolutely correct. They're going the route video cassettes went- cheap price-cheap quality. But it's the consumers fault, they want cheap(or only can afford like me), I've been using USB sticks lately more and more too, cheap ones for daily unimportant things(like downloaded program installers) and more expensive ones for programs, ISO, bootables.
    Hi there

    Why not burn the ISO as an IMAGE file to an external HDD -- much better than using USB sticks or DVD's. Now in Windows 7 mount the ISO with a FREE program like Alcohol 52%. For W8 and above you can mount the ISO image directly in Windows (or File) explorer.

    Those small passport usb HDD's are perfectly good for this type of stuff and are better than cheap USB sticks. I only use a USB stick no if I want to create say a bootable Linux distro or a bootable stand alone restore program like acronis.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    01 Jun 2015 #10
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    @Jimbo for OS's I want to keep for long time storage(e.g-Win7 and Win8.1,) I make an USB thumb drive for use and a DVD kept in a temperate dark place. Funny thing is, I have never needed them for myself really. I make a virgin system image after install, and update the image 2 weeks after patch Tuesday or major software changes. My Win7 "install" is about five years old, but still good, because after experimenting, or really screwing things up, I just re-image.
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