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Is it possible to boot from a .ISO file placed in windows desktop without burning it to CD?

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I don't have a CD to burn Windows SP3 custom made I've downloaded lol... :dance: :wacko:

oh btw, yes, i'm stupid. :mellow:

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Is it possible to boot from a .ISO file placed in windows desktop without burning it to CD?

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I don't have a CD to burn Windows SP3 custom made I've downloaded lol... :dance: :wacko:

oh btw, yes, i'm stupid. :mellow:

As far as i know: No, it is not. Maybe by adding a virtual drive and booting from that drive, but my guess is those virtual drives are only recognized by Windows and not by the boot process. Maybe someone else can help you with this, and if not: buy some CD's :blink: :blink:

Edit: And remember: there are no stupid questions, just stupid people :blink: Quite an interesting question though, i want to know if it's possible too. Guess not though.

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I'm going to buy some tomorrow. I was so excited to install it... :dance:

btw i lost 3 cd's trying to burn that thing, i used ashampoo burning studio and Nero, guess there's something wrong with my current windows since i changed my MoBo a few days ago.

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I'm going to buy some tomorrow. I was so excited to install it... <_<

btw i lost 3 cd's trying to burn that thing, i used ashampoo burning studio and Nero, guess there's something wrong with my current windows since i changed my MoBo a few days ago.

I did almost the exact same, ruined 2 discs trying to burn XP SP3...

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I'm going to buy some tomorrow. I was so excited to install it... <_<

btw i lost 3 cd's trying to burn that thing, i used ashampoo burning studio and Nero, guess there's something wrong with my current windows since i changed my MoBo a few days ago.

I did almost the exact same, ruined 2 discs trying to burn XP SP3...

I've installed windows sp2 again, an old cd i had here, downloaded Ashampoo Burning Studio again and tried to burn the same version i told you. At the beginning i was ohh i did it, the whole burning process was ok but then when ashampoo was verifying the cd, an error. . . :fear:

I was sooo pissed off, i rebooted my pc and tried to boot from the cd and surprise, worked... lol!

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I'm going to buy some tomorrow. I was so excited to install it... <_<

btw i lost 3 cd's trying to burn that thing, i used ashampoo burning studio and Nero, guess there's something wrong with my current windows since i changed my MoBo a few days ago.

I did almost the exact same, ruined 2 discs trying to burn XP SP3...

I've installed windows sp2 again, an old cd i had here, downloaded Ashampoo Burning Studio again and tried to burn the same version i told you. At the beginning i was ohh i did it, the whole burning process was ok but then when ashampoo was verifying the cd, an error. . . :fear:

I was sooo pissed off, i rebooted my pc and tried to boot from the cd and surprise, worked... lol!

Lucky you, the 'error' file was probably not used during your upgrade/install...

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Just use ImgBurn for safe burning of images.

Usually most of people use Nero or other program to burn their files, it's known that you must burn .ISO files at lower speed, almost all of them (programs), at least the ones i saw burn on the lowest speed of 4x. I was wondering since i always used programs that don't go lower than 4x and always had the job done pretty well, what would be the difference between those programs and ImgBurn?

Yes, I do know ImgBurn go lower that 4x, but it's really necessary to burn .ISO files that lower? I mean Nero must have enough technology put in their product, how can a freeware 1/3 the since of a paid one (and huge) be more effective?! :wacko:

It drives me nuts! :rolleyes:

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I believe there are stupid questions, but you are just curious.

Imgburn is optimalized the burning of images.

Nero and other software are more for home entertainment.

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Let me share with you guys what i did :(. I burnt my bootable Windows XP SP3 (Slipstreamed it using N-Lite) onto a rewritable DVD-RW. Don't worry about wasting your CDs/DVDs as if things goes wrong you can still erase and reburnt it to your heart's content ;).

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Another thing that i could share with you is to use Acronis TrueImage Home v11.0. What i did was, install a fresh copy of Windows XP SP3 with all the necessary drivers: Audio, Graphics, Motherboard (Intel Chipset Drivers *It's very important to install this*) and all other enhancement applications. Then i image it with Acronis. You can burn the image onto a blank DVDR or rewritable ;) and then create an Emergency Bootable Rescue Media (from Acronis). Now if your windows crashes and you couldn't boot anymore, just pop in the Bootable Emergency CD/DVD then you can restore the previous image you burnt onto the DVD-RW. The restoration of the whole windows takes around 10 mins for a fresh installation of XP SP3 and all the other drivers.

^_^

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I'm having a problem using my Windows XP Pro SP3 CD to upgrade from Home Edition... I don't want to reinstall so that's not an option. But every time when i burn it and try to extract the upgrade files to a $boot$ directory it says something like: abbmhhem.sys can not be copied to ...... The file was not found. But i searched all my Windows XP CD's (got 3 different; English SP2, Dutch SP2, Dutch SP3) and there is no such file on any of them? Weird huh? So i tried booting anyway, and then it shows it can't continue the upgrade because of that file missing? How can it not be on any of my CD's but still be needed for upgrading Windows??? :wacko: Am i out of my mind here?

abbmhhem.sys is the name, googled it, nothing.

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I'm having a problem using my Windows XP Pro SP3 CD to upgrade from Home Edition... I don't want to reinstall so that's not an option. But every time when i burn it and try to extract the upgrade files to a $boot$ directory it says something like: abbmhhem.sys can not be copied to ...... The file was not found. But i searched all my Windows XP CD's (got 3 different; English SP2, Dutch SP2, Dutch SP3) and there is no such file on any of them? Weird huh? So i tried booting anyway, and then it shows it can't continue the upgrade because of that file missing? How can it not be on any of my CD's but still be needed for upgrading Windows??? :wacko: Am i out of my mind here?

abbmhhem.sys is the name, googled it, nothing.

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I'm having a problem using my Windows XP Pro SP3 CD to upgrade from Home Edition... I don't want to reinstall so that's not an option. But every time when i burn it and try to extract the upgrade files to a $boot$ directory it says something like: abbmhhem.sys can not be copied to ...... The file was not found. But i searched all my Windows XP CD's (got 3 different; English SP2, Dutch SP2, Dutch SP3) and there is no such file on any of them? Weird huh? So i tried booting anyway, and then it shows it can't continue the upgrade because of that file missing? How can it not be on any of my CD's but still be needed for upgrading Windows??? :wacko: Am i out of my mind here?

abbmhhem.sys is the name, googled it, nothing.

Sorry for the late reply as i did not notice this thread actually. I don't really understand what you mean though. Do you mean you are having problems during burning the CD?. Hmm in that case i think it's better off you perform a fresh installation. I know you don't want to do so but i think you have to as you don't really have a choice now right? In my opinion, it is best performing a clean installation of a newer OS version (in this case Home Edition to Professional Edition) than upgrading which may introduce many more errors (upgrading service pack is an exception though).

It may only takes 3-4 hours to install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP3 + drivers + applications. It is best you did what i suggested earlier. It's only a 1 time process. Install a fresh Windows XP Pro SP3, install all your necessary drivers:audio, video, motherboard, lan, etc., install all useful utilities like winrar/winzip, adobe reader, nero, etc. and image it with True Image. Trust me, i have mine done with only around 2.3GHz image file and i can restore it in just around 12 minutes, if things goes wrong.

This is way way much faster than you reinstalling windows and do everything from ground up.

Hope this helps ;)

Ok thanks for your suggestion that i didn't want to hear, going to think about it now... :( Might there be some way i can 'copy' all programs from my Home Edition to a Professional and be able to use them again? Like when i would export whole the registry and add it into my Windows XP Pro install and copy whole Program Files folder? As i think of it now i don't think it's impossible, it's just hard... And might give some complications, but it might work? No?

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I'm having a problem using my Windows XP Pro SP3 CD to upgrade from Home Edition... I don't want to reinstall so that's not an option. But every time when i burn it and try to extract the upgrade files to a $boot$ directory it says something like: abbmhhem.sys can not be copied to ...... The file was not found. But i searched all my Windows XP CD's (got 3 different; English SP2, Dutch SP2, Dutch SP3) and there is no such file on any of them? Weird huh? So i tried booting anyway, and then it shows it can't continue the upgrade because of that file missing? How can it not be on any of my CD's but still be needed for upgrading Windows??? :wacko: Am i out of my mind here?

abbmhhem.sys is the name, googled it, nothing.

Sorry for the late reply as i did not notice this thread actually. I don't really understand what you mean though. Do you mean you are having problems during burning the CD?. Hmm in that case i think it's better off you perform a fresh installation. I know you don't want to do so but i think you have to as you don't really have a choice now right? In my opinion, it is best performing a clean installation of a newer OS version (in this case Home Edition to Professional Edition) than upgrading which may introduce many more errors (upgrading service pack is an exception though).

It may only takes 3-4 hours to install a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro SP3 + drivers + applications. It is best you did what i suggested earlier. It's only a 1 time process. Install a fresh Windows XP Pro SP3, install all your necessary drivers:audio, video, motherboard, lan, etc., install all useful utilities like winrar/winzip, adobe reader, nero, etc. and image it with True Image. Trust me, i have mine done with only around 2.3GHz image file and i can restore it in just around 12 minutes, if things goes wrong.

This is way way much faster than you reinstalling windows and do everything from ground up.

Hope this helps :P

Ok thanks for your suggestion that i didn't want to hear, going to think about it now... :sneaky: Might there be some way i can 'copy' all programs from my Home Edition to a Professional and be able to use them again? Like when i would export whole the registry and add it into my Windows XP Pro install and copy whole Program Files folder? As i think of it now i don't think it's impossible, it's just hard... And might give some complications, but it might work? No?

Sorry for the late reply as i've just discharged from the hospital after a surgery. Well i think it's kind of 'impossible' or too much hassle. Backing up the whole registry won't actually make your programs work again by just copying them. During installation, some programs register Dynamic Link Libraries files during installation. Hence you won't know what DLL has been registered to your OS and your program won't actually work though.

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Laplink PCmover should be able to copy all the apps etc.. there's a ;) version by CORE of the version 2 and on torrents u'll see an italian version of the v3 with a keygen..

so just get the english trial and use the keygen in the torrent..

if you wish to try the app, i haven't yet, but i dlded it once when i was gonna use it..

and if you can't burn the xpsp3 then why don't u just install it with the windows installer? (i mean launch the cd in xpsp2 and install) i thought it'd work..

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Thanks HATE9X, i'll sure try that app! Only thing left for school now is exams, and exams are like holidays to me :dunno:

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