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Old 06-02-2012, 12:30 AM   #11
Gene E. Bloch
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On Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:12:36 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

> On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:46:56 -0400, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
>
>> Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>>> On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:52:41 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
>>>
>>>> hot-totty wrote:
>>>>> "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file.
>>>>> Please select a valid ISO file and try again"
>>>>>
>>>>> I am trying to use Microsoft's official Tool to create a USB Flash Drive
>>>>> from my DVD. I have created the iso file using:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>>>>> 2) Nero Version 8
>>>>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>>>>>
>>>>> Everytime I try to use this iso file, I get the same error:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file.
>>>>> Please select a valid ISO file and try again"
>>>>>
>>>>> I have tried almost everything to noavail. The only way to make the iso
>>>>> file compatible is to use: isoavdpcopy_0.1 available free of charge on
>>>>> the net but my question is: What is the correct format of ISO file? The
>>>>> downloaded version of trial Windows 7 all work fine but how can I create
>>>>> the same format using any of the DVD burners/ISO creators.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for any insight into this secret M$ format.
>>>> Where did you get the .iso file from?
>>>>
>>>> Ed
>>>
>>> He created it (three times, I'd say) using these three apps:
>>>
>>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>>> 2) Nero Version 8
>>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>>>
>>> Some apps have settings like "Use ISO-9660" (I almost certainly
>>> misremember that) and other format choices. Possibly the problem
>>> hot-totty experienced involved wrong default settings in each of the
>>> three programs.

>>
>> Maybe the question is what disk did he extract the ISO from.

>
> From the OP:
>
> <QUOTE>
> I have created the iso file using:
>
> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
> 2) Nero Version 8
> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
> </QUOTE>


I was too brief.

I read it that he did not extract an existing ISO but created it from a
set of files.

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Old 06-02-2012, 12:30 AM   #12
Gene E. Bloch
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On Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:12:13 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

> On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:44:49 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
>
>> Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>>> On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:52:41 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
>>>
>>>> hot-totty wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file.
>>>>> Please select a valid ISO file and try again"
>>>>>
>>>>> I am trying to use Microsoft's official Tool to create a USB Flash Drive
>>>>> from my DVD. I have created the iso file using:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>>>>> 2) Nero Version 8
>>>>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>>>>>
>>>>> Everytime I try to use this iso file, I get the same error:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file.
>>>>> Please select a valid ISO file and try again"
>>>>>
>>>>> I have tried almost everything to noavail. The only way to make the iso
>>>>> file compatible is to use: isoavdpcopy_0.1 available free of charge on
>>>>> the net but my question is: What is the correct format of ISO file? The
>>>>> downloaded version of trial Windows 7 all work fine but how can I create
>>>>> the same format using any of the DVD burners/ISO creators.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for any insight into this secret M$ format.
>>>>
>>>> Where did you get the .iso file from?
>>>>
>>>> Ed
>>>
>>> He created it (three times, I'd say) using these three apps:
>>>
>>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>>> 2) Nero Version 8
>>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>>>
>>> Some apps have settings like "Use ISO-9660" (I almost certainly
>>> misremember that) and other format choices. Possibly the problem
>>> hot-totty experienced involved wrong default settings in each of the
>>> three programs.
>>>

>>
>> I wouldn't touch Nero with a barge-pole.
>> I've used ImgBurn for years, always with great success; including recent
>> Win8 downloads.
>> I got the impression that he'd downloaded the .exe file and tried to
>> burn it as an .iso.

>
> From the OP:
>
> <QUOTE>
> I have created the iso file using:
>
> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
> 2) Nero Version 8
> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
> </QUOTE>


OK, rereading & rethinking yours and Crash's posts, as well as the OP's
post, I have come around to thinking that the OP's description is either
limited or ambiguous - or both :-)

So I send my apologies to all concerned.

>> What he should do is run the .exe and point it to the .iso to burn to
>> the flash drive. It might even work directly from the Windows DVD in a
>> drive.
>>
>> Ed


So I'll wait and see what happens...

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #13
charlie
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On 6/1/2012 6:44 PM, Ed Cryer wrote:
> I wouldn't touch Nero with a barge-pole.


Nero used to be given away with a new CD burner.
If you had two burners with different mfrs,
each Nero version locked out the other.
Originally, we were able to merge one of the Nero files and stop this
nonsense. We weren't so lucky with later versions, and gave up on Nero.
There were (and are) too many other free burner utilities available to
bother with Nero.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #14
Ed Cryer
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Gene E. Bloch wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:12:13 -0700, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:44:49 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
>>
>>> Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:52:41 +0100, Ed Cryer wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> hot-totty wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file.
>>>>>> Please select a valid ISO file and try again"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I am trying to use Microsoft's official Tool to create a USB Flash Drive
>>>>>> from my DVD. I have created the iso file using:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>>>>>> 2) Nero Version 8
>>>>>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Everytime I try to use this iso file, I get the same error:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file.
>>>>>> Please select a valid ISO file and try again"
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have tried almost everything to noavail. The only way to make the iso
>>>>>> file compatible is to use: isoavdpcopy_0.1 available free of charge on
>>>>>> the net but my question is: What is the correct format of ISO file? The
>>>>>> downloaded version of trial Windows 7 all work fine but how can I create
>>>>>> the same format using any of the DVD burners/ISO creators.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for any insight into this secret M$ format.
>>>>>
>>>>> Where did you get the .iso file from?
>>>>>
>>>>> Ed
>>>>
>>>> He created it (three times, I'd say) using these three apps:
>>>>
>>>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>>>> 2) Nero Version 8
>>>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>>>>
>>>> Some apps have settings like "Use ISO-9660" (I almost certainly
>>>> misremember that) and other format choices. Possibly the problem
>>>> hot-totty experienced involved wrong default settings in each of the
>>>> three programs.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I wouldn't touch Nero with a barge-pole.
>>> I've used ImgBurn for years, always with great success; including recent
>>> Win8 downloads.
>>> I got the impression that he'd downloaded the .exe file and tried to
>>> burn it as an .iso.

>>
>> From the OP:
>>
>> <QUOTE>
>> I have created the iso file using:
>>
>> 1) ImgBurn (latest version)
>> 2) Nero Version 8
>> 3) PowerISO (5.1)
>> </QUOTE>

>
> OK, rereading& rethinking yours and Crash's posts, as well as the OP's
> post, I have come around to thinking that the OP's description is either
> limited or ambiguous - or both :-)
>
> So I send my apologies to all concerned.
>
>>> What he should do is run the .exe and point it to the .iso to burn to
>>> the flash drive. It might even work directly from the Windows DVD in a
>>> drive.
>>>
>>> Ed

>
> So I'll wait and see what happens...
>


I've done a bit of re-reading too, and reinterpreted the problem.
This is my current opinion of what's up.
1. The OP has downloaded an MS iso of Win8 but has run up against the
problem dealt with here;
http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/11...h-custom-isos/
2. He has (or maybe hasn't) run the correction tool mentioned;
"As a quick hack to resolve this issue, I wrote a tool that merely finds
the AVDP in your ISO file and copies it to offset (EOF-2048). This will
allow you to use your own ISOs with the Microsoft tool. Microsoft.NET
2.x or higher required."
3. He should let us know.

Ed


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