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How do I create an image file from my Tablet PC, applications included, where I can then install on other Tablet PC's. We are basically trying to distribute some new software across 100 Tablet PC's.

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I would purchase a copy of Ghost and install, it is the tool all techs use for images. It will create the image on CD or an image as a file. For the image file you will have to burn the CD and install or you will need to down load the file thru the network to install on many PC's. You will need a license for each image install and for the softwares. Microsoft does check automatically.

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Hi friends, How to convert dmg fil to iso file? I have mac os on dmg format how to create a installation dvd?

1.Double-click the DMG file to mount it.
2.Open Disk Utility, located in the Utilities folder within Applications.
3.Highlight the mounted disk, indented directly beneath the DMG file, in Disk Utility's sidebar.
4.Select "New Image" from the navigation toolbar.
5.Enter a name for the new image, select a place to save it and select "DVD/CD Master" from the Format drop-down menu. Select "OK" to start the process.
6.Open the folder containing the newly converted image file. It will have .cdr for its extension. Double-click the text to bring up the editing field to rename the file. Delete ".cdr" and add ".iso" and press "Enter." A warning will pop up, asking if you would like to keep the extension .cdr or use .iso. Select "Use .iso" and your DMG file is now an ISO file.
Thanks for using Fixya.Have a good day.

Mar 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet


Make osx dvd image in mac

Making a DVD Image...............

Step 1. Insert the retail Mac OS X Install DVD into your drive.

Step 2. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).

Step 3. In Disk Utility, you will notice a white pane on the left hand side. In the pane, select the Mac OS X Install DVD by clicking on it once.

Step 4. Click New Image on the Disk Utility toolbar.

Step 5. A dialog box will appear. Give the new image a name. I used 'Mac OS X Install DVD'. Select the destination where you wish to save it. LeaveImage Format at Compressed (default) and Encryption at None (default).

Step 6. Click Save to begin creating the image.

Step 7. Once your image has been created DO NOT mount it. Leave the image alone and proceed to the next section.

Burning the Image...................

Step 1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).

Step 2. Click Burn on the Disk Utility toolbar (upper left).

Step 3. Navigate to where you saved the DVD image created in the previous section. Click on the image file, then click the Burn button. Do not drag and drop the image file into Disk Utility during this step.

Step5. Insert a DVD when prompted and proceed to Burn it. (use good quality media)

Using these exact steps I was successfully able to create a personal backup copy of Mac OS X Tiger. I hope this tutorial helps. Enjoy the newfound features in Tiger!

on Feb 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet


Mount CD DVD images - Ubuntu

1) Are there any programs for Ubuntu
(type: DAEMON Tools, Alcohol or Virtual Disk in Windows)
that will allow me to easily handle my: ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF,NRG , Image files?

2) I want easy to install such a program and immediately using it?

3) Gmount-iso and Furius ISO Mount provide everything we need.
We'll add it to Ubuntu in the following way:



1) System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager
When you open it, you do Reload, Search and install:

2) Run Gmount-iso
Applications-> System Tools> Gmount-iso

(1.B) Furius ISO Mount:


1) System> Administration> Synaptic Package Manager
When you open it, you do Reload, Search and install:

2) Run Furius ISO Mount
Applications-> System Tools> Furius ISO Mount

(1.C)You can start using your image files in a simple manner.

on Jan 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to install RAND MCNALLY NEW MILLENNIUM DELUXE to hard drive so no need for CD?

Using free software to image & run image on Virtual Drive.
By creating an image file of your CD to a location on your PC/Laptop, using IMGBurn from

Installing & Using a virtual drive eg MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM from

Tutorials :1. Using MagicDisc to mount CD/DVD image
2. Using MagicDisc to unmount CD/DVD image

Hope it helps.

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How to install pc games without using cd rom?

you should download and install daemon-tools from

and it will create a virtual CD/DVD drive which act as a perfect CD/DVD drive.

Then using nero or any CD/DVD image recording device, you can save image of CD/DVD as image files (".iso", ".nrg" etc). Now you can open those image files using deamon tools from the notofication area (your right side of taskbar where time is dispalyed). For more information, visit

or view

Sep 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I need to back up files on a scandisk so I don't loose them when my computer crashes

1. You can get whole image of your current disks including installed application, hardware drivers and even the OSs itself. When your computer crashes, you can restore the image onto your computer. You can investigate some softwares that does disk imaging via this link:

2. The other way without imaging, you can copy manually the important files to an external disk or such kind of backup unit.


Aug 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I was trying to help getting the drivers online but for that camera it seems to be tricky.

I would suggest the following:

in another computer attempt to create an image file of your driver cd as you mentioned you still have it (I strongly suggest you don't lose it), then with a usb thumb drive move that image into the vista computer (the one that does not have the disc tray working). now for you to create a image iso file on the other computer (virtual image of your cd) you need nero or magiciso or another program to create iso files from a cd, now to read that image on your cd-trayless computer you can use a program called magic disc.

there are other programs you can use to make iso image files that are free

free alternatives to nero

magic disc
- this is free and it will create a virtual cd drive on your computer without cd tray, you just need to mount the iso file you created with the other programs and it will work like a cd drive so you can installation cd without ever inserting the actual cd.

good luck!

Dec 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Windows 7 Professional - missing files

If you chose a custom installation it doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings. It's sometimes called a "clean" installation for that reason, so your prognosis isn't good.

However If you have an old image that you created then you can use either Ghost or another image application to image browse this and restore to an USB external drive and then copy across to you new USer folder.

If you have upgraded this way without using the Windows Easy Transfer tool then I am sure these will have gone forever.

Sorry for the bad news, however hindsight is a great thing.

Oct 31, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Windows vista

How To Make Vista Bootable DVD with WIM Downloaded Files If you have purchased Windows Vista online and taken the delivery of the latest operating system via web download from Windows Marketplace, you would ends up with a few downloads with .wim and .exe file extensions. Rather than paying additional shipping and handling charges, you can burn or create a bootable ISO DVD image from downloaded Vista files with the following trick, where the .iso image can subsequently write to a DVD. The DVD created will be the typical 32-bit Windows Vista DVD that available in retail channel, and can be used to clean install.

How to make a bootable Windows Vista ISO DVD media

1. Put all 3 downloaded files (namely install.wim, boot.wim and an executable X13-49120.exe) in the same folder (for this tutorial, let’s assume the files are put on C:\ else you need to modify the path accordingly).
2. Run the X13-49120.exe executable. Windows Vista Setup Preparation will create a new folder “Vista” inside the folder and will populate the folder with all necessary Vista setup files which takes up about 2.52 GB disk space.
3. Exit from the Install Windows screen.
4. Download CDimage 2.52
5. Extract CDimage from to the C:\ root directory.
6. Open a command prompt shell, and run the following command:

cdimage.exe -lVISTA_EN_DVD -m -u2 -bC:\Vista\boot\ C:\Vista\ C:\Vistax86.iso

Bootable Windows Vista x86 DVD ISO image in UDF format will be created as vistax86.iso in C:\ or any folder you specified above.
7. Burn the newly create ISO with a CD/DVD burning software such as Nero or Alcohol 120%. Try to burn at low speed (i.e. 4X) and turn on verification to ensure that the DVD creation is fine.

Create a Windows Vista ISO image and DVD with Oscdimg

Another possible way to create a bootable Vista ISO and DVD is by using Oscdimg CD-ROM and DVD-ROM Premastering Utility, available via WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) via Business Desktop Deployment 2007 or Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)

1. Complete step 1 - 3 as above.
2. In the command prompt window, run the following command:

oscdimg -bC:\Vista\boot\ -h -u2 -m -lVISTA_EN_DVD C:\Vista\ C:\VistaDVD.iso

A VistaDVD.iso UDF DVD image will be created and can be used to boot the computer from DVD to install Vista.
3. Burn the ISO image file by using last step above.

Mar 24, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Creating RIS images
As we have seen, CD-based RIS images can be created throug= h the RISetup utility. Additionally, there is RIPrep.exe, a utility that allows an administrator to clone a standard corporate desktop for deployment to other systems. In this section, we will examine the RIPrep utility, and also learn about creating RIS boot disks for compatible network adapters.
Unlike RISetup, which only allows an administrator to depl= oy a CD-based setup of Windows 2000 Professional (even a network-based installat= ion is just a copy of the files from the CD shared on a network drive), RIPrep = can be used to deploy the operating system plus customized settings and even locally installed desktop applications. This process is not the true disk cloning that products like Norton Ghost provide, as it can only be used with Windows 2000 Professional. Additionally, RIPrep does not support multiple h= ard drives or multiple partitions on the computer that the image is being creat= ed on.
Other limitations of RIPrep include the requirement that a CD-based image that is the same version and language as the RIPrep image also exist on the RIS server, and that the target system must have the same hardware abstraction layer (HAL) as the system us= ed to create the image. By having the same HAL, that means that an image created on a single processor system cannot be installed onto a dual processor system. Since Windows 2000 does not support Alpha processors like NT 4.0, you won't have to worry about mixing up Intel (I386) and Alpha images.
While there are limitations to RIPrep, there are advantage= s to it over using RISetup to create images. Most notably, RIPrep allows an administrator to create a standard desktop image and then use RIS to deploy= it to new computers as they come in from an OEM. Additionally, reinstallation = of the operating system is much faster from an RIPrep image since the image is being applied as a copy operation to the target hard drive and not running though an actually Windows 2000 installation as would happen with a CD or <= span class=3DGramE>network-based RISetup image.
Creating images with RIPrep
Creating an image with RIPrep is a two-step process. First= , you install and configure a computer with Windows 2000 Professional and the specific applications and settings you want to include in the image. Second, you run RIPrep.exe from the RIS server. There is an important distinction to keep clear. The RIPrep.exe utility is located on the RIS server, but is = executed from the RIS client that the image is being created on. From the client, cl= ick Start->Run and type:
If you attempt to run RIPrep.exe from a non-Windows 2000 Professional system, you receive an error message stating that the utility = will only run on Windows 2000 Professional. When you do, however, run RIPrep fro= m a valid system, the Remote Installation Preparation Wizard starts as shown in figure 13.13.
Figure 13.13 The Remote Installation Preparation Wizar= d is started by executing RIPrep.exe from a Windows 2000 Professional client com= puter
Even though you ran RIPrep.exe from one RIS server, you do= not have to necessarily copy the image you are creating to that particular serv= er. Figure 13.14 shows the next step in creating an image with RIPrep, where you choose which RIS server to copy the image to.
Figure 13.14 If you have multiple RIS servers on your network, you can choose which server should receive the image
The next step in creating the RIS image is to supply the n= ame of the installation directory on the RIS server previously chosen. Typically, = you would type the name of an existing directory only if you were replacing an existing image. If this new image will not be replacing an existing image, = type in a new directory name as shown in figure 13.15 and click next.
Figure 13.15 Supply a directory name on the RIS server= for the Remote Installation Preparation Wizard to copy the image
In our example, the image is being created for a corporate= web developer environment. For that reason, we gave the directory a descriptive name such as webdev in order to identify the image it contains on the RIS server.
In figure 13.16 we see the next step in creating an image,= which is assigning a friendly name to the image and creating the help text. The friendly name is what displays in the list of available images during the Client Installation Wizard. The help text provides an additional descriptio= n to help the user identify the correct image to use when acting as a RIS client= . In our example RIS image for a web development system, we list the applications that will be installed on the system along with the Windows 2000 Profession= al operating system as part of the imaging process.
Figure 13.16 By assigning a friendly name and help tex= t, users can identify the correct image to use during the Client Installation Wizard
If you have any programs or services running that could interfere with the imaging process, Windows 2000 will warn you. Figure 13.17 lists a number of programs and services that were running on the RIS image source workstation at the time this example image was being created. Once y= ou have closed the programs and stopped the necessary services, click next.
Figure 13.17 The Remote Installation Preparation Wizard prompts you to close any programs and services that might interfere with the imaging process.
Before beginning the actual image creation, the wizard all= ows you to review your choices. Notice in figure 13.18 that the folder name is incorrect. Initially we had created a generic folder that we had intended to use for RIS images, only to later decide to create separate subfolders for = each image. By reviewing the settings we had configured, we were able to back up through the wizard and change the folder name from RISimages to w= ebdev before starting the actual image creation.
Figure 13.18 Before starting the actual image creation= , take a moment to review your settings and ensure they are correct.
The last step, as shown in figure 13.19, is an information dialog from the Remote Installation Preparation Wizard that describes the process that is about to occur. Once you understand what is about to happen= on your system, click next to continue. You can watch the RIPrep wizard image process taking place, which will be similar to that shown in figure 13.20.<= /p> Figure 13.19 The RIPrep wizard informs you of how the = image process will take place on your system before beginning
Figure 13.20 The RIPrep wizard displays the current st= atus of the image process, showing the completed, current, and pending tasks
images created by the RIPrep wizard are stored in the same subfolder as images created during RISetup. If you took the default settings when we examined the RISetup wizard earlier in this chapter, and are using = an English language version of Windows 2000 Server, your RIS directory structu= re will be as follows:
* = \RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Image= s\\i386\ -- This is the default image created during the RISetup wizard earlier. The= re are subdirectories underneath i386 for this CD-based installation image, fo= r system32, templates, and uniproc.
* = \RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Image= s\webdev\i386\ -- This is the image directory we just created for our webdev image. There = is a directory called Mirror1 that appears under i386 that does not appea= r in the subdirectories of a RISetup created image.
RIPrep Files
In addition to the directory structure created, it is impo= rtant to know what files are important to the RIPrep image. These files are as follows:
* = RIPrep.log -- This ASCII text file documents the Remote Installation Preparation Wizard image process, listing any errors and relevant information that might be of troubleshooting use to an administrator.
* = Bootcode.dat -- This file is located in the \Mirror1 subdirectory of the image's i386 folder, and contains the boot sector information for the client system.
* = Imirror.dat -- This file also is located in the \Mirror1 directory, and contains installation information about the image source computer, such as the installation directory and the HAL type.
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