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SP3 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Linus, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Linus

    Linus Flightless Bird

    I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash, but my
    free Frog will not unzip the folder.

    I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for this
    file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks, please let
    me know --

    Linusverl
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Linus wrote:
    > I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called an "ISO Disk."
    > Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates in case of a crash, but my
    > free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >
    > I don't know anything about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for this
    > file. If anyone knows of freeware that will work with ISO disks, please let
    > me know --
    >
    > Linusverl


    Here's one that I use, though there are probably a few: IsoBuster
    http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

    --

    Joe =o)
     
  3. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    Linus wrote:
    > I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    > Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash, but my
    > free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >
    > I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for this
    > file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks, please let
    > me know --
    >
    > Linusverl


    It's not something you open or unzip. You burn it to a CD.

    --
    Peter
     
  4. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Linus" <Linusverl@mspamn.com> wrote in message
    news:A44161EA-7359-44F7-8939-A0A9FBDA4526@microsoft.com...
    >I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    > Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash, but
    > my
    > free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >
    > I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    > this
    > file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks, please
    > let
    > me know --
    >
    > Linusverl


    The one that I use to create the CD from an ISO is ImgBurn
    (http://www.imgburn.com/). It's free, and has been very useful for me.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Linus wrote:
    > I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO
    > Disk." Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a
    > crash, but my free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >
    > I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just
    > for this file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO
    > disks, please let me know --


    You could mount the .iso as a drive and access the files on it that way.

    But the purpose of an .iso file is to burn a CD with it, so you are
    advised to do that. You need an appropriate program like IMGBurn:

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    It's possible you already have software that can do this. If you already
    have a CD-burning program, tell us what it is and we could probably help
    you figure out how to perform the function you need. (Note: Burning a CD
    *from* an .iso file is _not_ the same thing as copying the .iso file to
    a CD!)

    More info:

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ht/burnisofile.htm
     
  6. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "Linus" wrote:

    > I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    > Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash, but my
    > free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >
    > I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for this
    > file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks, please let
    > me know --
    >
    > Linusverl


    Use the "Burn image to disk" feature of the free versions of Nero that
    frequently come with CD/DVD burners. Lacking that, download ISO Recorder.
     
  7. Kenny

    Kenny Flightless Bird

    Although an ISO is a CD or DVD image 7-Zip will extract it and it's free.
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    Kenny
    "Linus" <Linusverl@mspamn.com> wrote in message
    news:A44161EA-7359-44F7-8939-A0A9FBDA4526@microsoft.com...
    >I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    > Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash, but
    > my
    > free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >
    > I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    > this
    > file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks, please
    > let
    > me know --
    >
    > Linusverl
     
  8. John Doue

    John Doue Flightless Bird

    On 6/16/2010 12:36 PM, Peter wrote:
    > Linus wrote:
    >> I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    >> Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash,
    >> but my
    >> free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >>
    >> I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    >> this
    >> file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks,
    >> please let
    >> me know --
    >>
    >> Linusverl

    >
    > It's not something you open or unzip. You burn it to a CD.
    >

    Sorry, but a CD is just a compilation of files. You can access them
    individually with any ISO Image program like Magiciso and others.
    Provided you have enough space on your HD, you can expand on ISO image
    to it. Much more convenient than burning a CD each time you come across
    an ISO image.

    --
    John Doue
     
  9. Peter

    Peter Flightless Bird

    John Doue wrote:
    > On 6/16/2010 12:36 PM, Peter wrote:
    >> Linus wrote:
    >>> I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    >>> Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash,
    >>> but my
    >>> free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >>>
    >>> I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    >>> this
    >>> file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks,
    >>> please let
    >>> me know --
    >>>
    >>> Linusverl

    >>
    >> It's not something you open or unzip. You burn it to a CD.
    >>

    > Sorry, but a CD is just a compilation of files.


    Not relevant.

    > You can access them
    > individually with any ISO Image program like Magiciso and others.


    Not relevant.

    > Provided you have enough space on your HD, you can expand on ISO image
    > to it. Much more convenient than burning a CD each time you come across
    > an ISO image.
    >


    Sorry, but an SP3 ISO image is to be burned onto a CD and then
    installed. I don't think the OP was curious as to what's in it. In
    fact, I would wager the OP knows that what's in it are updates for XP.

    --
    Peter
     
  10. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Peter wrote:
    > John Doue wrote:
    >> On 6/16/2010 12:36 PM, Peter wrote:
    >>> Linus wrote:
    >>>> I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO
    >>>> Disk." Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case
    >>>> of a crash, but my
    >>>> free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >>>>
    >>>> I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just
    >>>> for this
    >>>> file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks,
    >>>> please let
    >>>> me know --
    >>>>
    >>>> Linusverl
    >>>
    >>> It's not something you open or unzip. You burn it to a CD.
    >>>

    >> Sorry, but a CD is just a compilation of files.

    >
    > Not relevant.
    >
    >> You can access them
    >> individually with any ISO Image program like Magiciso and others.

    >
    > Not relevant.
    >
    >> Provided you have enough space on your HD, you can expand on ISO
    >> image to it. Much more convenient than burning a CD each time you
    >> come across an ISO image.
    >>

    >
    > Sorry, but an SP3 ISO image is to be burned onto a CD and then
    > installed.


    It is *intended* to be burned onto a CD or DVD. But there *are* other
    ways to use it, too.

    > I don't think the OP was curious as to what's in it. In
    > fact, I would wager the OP knows that what's in it are updates for XP.


    Although one can certainly use a mounting program to "see and access
    what's inside an .iso file," I agree with the spirit of your post that
    in this particular case, the OP is best advised to create a CD from the
    SP3 .iso file; that's what it's for!
     
  11. Jumbo

    Jumbo Flightless Bird

    "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:-OEJcd$VDLHA.5436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Although an ISO is a CD or DVD image 7-Zip will extract it and it's free.
    > http://www.7-zip.org/
    >
    > Kenny
    > "Linus" <Linusverl@mspamn.com> wrote in message
    > news:A44161EA-7359-44F7-8939-A0A9FBDA4526@microsoft.com...
    >>I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    >> Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash, but
    >> my
    >> free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >>
    >> I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    >> this
    >> file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks, please
    >> let
    >> me know --
    >>
    >> Linusverl

    >
    >


    Download CDBurner XP run it select ISO sellect your down load of SP3 image
    select Burn ISO image. Put blank CD in drive select drive and your ISO image
    ad click burn IS.

    It takes about 5 minutes and you have a perfect CD of SP3.

    Just done it and result perfect

    Jumbokray
     
  12. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:12:55 +0200, Peter <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

    >John Doue wrote:
    >> On 6/16/2010 12:36 PM, Peter wrote:
    >>> Linus wrote:
    >>>> I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    >>>> Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash,
    >>>> but my
    >>>> free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >>>>
    >>>> I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    >>>> this
    >>>> file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks,
    >>>> please let
    >>>> me know --
    >>>>
    >>>> Linusverl
    >>>
    >>> It's not something you open or unzip. You burn it to a CD.
    >>>

    >> Sorry, but a CD is just a compilation of files.

    >
    >Not relevant.
    >
    >> You can access them
    >> individually with any ISO Image program like Magiciso and others.

    >
    >Not relevant.
    >
    >> Provided you have enough space on your HD, you can expand on ISO image
    >> to it. Much more convenient than burning a CD each time you come across
    >> an ISO image.
    >>

    >
    >Sorry, but an SP3 ISO image is to be burned onto a CD and then
    >installed. I don't think the OP was curious as to what's in it. In


    I think he wanted to know what was in it or he woudn't have asked
    about WinRAR.

    >fact, I would wager the OP knows that what's in it are updates for XP.
     
  13. mm

    mm Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 02:00:30 -0400, mm <NOPSAMmm2005@bigfoot.com>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:12:55 +0200, Peter <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >>John Doue wrote:
    >>> On 6/16/2010 12:36 PM, Peter wrote:
    >>>> Linus wrote:
    >>>>> I recently downloaded SP 3 in the form of something called a "ISO Disk."
    >>>>> Seemed like a good way to preserve the updates it in case of a crash,
    >>>>> but my
    >>>>> free Frog will not unzip the folder.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I don't know any thing about ISO disks but hate to buy WinRar just for
    >>>>> this
    >>>>> file. If any one knows of free ware that will work with ISO disks,
    >>>>> please let
    >>>>> me know --
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Linusverl
    >>>>
    >>>> It's not something you open or unzip. You burn it to a CD.
    >>>>
    >>> Sorry, but a CD is just a compilation of files.

    >>
    >>Not relevant.
    >>
    >>> You can access them
    >>> individually with any ISO Image program like Magiciso and others.

    >>
    >>Not relevant.
    >>
    >>> Provided you have enough space on your HD, you can expand on ISO image
    >>> to it. Much more convenient than burning a CD each time you come across
    >>> an ISO image.
    >>>

    >>
    >>Sorry, but an SP3 ISO image is to be burned onto a CD and then
    >>installed. I don't think the OP was curious as to what's in it. In

    >
    >I think he wanted to know what was in it or he woudn't have asked
    >about WinRAR.


    Well, maybe he didn't, but the extra info wouldn't hurt him.
    >
    >>fact, I would wager the OP knows that what's in it are updates for XP.
     

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