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Old 02-12-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Hello again Liesje. I can kill two birds with one stone here. What do i do when i download an ISO file? Does it need to be converted? I downloaded Ubuntu in an iso file last night. So i tried to burn it to disc...thinking it would work...but i think it just burned as an iso file. so, what exactly do i have to do to make it a bootable disc? Helps appreciated
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #22
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You need to burn an bootable disc, not just a data disc with the iso. I don't know if Windows does this natively, I usually use Deep Burner.
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You will need to excuse me...but this iso files are new to me. I downloaded Deep Burner (Free) version. So, how do i make a "bootable" cd? As i say...when i tried to make one last night...all i eneded up doing was burning the iso file on to a cd...and thats not what i want to be doing i think?
So...how would i go about doing it in Deep Burner?

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OK....i understand 90% of how to create the bootable disc with Deep burner. Problem is...in the tutorial, when it comes to slecting "boot" in the tutorial, it suggests the file you burn is an .ima file...where as the file i want to make a bootable disc of is .iso

Do i need to convert the iso file to ima?
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No it should burn isos, at least the version I have does (I burn isos probably once a week at work). I pop in the disc, load the program, select Burn Iso Image for the project type, click the little [...] button to the right of the Image File field and browse to the iso file, then click Burn ISO.
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OK...im guessing the free version wont allow me to burn iso file. It lets me choose to burn iso file.....it allows me to selet the iso file....but then when i pop a blank cd in....the "select speed" doesnt highlight and it wont allow me to do anything else.
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Hmmm, I've only ever used the free version. There are probably other freewares that burn ISOs though, that's just the one I've always used.
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Oh...just my luck then. This is how it typically goes for me. Which aint good when you suffer from stress,nerve and anxiety disorders lol

I found a tutorial on youtube...so i have followed that. Im in the process of burning the disc now. Fingers crossed it will work
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YAY....i got Ubuntu installed on lewis's laptop....and everything seems to be working fine. Much thanks to those who helped. It was appreciated

Iam however, having trouble getting Google chrome to install now
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:46 AM   #29
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Well....after i updated everything on Ubuntu, google chrome worked fine. So lewis is upstairs trying out life without Windows 7. To be honest...all he mainly does is surf the net, so i dont think hes going to notice much difference. So, all in all, after letting myself get UBER stressed out, all is well again with his laptop, and im one happy man!
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Hm, that's quite peculiar. So it was a software problem/trojan after all.

If your son experiences trouble, you could always get an ISO of Windows 7 from the web. Since it came with your laptop, you have a valid license code, and it is thus legal to download and install it.
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Im not sure what happened GG, mibees it was A virus/ trojan....or mibees his laptop just encountred a monumental crash?

He seems quite taken with ubuntu and determined to give it a fair trial. If he decides at a later date he would like to go back to windows, im sure we could go down that route. But probably 95% of his time on the laptop will be surfing the net, and to be honest, his Google Chrome on Ubuntu is lightning quick, so Im not sure there would be much call to change back. Having done a fair bit of research, i have to say...im thinking about giving ubuntu a go myself. Might try and do a dual boot scenario

I was intrested in what you sed about downloading an ISO of Windows 7. Where might i find myself a legit/safe copy to download?
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Well you could get one from Microsoft, but they would want you to pay to download the ISO. The iso itself can be found all over the net, just google it. There's a couple torrent sites that are safe. Of course it's illegal to download one of those iso's and use it when you don't have a legit copy yourself, but you have a legit Windows 7 laptop, so it's legal for you to make a new boot disc.
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There should be a license sticker on the bottom of the laptop, if you download a copy of Windows it needs to match the version on that sticker or your license key is not going to work.

If Ubuntu is working OK you probably had a major OS problem and not a hardware problem. If it were mine I'd still run some hard drive diags to be sure and if they come back clean, reinstall Windows and dual boot.
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