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# Vista w/o DVD Burner?

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So, I'm downloading the Vista beta 2 ISO, but I don't have a DVD burner. Is there a way to boot straight from an ISO file as if it were a CD/DVD drive? I mean, I know there's things like Alcohol 120, but do they let you actually boot from the virtual drives, or are they just for convenience? Help appreciated. [smile]

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No, the virtual drives most programs make are visible only inside windows/linux once it is running.

You can however boot off the disk if you have a virutal computer that can see the disk.
Thus, if you get a copy of VMWare or a similar program, you can run that from inside your regular OS, and then
boot the virtual ISO drive inside VMWare and test your OS there.

If however you want to install over your current OS, then you might be out of luck without a burner.