Create Vista Boot CD from DVD

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ComputerLifeline

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Hi,

I have a vista DVD, but got an error message "CD: Memory Overflow" while booting from a laptop. I was wondering if there is a way to create the bootable CDs from this DVD.

Thanks in advance!
 
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I'm sure there is. But it would be very difficult and not worth your time. It's even probable that there are some differences in the way the 2 media are set up so that even if you knew the exact contents of the CD's, you may not be able to make them from the DVD.

Buy another drive if you think that may be the problem.

When and where does this message appear? Have you tried starting from Windows?
 
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Is your optical drive a DVD reader also?

The DVD is nothing but an .iso image so if you knew which files to include in a new image it could be done, but certianly not worth the effort.
 
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The Vista CD set is 5 CD's, so even with an iso image, you wouldn't know where to cut it, and there would be no method of sequentially loading with setup asking for the next CD.
 
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I've seen no mention of Vista being available on CD's. How stupid is that?
 
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Not sure how the CD's will be available when released. I got 3 Vista DVD's from various sources and then, surprizingly at first, a set of CD's from a magazine I subscribe to. I specified that my mag come in CD format, so I assume that is why they sent me Vista on CD's.
 

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jmwills said:
I've seen no mention of Vista being available on CD's. How stupid is that?
It's available on the MSDN site as CD's or DVD.
 
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