Downloaded VS.NET 2005 CTP - Now What

Okay, so you just finished downloading the massive 2.67 GB .IMG file from MSDN, and go figure, you don't have a DVD burner available.  Time's crunching away until Apprentice starts, you haven't eaten, and all you want to do is get VS.NET 2005 CTP installed on that freshly installed VPC image.

But wait, theres a problem, that darn .IMG file is for burning DVDs only...VPC can't mount it. Man, that sucks - so with the help of a little Googling, I found Undisker which allowed me to open the .IMG file and extract the contents to my hard drive.  And the crowd goes wild!  Now, I have 5 minutes left until Apprentice, can I get it started installing?


  • Daemon tools works, I had to mount the .img in the host os, and then grab the G: drive from VPC. Worked like a charm.

  • Now if it was only distributed with modern technology (torrent)

  • two solutions for CD images:

    One: Winrar will open iso type images. Winrar is the best archiving tool, and beats Winzip or crap like that

    Two: Nero Image Drive lets you mount CD images.

    Burning downloaded images is a waste of a good disc

  • It is a DVD image, not a CD image. I think there are differences (but not positive). Does everyone's comments have that in mind? Do all of the ISO mounting programs work for mounting DVD's? If so, I'm surprised it doesnt work for VPC.

  • VPC doesn't like it...however I did use Original CD Emulator at work, and it worked without a hitch. The program is a little childish, wacky colors and all, but works great.

  • I used IsoBuster to get at the contents, and it worked great.

  • Just rename the file to .ISO and it will do the magic.

    Nero and I guess most other programs will recognize the image.

    Also, you can read the file with Winrar (even without renaming it).

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