Jump to content
MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. ×

Vista on CD instead of DVD


Recommended Posts

So I have MSDN thru my job and downloaded vista and tried to burn it on 2 diff DVD's on 2 diff download times. On my laptop it boots to the DVD but I get an error on my PC it will not even boot. Is there anyway to get Vista on CD instead?

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have a copy of the corrosponding version of ximage you could break the WIM image into cd parts and then burn to CD, not sure what else would be needed in this scenerio since i don't have access to the new ximage to test with yet, but that is really the only choice, try burning on a different computer and with a DVD from a different spindle

Link to post
Share on other sites

what silverhaze was looking to do was split up the DVD, which can be done since the WIM the vista comes on supports that functionality with Ximage, just not possible since MS didn't release the corrisponding ximage tool with 5270

Link to post
Share on other sites

The fact that Vista is going to be released on DVD should sound ominous cause that probably means there is going to be a lot of bloat and nLite for Vista if it does come out will be quite busy getting rid of bloatware!

Link to post
Share on other sites
The fact that Vista is going to be released on DVD should sound ominous cause that probably means there is going to be a lot of bloat and nLite for Vista if it does come out will be quite busy getting rid of bloatware!

In experienced users call software features "bloat", experienced users call them "features."

You're going to get WinCal, Defender, IE 7, WMP 11, Media Center, etc, etc. Of course it is going to be a bigger install.

Most complete Linux distributions span several CDs and OS X is on DVDs now.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great point raskren. It is just that a standard professional XP cd install is what 600 mb? That is quite a jump from 600 mb to 2 gigs! Surely WindCal, Defender, IE7, WMP11, etc etc are not going to result in that big of an install!!! Unless the server functionality and all that enterprise stuff is going to be included in it as well!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Suryad,

the DVD that you get has Vista, vista standard or lite (can't remeber the name), the tablet edition vista and longhorn server all on one DVD. that all come in at 2 gig for 4 different OS's. if you look at it that way 4 x 600 mb (xp size os) that should be 2.4 gig. so actually they have cut 400 meg out already AND have added many new features.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Makes sense. I hope MS releases a spec list of what versions contain what and so on when the time comes for Vista to get released! I wonder how they are going to market this to the average Joe Schmoe.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...