Burning ISO file to DVD RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently download Windows 7 RC as an ISO file.  Download went great, had no problems.  Now the problems comes in when I burn the ISO file to DVD.  I keep getting UDF file system error.  I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 is there a fix for this or what should I do.

    Thanks for any help
    Friday, May 29, 2009 7:04 PM


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  • Friday, May 29, 2009 7:13 PM
  • when I do that, I try to install from the DVD and keep getting the UDF file system error.  Is there anyway around that or what needs to be done.

    Thanks for any help
    Friday, May 29, 2009 7:31 PM
  • When I was running the beta I tried to burn an ISO. Could not get it done. Went back to XP and used Nero to burn the ISO. No problems. I have found that many of the programs that work on other OS's will not work on 7 just yet. I'm still trying to find a good photo printing program that works on 7. Yesterday I need some high quality prints for a photo shoot. Had to go back to XP to get it done. I think we will get there, But it may take a year or two.
    Friday, May 29, 2009 7:50 PM
  • I'm using windows vista, trying to upgrade to windows 7 rc, but can't get the ISO file to read from my DVD Drive

    Friday, May 29, 2009 8:02 PM
  • You can't burn an ISO as a UDF anyways, they're 2 completely different formats.  ISO is a Disc Image file.

    You'll need to install some burning software like Nero Burning ROM.  Nero has some trial downloads available:


    Both Nero 8 and/or 7 should work fine with Vista.  I've heard about a number of problems with Nero 9, so I'd steer clear of that one if I were you.

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    Friday, May 29, 2009 8:12 PM
  • What software are you using to burn the ISO file? I use the free version of an application called DeepBurner http://download.cnet.com/DeepBurner-Free/3000-2646_4-10250994.html Try installing it on Vista and then launch DeepBurner. Once the DeepBurner interface appears click on the 'Burn ISO Image' and click Next. In the next screen locate your ISO image and then click the 'Burn ISO Image' option. You might also try reducing the spped of the burn. It is usually set to max but I have found I get better burn results with speeds around 2x or 4x
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    Friday, May 29, 2009 9:04 PM
  • I have tried using nero 6, medianow, and Active@ ISO Burner and all of them burn the file with no problem, but when I check the properties is it showing as a UDF 1.02
    Friday, May 29, 2009 9:12 PM
  • The interesting point is: When you burned the DVD, what result did you get? An *.iso on DVD? Bad. A drive image = a visible folder structure with root that contains a setup.exe, subfolders, etc.? Good. Don't know anything about UDF 1.02.
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    Friday, May 29, 2009 10:56 PM
  • One way I have always had success with burning a bootable ISO image is to download a free virtual drive program,  then mount the ISO image on the virtual drive, now take your burning program of choice and simply copy from virtual to physical drive.  Now you've copied an ISO as if it were in a DVD player.  Almost always bootable.  Hope any of this information helps.
    Friday, May 29, 2009 11:13 PM
  • If you can mount the iso file, such as I do using Virtual PC, you can copy the files onto a USB hard drive or flash drive/memory key then run the setup from the USB drive. Note: you don't boot from the USB device.
    You can't do this though if you want to install the 64 bit version and you are running the 32 bit version.
    Friday, May 29, 2009 11:16 PM
  • Hi cookrac62:

    If you want a very simple way to burn your Win7 ISO image, I have posted a url for a website that explains the procedure to burn one using ImgBurn (free download), complete with step by step illustrations and I've used it successfully many times now. (And I'm usually described as "not the brightest bulb in the pack) :)

    Edit: Perhaps I misunderstood your problem. If you are having problems doing an upgrade from within Vista to Win7 R.C. it may be because you are currently running 32-bit Vista and upgrading to 64-bit Win7 R.C. This will NOT work. You would have to do a "clean install" by booting directly from the ISO DVD you made.
    • Edited by newnerd Saturday, May 30, 2009 12:31 AM more info
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 12:23 AM
  • i have download the 32bit version of win 7 RC.  I have downloaded it about 4 times and everytime that I burn the iso image to a DVD using various programs, I check the file system and it show it as UDF 1.02.  When I explore the disk and try to run it from the setup.exe file, it tells the windows installer has stopped working.  I beginning to wonder if the version of windows 7 RC that is out there is a corrupt file or not.  Not sure what I'm going do about running the RC version, probably just have to wait till it comes out in the store and buy it.

    thanks for any help on this matter
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 12:47 AM
  • cookrac -

    Have you tried booting the computer using the DVD?
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:22 AM
  • Midnight Rambler -

    That's not going to work too well. Windows 7 has issues whenever you use virtual drive software like Alcohol 120% and the like. But extracting the setup might be a workable solution.
    Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:10 PM