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What do you do with a drunkin .MSI file (instead of a sober .iso)? RRS feed

  • Question

  • What do I do with an .msi file?  The WHS restore file download is an .msi file not an .iso . So now what!

    The download info says that a "readme file will magically open to provide instructions for burning a  ... CD.
    This file is also located  next to the ISO file."  No such luck.

    Ignorant Mike the K.


    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 5:51 AM

Answers

  • Hi,
    the ISO file is unpacked, if you run the MSI file.
    You will find it in the installation target folder. I assume this is used as a method to ensure, that the ISO has been downloaded completely and undamaged.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:33 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,
    the ISO file is unpacked, if you run the MSI file.
    You will find it in the installation target folder. I assume this is used as a method to ensure, that the ISO has been downloaded completely and undamaged.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Olaf.  I tried to run the file on my XP computer but just got errors. A configuration error I assume.
     I ran the MSI on my Vista laptop and it created the ISO file, so I'm good.

     Gesundheit.

    Mike K
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 8:09 PM
  • Hi,
    often such things are caused by blocked execution for downloaded files. Right click the file, select Properties and click the Unblock button, if it is there.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:40 PM
    Moderator