need help burning a ISO file

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  1. proverbs macrumors 6502

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    i dont know where my windows xp cd is for my pc so i downloaded it off of a website. however i do still have the paper with serial key so i can install it.

    the file that i downloaded was a .daa file but i dont know how i am supposed to burn the thing. i have Toast Titanium and burned with the data option and the .iso option but both did not work. can anyone help me out? TIA.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Perhaps this will help. http://www.poweriso.com/ Of course you'll need Windows to convert the DAA to an ISO.

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  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Are you using a mac to burn it?
    a daa file may only be readable / burnable by a pc:
    Daa extension info

    You could try to burn it with Disk Utility.
    Open disk utilty, drag the daa file to the left window pane, and try to burn it from there.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    As per your link the DAA file is probably compressed so you'll need powerISO to extract before anything can burn it. Otherwise Toast would have been OK.

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  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I've wondered the same thing - how you convert a .DAA into an iso. After its burned to an iso will Parallels/Bootcamp run it?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    You convert DAA to ISO using PowerISO. Parallels should be able to handle the ISO image, but for Boot Camp you'll actually need to burn it to a CD.

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  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Just off track - with parallels is it easy to install Windows into it? I know with Bootcamp it gives you an option but is it the same with parallels?
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    It's really easy. I just installed Win2K into it last night. Felt faster/easier than doing an install on bare metal, but all in all, very similar to installing Windows anywhere. I would recommend making an ISO image of your OS install medium though and installing from that instead of the physical disc. I only did that for a couple of apps after the OS install...

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  9. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I have to say - I've never installed Windows but am willing to give it a go if someone points me in the right direction :D
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Have you installed OS X or any other OS? It's not much different.

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  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    As I said - I've never installed an OS in my life :)
     
  12. liminalrick macrumors newbie

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    burn .daa the easy way

    .daa are .iso files incognito

    just change the extension to .iso and you're home free. i've just done this and successfully burned with toast
     
  13. andyhargreaves macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure this is true. I've just used this app to convert a daa to an iso, and the iso is 100Mb bigger.

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  14. xerix32 macrumors newbie

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    How To Burn, open, convert a DAA or UIF file converting it into ISO

    DAA (Direct-Access-Archive) is the proprietary format of the software PowerISO.

    UIF files (Magic ISO - Universal Image Format File) are images of physical media (usually CD / DVD) in a Magic ISO proprietary format, a useful commercial software for Windows (in the trial version you can save files with a maximum size of 300 Megabyte). UIFs are essentially ISO files (with some modification) compressed with LZMA algorithm.

    HERE there is a step-by-step guide and a video-tutorial for this argument.

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