Is there a way to change a .exe to .ISO??

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  1. cjenkins505 macrumors member

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    I am downloading windows 7 to my vmware fusion but the file came as an .exe is there a way to change it to an .iso?
     
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    .exe is a Windows executable file. From what you're describing, seems like it might be an .iso image compressed inside a self-extracting .exe file. Try running the .exe file under Windows and see what it extracts into.

    But no, you cannot just rename an .exe to convert it into an .iso
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Before I come to any hasty conclusion, where do you download Windows 7 from?


    Also .exe files are as the suffix alludes executables, meaning they are applications most of the time, or sometimes self-extracting archives.
    .iso files are images of CDs and DVDs. An image is a direct copy.

    So both are most of the time virtually and mutually incompatible.
     
  4. cjenkins505 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the replys I appreciate it. But I got it through my schools technical website (eacademy) This is also my first time trying to put windows on my computer
     
  5. cjenkins505 thread starter macrumors member

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    heres what the file is called Downloader_for_Windows_7_Pro_RTM_x64_en(3).exe

    So how would I run it under windows to extract it?
     
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    Double click the file or press the Enter key while the file is selected.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    It is not actually an extractor, it is a program that will download the iso for you. You must run it under Windows, then you can do whatever you want with the iso. I've used them for both Windows XP and Vista.

    TEG
     
  8. cjenkins505 thread starter macrumors member

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    well when I open the file it just opens with "textedit" and is just a bunch of script. and what is that program called to change it to an ISO? thanks
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    You have to open it in WiNDOWS.

    Mac OS X can't run Windows executables, and an .exe file is just that.

    And you can't change an .iso file into an .exe file.

    Have you not read the thread?
     
  10. cjenkins505 thread starter macrumors member

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    well what am I suppose to do then? I dont have windows so I cant open it?
     
  11. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    Find someone with an old WinXP install disc and install that. On campus there are bound to be people with one you can borrow.
     
  12. cjenkins505 thread starter macrumors member

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    well I can get windows 7 for free on disc but we are on break so I wanted to just download it now. But if I do have a disc are you sure it will be an ISO? (nice icon btw)
     
  13. balamw Moderator

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    Microsoft had some issues with the $29 versions of Windows for Students, that were downloaded as a .BOX and .EXE and so the ISOs for that are readily available.

    Links are here: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/28/direct-download-ISO-dvd-for-windows-7-student-upgrade/

    You could just download the right one of those for the version you ar entitled to and see if it'll work with your key.

    If you don't have a product key, or they provide Ultimate, then you will need to somehow have Windows and run the downloader .EXE they provided.

    B
     
  14. cjenkins505 thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW thank you so much I do have a product key. Thank you it is currently downloading
     
  15. UnixNut macrumors newbie

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    Try winrar (www.rarlab.com/download.htm), it'll give you the ability to right click on the .exe.file and select extract to.
     
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    Seems it's already solved.
     

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