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Hi,
I've just downloaded the windows 10 ISO to upgrade my Win 7 PC. When i tried to burn the ISO it said it was too large to fit on the DVD as it was over 5Gb.
Are there any files that can be removed to make it fit on a normal DVD? If so which files and how would I remove them?
thamks,
Gerald
 
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Don't try it. Buy a 8 or 16GB USB drive for $10 and use that. Faster and more reliable as well.
 
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I've been using DVD+R/DL [Dual-Layer] discs for several years that hold just a bit under 8GB. The burner has to support that, will usually have a marking on the face of the tray.
 
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USBs, as Tim suggests, are the way of the future. Most Laptops, for example, these days do not even have a dvd drive, so it would be neccesary to use an external.
 
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5GB is totally not enough for Windows 10. The ISO file may only 4 or 5 GB, but it will spread when you install windows. normally, you need to prepare a USB more than 32 GB. or you can also take AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to do it. it just needs 13 GB. and you can burn Windows 10,8,7 to USB or DVD, if you need, you can install server version to copy Windows Server to USB or CD/DVD.

Firstly, you just download Windows ISO file on your computer, and install AOMEI Partition Assistant.

then, click the Windows To Go Creator and choose to Create Windows To Go with system disc/ISO

And follow its instruction to complete, and click "Appy" in the interface to start burning windows iso to dvd
 
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Rufus is the program to make bootable USBs from s Windows download.


@Bighorn. Assuming that you can even find a D/L DVD drive anymore! That means you can only use the disk to install windows on another machine that has one.
 
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USBs cost. I find the easiest way, at least for starters, is to put the ISO on another partition or Disk, and mount it - run it from there.
 
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Rufus is the program to make bootable USBs from s Windows download.


@Bighorn. Assuming that you can even find a D/L DVD drive anymore! That means you can only use the disk to install windows on another machine that has one.
True, but then I have clients to deal with and having more than 1 way to do that helps. And I do have 3 of the External USB CD/DVD drives and a couple of the External USB 3.5" floppy drives.
 
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only my desktops and one of my laptop have a DVD burner build in, however for installation I use only USB drives (16GB) which have enough space to add the CU's and other updates for a complete offline install.
For DVD's I use Verbatim P/N98319 which are inkjet printable DVD+R DL (Dual layer). I buy those in 50packs and they last a long time.

 
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Hi,
I've just downloaded the windows 10 ISO to upgrade my Win 7 PC. When i tried to burn the ISO it said it was too large to fit on the DVD as it was over 5Gb.
Are there any files that can be remwindows 10 ISO to make it fit on a normal DVD? If so which files and how would I remove them?
thamks,
Gerald
You need a minimum of an 8GB DVD or 8GB USB drive as 5GB is not enough. You either buy a double layered DVD (which is ancient and its very hard to buy) or and the best way to do this is to buy an 8GB USB thumb drive (costs $10) and back the bootable windows 10 ISO (but first you have to use e.g. power iso or alike iso program to decode the bootable windows 10 ISO files) and then copy it to the 8Gb USB thumb drive, simple, as that is what everyone is doing these days and not using DVD drives.
 
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only my desktops and one of my laptop have a DVD burner build in, however for installation I use only USB drives (16GB) which have enough space to add the CU's and other updates for a complete offline install.
For DVD's I use Verbatim P/N98319 which are inkjet printable DVD+R DL (Dual layer). I buy those in 50packs and they last a long time.

I have about half a 50-disc cakebox left from a couple years ago and they are white Verbatim Printable, now if I just had an Epson or other printer with the tray to do it. However, a Sharpie works just fine.
 
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Hi,
I've just downloaded the windows 10 ISO to upgrade my Win 7 PC. When i tried to burn the ISO it said it was too large to fit on the DVD as it was over 5Gb.
Are there any files that can be removed to make it fit on a normal DVD? If so which files and how would I remove them?
thamks,
Gerald
You need a minimum of an 8GB DVD or 8GB USB drive as 5GB is not enough. You either buy a double layered DVD (which is ancient and its very hard to buy) or and the best way to do this is to buy an 8GB USB thumb drive (costs $10) and back the bootable ‘windows 10 ISO’ (but first you have to use e.g. power iso or alike iso program to decode the bootable ‘windows 10 ISO’ files) and then copy it to the 8Gb USB thumb drive, simple, as that is what everyone is doing these days and not using DVD drives.

Btw, you don't need 'Rufus' to make the ‘windows 10 .iso’ to be bootable, it already has the boot file on it. Just decode the .iso file and copy it to an 8GB USB drive, then do the following:
  • Reboot and press either F2, F12 (or whatever is your computers ‘enter BIOS configuration’ method, on an old desktop ‘Del’ is usually the way to get into the BIOS.
  • Go to the ‘boot’ section of the BIOS and to ‘boot priority’
  • In ‘boot priority’ choose ‘USB CD ROM’ as your first booting order device
  • Then, have your USB plugged in and reboot your computer,
  • This should start the windows install files and the installation procedure to install Windows 10
 
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However, a Sharpie works just fine.
Works for me as well. Burned four BD-R printable earlier tonight and used a sharpie. Made a minor mistake and bought printable on accident.

My burner is capable of Lightscribe. Unfortunately for me, they stopped making Lightscribe media. Although I have mostly used sharpie even when Lightscribe was available.
 
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Works for me as well. Burned four BD-R printable earlier tonight and used a sharpie. Made a minor mistake and bought printable on accident.

My burner is capable of Lightscribe. Unfortunately for me, they stopped making Lightscribe media. Although I have mostly used sharpie even when Lightscribe was available.
I'm not saying that DVD's are not operatable and cant be used but, the USB method is far cheaper and more convenient plus and if I still had DVD of 'Lightscribe and/or Printable' or even a rewritable, I would save them for media only, as they are getting far harder to purchase and doing window installations DVD with them, is a waste of a DVD when you can use a USB. I've had 'Lightscribe' and Printable CD & DVD' and rewritables ages ago, they are dinosaurs now lol btw I still have some lightscribe cd's and dvd's but haven't got a burner for them and I use a sharpie to label them.
 
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