Windows 7 ISO Files



  • I have had the installation ISO images of several language versions (US English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese) of Windows 7 DVD for some time. Sometimes I need to extract files from the DVD ISO but PowerArchiver (2007, 2009 and now 2010) always failed to do so. When I attempted to open the ISO files using PowerArchiver, all I see are 2 or 3 files named “no_emul.000” and “readme.txt” or similar.

    I am forced to use other softwares such as the free 7-zip or another paid software PowerISO to do this. Interestingly, when I convert the Windows 7 ISO files using PowerISO to the ISO format, PowerArchiver will then be able to open the converted files successfully.

    My question is, are the Windows 7 ISO files of a different format than “normal” ISO files? Will PowerArchiver ever have the ability to directly open them, if not now, in future versions? Do you plan to implement such a functionality?

    I find it hard to understand why the free 7-zip have this ability while the paid PowerArchiver does not have it.


  • conexware

    Bond! (always wanted to say that)

    PA 2010 does not support extracting UDF ISOs, that is something we have implemented in PA 2011 which should be out very very soon.

    🙂


  • Alpha Testers

    I’m sure he will be unmistakably ‘shaken’ & not ‘stirred’ at that news Mili…:)


  • conexware

    @James:

    I have had the installation ISO images of several language versions (US English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese) of Windows 7 DVD for some time. Sometimes I need to extract files from the DVD ISO but PowerArchiver (2007, 2009 and now 2010) always failed to do so. When I attempted to open the ISO files using PowerArchiver, all I see are 2 or 3 files named “no_emul.000” and “readme.txt” or similar.

    I am forced to use other softwares such as the free 7-zip or another paid software PowerISO to do this. Interestingly, when I convert the Windows 7 ISO files using PowerISO to the ISO format, PowerArchiver will then be able to open the converted files successfully.

    My question is, are the Windows 7 ISO files of a different format than “normal” ISO files? Will PowerArchiver ever have the ability to directly open them, if not now, in future versions? Do you plan to implement such a functionality?

    I find it hard to understand why the free 7-zip have this ability while the paid PowerArchiver does not have it.

    If you download PA 2011 in few hours from now (when it becomes available), you will get that ISO functionality… plus you will also be able to create ISO UDF files 🙂


  • conexware

    ok, so PA 2011 is out on download pages, and you can download it now!


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