Installing Windows from 2 DVDs Help!!

#1
I have downloaded the Windows 8 ISO and its size is 2.52 GB
But all the DVDs here in Egypt at the area where I live is crap, they sell PRINCO DVDs and it has 4.7 GB / 120 Min on it but when I insert it into the drive, it reads 1.31 GB. Very strange!!

In this case, can I split the ISO Image and make the Windows 8 into two 2 separate DVDs?
If so, how will the installation look like when I install the Windows using 2 DVDs?

I can't wait to try it!!

Please help me as possible as you could!
 


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#2
To split into two dvd's you would need to upack the ISO and also need to know what would be needed on each disk - all in all a very difficult task. You would find it much easier to locate some reliable recordable dvd's.
 


#3
Yes, definitely use just 1 DVD. I'm, also, finding the size of the ISO a bit surprising. Is that 32-bit? I'm familiar w/ them being around 3.3, 3.4 GB but that's x64.
 


#4
Woooooow!!!!
Windows 8 is sooo coooool!!!
It looks like an iPad or iPhone!

- It has a Touch Keyboard which you can show up and type any letter by moving the mouse arrow on any letter.
- Microsoft has now made a store like Apple Store and Nokia Ovi Store....
I think they will make the same games as iPhone? :)

- But the first problem I encountered is when I play any video file with Windows Media Player it doesn't play the sound, do you think why?
The type of the video file is MP4
 


#5
Do you have sound elsewhere in other functions or from other sources? Or no sound @ all?
 


#6
Yes, I have sounds in games.
 


#7
But where is the calculator? Paint? Notepad? And this Accessories folder that used to be in Windows 7?
I think it's time now to add a new section for Windows 8 and update the website name to Windows7and8Forums
 


#8
1. We actually have a Forum section 100% devoted to Windows 8, needs separate Registration & Log In. If, your asking where such things are or how to find them in Windows 8, that I can answer. Either nudge the right edge of the Desktop & click on the Search icon OR on the Start screen (anywhere) begin typing whatever you want, Calculator, Notepad, Paint, whatever & lo & behold, anyway, you'll see how it goes.... all you want, seek is in Apps or Settings...
 


#9
Try files that are .wma or mp3 rather than MP4.
 


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