visual studio 2008: how to install with ISO file

How does one install the software with the ISO file only? (no dvd available)
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you need to burn the iso image on dvd then do installation
newbiealAuthor Commented:
if i don't have a dvd burning option, can this be done differently?
Do a google search for the phrase "Mount DVD as a drive" or "DVD Emulator"
There's tons of applications that allow you to mount an .iso as a drive.
Fools OS into thinking the ISO is another drive.
Then just run the setup file from inside that.

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newbiealAuthor Commented:
ok I downloaded the daemon tool and get this error:

unable to add adapter. device problem 39

any ideas?

I concur with TomPro.  In particular, I use DaemonTools lite.  It's freeware.  You open an .iso file via an open file dialog, then select which drive letter to associate, for example "F:".  Then, you can browse F:\ like any removable media.

Installing large items such as VS via a mounted ISO, in my experience, runs faster than by using the optical drive.

What OS are you running?
I just did a google search for "daemon tools device problem 39".
Others have seen this error as well.  I'm sure by now you've noticed a lot of suggestions have to do with updating drivers.  Perhaps try uninstall and reinstall DT but read any dialogs carefully regarding drivers.
newbiealAuthor Commented:
XP prof
It looks like DT4 might not be the way to go.
Like MTEXX suggested, there's been lots of problems, especially with driver conflicts.
If you can find and download a copy of DT3 (which I use), you should be fine.

Or, since you didn't buy DT, go do the same search again, and find another company who provides same tool.
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