Visual Studio 2010 Save installation CD files on a hard drive


My Visual Studio 2010 CD is getting a little old and I wanted to back it up on a hard drive. I copied all the folders on the CD into a folder on a hard drive. Is this OK as a backup and can it be used to install the product?

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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I would save it as an ISO.  This way you can burn it to a CD/DVD/Flash drive when needed.  At the same time, you can natively mount an ISO in Windows 7 (and later).

Note, you will need to use a third-party tool (PowerISO, UltraISO) in order to generate your ISO or CD Image.


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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
I would say yes it is OK.  You should be able to install directly from those folders if you needed to re-install at a later date.
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for the advice
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