Iso file. Do i keep it after game is installed?

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    Hey guys. so the title says it all. i dled a game, extracted the iso and installed the game. now my question is, do i have to keep the iso or can i delete it? does it depend if i have a no-cd crack or not?
     
  2. Salamantis

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    If the game requires a CD I'd suggest you just burn the ISO to the CD to avoid wasting disk space. If not, and if you're sure you don't want to keep a backup of the game since it installed successfully, then you can delete it. But if ever something goes wrong you'll have to redownload the ISO. I usually keep all my pirated stuff on a separate 60GB hard drive, or burn them to a disc.
     
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    kk thx
     
  4. Devante

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    Burn it to disk (using IMGBURN) and then delete the .ISO.
     
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    To nudge myself in here a little, will burning to disc work even if it's an ISO image above 4.37GB? For instance, using Alcohol to make an image.
     
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    Well, if it's a dual layer DVD, yeah, I don't see why not.
    But clearly it wouldn't work if you were burning on an ordinary DVD-R though, as that's as much as you can fit on a disc.
     
  7. Doomsday Forte

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    Hmm, damn. I have plenty of ISOs that go over 4.37GB, and I don't have any DL discs, and I certainly wouldn't want to burn them and leave so much space unused.

    *puts ISOs into 100MB split archives* It's the only way. D:
     
  8. Linkiboy

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    WEll on some brands of DVD you can "overburn" with certain software up to like 4.5gb but its not recommended as it can damage your CD or disk.