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Thread: 4GB in 1 CD, Not DVD

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    4.06 Gb Of Data In One Cd., How it is possible

    I am havin a Windows 9in1 CD of windows XP,Pro,OEM,MDC,STD,UDG,HE....n
    so on. When i chk out the properties of the CD(sony rewriteable), it
    shows exactly---734,097,408 bytes, but when i open up the files on the
    CD , select the primary files on the root path, they all combine 2
    show up as----Total size--4.06GB!!! Size on disk is showin 4.12GB!!!
    i used simple WINDOWS EXPLORER 2 check out these bundles. There is a
    "ROOT" folder in the CD which shows 2 be of 4.07GB(on disk) and
    4.01GB!!! As much as i know there is no such software around that
    could compress that much!! But i checked out each of the files,is
    there anything up with virtual imaging???
    How have these microsoft guys done it??
    Please do reply

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    Microsoft did not do it and we can't tell you how it is done because this is NOT an authorized nor is it LEGAL software.

    This thread is closed.

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    It's not a CD - it's a DVD.
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    Hey BPB: Do you really think he was confused between a CDR and a DVD?

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    He must be because it's impossible to fit 4GB of data on a CD.
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    4GB in 1 CD, Not DVD

    It's actually possible, and Legit.

    We have a old CD direct from Microsoft (it was send to us directly from Microsoft Support, to our Support department), containing all the Windows 2000 Server(Standard, Advance, Web, etc.), in multiple languages. (We use it to QA, and TS customer issues)

    it's not a boot leg copy from the street.

    MS used a really clevel way to make the CD, basically because Most of the files are the same on all versions, so what they do is something similar to a Index, and what we hate the most on HDDs

    Cross Link Files, when a data block gets corrupted.

    but ironically using this way, they manages to Link serveral file index to point to the same file to be use for the different installations.

    so depending on the Type of OS you choose and the Language you choose, then it loads a different set of files

    That's why the Physical CD is 700 meg, but if you just use Copy and Paste, on the HDD you end up with 4GB (it's not like zip / cab or anything like that)

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    You are wise...I don't know why I need to say it, but I did and there is no way now to take it back...so there.

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    Yes I have seen that particular disk too and was going to mention it but the thread had been closed. I was only discussing this method of data storage with a colleague the other day. Itís funny how the subject came up here as well.

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