No .iso file in Vista x86 Restore Disc torrent


I posted this on the comments section of Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download The NeoSmart Files already but figured this was a better place for it:

Just downloaded the torrent for the x86 and after downloading through utorrent it did not contain a .iso file.

There is a RAR file which after extracted yielded:
file - bootmgr
folder - boot
....file - bcd (contained in boot folder)
....file - boot.sdi (contained in boot folder)
....file - bootfix.bin (contained in boot folder)
folder - sources
....file - boot.wim (contained in sources folder)
bootmgr, boot, and bcd appear to have no file extension, which is just a bit confusing. Anyway there definitely appears to be no .iso file (and yes I understand how torrents work - I saw someone else post a similar problem and get a response about downloading torrents).

I'm just trying to help get my brother's laptop working so any help would be appreciated.
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Super Moderator
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You did download the .torrent link from this site, right?

Open utorrent go to file and select add torrent to browse for the .torrent file.

Mak 2.0

Staff member
The file downloads as a ISO not a Rar file. I have it seeding and i have no RAR file for this torrent. It is a straight up ISO. Unless you are going for the 64 Bit version. That one i dont know of cause i didnt create that Torrent file.


Mostly Harmless
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WinRAR steals the file association for .iso files by default. So you get what is actually an ISO file that looks like a RAR file, and it can be hard to tell the difference if you've disabled the viewing of file extensions.