I am trying to install TexLive 2014 on my Windows XP. I create virtual drive with the iso.torrent file downloaded from here http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/systems/texlive/Images/ And then nothing works. On my computer there is created virtual disk TexLive 2014 but when I open it I receive message that "no access to the image file".

From different mirrors I tried another downloaded .iso files, not torrent files, I checked md5, everything is matched but still the same issue.

When I do the same procedure with TexLive2012.iso file everything works. What I am I doing wrong?

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    What about installing it over the Internet rather than the ISO? – Werner Jul 25 '14 at 16:48
  • I have very slow internet connection and my computer is too old and slow. ISO is more suitable for me. – Sasha Jul 25 '14 at 16:53
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    Assuming the ISO isn't corrupted, you should be able to extract its contents with 7-Zip. No need to mount anything explicitly. If the contents extract correctly, you can continue with the installation. If they don't, then you most likely have a corrupted download. – Mike Renfro Jul 25 '14 at 18:24
  • @MikeRenfro OMG! What to do with all these extracted files? I am not good at such software installations. How do I know that extracted files are completed. Ok, the size of the extracted files is the same 2.7GB, probably this means that the contents is full. Is there any installation instructions (step by step)? – Sasha Jul 26 '14 at 3:05
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    Well, we thought that install-tl-windows.exe is easy enough a name to find. Should we call it click-me-click-me-to-install-texlive-on-windows? Just kidding ;-) – norbert Jul 27 '14 at 23:49

There is a problem with the autorun.inf file in TeXLive 2014. The instruction OPEN=install-tl.bat should be OPEN=install-windows-tl.bat.

If you extract its content, you only have to double-click install-windows-tl.bat.

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