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Ryan did send us some useful info about the checksum of ISO´s in Windows:

QUOTE (GolfProRM @ Forum May 30, 2003)

Thought you might want some info about md5sum for Windows . . . .  it's very easy to do . . . . just go here and download the file

You want to copy the file to the proper directory:
Windows 95/98/Me: Download md5sum.exe to c:\windows\command
Windows NT/2000/XP: Download md5sum.exe to your c:\winnt\system32

Then open a command prompt:

Windows 95/98/Me: Start -> Run... -> command
Windows NT/2000: Start -> Run... -> cmd

Then browse to wherever you downloaded the .iso file:
ex: c:\downloads

type the following command:  md5sum [filename].iso

it will then spit out the check which you can compare to the check listed at the download site.

*NOTE* Make sure you do this with the .iso file before you burn it!

Now there is no more excuse not doing a checksum . . . .

Thanks Ryan,


PS: David McClure wrote us that Karen Kenworthy has a GUI based tool for the checksum pthasher ( you do need VB Runtimes v6.0 for this program as for all Karens tools a vailable on her Website )

Another tool recommended by Zox:

There is a great MD5 checker for Windows with nice GUI, very small and easy to use.
No hassle and copying files to system directory, no command prompt, no VB6 runtime, just plain good small exe file.
I tested it thoroughly and I give it 5 stars out of 5


MD5summer is an application for Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 and XP which generates and verifies md5 checksums.
Its output file is compatible with the output of the Linux GNU MD5Sum and it will also read Linux generated files.
It is released under the General Public License, the source can be downloaded from the downloads page

-- May 31 2003 ( Revised Dec 9 2005 ) --

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