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ISO creation tool--anything better than imgburn?

  1. #11

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Actually, that is MS linking to my download, here: Make bootable iso from student d/l - Windows 7 Forums

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  2. #12

    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64

    mkisofs looks good.

    I use Infrarecorder but it's pretty basic and only not bootable ISO's are made (manually adding files is the option and maybe some boot files can still be copied).

    It has a x64 version also and the installer doesn't install junk. You can even take the zip or the portable version and put in Program Files (manually install).

    link: InfraRecorder
    Keep in mind that it's a burner, makes iso's but it's pretty basic.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Actually, that is MS linking to my download, here: Make bootable iso from student d/l - Windows 7 Forums
    I downloaded the full Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7. It seems to have three versions of oscdimg: F1_oscdimg, F2_oscdimg and F3_oscdimg. Do you know which one you're using?

    For me, so far, this seems the most sensible way of making an ISO image from an unprotected DVD. It's approximately 100K, works on any Windows version that I have, doesn't require installation, and comes from a trusted source (if MS software is compromised we're all toast any way).

    I tried it on a 3GB DVD. Worked quickly. The DVD had a couple of thumb.db files that didn't copy. I'm guessing if I really wanted them there is probably an option for that in oscdimg's extensive command line options.

    Btw: I used Windows 8 to open the ISO. Very nice.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Imgburn doesn't edit iso's does it?
    No. I remember once wanting to edit an ISO. I can't remember why, but it could come in handy. I know Windows 8 can mount ISOs. I assume they can only be mounted Read Only.
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  5. #15

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    I think the one posted up on that tutorial was win7 x86 version - works fine as x86 is cross platform.

    For those interested in open source app. with staggering number of options and useful if you want multiboot iso's with grub4dos and the fab gfx boot menu , try mkisofs. Mkisofs

    Yes, win8 mounts read only.

    I do alot of iso editing.

    Poweriso is great for windows iso's in particular. The free version does all kinds of useful things - mounts, burns brilliantly, makes bootable usb drives, the only limitation on free version is that editing is limited to 300mb iso.
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  6. #16

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    Windows 8 Pro


    Does PowerISO let you mount an ISO as editable, and then treat it like a CD-R? In other words, not so much ISO editing, but a Virtual writable CD.

    Sometimes it's useful to have a program like Windows Media Player export wav files to a virtual CD.

    Btw, is there anything else useful in the Windows Automated Installation Kit?
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