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ISO creation tool--anything better than imgburn?

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    ISO creation tool--anything better than imgburn?


    I've been using imgburn. Seems ok, but everytime I download it I have to be very careful not to download or install other junk.

    Is there anything better out there? It doesn't have to be free, but I want something simple, with a small footprint, and no malware, foistware etc.

    I could be wrong, but I thought that Windows XP created ISO as an interim step when copying CDs or DVDs...

    If there were something that allowed editing ISOs, I would definitely pay for that.
    Last edited by Cly; 16 Jul 2012 at 12:50.

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    There are several, PowerIso, MagicIso, UltraIso, Gburner .....

    Just google the names and take your pick

    I think most of them offer to install something - just uny=tick it.

    That is because you typically download the free version ( they have to pay for that somehow) , then unlock the pro features with a key.
    Last edited by SIW2; 16 Jul 2012 at 13:12.
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    IMGburn is what I have always used. I don't remember difficulties with extra garbage with IMGBurn.
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    Imgburn doesn't edit iso's does it?
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    Pretty much any "free" download has an assortment of junk that they attempt to get you download with it. It's a bit of a toss to sort through the garbage in order get to the actual download that you were looking for as they tend to disguise the actual download in order to get you to click on other stuff that you don't want. Takes a bit of practice to spot the actual download sometimes.

    ImgBurn is the best free one around though and most everyone uses it for that reason.

    DVD shrink is good for compressing .ISO's and you can also edit to a certain extent and it's also free.

    Just found them both "the actual downloads" in under a minute.
    Last edited by chev65; 16 Jul 2012 at 19:53.
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    How about oscdimg? It's a Microsoft free command line utility. I haven't tried it yet because it requires dowloading the whole friggin Windows Automated Installation Kit.

    Has anyone tried oscdimg?
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    Yes, I use it quite a bit.

    I use mkisofs, too.

    You can't mount or edit or burn with them .

    They are just for creating .iso files - bootable or not.
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    Why not use ISOtoUSB?

    it is fast creates a bootable USB stick, which is faster then a DVD.
    I trew out mine long ago.

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, I use it quite a bit.

    I use mkisofs, too.

    You can't mount or edit or burn with them .

    They are just for creating .iso files - bootable or not.
    All it takes is:

    oscdimg -n -d -m "source" "target"

    Three files (out of 4263) were skipped though. Not sure why. Maybe hidden.
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    There's a direct download link for oscdimg.zip here:

    How to install Windows 7 (fully paid for)__ - Microsoft Answers
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