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op00iuy

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Hello everyone,
I am using Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, and I want to know if there is any way I copy an entire DVD on to another one ? You know like in Nero where I can copy the entire disc content onto another disc. Just selecting all the files from my source DVD and then burning them to a blank DVD won't work because the disc I am trying to copy is an operating system disc, and if I just select all and burn, the copied disc won't be bootable. So this there anything already there in Windows 8 that I can use to do this ? If there is no software for direct copying then is there something by which I can create an image of the disc ? That way I can burn this image later on. I don't want to download Nero or any other third party software.
 

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jimbo45

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Hi there
I think the only way you can do this is to look at the Forum tutorial on how to create a Bootable W8 installation disk and you'd still need some burning software in any case to create the boot sector but Windows 8 built in burner might do it if you can get the boot sector on to the disc.

I think in any case you'd be MUCH better doing this on to a USB stick since you can do all this without needing any 3rd party software and it's a lot more convenient and faster.

Unless your machine is REALLY old booting from a USB device can be set easily enough from the BIOS. DVD's are really going the way of the dodo -- most newer laptops don't have them any more .

Windows 8 Backup will make a bootable image of your working OS which you can then burn to another device later - but this is of your RUNNING OS.

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If there is no software for direct copying then is there something by which I can create an image of the disc ? That way I can burn this image later on.

Yes, but you said you don't want it. It is 3rd party software.

Plenty of good free versions.

There are some very small efficient programs - not all are remotely as gigantic as Nero.
 

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You need to create a 1:1 copy of the disk, or make a .iso and reburn it, everything else will result in an unbootable disk.
 

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i know you said you don't want to download 3rd party program like nero ,but this little iso creator will do the job .
Free ISO Creator
 

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If there is no software for direct copying then is there something by which I can create an image of the disc ? That way I can burn this image later on.

Yes, but you said you don't want it. It is 3rd party software.

Plenty of good free versions.

There are some very small efficient programs - not all are remotely as gigantic as Nero.
I saw caperjack's recommendation. What do you recommend?
 

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I personally, I always use NERO. Comes free with most new Retail DVD/CD drives.
 

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@Znod,

I use a few.

Poweriso is great - the (free ) unregistered version will do everything except build/edit above 300mb.

PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split ...

( Ultraiso and magiciso are pretty similar as well in the functions you get without the paid license.)

You can create an image from dvd drive, then burn it to dvd or usb.

I have WinIso installed also - not free tho.

WinISO Standard 6 - the World First ISO Editor, Converter, Maker, Extract ISO, Make Bootable ISO

I haven't looked at dandan's for a while. He made a great small free program - does all the burning basics .

Can't recall if it creates an image from a dvd.

If you want to try this, you can just close the window that wants you to install the toolbars .

Totally Free Burner Official Site, Burning Software Free
 

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If there is no software for direct copying then is there something by which I can create an image of the disc ? That way I can burn this image later on.

Yes, but you said you don't want it. It is 3rd party software.

Plenty of good free versions.

There are some very small efficient programs - not all are remotely as gigantic as Nero.
I saw caperjack's recommendation. What do you recommend?

actually i really meant to recommend this one for iso files,it can read/write/build/verify , irarely burn music and video disk anymore so i don't have any software install at present ,but always use to use Nero
The Official ImgBurn Website
 

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op00iuy

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So let me get this straight. There is no way to create an iso image using any program already there in Windows 8 right ? Thanks everyone for the list of software's that I can use. Especially the free ones.
 

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correct ,win8 does not come with a iso creator, it can burn iso files and can mount them in a virtual drive ,but can not create them
 

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Geezanansa

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It is not necessary to have an iso image to make bootable installation media.
Using diskpart and xcopy (built in Windows tools) it could be possible to make a bootable usb/dvd from the files op has.
The gist of how to for USB bootable media will be helpful in working out DVD how to;
Create Bootable USB Thumb Drive (Key) Using Diskpart with Windows 8 Media to Install Windows 8 Release Preview or Other Operating System - ITProGuru Blog by Systems Management Expert Dan Stolts - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
and
Creating bootable USB using Diskpart and using it to install Windows 7 - Winrox - Architecture of Acceleration(TM)

Maybe using CDburnerXP to create an .iso from original disk would have been quicker and easier. There is always other ways though...
 

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Hi there.

Can be done in Linux (mkisofs) -- download any old Linux Live Cd and run mkisofs -- beware though it's a COMMAND line program (Shell) with a lot of parameters so test it first by writing to a "virtual ISO" or a re-writeable device. I'd download Linux Mint live cd as it probably has least "compatibility" problems and seems to run on any hardware thrown at it.

command is mkisofs -o output.iso plus a load of other parameters.

mkisofs - Linux Command - Unix Command

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