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Creating an ISO image

May 2016

Creating an ISO Image is an important step in copying data from one CD/DVD to another, or writing fresh data to one of these storage mediums. ISO Image archives the data to be written to the CD/DVD, which can then be burned it using Writer software. ISO Image provides an easy way to store the data at an intermediate stage before the software writes the data on the discs. Downloading Writer gives the user various options for creating an ISO Image. Users can choose various writing speed and methods. It also allows users to create multiple copies of the same data using a single ISO Image.

This article explains what an ISO image is, how to create one, and how to burn one onto a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. It also lists the software and the URLs which can be used for creating an ISO image. The exercise of creating an ISO file is demonstrated with screenshots to make it simpler to understand.

An International Organization for Standardization or ISO image is an archive file composed of the data contents of every written sector of an optical disc, including the optical disc file system. ISO image files typically have a file extension of .iso.

What is an ISO image?

An ISO image is created by software and is the replica of an existing file system. This image can include the whole content of a DVD-ROM or a CD-ROM. The program that will be used to open, create, edit and extract the DVD image file will allow users to convert the extracted contents into an ISO image that will burn the exact contents onto a DVD.

How to create an ISO image

To create an ISO image, you should first download the right software to create this type of file. Here is some useful software that can handle this task for you.

Magic ISO
Type: Free
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ISO Recorder
Type: Free
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Nero Burning ROM
Type: Free
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How to burn an ISO file to a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM

Step 1: Open Nero Burning ROM program

Step 2: Choose the listed "Burn Image" option from the menu "Recorder"

Step 3: Select your ISO file and start the writing process from there

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