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How to Create a Windows ISO from a Disc Using ImgBurn

There may be times when you’ll want to create a Windows disc image file, to use with a virtual machine or for backup. Today we take a look at using ImgBurn to create an ISO from the physical disc.

Create ISO with ImgBurn

While there are several different utilities that will create an ISO, one of our favorites is ImgBurn. It’s free, let’s you create an ISO, and can burn about anything you want it to disc. To create an ISO open ImgBurn and select Create image file from disc from the main menu.

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In the next step select the drive that contains the disc in this example it’s Windows 95, select the destination directory for the ISO, and select Read Speed. When everything looks good click on the Read button to begin the process.

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ImgBurn starts converting the disc to an ISO image and you can view the progress and ImgBurn logs. You can choose what the disc does after the file is finished and can stop the process at any time if you need to as well.

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Here we see the completed Windows 95 ISO that was created and we can begin using it on a virtual machine.

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And it works! The ISO is fully functional and we can begin installing Windows 95 on a virtual machine (does this bring back memories or what).

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Creating an ISO is an easy process with ImgBurn, in fact all of it’s features are really nice, it can burn almost any type of file to disc. If you’re looking for a way to convert your Windows CD/DVD into an ISO image, you might want to look at ImgBurn as it’s free and effective.

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  • Published 02/18/10

Comments (6)

  1. Matthew Guay

    Haha … “the awesome new multimedia capabilities of Windows 95!” That’s really funny!

    But hey, the 95 installer actually looks pretty nice with a 7 Aero border!

  2. anonymous

    So can i create win7 iso from my genuine disc using this method..?

  3. JonMCC33

    @Matthew
    Considering what a step from Windows 3.1 that Windows 95 was…it was serious at the time and a welcome change.

  4. nrew

    hey, where can I download windows 95?

  5. Robin

    I still see some people using Windows 95 SE for their application usage. Thats a stable version released by MS :)

  6. GuilhermeC

    @anonymous
    Yes, you can! ;D

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