Walker News

How To Create ISO Image In Windows Vista

With any UNIX or Linux distributions, there is a standard dd program to create an ISO image of CD-ROM.

However, you’ve to rely on third party ISO image writers if you’re using any Microsoft Windows editions, including the Windows Vista Ultimate!
As with most software, there are not short of Windows-based freeware for this topic!

Here is my list of some favourite ISO image creators (available as freeware editions at the time of writing):

LC ISO Creator – Lucersoft

LC ISO Creator is an incredible small footprint freeware written in C++ programming source code – 14KB in zip format or 52KB as a standalone Windows program.

LC ISO Creator is tiny, standalone ISO image creator freeware and compatible with Windows Vista.

As seen in the snapshot (taken by Snipping Tool), LC ISO Creator is compatible with Windows Vista Ultimate (my favourite edition of Vista) and appears with a really simple, straight-forward user interface!

The official Lucersoft download page indicates that LC ISO Creator is compatible with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.

Be it a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, LC ISO Creator is ready to dump the CD/DVD content into ISO image format for your backup or distribution purpose! (Though, I haven’t personally tested the DVD-ROM ISO image writer function).

ISO Recorder – Alex Feinman

ISO Recorder is another ISO Image writer freeware for Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.

ISO Recorder V3 RC1 (Windows Vista edition, both 32-bit and 64-bit) is able to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.

How to use Alex Feinman ISO Recorder V3 RC1?

ISO Recorder program shortcut is appears in the right-click Windows Content menu.

Well, I’m a bit nervous after installing this image writer, as I couldn’t find the program shortcut in Start menu and Windows Desktop.

To create or write an ISO image of a Windows folder or CD/DVD-ROM, use the Windows right-click Context menu.

As seen in snapshot (above), click the “Create ISO Image File” command in the Context menu to bring up Alex Feinman ISO Recorder V3 RC1 (below).

ISO Recorder is able to burn CD and DVD images, copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.

ImgBurn v2.3.2.0 – Lighting UK

ImgBurn v2.3.2.0 is the latest release that published on April 2007.

The tagline says “ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!”

Beside those disc burning function, ImgBurn is capable to create an ISO image of discs, files or folders on Windows computer and network drive!

Click here for detail screen-shot of each ImgBurn program functionalities.

Folder2Iso – TrustFM

FolderIso image writer is GUI version of mkisofs – a popular Linux program used to create an hybrid ISO9660 / JOLIET / HFS file system.

Beside appears with GUI frontend, FolderIso is also a tiny, standalone ISO image writer freeware to dump any Windows folder (including subfolders) into an ISO image.

Of course, FolderIso is capable to create ISO image of CD/DVD-ROM as well!

FolderIso is another standalone, tiny ISO image writer freeware and compatible with Windows Vista.

Custom Search

  1. Mandrake 30-11-07@16:47

    You should look at CDBurnerXP. Its a complete tool. I use it for my usage.

    http://cdburnerxp.se/

  2. Using MagicDisc Emulator To Read CD Image – Walker News 20-06-08@00:47

    […] is truly a freeware version of CD/DVD emulator and supports most of the CD image formats, which includes NGR (Nero – Burning ROM), BIN (CDRWin), IMA/IMG (Generic disk images), CIF (Easy CD […]

  3. Somebody 02-02-09@14:46

    All the programs you mention are pos!!!

  4. s1ck23 08-02-10@19:10

    nice overview! I’m using ISO Recorder, nice and slim tool.

2014  •  Privacy Policy