How to Create a ISO Image File from a Windows Installation Disc

Create ISO File from Windows Installation Disc

This tutorial will show you step by step how to create a ISO image file from a Windows installation disc in two different ways using free and paid software.

(ImgBurn and Ashampoo Burning Studio)

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Create ISO file from a Windows DVD using free and paid ($) software:

Windows ISO File

There may come a time that you will need to create a Windows disc image file also called ISO file, to use with a virtual machine, for backup or to install Windows from a USB flash drive.

To create a ISO file from a Windows installation DVD you will need a program, like Ashampoo Burning Studio or ImgBurn.

How to Create a ISO File from a Windows Installation DVD using Ashampoo Burning Studio 18

Ashampoo Burning Studio is my favorite CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning & copying software, because it's easy to use, fast, reliable and comes with a lot of extra features.

It's everything you would expect from CD/DVD burning software + much more.

You can get Ashampoo Burning Studio here.

1. Insert your Windows installation DVD into the DVD drive of your PC.

2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.

3. Go in the left menu to "Disc Image" and choose "Create Image".

4. When your disc is checked and OK, you click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.

5. Go to "Disc Image Path" and click on the "Browse" button.

6. Select the location on your computer where you want to save the ISO file.

7. Enter a name for your ISO file at "File name".

8. Click on "Save".

9. Make sure that "ISO File Format" is selected at "Disc Image Format".

10. Click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will now convert your Windows disc to an ISO image file.

How to Create a ISO File from a Windows Installation DVD using ImgBurn

You can download ImgBurn here.

1. Insert your Windows installation DVD into the DVD drive of your PC.

2. Open ImgBurn.

3. Click on "Create image file from disc".

4. Go to "Destination" and click on the folder icon.

5. Select the location on your computer where you want to save the ISO file.

6. Enter a name for your ISO file at "File name".

7. Click on "Save".

8. Click on the "Read" (Disc → File) button.

create iso file from windows installation disc using imgburn

ImgBurn will now convert your Windows disc to an ISO image file.