How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 8 or 10 DVD

This tutorial will show you step by step how to create an ISO image file from a Windows 8 or 10 DVD in 3 different ways using free software.

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How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 8 or 10 DVD using:

Creating an ISO image file from a Windows installation disc is a good idea if you want to install Windows in virtualization software, like VirtualBox, or if you want to install Windows on a USB flash drive.

How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 8 or 10 DVD using ImgBurn

ImgBurn website

Warning! This software may offer unnecessary software during its installation. So, pay attention during the installation and uncheck or decline any offers.

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

2. Open ImgBurn.

3. Click on Create image file from disc.

ImgBurn Create image file from disc option

4. In the Source section, you make sure that the DVD burner drive of your computer is selected.

5. In the Destination section, you can see and change the location on your PC where ImgBurn will save the ISO image file.

ImgBurn Source and Destination settings

To change the location, you click on the folder icon located next to the location, select a location, and then click on the Save button.

6. When you're ready, you click on the “disc → file” (read) button at the bottom of ImgBurn.

ImgBurn Read button

ImgBurn will now create an ISO image file from your Microsoft Windows 8 or 10 DVD.

How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 8 or 10 DVD using WinCDEmu

WinCDEmu website

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

2. Open Windows Explorer (File Explorer).

3. Go to This PC or Computer.

4. Right-click on the DVD drive and then click on Create ISO image.

WinCDEmu Create ISO image

A “Create ISO Image” window will appear.

5. Select a location on your PC where you want to save the ISO image file.

6. At File name, you enter a name for the ISO file.

7. Click on the Save button.

WinCDEmu Create ISO image window

WinCDEmu will now create an ISO image file from your Microsoft Windows 8 or 10 DVD.

How to create an ISO image file from a Windows 8 or 10 DVD using BurnAware Free

BurnAware website

Warning! This software may offer unnecessary software during its installation. So, pay attention during the installation and uncheck or decline any offers.

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

2. Open BurnAware Free.

3. Click on Copy to ISO.

BurnAware Copy to ISO

A “Copy to Image” window will appear.

4. Make sure that the DVD drive containing the Windows DVD is selected from the drop-down menu located at the top left of the “Copy to Image” window.

BurnAware optical disc drive selection menu

5. At Disc image path, you click on the Browse button.

BurnAware disc image path browse button

A “Save as” window will appear.

6. Select a location on your PC where you want to save the ISO image file.

7. At File name, you enter a name for the ISO file.

8. Click on the Save button.

BurnAware Save as window

9. Click on Copy located in the top left corner.

BurnAware Copy button

BurnAware will now create an ISO image file from your Microsoft Windows 8 or 10 DVD.