If you do a search on the net on how to backup a disk and save it as an ISO file you will find MagicISO and similar software scattered throughout the search. The issue with MagicISO and such programs is that they all cost money for something that is fairly trivial.
CDBurnerXP is an amazing product. Don’t let the name discourage you. It works on pretty much any Windows computer all the way up to Windows 7. If you are sick of how bloated Easy CD Creator or Nero has becom you will love CDBurnerXP. CDBurnerXP reminds me of what NERO was like but even more optimized. Anyways this post is about creating ISO files from a disk so here’s the how to:
- Download CDBurnerXP
- Install CDBurnerXP
- Put in the Disk you want to make the image of in the machine.
- Open CDBurnerXP
- Select “Copy Data disk”
- Change the default selection of the “TO” drive to “Hard drive”. This means that instead of cloning the drive from one drive to the next it will make an ISO file for you that you can then burn later at any time.