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Bootable ISO - Create from an Older ISO

How to Create a Bootable ISO from an Older ISO
Published by Orbital Shark
17 Jul 2009
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How to Create a Bootable ISO from an Older ISO




information   Information
This small how-to covers just the fundamentals....
  • Extract a Boot Sector file
  • Create a new ISO with the extracted Boot Sector file




Here's how:
Note   Note
I use UltraISO for this method, but the basics should be the same for most ISO editing software

Firstly, open/run UltraISO (or similar)
1. Insert a Bootable DVD (e.g. Windows 7) Click Bootable then Extract Boot File from CD/DVD...
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2. Select the drive and destination for the BIF file then click Make
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3. You will be presented with the following message. Click Ok then 'Close'.
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4. Browse for the files you wish to have created into a Bootable ISO.
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5. Click Bootable and Load Boot File..., and browse for the file you just created.
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You can type *.* into the filename bar to view the new file

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Views: 3617
Size:  98.2 KB

6. Click the Burn Icon to burn the new Image to disk, or Save As to save the newly Bootable ISO.
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Hope this answers a lot of people's questions






17 Jul 2009   #1
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

very good post Shark!
people asking a lot about this


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #2
Windows7 user007

Windows 7
 
 

First really thanks

Second i dont have DVD-RW so i will do bootable usb do yu know how ?

These steps ok for usb ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #3
raj11650

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

should be moved to tutorial!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Jul 2009   #4
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7 user007 View Post
First really thanks

Second i dont have DVD-RW so i will do bootable usb do yu know how ?

These steps ok for usb ?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

use that for USB install

auto method didnt work for me, but manual method worked perfect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #5
Pinoy55

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Thanks for this Orbital Shark!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #6
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks a bunch Shark, just the info I needed!
Not just that, but the pictures simplified it even further...good job!
Simple & easy to follow instructions!
Btw, this makes it even more simple for me as I already have & use UltraISO!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

Thanks for moving this Shawn. I wasn't too sure if I should post it as a tutorial based on what people can use the content for
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Nice tutorial Shark.

I assume that is for when you have the windows files and you want to make a bootable .iso.

Ultraiso is saving the bootimage file etfsboot.com , with a .bif extension.

If you don't have a paid version of PowerIso, Ultraiso, etc - pretty much any burning suite you have will make a bootable iso for you.

It will ask for the windows files - you know where they are - so browse to those, and it will also ask for the bootimage file .

It is called etfsboot.com and is inside the windows files in the boot folder here :

Name:  ETFSBOOT2009-03-04_025950.jpg
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Size:  52.1 KB

Very few app. can utilise etfsboot.com - so extract the boot image as per the tutorial, using the free versions of PowerIso, UltraIso, or MagicIso - and use that .bif or .img you extracted when asked.


Just browse to it when asked by your burning app.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I assume that is for when you have the windows files and you want to make a bootable .iso.

Ultraiso is saving the bootimage file etfsboot.com , with a .bif extension.

If you don't have a paid version of PowerIso, Ultraiso, etc - pretty much any burning suite you have will make a bootable iso for you.

It will ask for the windows files - you know where they are - so browse to those, and it will also ask for the bootimage file .

It is called etfsboot.com and is inside the windows files in the boot folder here :

Attachment 18700

Just browse to it when asked by your burning app.
Ah, cool, nice addition
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