Bootable Usb To Iso

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Method 2: Create ISO from USB via ImgBurn

Download and install ImgBurn. It’s a free application, but be careful during installation that you don’t install the 3rd party crap with it. Make sure you select “Custom” during each screen and deselect the crapware that tries to sneak in. Plug the bootable stick into your machine.

Method 1: Convert USB to ISO via USB Image Tool

Addidional Tips: How to Burn ISO to USB

Open the ImgBurn application. Now click on the “Create image file from files / folders”. Next to the Sources pane, click on the Browse Folder button. Select the folder or drive you want to convert. In this instance I’m just imaging the D: drive. Next, click on the Browse Folder button next to the Destination part.

Select a location to store the .iso file, and the name for it. In this instance I’m saving it to C:\Temp\New Folder and naming it Image. Click the Advanced tab, and then the Bootable Disc tab. Check the Make Image Bootable checkbox, and click the Browse button next to Boot Image.

Browse to the Boot folder, and open the etfsboot.com file. Set the Developer ID to Microsoft Corporation and the Sectors To Load to 8. Leave 07C0 in the Load Segment part. Now click the big Build button on the bottom-left. Because we didn’t give the image a title, we get this error.

Just click Yes to accept the default, or provide a name you desire. And you’ll receive a confirmation about what will happen next. In my case, I actually had to go back to the advanced tab as well to permit making an image that exceeds the ISO standard size (Mine’s over 10GB).

And then patiently wait…. Enjoy your newly created .iso file. Download and install ImgBurn from this link; (make sure you don’t install any other software packaged with it).

Summary

Insert your USB drive into the computer and start ImgBurn program. Click “Create Image File From Files/Folders”;. Click “Browse” button right next to the Source option on top-left corner and select the USB drive.

Way 1: Use Windows Media Creation Tool

In the “Destination” option right under it, click the “Browse” button and select the destination folder and enter the file name. When done, click the “Advanced” tab on the right and then click the “Bootable Disc” tab under it;. Enable the check-box labeled as “Make Image Bootable” and click the “Browse” option next to the “Boot Image” and select “etfsboot.com” file in the “Boot” folder on the USB drive.

Enter “Microsoft Corporation” in the “Developer ID” box. Make sure that “Load Segment” box is labeled as “07C0” (where 0 is zero, not “O”). Enter 8 in the “Sectors to Load” (if you are building Windows 7 or Windows 10 image).

In case of Windows Vista, enter 4. Next, under the Advanced –> Restrictions –> ISO9660, checkmark the box labeled “Allow Files Exceeding Size Limit” (Single Extent);.

When done, click “Build” button marked as a folder to CD on bottom to continue;. In the next dialog box “Confirm Volume Label”, accept the default values and press “Yes” to continue;.

In the pop-up box with final values, Click “OK” to start building the ISO image file process;. When done building the ISO image, it will show you the dialog box as below;. Updated: 25 Jan 2020.

Credits: AdyGudus from https://forums.hak5.org/index.php?/topic/15567-convert-bootable-usb-to-iso/. As time passed by, the modification of computers still went one and it has come to a point where CD and DVDs are getting obsolete.

Every work is getting done via USB or other modern mediums. So, when it comes to creating a bootable disk, your option is only limited to USB drives and you have to find a way to convert USB to ISO, safely and effectively. You can obviously use built-in Windows programs to convert the ISO file but there are several free programs available, designed specifically for the said purpose.

We have detailed 2 of the best programs in the article below, take a look; .

USB Image Tool is a portable program designed to convert ISO to USB. The programs are equipped with a drop menu which lets you select between a part of the entire image file or just part of the first volume.

This is a very useful program; let's have a look at the user guide; . Step 1: First you have to connect the USB drive and launch the program.

Step 2: Then, from the program interface; select the USB drive and click on "Backup" and select a file and save the folder.

Step 3: If you want to compress the image file, you have to click on "Save as type".

Way 2: Download ISO File and Burn Windows ISO to USB

A drop menu will be opened and you will be asked, where to save the file. The procedure will take a bit longer if you want to compress the file, then obviously it will take longer.

ImgBurn is a well-known program capable of converting USB to ISO bootable.

It is easy to use and available for free of cost. Let's have a look the easy steps to use this program; . Step 1: First, you need to install ImgBurn on your computer.

A portable version is available on the internet, use it. Step 2: Connect a USB drive to your computer and launch the program.

Step 3: In the program interface, you need to click on the "Create image file from files/folders" option.

Step 4: Now, go to "Sources" and browse for the connected USB drive. Step 5: Click on "Destination" and select the ISO file. Step 6:Now, click on the "Advanced" tab and find the "Bootable Disk" option. Step 7: There is an option to "Make Bootable Image", click on it and then inside the "Boot image" box you need to look for a file called "etfsboot.com".

Step 8: After that, go to the filed "Developer ID" and put "Microsoft Corporation". Then, go to the "Load Segment" field and type "o7Co".

Step 9: In the "Sectors To Load" field, type "4" if the size of etfsboot.com file is 2K.

But you need to type "8" if the size of the file is 4K. Step 10: After that, click "Build" to proceed. Step 11: In the following dialog box, click "Confirm Volume Label" in order to accept the default vault settings, then press "Yes".

Step 12: A pop-up box will appear, where you need to click "Yes" to proceed. Step 13: The entire procedure will take a few minutes after the disk is successfully burned, a notification will pop-up on the screen.

This is the way to use ImgBurn to convert an ISO file into USB. The procedure itself is very effective but a bit too complicated and elaborate, if you are looking for a simpler option, then you need to read the procedure discussed below.

Those were 2 of the most incredible and effective ways to convert USB to ISO. The ImgBurn is also a very well-known software designed to convert bootable USB to ISO, effectively.

But there is more sophisticated software available that is capable of executing the said task more efficiently and of course, the procedure is much easier.

We are talking about a 3rd party professional program that is highly effective, designed with an attractive but user-friendly interface.

There are several programs available online with similar portfolio but after going through a few of them, we came to a unified decision and crowned PassFab for ISO to be the best software to convert bootable ISO to USB. The program was actually designed to burn ISO to USB and finally reinstall Windows system.

The ease of use of this application really attracts the users, performs the task effectively, which is detailed below, let's have a look;. Step 1: You need to download and install PassFab for ISO on your computer, in order to begin.

Step 2: After that, you have to launch the program and you have to select Downlaod System ISO or Import Local ISO from the main interface to proceed. Step 3: Now, the procedure requires you to connect a USB drive to the computer and click "Burn". Note: The program will immediately inform you that the connected USB drive will be formatted and all the data will be erased.

Suggestion: Back up Windows & Restore System

Afterward, you need to click "Yes" to continue. Step 4: The burning process will be initiated immediately and progression will be visible on the program interface. Step 5: After the disk is successfully burned you will be notified.

More and more users are using bootable USB these days, as the trend of using DVD and CD has come to an end. New laptops are designed without DVD drives, so as the new CPUs.

But as they are not used to it, they are having issues while turning a USB to ISO file. The actual procedure is very simple; you can even use professional programs like ImgBurn to execute the conversion.

But there are better options available, providing simpler operation and proper execution.

By thw ay, if you want to burn ISO to USB, we picked PassFab for ISO as the best, check it out.

Move 1: Back up OS

Step 1: Run MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition.

Step 2: Go to the Backup interface, you see system related partitions are selected by default. To back up Windows OS, here you can go to the Destination section to specify a path like an external hard drive, USB flash drive, or NAS.

Step 3: Finally, click the Back up Now button to run the system image backup.

Move 2: Create Bootable USB from ISO

After finishing the system image backup, you can go to create a bootable USB drive. Just go to the Tools page, click Media Builder, choose your USB flash disk and create USB boot disk from ISO.

After that, you can boot the PC that needs to install an OS from the bootable USB flash drive and then start system recovery.

Related article: How to Boot from Burned MiniTool Bootable CD/DVD and USB Flash Drive/Hard Disk?

Move 3: System Image Recovery

In MiniTool Recovery Environment, you can run MiniTool ShadowMaker and then restore the system image to a hard drive which can be the system disk that has system issues or the hard drive where you want to deploy a system.

Step 1: Go to the Restore interface, find the system image file and click Restore to continue.

Step 2: Select a backup version.

Step 3: Choose the system related partitions to restore. Here, mbr and Track 0 should be selected, otherwise, Windows won’t boot normally.

Step 4: Decide which disk you want to restore the image to.

Step 5: The backup software is performing a recovery. This will take a few minutes, so wait patiently.

With MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can easily restore the PC to a previous state without reinstalling OS or easily deploy the system to a computer without OS. Compared to the above part - create bootable USB from ISO for OS installation, this way is worth recommending.

Here, you can free download MiniTool ShadowMaker for a trial or share it with your friends on Twitter to let more persons know.

Tip: Additionally, this software can help you to clone your hard drive to another disk and you can directly boot your computer from the cloned disk without reinstalling the system. Read this post - How to Clone a Hard Drive to SSD in Windows 11/10/8/7 to do this job.

Bottom Line

Want to make bootable USB Windows 10/11? Just try the above ways to create bootable USB from ISO and then you can install an operating system. To restore your computer easily to an earlier state (in case of system breakdown) or deploy a system, without installing the system, you can use MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up OS and restore it.

On the other hand, if you have any suggestion for bootable USB flash drive creation, or if you meet some questions when using MiniTool software, please leave a comment or contact [email protected].