How to Make a Software CD Bootable Using Winimage

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WinImage is a program for the Windows 7 operating system that allows users to extract content from a CD or DVD and create a disk image, or iso, of that content. An iso file is bootable disk image file. That means you can create a file that will boot when loaded onto a computer. Creating bootable disk images is helpful for troubleshooting computers and sharing your software.

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  • CD-R

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  1. 1

    Open WinImage on your PC. It will be located in the "My Programs" folder.

  2. 2

    Place the software CD into your PC's CD drive.

  3. 3

    Select "Disk" and choose "Create CD-ROM ISO." Choose the software CD and give the new boot image a name. Click "OK."

  4. 4

    Remove the software CD from your PC and insert a blank CD-R. Double-click on the disk image and select to which drive you want to burn the CD. Select "Burn."

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