How to Extract an ISO File From an XBox 360 Disc

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How to Extract an ISO File From an XBox 360 Disc
Xbox 360 DVD discs contain 8.5 GB each. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from Fotolia.com)

Xbox 360 games are made on DVDs that contain 8.5 GB of game data. Prolonged use can damage 360 discs or scratch them. Copying your Xbox 360 DVDs to an ISO file on your computer allows you to replace the disc if your original DVD becomes scratched. You will need to install a free ISO burning program (see Resources) that reads the Xbox DVD into a single ISO file on your computer.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Xbox 360 game
  • DVD drive
  • ISO reading application

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on the computer and log in. Check that your DVD drive functions properly so no errors occur while the disc is copying to an ISO file. Run the web browser of your choice and download an ISO copying program (e.g., CloneCD, DVD Decrypter or MagicISO, etc). Install the ISO program, and reboot your PC. The ISO application will read the 360 DVD to a backup on the computer.

    How to Extract an ISO File From an XBox 360 Disc
    A green LED on your PC will indicate corect hardware operation. (power button image by Aditia Patria Warman from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Push the "Eject" button on your disc drive and insert your 360 game. Close the disc tray and run the ISO application. Select "Read to ISO" and name your ISO file according to the DVD you are reading to an ISO.

    How to Extract an ISO File From an XBox 360 Disc
    Place a Xbox 360 disc in the disc tray to begin reading your ISO file. (notebook keyboard with open tray image by Ferenc Szelepcsenyi from Fotolia.com)
  3. 3

    Click "OK" and the ISO program will begin reading the Xbox 360 DVD to an ISO on your PC. Allow the ISO read session to reach 100 per cent completion before removing the DVD from the disc tray.

    How to Extract an ISO File From an XBox 360 Disc
    Let the ISO read process reach 100 per cent completion before removing the disc from your computer. (100% satisfaction guaranteed belt image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • Making ISO files of games you do not own is illegal. Do not copy Xbox 360 DVDs you do not own.

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