How to Create an ISO Image of Your Windows System

MakeUseOf | 3/15/2019 | Christian Cawley
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Need a quick and easy way to backup and restore Windows without relying on backup tools or the cloud for your personal data?

Several third-party Windows backup and restore tools are available, but they can be complicated and time-consuming to use. So, why not learn how to make an ISO image of your Windows PC instead?

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Why Choose a Windows 10 Image Backup?

We all know that backing up our data is important, especially when upgrading to a new version of Windows. But rather than fiddle around with partitions for specific data, or syncing to the cloud, why not simply back up your entire Windows installation?

Folders - Image - Backup - Apps - Games

You can add personal folders to an image backup, but omit apps and games. Alternatively, you could opt to create an image of your entire system drive. Naturally, you would need a suitable volume of storage for such a backup.

Thanks to the ISO image format, it is possible to back up your entire PC. This essentially creates an exact copy of your entire drive or selected directories. You’ll be able to restore the image backup should disaster strike.

ISO - Files - CDs - DVDs

ISO files can also be used to back up existing CDs and DVDs.

What Are ISO Files & How You Can Create, Use & Burn Them For Free In Windows 7

ISO - Files - CD - DVD - Disc

ISO files can be created from any CD or DVD you have lying around. They’re called "disc images" because they’re an exact image of a disc. An ISO file contains an exact representation of the...

One popular use for disk images is creating a clone of your hard storage (hard disk drive or solid-state drive), which might be on its last legs.

DataNumen - Disk - Image - DDKI - Solution

DataNumen Disk Image (a.k.a. “DDKI”) is one such solution, runs on all versions of Windows and is available as freeware.

After downloading and installing the utility, use the Clone tab to select...
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