Create your own ISO of the Recovery disk

Discussion in 'Windows' started by bazzalar, Apr 27, 2010.

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    bazzalar

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    This method installs a virtual DVD burner (think the opposite of Daemon Tools) and captures the disk being burnt by Acer eRecovery.

    This works for any eRecovery program.

    1) Download and install the trial of Virtual CD - http://www.virtualcd-online.com/vcd/apps/download/vcddownload.cfm?lg=0
    2) Start Acer eRecovery in Windows
    3) Click to create your recovery disks, but stop at the step it asks you which drive is your DVD burner
    4) Go to Virtual CD, right click on the drive "Virtual Burner" (there should be two drives on the right, one is the Virtual Drive, the other is the Virtual Burner
    5) Click "Create a blank virtual medium", then select DVD-R or DVD+R, it doesn't matter (try not to select the DL ones unless you have DL discs to burn later)
    6) Go back to eRecovery, select the drive of the Virtual CD Virtual Burner, then create the disks
    7) Repeat steps 4 and 5 every time a new disc is needed
    8) At the end of the virtual DVD burning process, go to Virtual CD, right click on the images you created, then click Convert. Select Convert to ISO images, then click the Convert button at the bottom.
    9) Repeat step 8 for all your images
    10) Find the images in your computer - generally, it should be under All Users Documents or Shared Documents. Copy these images to a USB hard drive or whatever you have, then burn them/keep them. Make sure you select the ISO image, not the Virtual CD image.

    Best of luck
     
    bazzalar, Apr 27, 2010
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    rtw.jacob

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    Great post and instructions. One additional question. Is it possible to copy the ISO files to a USB hard drive or memory stick and make that a bootable recovery medium?
     
    rtw.jacob, May 6, 2010
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