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How to Convert USB to ISO

Are looking for ways to convert the USB to ISO? You can count yourself lucky because we are going to help you with that.

The main concern here is why would anyone need a bootable USB and ISO file?

Frequent PC users can often find themselves in a situation wherein they have to reinstall Windows on the computer. That’s where a bootable USB is extremely useful. If you have a bootable USB drive, you can easily use it to reboot your PC after your operating system has crashed.

Things will be much easier and simpler for you when you have an ISO image of the Windows operating system. Here are some other instances when a bootable USB can come in handy.

· You can use it for an emergency regarding PC.

· As a recovery system to fix your PC

· Store the image of the operating system

· Upgrade the old OS to the latest or Windows 10

· Use POS (portal operating system) on a foreign computer

We understand that you are looking easy ways to do the job and the simplest way is to use an automated tool. Now, to make it simple for you, we will tell you both methods. You can choose the one that is suitable for you.

Method 1: Converting the Bootable USB Using Automated Tools

Here, we will talk about Windows 10 assuming that most people are using it right now. If you are using another version of windows, you might use a similar method, but feel free to post your queries in the comments.

Moving forward, we are here to find out the way to convert USB to ISO. Well, before you begin, you must assure that you have a bootable USB and relevant software for both bootable USB and ISO.

Check if you have it installed in your system or not? If not, then search out for it on the internet and download one. The most common software for it is known as ImgBurn. You can easily find it as it is free. The tool has many benefits and you can simply convert the bootable USB to the ISO without any problem.

Step 1: Install the ImgBurn

Step 2: Click on “create an image file from files/folders”

select proper option

Step 3: Locate the browse button and select the drive of bootable USB that you have inserted for it.

Step 4: Next, click on the destination button to select the path for saving the file as you need it.

Step 5: Locate the advanced tab and click on it.

go to advanced option

Step 6: Click on the bootable disc tab.

Step 7: Now check the options and enable the Make Image bootable.

Step 8: Click on the browse button to boot the image. Then, select the ETFSBOOT file from the folder named BOOT in the flash drive.

Step 9: Type 8 in the field of “Sectors to load” and in “Developer ID” write Microsoft Corporation.

Step 10: Now, click on the build button.

build button

The dialogue box will appear for the confirmation of the volume label.

volume label

You will accept the UFD values and press yes to continue further.

notification

Next, you just need to click Ok. Wait until the ISO file is ready.

operation completed

Method 2: Converting bootable USB manually

This process is lengthy, but if you like doing it, you can follow the simple steps using the command prompt.

· Insert the USB drive in the port of the computer

· Search for cmd and select run it as administrator from the context menu

· The first command you need to type is “diskpart” to start the storage device manager

· Then enter the command “list disk” and it will show you all the storage devices.

· You may find your USB as labeled “disk 1”. To select it, enter the command “sel disk 1”.

· Now, you can activate the partition by entering the command “active”

· Enter the command “format fs=FAT32 label=“WINDOWSUSB” quick override” to format the USB.

· Wait until the USB is completely formatted as it might take some time on it.

· Finally, enter the command “assign” right after completing the process.

· Enter exit and then again exit to close cmd.

This process seems to be more complicated for some people. However, you can still use it if you think you can perform it well. This is not as tough because all you need is to follow the given instructions properly.

Still, if the manual process is confusing you, you can use the free tools. You can find many tools to convert USB into ISO for your own personal use.

Some of the reliable software tools are:

· ImgBurn

· Rufus

· UNetBootin

· WinUSB

These are the most reliable software tools for it and professionals and individuals at home use them all over theworld. They are user-friendly and a click on a single button can help you with it. The next part is to test your bootable USB before you consider it ready for emergencies.

Conclusion

So, hopefully, you are going to use the above methods to convert our USB to ISO. Now, this is one way to be prepared for the unforeseen circumstances and stay ahead of time. Naturally, the process might sound difficult when you read about it. However, when you have everything available in front of you on a computer screen, you will not have any troubles understanding the process. It goes in a sequence and you just have to perform a few clicks here and there.

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