Best Free CD to ISO Software?

Anachronous Question

What is the best current (malware free) CD/DVD to ISO extraction software?

I’m looking to make an ISO for Call of Duty 1 (2003), without having to use the discs.

Thanks! ?






Conversation 7 comments

  • dftf

    20 January, 2022 - 5:43 pm

    <p>You could download <strong><em>CDBurnerXP</em></strong> — as long as it’s just a standard disc-layout, it should copy it fine. Click "More download options" on their site, and choose a "without InstallCore" installer file, and the setup won’t ask you to install any extras.</p><p><br></p><p>It requires the .NET Framework 3.5, so if you’re on Windows 11, 10 or 8 you will need to enable this via "Turn Windows Features On or Off". Or bring up an admin Command Prompt and type:</p><p><strong>DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All&nbsp;</strong></p>

    • polloloco51

      20 January, 2022 - 7:41 pm

      <p>Thanks! I will give that a try!</p>

  • dftf

    20 January, 2022 - 5:47 pm

    <p>(Don’t forget too if you’re on Windows 11, 10 or 8 you won’t need any software to <em>mount </em>the .ISO image, as that’s built-into <em>Windows</em> itself. You will if you’re on <em>Windows 7</em> or older, though…)</p>

  • Informed

    20 January, 2022 - 6:45 pm

    <p> – this is for copying, not mounting. Not surprising the website went offline in today’s <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mobile First </span>environment (not to mention DVD-free laptops).</p>

  • jordan_meyer

    Premium Member
    21 January, 2022 - 8:46 am

    <p>I prefer img burn but I think the more recent installers have adware bundled so you have to carefully step through all choices</p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    21 January, 2022 - 12:51 pm

    <p>If you find yourself having to install tools that are out of publication/maintenance, and you don’t like that your installing from a unknown distributor (Malware risk). There is linux. </p><p><br></p><p>You can mount the cd drive and do a DD dump. </p><p><br></p><p>Little more work if you don’t have a VM or Linux machine floating around, but your using Open Source tools with zero risk of malware being injected by the download host. </p>

  • karlinhigh

    Premium Member
    22 January, 2022 - 11:07 am

    <p>My favorite on Windows is the command-line program cd2iso</p><p><br></p><p></p>


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