UPDATE: New version 1.3 released which now supports Windows 8 bootable ISO creation.
Many times when we decide to take a backup of our Windows setup CD/DVD on our hard disk, we just copy all the files and folders present in the disk to our hard disk partition. In future if we don't have the disk with us, we try to create a new setup disk by burning the backup files and folders on the new disk. But the new disk doesn't work and you can't boot using it to run the setup.
The reason is when you burn a new setup disk, its not bootable and if you don't know how to make it bootable, you are lost.
Many times readers ask us how to create a bootable Windows setup disk? So today we are going to share a small and portable tool which allows you to create bootable ISO image of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 which can be burned using any disk burning software or using Windows 7 and Windows 8 built-in Disk image burner tool.
"WBICreator" (Windows Bootable Image Creator) is a free and portable utility created by AskVG reader "Shashi Kumar Sinha" which allows you to create bootable ISO image file of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 setup.
You just need to give any desired name to ISO image file, select the folder containing Windows setup files and select the target folder which will store the new ISO file and you are done. Just sit back and the bootable ISO image file will be created automatically within a few minutes which can be burned on a disk using any CD/DVD burning software.
This software is portable so you don't need to install it. Simply download the ZIP file, extract it and run the EXE file.
Its very simple and easy to use and works like a charm.
You can download it using following link:
Thanks again to our reader "Shashi Kumar Sinha" for creating and sharing the tool with us...
You can also take a look at some other similar free tools to create bootable USB drives to install Windows using following link: