A couple of good free and paid software such as Nero, BurnAware and UltraISO are available to create bootable Windows CD/DVDs. Though creating a bootable flash drive and then installing Windows from USB is a better way, not every Windows user is comfortable with it.
If you are looking for a free tool to create and burn a bootable XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 bootable DVD, then RT Windows ISO Maker is the ideal software for the job. RT Windows ISO Maker is a free software from the makers of popular RT 7 Lite, a free software that lets you slipstream service packs, create unattended installation, include new themes, gadgets, wallpapers, logon screens into the setup ISO file.
RT Windows ISO Maker lets you create bootable Windows ISO from setup files and then lets you burn the image to create bootable DVD. This free tool also allows you burn Windows ISO files onto DVDs. The user interface of the software is very simple and with a few mouse clicks you will have a bootable DVD.
# Create bootable XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 ISOs
# Burn ISO files
# Burn normal files
# Verify CD/DVD
# Create non-bootable ISO images
# Supports CD-R, DVD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW
It also lets you create non-bootable ISO images, if required. Overall, a handy tool for those users who would like to use a bootable DVD for Windows installation. RT Windows ISO Maker is a freeware and compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.
We suggest you use a USB flash drive to install Windows, as using a flash drive as installation media reduces the time required for the installation. You can follow our how to install Windows 8 from USB, create bootable USB, and free software to create bootable Windows 8 USB flash drive guides.
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