How do I edit a Windows ISO and keep it bootable?

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  1. Teddy

    Teddy Guest

    #1 Teddy, Jan 9, 2016
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    How do I edit a Windows ISO and keep it bootable? I want to edit a few things on there, and add a driver folder, and programs folders. Do I use ImgBurn or UltraISO? Also how do I go about doing it. I am also using it to edit the ei.cfg in my Win 8.1 disc so it will grab my cd key from the BIOS because murphy's updated disc asks for a retail key. Thanks.
     
  2. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Ultraiso is likely the more newbie friendly option.

    Just open the iso (or grab it from a real DVD) replace/add/edit the file you want and save (or burn) it.
     
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  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    UltraISO should work just fine. ImgBurn isn't meant for ISO editing.
     
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  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Can You tell, what is bootable ISO file? Is it eatable also?
     
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  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I think is mostly self explanatory, just try in then ask about specific things if still in doubt.
     
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  6. bergy37

    bergy37 MDL Member

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    I would like to know this as well.

    thx
     
  7. Ultra Male

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  8. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    UltraIso can save the boot sector to a file, you can make non bootable old windows like win 95 and 98 etc... was very practical at the time, and now i can edit win7 thru win10 iso files to insert $OEM$ folders etc ...
     
  9. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    @bergy37 If you dont mess-up the boot sector .... you can edit all you want, and do what you want, simply edit and save ... don't play with boot settings
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    What has to do 7zip in the process? :eek: Open the iso with ultraiso, as I wrote above.
     
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  11. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    Yes, ultraiso is THE solution. And after editing, check that the new image is UDF bootable, so you don't waste a DVD (you can use a rewritable one).