How to make iso...

After downloading a program, I need now to make an iso file to use later for installation of the application I have downloaded.

Question: How can I do this?

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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Since the very beginning --->ISO Recorder<--- has been a free tool (for personal use). It is recommended by MSDN download site along with Easy CD and Nero and is used by a number of companies around the world.

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Image Burn is pretty popular around here, also.

Are you trying to make a bootable install disc?  That take a little more effort.
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:

Thank you for the comments. I have a few downloads in my "Downloads" folder. I am in the process of recovering my computer after saving these download files for a later use (later installation).

In my download folder lets say I have "SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition (x86 and x64) - DVD (English)" folder. In it, I have bunch of other folders and files including setup.exe, and an xyz.ISO file.

Q1: In the process of burning ISO, do I point it to this xyz.ISO file in my folder?
Q2: Could I ignore xyz.ISO file and just backup the other folders and files to install the application later using setup.exe. This way I don't have to deal with ISO at all (at least in this case)?

Thanks again,

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If I got it correctly, either way would work.

If the .ISO is the main thing you downloaded to make the other files and folders from, then just "burn" (not copy) that to a disc. It will "unzip" the .ISO to it's component parts on the disc. These are "usually" bootable, or at least autorun, to be used for installing whatever is on them.

If you have the same thing already done as Folders/Files, just copy them to a disc, then click the drive the disc is in, and run the SETUP file. No need to mess with the .ISO, in this case.

It works out just about the same, either way.
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
Thank you much.   : )
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