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How to Rip Multiple DVD (Recovery Data) to Single Bootable USB


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#1 intr3pido

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:34 AM

Hi, I currently have 3 discs of recovery data to reinstall windows. Usually, during installation, the system will prompt the user to insert Disc 1, 2 or 3.

Currently, my DVD RW drive is not working. Therefore, I am looking to transfer the data on the 3 DVDs to a single bootable usb (doing this on another laptop of course).

Does anyone know how to go about doing this? (including software needed etc). Direct transfer without burning to windows first would be even better.

 

Thanks in advance.

 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:40 AM

I am not certain this will work.  I am sure you can make an ISO of each disc with Imgburn but the question is how to load the ISOs as though they were discs?  I know YUMI can make a multi-bootable flash drive but I'm still not sure it will work.  You may have to use some sort of CD/DVD emulator.

 

BTW, what version of Windows are you trying to reinstall?  Windows 7?  Were these discs supplied by the manufacturer?  We might be able to find another way around the problem.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 08:57 AM

Agouti, I googled Daemon Tools Ultra combine 3 ISOs into one ISO?  I got this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Daemon+Tools+Ultra+can+combine+3+ISO+images+into+one%3F&oq=Daemon+Tools+Ultra+can+combine+3+ISO+images+into+one%3F&aqs=chrome..69i57.18654j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

and this:   http://club.myce.com/f34/how-do-i-combine-2-iso-files-123002/

I'm not sure if the above itwo are the best answers.


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#4 intr3pido

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:50 AM

I actually tried to copy the files on the main disc (disc 1) to make a bootable USB and planned to copy files from disc 2 and 3 to individual folders respectively in the usb. The USB was able to boot but when it was loading file, the system failed to detect any recovery media/files. 

 

I guess I would just head out and buy a cheap external dvd drive and use it to load the disc and boot instead. 

 

Thanks for the responses anyway.


Edited by intr3pido, 16 May 2016 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:28 AM

Take a look at the post by Joe in this thread. It's doable but takes some work. The procedure could be different for your set of disks.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/143785-recovery-discs-usb.html


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 May 2016 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 11:51 AM

You haven't told us which Windows you are reinstalling yet, to wit...

BTW, what version of Windows are you trying to reinstall?  Windows 7?  Were these discs supplied by the manufacturer?  We might be able to find another way around the problem.






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