How to Boot your computer from ISO image file

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EasyBCD is software that help you Boot from an ISO file without burning your ISO file to a media Disc.

Daily i try different type of software on my computer, some of them are ISO files that can be used by creating bootable Disc and then boot from that DISC. Best example for that is Acronis True image system backup and recovery software, that let you create backup of your system. To use Acronis you need to create bootable DISC of Acronis. So every time testing such sort of software i need to create new disc, so wasting one media disk.


So to know is it possible boot computer from ISO image, you will glad to know that you can boot from an ISO image file. To do so you need EasyBCD software.


Note: You can use this method to boot from Windows 7 or 8 ISO image file, but you are not able to Install windows OS using this trick. Because i have tried to install Windows 7 using this trick but got error "Media driver is Missing".

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Step by Step guide to Boot from ISO file 

Step 1 : Download and Install EasyBCD in your computer. You can download free edition for Home use only.After Download run setup file follow onscreen guide and complete installation.


Step 2 :Launch EasyBCD from start menu or Desktop shortcut.After program opens click on Add new entry button.



Step 3: Click on ISO tab In Portable/External media section. In Name filed enter any name for your Boot ISO. Then select bootable ISO file, click Browse button to select ISO file location.Keep Mode option to Run from disk.



Step 4: Now click Add Entry button to add new ISO entry. It will do some process and after that when you boot your computer you can see newly added ISO at bootmenu and you can select boot entry at BIOS screen to boot from ISO.