How to Make Bootable ISO on Nero
A bootable format is one that allows CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs to open up directly from a PC without the need for a hard drive. For this reason, creating software using a bootable ISO (International Organization of Standardization) system style format is functional. Follow the steps below to get the best of both worlds: bootable, independent files that come up and running quickly along with ISO structure for uniform, yet flexible formatting that spans across Windows, Mac and DOS platforms.
Open the "Nero Burning Rom SE" software program from the Nero Suite menu.
Go to the "ISO" tab From the New Compilation dialog box, and highlight "DVD-ROM (Boot)" format. Then, click the "New" button. (Note: If you are creating a folder for CD-ROM compilations, select "CD" from the pull-down menu within the New Compilation dialog box to bring up the CD-ROM Bootable options.)
Drag and drop your desired files over to the "bootable" area.
Select the appropriate recording device.
Click on the "Burning Compilation" icon on the toolbar.
At the "Save As" prompt, name your file.
Click "OK" at the end of the burning process, and then click "Done." (Note: You will also have the option to save or print the log for reference information.)
Give the folder a name at the "Save As" prompt.
Tips & Warnings
- After you set the burning process once, those settings will become your default settings. Take this time to burn many of the same file types without resetting your options.
- Always test a smaller file to see if it works to your satisfaction. You'll be mad if you wasted an hour trying to save a larger document.