is it true that now nero can burn iso image from a file to usb media

i am trying to make my self a bootable usb flash drive for win 8.1 because the normal method don't work some one told me nero can now do that i must must admit that i have doubt about that, but anyway i try to have an answer from nero about that, i try to keep an open mind
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  • The problem is that, to my knowledge, Nero doesn't have a utility for creating a Boot disc on a USB flash drive. Since I'm not an expert, you could always check that by sending an e-mail to tech support at techsupport@nero.com.

    I suggest that you look at this-

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/...

    Does that help?
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  • Hello Alain,
    Have you tried the (very unfortunately named) "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" from Microsoft?

    I have not used it to build a Windows 8.1 bootable USB key (for help installing Windows), but it should work. Note that this tool will completely wipe out whatever is on the USB key you specify.

    Don't know how to do this using Nero.

    I hope this helps.
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  • The problem with Win 8 is that to create a recovery disc on a USB device, the USB device can't be Win 8 compatible. It's some quirk of Win 8. I wonder if what I suggested to Alain was any help?
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  • Wither 1,
    The original poster stated that 'I am trying to make my self a bootable usb flash drive for win 8.1' and the title of the post is 'is it true that now nero can burn iso image from a file to usb media?'.

    To me, this means that he is asking how to burn the Windows 8.1 ISO file to a USB flash drive, so that he can use it to boot his computer and install (or re-install) Windows 8.1.

    If this is true, then my method (using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool) does indeed work.

    Steps I followed:
    - I inserted a USB key into my desktop computer. It was recognized as I:\ drive.
    - Started Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.
    - Pointed to Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO as input file.
    - Pointed to the I:\ drive as the USB destination device.

    When completed, I booted my laptop using the USB key. Windows Setup loaded, and I used it to install Windows from the USB key.

    Also note - when creating a Windows 8 recovery disc (which is what you were talking about, different from a Windows 8 installation disc), you *CAN* use a USB device that is Windows 8 compatible.

    Your statement:
    "The problem with Win 8 is that to create a recovery disc on a USB device, the USB device can't be Win 8 compatible...it is some quirk of Win 8"...

    is incorrect and does not make sense. If the USB device is not Win 8 compatible, then it will not be mounted and cannot be used by Windows. In that case, why would a user try to use it to create a recovery disc. Further, how could Windows use it to create a recovery disc if it cannot be read or mounted? I do not know what you mean here.

    I hope this clarifies things for others in a similar situation.
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  • Here is a link on how to create a bootable USB recovery disc in Windows 8:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/204156...

    I have tested and steps are the same in Windows 8.1.
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  • hi, i've read your reply and will try to explain the problem that i have encountered,
    i have acronis true image on my win 8.1 pc, so i did create the recovery cd/dvd everything work perfectly, rhen i got a usb flashdrive and try to make the recovery
    but when i tried it i got the answer non-system disk. so i communicate with acronis support and the agent told me that nero would do it correctlyi was suprise as a nero user i always believe that burning only has to do with cd/dvd since i am not an expert it is why i tried communicate with nero to find about that. Now believe or not i just got a new flashdrive of another brand and that's it, i made a new bootable drive and now it working fine, i presume that my 8.1 pc maybe the bios or something else was having uncompatility with this particular usb flash drive. if i took
    the time to write this it is because i have appreciated that you tried to help me i suppose i how you this explanation, Hope this is satisfying to you
    bye,and thank for any concern
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  • If you created the boot disc in Nero, would you please post the procedure. It would help others.

    In regards to my comment about the recovery disc, it was based on an article by Tom Halfhill in the latest issue of Maximum PC minimim BS. I couldn't find it at the Maximum PC website so I can't post a link. I won't reproduce it because I don't want to go through the process of getting permission to do so. However, as pointed out by Robin, this issue is unrelated to burning an ISO.
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  • I am not sure if this could be of anyhelp to anyone, but i will describe the procedure
    in case this might help anyone.First you have to download the iso image you want
    to burn on a disk, then when you click on the iso image file nero automaticly appear and then you choose your dvd or cd and start the burning procedure then you wait for the burning success message and then dvd or cd door open and your dvd or cd is ready for use, hope i have not forget anything. But this is good as long you are using cd/dvd it doesn't work on usb key to put the iso image on a bootable usb media i have use my acronis tool, anyway hope this might help someone
    bye everyone
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  • It sounds like you used Acronis to burn the ISO to the USB drive. If so, that confirms what I initially said. I already knew you could burn it from Nero to a CD or DVD.
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  • You understood perfectly,i don't think anyone has ever denied that Nero was able to do it on cd/dvd not even me, all along my communication about the the problem lt was with the usb media. I was told that nero could do the same with usb key and as i previously said i tried to get answer from nero specialist or nero community knowledge to find about that even if i had great doubt about that. There isn't more that could be said i believe this may end this case

    thanks anyway, if you ever have the feeling i was denying what you initially said i am sorry this was not intended
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  • Nope. I wasn't thinking you were denying what I initially said. I was just wanting to get confirmation so that I don't put out bad information in case anyone else asked. Of course, I can't speak for what tech support would have said about this.

    I'm glad your question is resolved. That's what it's all about.
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  • i can tell you they said that nero was not doing it if this could be valuable to you

    bye, have a nice night
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  • Actually, it is possible to create Bootable USB Flash Drive from Windows 7 and Windows 8 ISO (I guess even XP and Vista works). The process is this:

    1) create a standard ISO from your DVD or Windows Recovery Disk (this for Windows 7 because 7 does not have this facility) .

    2) Download the trial versions of UltraISO or PowerISO (Sorry, Nero Burning Rom 2014 hasn't got this facility)

    3) Open UltraISO and go to: File >> Open and load your ISO file at this stage

    4) Go to: Bootable >> Write Disk Image

    5) Point to your USB flash drive

    6) Done and now you can test it.

    For PowerISO the method is almost the same:

    1) Load the ISO in the normal way
    2) Go to Tools >> create Bootable USB Drive
    3) Done and now test it.

    I tried this with Windows 7 Recovery Disk and it works and so it should work with almost any bootable ISOs for XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows8.

    I was surprised that Nero2014 Burning Rom hasn't got this feature and this is sad because I bought it hoping that it must have improved a lot since I was using Version8 to create bootable Windows XP Slipstreamed Disks. Alas no and so no more updates for me for a very long time indeed.
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  • In your other thread, you mentioned that you had sent an e-mail to tech support. Please post their response in both threads.
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  • OK I have received a reply from the Tech and it is a complete whitewash as far as I am concerned:


    Dear Valued Customer,

    thank you for your e-mail and your honest feedback.

    We will forward your recommendation to our team. The products you mentioned seems rather related to Image related solutions. Nero Burning ROM is a burning solution which provides the most features for these kind of products on the market. The high number of customers for this product confirmed, that even in this mobile/cloud era there is still a need for such a burning solution. Compared to Nero Burning ROM, the specified product only provides very basic options concerning compilation setup. I would recommend you to check out our manual to get more detailed information on the professional compilation options:

    http://www.nero.com/eng/support-nero2...

    Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later is required to open these PDF files. You can download this program free of charge from the Adobe website (www.adobe.com).

    Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Best Regards

    Gregory Fernandez
    Nero Support

    Nero Development and Services GmbH
    Im Stoeckmaedle 18
    76307 Karlsbad
    Germany
    Fax : +49 (0)7248 928 499
    http://www.nero.com

    NERO – SIMPLY ENJOYTM
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    Geschaeftsfuehrer/Managing Director: Ingo Sesemann
    District Court/Amtsgericht Mannheim HRB 706530

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  • From the above reply, it looks like we have to continue using UltraISO, PowerISO and gBurner to create USB bootable drive from standard ISO files. Nero will need another 2 or 3 years before it realises that CDs and DVDs are obsolete and more and more people are using USB flash drives and external hard disks.

    In fact some machines don't even have a CD or DVD drive so why is Nero insisting that there is still a demand for its product is something a mystery to most people in the industry. Anyway, that is their choice and they can do whatever they want with their products.
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  • That would be my interpretation. Usually Gregory is more explanatory.
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