Paragon Partition Manager 10 - Bootable ISO Setup Free
How to Create a Bootable ISO Image with Paragon Partition Manager 10
Paragon Partition Manager 10 is a powerful and versatile software that allows you to manage your hard disk partitions, resize, format, merge, split, convert, and more. It also supports SSDs, dynamic disks, GPT disks, and various file systems. One of the useful features of Paragon Partition Manager 10 is the ability to create a bootable ISO image that can be used to perform partitioning operations without loading the operating system. This can be helpful in case of system failure, data loss, or disk corruption. In this article, we will show you how to create a bootable ISO image with Paragon Partition Manager 10 for free.
Step 1: Download and install Paragon Partition Manager 10
The first step is to download and install Paragon Partition Manager 10 on your computer. You can get the free community edition from the official website. The community edition is available for personal and home use only. For commercial use, you need to purchase the Hard Disk Manager Advanced Pack. The installation process is straightforward and does not require any special settings.
Paragon Partition Manager 10 - bootable ISO setup free
Step 2: Launch Paragon Partition Manager 10 and select the partition you want to create a bootable ISO image of
The next step is to launch Paragon Partition Manager 10 and select the partition you want to create a bootable ISO image of. You can choose any partition on your hard disk or external drive that has enough free space to store the ISO image. You can also select multiple partitions if you want to include them in the bootable media. To select a partition, simply click on it in the main window of the software.
Step 3: Click on "Create Bootable Media" in the toolbar
After selecting the partition(s), click on the "Create Bootable Media" button in the toolbar. This will open a new window where you can choose the type of media you want to create. You can choose between CD/DVD, USB flash drive, or ISO image. In this case, we will choose ISO image as the media type.
Step 4: Choose "ISO Image" as the media type and select a destination folder
In the next window, choose "ISO Image" as the media type and select a destination folder where you want to save the ISO image file. You can also change the name of the file if you want. The default name is "Paragon-Boot-Media.iso". Click on "Next" to proceed.
Step 5: Click on "Next" and wait for the process to finish
The final step is to click on "Next" and wait for the process to finish. Paragon Partition Manager 10 will create a bootable ISO image of your selected partition(s) and save it in the destination folder you specified. The process may take some time depending on the size of your partition(s) and the speed of your computer. Once the process is completed, you will see a confirmation message that says "Bootable media has been successfully created". Click on "Finish" to close the window.
How to use the bootable ISO image
To use the bootable ISO image, you need to burn it to a CD/DVD or mount it to a virtual drive. You can use any software that supports ISO burning or mounting, such as Nero, PowerISO, Daemon Tools, etc. Alternatively, you can use Paragon's Rescue Kit software that can create a bootable USB flash drive from your ISO image. Once you have your bootable media ready, you need to restart your computer and boot from it. You may need to change the boot order in your BIOS settings to do so. Once you boot from your media, you will see a menu that allows you to choose between different options, such as "Normal Mode", "Safe Mode", "Backup & Recovery", etc. Choose the option tha