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PowerISO V7.0 Review
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PowerISO is a powerful image file processing tool that supports all popular CD, DVD, and Blu-ray disc image files. It allows you to manipulate all image file formats including ISO and BIN files in many ways. You can open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount ISO files with the built-in internal virtual drive. PowerISO provides an all-in-one solution that will help you and doesn’t cause slowdown of your computer. If you have PowerISO, you will own ISO creator, ISO editor, ISO extractor, ISO converter, ISO burner, virtual drive, CD burner, DVD burner, BD burner, audio burner, audio ripper and video burner. The program has friendly user interface and is very easy to use 


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Supported operating systems: 

Windows XP, to Windows 10, both 32 and 64 bit versions

Release date: Oct 25, 2017

Current version:  v7.0

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Installation:

Installation is very easy and needs no skills. Within a few mouse clicks the program will be installed on your computer. You can set the file associations in the last step

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Limitations of the unregistered version:

The unregistered version will display a dialog prompts you to register, and you cannot create or edit image files greater than 300MB with the unregistered version.

User Interface:

The user interface is very friendly and easy to use. It includes upper menu bar and toolbar with all the tools and features available. You can easily customize your toolbar to suit your needs
The lower part shows the properties bar and status bar
The main program area shows the explorer on the left side with tree arranged directory file view (main window)

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Fie menu options:

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New button menu:

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Features in tools menu:

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Purchase:

You can complete your order and enjoy all the program features, please visit here:
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After registration of the program, you will have many advantages such as; download link for the full version, registration code immediately sent via email, remove the startup dialogue box and the 300MB limitation, get Permanent, Lifetime free software updates and unlimited technical support.

Supported languages:

The program supports many languages which help you to enjoy using your favorite app in your own language. Languages supported include; English, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Kazakh

New Features in v7.0:

Support rar file.
Support CD-Extra image file.
Improve nrg file support.
Support burning and ripping disc from command line.
Support creating Audio CD from m4a files.
Can view or edit sector data in hexadecimal mode.
Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
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Formats supported:

PowerISO supports almost all CD / DVD / BD-ROM image file formats. For example ISO, BIN, NRG, CDI, DAA and so on. DAA ( Direct-Access-Archive) is an advanced image file format which offers many advantages and features preferred by most users. These include small size, high quality, splitting, checksum support and good encryption of the image file that can be easily transferred on the internet

Features of PowerISO:

Create ISO File:

Create ISO file or BIN CUE file from hard disc files, CD / DVD / BD disc,
Create bootable ISO image file: First, add the files to the ISO file image, then select add boot information located under action menu and change the image properties from file menu
This feature will help you to create Windows 7 installation disc from pre-prepared source directory. The source directory should include all files copied from Windows 7 disc.

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Detect various CD / DVD / BD image files automatically.
Support ISO9660, Joliet and UDF file system, unicode file name.
Optimize file layout to save disc space.

Edit ISO File:

Add, delete, rename or modify files to ISO file.
Add boot information to ISO file to make bootable ISO image file.
Change label, modify file's date and time
Add password protection and split image into multiple volumes

Extract ISO File:

Support image file such as ISO, BIN/CUE, DAA, UIF, DMG, MDF/MDS, and so on.
Support multi-session disc image file.

Burn ISO File:

Burn ISO file and other image files to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and many more
Burn files, folders and Video image file to CD, DVD, BD discs, burn Audio CD from MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, WAV, or BIN files.
Support two erasing modes for rewritable discs: Full Erasing and Quick Erasing.

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Mount ISO File:

Mount ISO file and other popular image file as virtual drive, support up to 23 virtual drives.

Make Audio Disc:

Create standard Audio CD, mixed mode CD.
Support Audio CD-TEXT and Playing Audio Tracks within Audio CD image file.
Burn mp3, wma, wav, flac and ape files to CD, burn audio image files to CD (for example bin / cue, mp3 and so on) and edit existing Audio CD image files.

Audio CD ripper:

Rip audio CD to mp3, wma, wav, flac and ape files.
Rip audio CD to bin / cue, mp3 / cue, wma / cue, wav / cue, flac / cue and ape / cue audio image files.

ISO and BIN Converter:

The program makes it very easy for you to convert any popular images files to ISO, BIN/Cue or daa file. For example, you can convert .ISO or .nrg image file to BIN and the reverse. All you have to do is to open convert option under tools menu and browse to the desired image file, select the type of output file you need and the destination directory and start convert. That’s all!

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Open, Extract, Edit disk image file:

Support all popular virtual disc image files, such as VMWare Virtual Disc Images(*.vmdk), VirtualBox Virtual Disc Images(*.vdi), Virtual PC Virtual Disc Images(*.vdi).
Support all floppy disk image files, such as BIF, FLP, DSK, BFI, BWI, BIN, IMG and so on.
Support disc image files with FAT12, FAT, FAT32, NTFS and ext2, ext3 partitions.

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Create Bootable USB drive:

Create bootable USB drive for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. The process is completed using tools menu option with admin privilege. The program support USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, and USB-HDD. In the popup dialogue, simply select the source image file, destination USB and writing method then start. That’s all!

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Supported CD/DVD disc image types:

ISO (Generic CD images), BIN/CUE, BIN (CDRWin), IMA/IMG (Generic disk images), CIF (Easy CD Creator), NRG (Nero - Burning ROM), IMG/CCD (CloneCD), MDF/MDS (Alcohol120%), VCD (Farstone Virtual Drive), and many more

Supported CD/DVD file systems:

Standard ISO-9660, Joliet ISO extension (CDs under Windows 95 and higher), RockRidge ISO extension (CDs under FreeBSD, Linux), El Torito extension (bootable CDs), Univeral Disk Format (UDF), XBOX DVD Format, APPLE HFS,

Easy and friendly interface

Support drag and drop, multiple language, copy and paste, all windows versions, both 32 and 64 bit versions

Now let’s discuss the main features of PowerISO and how it will help you:

Manipulate ISO file and other disc image files:

ISO Creator:

With PowerISO, you can create ISO file with a single click! The program allows you to create ISO from any files and folders in the hard disc. The process is very easy and can be completed using one of three ways according to your preference. Simply, launch the iso creator, using the main program (add button). Alternatively, using the shell context menu or use the drag-and drop.

ISO Burner:

PowerISO has a built-in burning engine which make it easy to burn any image file including ISO images. All you need to have is a computer with burning drive. You will specify the image file, drive and speed then start. That’s all!
The program has a simulation burning test to make sure that data will burn to the disc correctly. You can use it to test your burning settings and drive before actual burning. No data will actually be written to the disc. If simulation succeed, proceed with the actual burning.

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ISO extractor:

This is very easy process with the help of PowerISO. Just open the iso file by double click or from inside the program using open button. Now, you can extract the contents of the file by one of three methods. These include extract button, drag and drop and right click menu. All you have to do is to select the destination folder and you are done!

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ISO Mounter:

PowerISO has a built-in virtual drive which lets you easily mount any CD / DVD image files including iso files and many other. You don’t need other virtual drive software, just install PowerISO. You can use the virtual drive menu to choose the number of virtual drives which you want to set. It supports up to 23 virtual drives.
This feature is very useful for you, you will enjoy a virtual CD drive and mount any image file in a few mouse clicks. Simply, mount it using the main program mount button. Alternatively, you can use the shell context menu of the sys-tray icon or the PowerISO virtual drive manager.

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MP3 Burner:

PowerISO can easily create Audio CD from music files. The process is very easy especially with the support of almost all music files, including MP3, APE, FLAC, WMA, and WAV files. All you have to do is to click audio CD under file menu. In the open dialogue, use add button to select the music files (for example MP3 files), finally burn. The program will show the Mp3 burner dialog where you need to specify the drive and speed then start

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MP3 Ripper:

PowerISO has many features that will let you save, copy and enjoy your audio and music files. In addition to the easy copy of an audio CD to image file, you can rip audio cd into MP3, FLAC, WMA, WMV files. Just click rip CD under tools menu, then select the drive that includes the CD you want to rip, finally select rip button and specify location of output files. Very easy and save your time

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Copy CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc:

PowerISO can copy compact disc to another one using sector-by-sector copy technology. All information in the disc, including boot information, will be copied. PowerISO support copying CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc. Simply use the copy button and work on the copy dialogue.

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Make ISO File from CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc:

PowerISO can copy the entire disc to an image file. Supported output formats include ISO, BIN and DAA formats. Sector by sector copying technology is used.

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Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM):

PowerISO has a built-in GUI DISM Tool which was originally developed by Microsoft and used to service Windows image. It supports Windows image file (.wim) or virtual hard disk file (.vhd or .vhdx).
The tool includes many features such as mount image, unmount image, clean up mount points, capture or append image, apply image, export image, split image, delete image, driver servicing, package servicing, feature servicing, application servicing, windows edition servicing, unattended servicing

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Create Checksum of Image File:

There is a very useful tool under tools menu that helps you to checksum (MD5 or CRC32) of any image file. The process is very easy and fast.

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Compress image file:

This is one of the useful built-in feature. You can convert ISO files to daa file using convert function under tools menu

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View drive/disc information:

With PowerISO, you can easily view detailed information  about your drive and disc. These information will allow you determine the drive type and capability, the disc type and status.

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Clean USB drive:

Used in case any errors are present. Located in tools menu

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Image properties:

From file menu

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Other features:

File testing for any errors

Search for image files

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PowerISO Configuration:

PowerISO settings are present in the configuration option under options menu. The program has a lot of settings arranged under 6 tabs namely general, virtual drive, audio, file system, burn and miscellaneous. Options are set to the default values that are suitable for most users. You can change settings according to your needs

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Conclusion:

PowerISO is a comprehensive all in one solution that helps you to manage all types of image files. It lets you create, edite, extract, convert, burn ISO files and supported image files. In addition, it has built in virtual drive so that you can easily use it with any supported format. No more need for other software. Other features that will help you include CD burner, DVD burner, BD burner, audio burner, audio ripper and video burner. It has friendly user interface, easy to use and available for lifetime at a reasonable price. It doen't cause any slow down of your computer 
 
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Thanks for a well written nice detailed review.
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thanks for detailed review as always Rolleyes Heart Heart Heart
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Thanks for the review!  



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the number of pictures is impressive, i like, the review was very well done. Blush

right now I am using ultraIso, but I will install a trial version for powerISO. Thumb
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