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This tutorial will guide you through the steps to remaster the UBCD ISO to enable you to burn it to an optical disc. I will start off with a just downloaded state and proceed from there. This guide does not contain help on modifying any of the extracted content; if you are looking for a specific guide that is not available here, please check the UBCD forums for more help and information. It is highly recommended that after completing this tutorial that you test the remastered ISO with a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox (free), VMware, Qemu (free), etc.) or by burning it to a rewritable source such as cdrw/dvdrw to confirm it does work properly before burning it to a more permanent media as problems may arise and could save you an optical disc.


Before we jump into the guide you will need the proper tools to help you out.

You will need:

  • 1. The UBCD ISO, ofcourse. Download it here if you haven't already. For this tutorial I will be using version 5.0 beta 12, seeing as it has more fixes and is up-to-date.
  • 2. 7-zip (free) available here or any other extraction software (Winzip, Winrar, etc.) to extract the contents of the ISO. I will be using 7-zip in this tutorial because it is free. Installed or portable version.
  • 3. At least 550mb of space for extracting and remastering, additional space required if you plan on adding more programs to the ISO.

After checking that you have met all requirements we can begin with the tutorial.

Let us begin!

For the purpose of this tutorial, the contents of the ISO will be extracted to "C:\ubcd" and the UBCD ISO will be located on the desktop. If you are using another drive or extracting to another folder adapt this guide according. I am using Vista as well, so you will have to run things as administrator and allow/continue when it asks you if you want to copy items (I will note it). That being said let us begin...

Copying ISO to "C" Drive

1. Freshly downloaded to your desktop...


2.Using start menu go to your "Computer". Note: It will say "My Computer" On XP.


3. From there double click your "C" drive.


Typical contents of the "C" drive


4. Right click on the UBCD ISO on your desktop and select "Cut". Now select your "C" drive window and right click on an empty space on the bottom and select "Paste". Note: On Vista, requires you to click "continue and allow" to move the file onto the "C" hard drive. On XP, you may have to show contents of drive


5. The UBCD ISO should now be on your "C" drive.


Extracting the Contents

At this point the UBCD ISO should be located on the "C" drive. We will now extract the contents of the ISO...

1. Open up 7-Zip and nagivate to the "C" drive using the drop down arrow on the far right.


Selecting the "C" drive. You may have to select "Computer" first then "C" drive.


2. You should see the UBCD ISO now.


3. Select the ISO and then click the "Extract" button at the top.


4. Should pop up a window to extract the contents to a folder.


5. Rename extract to folder to ubcd. Should now say "C:\ubcd\". Note: By default the "extract to" folder is named the same as the file it is extracting from.


6. Click the "Ok" button to begin extracting the contents to your "C" drive. May take a moment to complete.


7. The "ubcd" folder should have been created.


8. Check to make sure everything worked.


Remastering The ISO

Now that the contents of the ISO have been extracted to the "C" drive and the folder renamed (C:\ubcd), we can now continue and remaster (rebuild) the ISO.