How to Create Bootable CD/DVD, USB, and ISO Image of EaseUS Todo Backup

Hana Lee updated on Sep 10, 2020 to Todo Backup Guide | How-to Articles

Why need WinPE Bootable Disc

When the operating system can't boot, or migrate the system from backup image to another HDD/SSD, we maybe need WinPE bootable Disc. Under the Pre-installation Environment, we can run EaseUS Todo Backup without system boot partitions, and recover system/data from the backup. EaseUS Todo Backup supports two ways to create the rescue CD or bootable DVD: Linux based bootable disk and WinPE based bootable disk. However, most of the functions are not available under Linux based bootable CD, so we recommend you to create the WinPE bootable CD first. The comparison of the available functions between these two types of disc is as follows.

Type Linux Bootable Disk WinPE Bootable Disk
Support hardware RAID -
File backup -
Disk and partition backup -
Incremental backup -
File recovery -
Disk and partition recovery
Disk clone
Partition clone
Wipe data -
Check image -
Mount image - -
Command shell -
Backup management -
Device management -

Make a bootable USB

The latest version (since V8.0) of EaseUS Todo Backup has better compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1 and UEFI when creating WinPE bootable media. Meanwhile, it saves the time of downloading AIK/WAIK.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup, and click "Tools". It will pop up the window which lists the two ways: Create WinPE emergency disk and Create Linux emergency disk. Select Create WinPE emergency disk and select USB to create the rescue media.

Step 2. Click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk.


After successfully creating the bootable disk, you can boot the computer, press Del to enter DOIS and set "USB Boot Device" as the first boot device. Now you can recover system /data backup or do other operations with EaseUS Todo Backup.

Create the bootable CD/DVD

The CD/DVD bootable creation is similar with the bootable USB creation, just replace USB with CD/DVD. And in the DOIS setting, set CD-ROM as the first boot device. That's OK.

Create the bootable ISO image

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "Tools" -> "Create emergency disk".

Step 2. Select "Create ISO", browser the specific location to save ISO files. Click "Proceed".


Step 3. After making the ISO image, we need to burn it to CD/DVD with Nero.

Load up Nero Burning ROM, select "Recorder" -> "Burn Image“” -> select File image.iso.
In the Burn option, select "Determine maximum speed" and "Write", then Burn. Done.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.