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How To Create an ISO Image File From a CD, DVD

Make an ISO Image From any Disc

By Tim Fisher, About.com Guide

Creating an ISO file from any disc is pretty easy with the right free tool and is a fantastic way to backup important CDs, DVDs, or BDs to your hard drive.

Creating and storing ISO backups of your important software installation discs, and even operating system setup discs, is a smart plan. Compliment that with an unlimited online backup service and you have a near bulletproof disc backup strategy.

ISO images are great because they’re self contained, perfect representations of the data on a disc. Being single files, they’re easier to store and organize than simple copies of the folders and files on a disc would be.

Windows doesn’t have a built-in way of creating ISO image files so you’ll need to download a program to do it for you. Luckily there are several free tools available that make creating ISO images a really easy task.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Creating an ISO image file from a CD, DVD, or BD could take anywhere from a few minutes to over a hour, depending on the size of the disc and the speed of your computer

Here’s How:

  1. Download BurnAware Free, a completely free program that, among other tasks, can create an ISO image from all types of CD, DVD, and BD discs.

     

    Important: There are “Home” and “Professional” versions of BurnAware that are not free. However, the “Free” version is fully capable of creating ISO images from your discs, which is the aim of this tutorial.

    BurnAware Free works in Windows 8Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP, and even Windows 2000 and NT. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of those operating systems are supported.

  2. Install BurnAware Free by executing the burnaware_free file you just downloaded.

     

    Note: BurnAware Free tries to get you to install a browser toolbar from AVG during installation. If you’re not interested in doing that, you can skip the add-on by choosingCustom installation and making sure all three boxes are unchecked. You may also want to uncheck the Add BurnAware to AutoRun menu option near the end of the install.

  3. Run BurnAware Free, either from the shortcut created on the Desktop, or automatically via the last step in the installation.

     

  4. Once BurnAware Free is open, click on Copy to Image.

     

    The Copy to Image tool will appear in addition to the existing BurnAware Free window that’s already open.

    Tip: You might have seen a Make ISO icon next toCopy to Image but you don’t want to choose that for this particular task. The Make ISO tool is for creating an ISO image not from a disc, but from a collection of files you select, like from your hard drive or other source.

  5. From Source, choose the optical disc drive that you plan on using. If you only have one drive, you’ll only see one choice.

     

  6. Click or touch Browse….

     

  7. Navigate to the location that you want to create to ISO image file to, give the soon-to-be-made file a name in the File name text box, and then click or touch on Save.

     

    Note: Optical discs, especially DVDs and BDs, can hold several gigabytes of data and will create ISOs of equal size. Make sure that whatever drive you choose to save the ISO image to has enough room to support it. Your primary hard drive likely has plenty of free space so choosing a convenient location there, like your Desktop, as the location to create the ISO image is probably fine.

    Important: If your ultimate plan is to get the data from a disc onto a flash drive so you can boot from it, please know that simply creating an ISO file directly onto the USB device isn’t going to work as you expect. In most cases, like when installing Windows 7 from a flash drive, you have to take some extra steps to make sure the flash drive is properlyformatted and the files are correctly copied to the drive.

  8. Insert the CD, DVD, or BD disc that you want to create the ISO image from into the optical drive you chose in Step 5.

     

    Note: Depending on how AutoRun is configured in Windows on your computer, the disc you just inserted may start (e.g. the movie may start playing, you may get a Windows installation screen, etc.). Regardless, close whatever comes up.

  9. Click or touch Copy.

     

    Tip: Do you get a There is no disc in the source drive message? If so, just click or touch OKand then try again in a few seconds. Chances are, the spin-up of the disc in your optical drive hasn’t completed so Windows just doesn’t see it yet. If you can’t get this message to go away, make sure you’re using the right optical drive and that the disc is clean and undamaged.

  10. Wait while the ISO image is created from your disc. You can watch the progress by keeping an eye on the Image progress bar or the x of x MB written indicator.

     

  11. The ISO creation process is complete once you see the Copy process completed successfully box.

     

    The ISO file will be named and located where you decided in Step 7.

  12. You can now press or click OK to that message, close the Copy to Image window, and also the BurnAware Free window. You can also now remove the disc you were using from your optical drive.

Tips:

  1. You can only create ISO images from discs that your optical drive supports. For example, if you only have a CD drive, you won’t be able to make ISO images from DVD or BD discs because your drive won’t be able to read the data from them.

     

  2. While you won’t be able to follow my tutorial above exactly, there are several other free ISO creation tools available if you don’t like BurnAware Free or it’s not working for you. Some include ISODiskImgBurnISO Recorder, and Free DVD to ISO Maker.
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Money One Can Earn From Google AdSense

Earn From Google AdSense:

Earning money from a website is usually a lucrative proposition, and AdSense is amongst the top choice for bloggers to monetize their weblog. Even though Affiliate advertising and marketing or CPA marketing pays in excess of AdSense, but Adsense offers a sense of satisfaction, and moreover gives into recurring income. If I need to put it in a straightforward way, AdSense works as a new saving account where you may be paid mostly on a restricted interest rate, and internet affiliate marketing works as a communal fund investment, where income might fluctuate but remains greater than AdSense.

Anyways, this post just isn’t about which one is better, but here in this post I’m answering one of the most asked question to us regarding AdSense. Recently We were giving a task of workshop at Hosting summit and after summit a person asked me, How much money can she make with image based blog or other lucrative and simple to operate niche for AdSense. And few days back, one of our reader asked the amount of money he can earn via AdSense on his website.

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Calculate your future AdSense income

I’m sorry to disappoint you but there isn’t any easy or sure shot way for calculating your future AdSense income, as you can’t predict how much cash you will make every click. AdSense income depends on various factors, and here are the most common factors which gives into more AdSense income.

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Topic of your Blog: 

Lets focus on the basics of AdSense. Google AdSense works by AdWords, where Advertisers prices for bids on Keywords, and thus Ads are displayed on third party Websites like yours and mine using AdSense. At this point, with time Advertisers have grown to be smarter, and they bet more on long-tail Keywords, as this converts better. Along with this, you will find there’s concept of high Paying & low Paying niches.

Former mate: Niche like Loan, health, Attorney have high CPC (Cost every click), and other area of interest like (Posters, Movies) are considered as low paying. Technology niche on other hand is pretty moderate AdSense niche, and income per click depends on various factors.

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Your traffic demographic:

AdSense income also is determined by the country which is actually sending you more targeted traffic. For example, if your website is getting more targeted traffic from USA or UK, you may earn more from per click on your AdSense ads. Where as you are getting more targeted traffic from developing nation such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh then you will probably earn less per click (Mostly in pennies), and this huge difference is a result of difference in average purchasing power of these nations.

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Other common factors:

Above two are the most influential factor for AdSense earning. After this particular other factors like your Ad placement, ad mixing, type of Ads (Image or maybe Text or both), also adds a good deal into it. These issues can readily be modified by strategically utilize AdSense ads with your blog (Above the crease, and blend it smartly), as well as for other factors, you should work on before you launch your site.

Well, many of us create website only to earn from AdSense, but people usually give up it soon, as this particular doesn’t keep them glued for long. Moreover, without having complete domain knowledge, quality of site decreases with time, and it doesn’t work towards long run. In my recent guide about how I created AdSense blog with less effort, I explained the way to create quality AdSense blog. (A strategy that you can actually copy).

So next time should you have doubt related to how much you can generate from AdSense ads, ask yourself what niche and what type of traffic you are going to get on your blog. None the less, have a look at this guide on finding high CPC AdSense keyword for most convenient way.

How to Win Your Next Job Interview

Kristina walked into my office and took a seat.
“So, tell me,” I said, “what excites you about this role?”
“I feel I’m very qualified for this job,” she said. “I majored in communications in college with a focus on conflict resolution. I did an internship at Search for Common Ground and spent two years with Teach for America. I can bring a lot to this organization.”
Yes, I thought to myself. I read your resume. So I already knew all of that.
Kristina continued for ten minutes to regale me with her experience, still not telling me what I actually wanted to know: what excited her about this role.
“Do you have any questions?” I asked her.
“Not really,” she said. “I just want to say again how excited I am, and that I think I’m a very good fit here.”
It was the first time I’d heard about excitement. Though as you know, not the first mention of what a good fit she was for the job.
I thanked her politely and called in the next person.

Use Your Big Four as a Roadmap

All of us have a range of perspectives: different ways we see the world, and voices we use to express ourselves. I write and teach about the most fundamental sides of us, a set I call The Big Four. These are central in leading wisely and living well. They’re also terrific as a guide for winning a job.
Here’s a tip on how to use each of The Big Four to your advantage.
  • Use your inner Dreamer to share a professional vision about yourself in the future.

    If you’re called in for an interview, there’s a good chance your interviewer has read your resume. It’s your past experience that earned you a seat across from them in this interview. Now it’s time to shift your focus from your past to your future. That’s your inner Dreamer’s specialty. Paint a picture for them of how you hope to make a difference: in your work, in your life, at their company or organization. Inspire them with your aspirations for the years to come and how working with them helps you achieve them.
  • Use your inner Lover to make a personal connection.

    An interview isn’t a transaction. It’s a mini-relationship. It lasts a short time, but the key to success is making real human contact with your interviewer. This is where the inner Lover excels – at building relationships.
    The number one reason people hire other people is because they like the idea of having them around. So reach out, and ask some questions about the person interviewing you: what do they love about the company? What excites them about their work, or gives their job meaning? Ask them to share some stories about great moments with their team. Shift from showing your interest in landing the job to letting them feel your interest in getting to know them.
  • Use your inner Thinker to move beyond superficial answers.

    Your interviewer is likely talking to lots of people. Many of them will say the same things, and they’re very general things: statements like “I’m so excited to work here,” or “I think my experience and my interests make me a good fit.” Answers like this don’t demonstrate your thoughtfulness, your ability to think deeply about issues, or the quality of your judgment. Your interviewer cares a lot about how you think, and your interview is a chance to show them.
    Your inner Thinker is designed to gather information, analyze a situation from a few angles, and generate ideas to solve problems. Shift your answers from upbeat generalities to responses that invite your interviewer to think about what you’ve said. You want the interviewer to get engaged, to join you in an interesting exchange. When the interview is over, you want them still considering some of the points you made, and wishing they had a few more minutes to explore that last topic with you.
  • Use your inner Warrior to show commitment, resolve, and the discipline to get things done.

    At the end of the day, your interviewer is hiring someone because they have a job that needs to get done. They need to know that you’re reliable, trustworthy, and capable of achieving results. Your inner Warrior orients toward taking action and crossing the finish line.
    In your interview, instead of listing job titles you’ve held, shift to giving examples of projects you’ve worked on and completed. Tell stories of how you’ve contributed to completing important tasks, or accomplishing impressive goals. Even if you’re just out of school, you can describe how you hung in there and finished your thesis, despite the temptation to give up. This gives your interviewer confidence that you have the stamina and determination to deliver when it matters. After the interview, take a small action step that goes beyond just emailing them to thank them for the meeting. Attach an article related to the discussion you had, or a link to a website that extends the conversation. This reinforces that you’re not just talk — you’re also about practical follow-up and focused completion.

7 Elements of smart Contents

 

Difference between Resume, Cv and Biodata.