I’ll preface this by saying that I’ve searched the forums, but couldn’t find an exact answer, so maybe people can help me out. My problem is that I’m sick of carrying around my CD carrying case (and having my software CD’s scratched by the case). What I want to do is backup all of my software as ISO files and then store them on an external hard drive. If I need them in the future, I can either load the ISO image in something like DAEMON tools or burn the file to a disc.
Is there one program that can do this most efficiently? I think Nero has the ability to copy a CD, but does this work for software? My guess is that there are some CD’s that will have some sort of protection, but I’ve backed up my DVD collection using DVD Decrypter, so my guess is that there’s something like that for my software. Also, is it possible to backup bootable CD’s as ISO’s? I know that won’t be as efficient because I would have to burn back to a CD to use it, but it’s more for long term storage of my Windows XP discs and programs like G-Parted. Anyone have any software suggestions?
Thanks for the help.