Free WinISO Standard 6.1 (never expiring license)! [24-hours only]

Note: A giveaway of WinISO Standard was originally posted in Feb-12. That giveaway has ended and a new giveaway of the same software is available. Sorry for whoever receives double notifications!

Software Description

The following is a description of WinISO, as per the developer:

WinISO is a professional CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc image file utility tool that you can open, create, edit, extract, mount, convert ISO files and other image file formats. It can also make bootable CD/DVD/BD and burn ISO image file to CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc. Furthermore, it’s capable of processing almost all CD/DVD/BD image files, including ISO and BIN. WinISO provides a comprehensive solution. You can handle the ISO image files as you wish.

  • Open and edit ISO files
  • Extract ISO files and CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc image files
  • Convert image files between ISO/BIN and other formats
  • Burn ISO image file to CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc and burn image files on-the-fly
  • Backup CD/DVD/BD to image files from CD/DVD/BD Driver
  • Make bootable CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc
  • Mount ISO image files

Support Input Files & Devices

  • Image File: ISO, BIN / CUE, DMG, NRG, UIF, HFS, DAA
  • Devices: CD Disc, DCD Disc, Blu-ray Disc

Support Output File Formats

  • ISO, BIN / CUE

dotTech Advice

WinISO is a program that offers full range of features for users who work with and/or manipulate disc images (ISOs, BINs/CUEs, DMGs, etc.) such as open, edit, create, mount, extract, and convert disc images.

I didn’t spend a lot of time with WinISO so it wouldn’t be just for me to comment on its quality (i.e. I am not saying if it is good or bad) or make any explicit recommendations (i.e. I am neither recommending it nor not recommending it). That being said, however, WinISO definitely looks like an interesting program. It isn’t one of those program that you except to use everyday (unless, of course, you work with disc images regularly in which case you may be using WinISO daily) but it is one of those programs that is very useful once you need it… if that makes any sense. I especially like its ability to edit, extract, and convert disc images.

My best advice on this freebie is download it and give it a test run. If you like it, keep it for future use. If you don’t like it, dump it. What have you got to lose, aside from a few moments of your time?

Note: Anyone that got WinISO Standard from the earlier DownloadCrew promotion in February should grab this freebie from Giveaway of the Day. Whereas the DownloadCrew giveaway was for 1 year only, this GOTD giveaway is never expiring. You don’t need to reinstall WinISO Standard if this is the case for you. Just go to Help -> Register -> Change Registration Code and enter the new registration code.

Freebie Details

WinISO Standard is being given away in a promotion by the Giveaway of the Day. The promotion is live until Thursday 22 March 2012 23:59 Pacific Standard Time; you must install and register during these 24 hours.

To get WinISO Standard, do the following:

Version being given out for free: v6.1.0.4463

Free updates: Unknown

Free technical support: Unknown

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7

Download size: 7.16 MB

  • Download the giveaway ZIP file.
  • Extract the ZIP file and you should see three files in there — Readme.txt, and Setup.exe. Open Readme.txt and copy the registration code:

  • Now run Setup.exe. Make sure you have a valid Internet connection at the time and wait while the installer checks to make sure the giveaway is still live. Once the installer confirms the giveaway is still live, the installer of WinISO Standard will launch. Follow on-screen instructions to install WinISO Standard:

  • After installation WinISO Standard finishes, the Giveaway of the Day installer will popup again — click Close (unless you want to install an optional third-party program Software Informer, in which case click Software Informer):

  • Run WinISO Standard if it isn’t running already and register it with the serial code you were copied. If you are confused on how to do that, these screenshots show you — follow the red boxes, arrows, and text:

  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting WinISO Standard for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

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40 comments

  1. RobCr

    @Daniel:
    Thanks the other chap is still having problems.
    I will draw his attention back to this web page.
    I would have leaned towards setting the date back, prior to installing the program.
    Then enter License / Reg key
    Then reset date back to normal.

    But then again, I see you have already proved your approach works.
    I will email him now, passing this web page’s link
    Regards,
    Rob

  2. Daniel

    @RobCr:

    If your using the real installer, yes you do need to change the date back.

    1. Install winISO
    2. run winISO
    3. change the date back
    4. put username and product key in and press ok
    5. change date back.

    Hopes this help.

    (I did it several times and it all good for me :))

  3. RobCr

    Regarding larhome’s problem, and our concerns about later installations.
    I took the nervous approach, and installed it in all my PCs.
    Now I am nervous about larhome’s problem.
    Drivers and interfacing with CD/DVD drives used to be a problem (in the old days), when various applications were trying to interface with our optical drive.
    Perchance is larhome’s problem related to that ?
    Anyone noticing problems ?
    I would not slash my wrists if the giveaway was having problems.
    I would slash my wrists, if it has interfered with existing applications.
    Anyone noticed any problems with there other existing applications, and your optical drive ?

  4. RobCr

    @Daniel:
    Someone wrote to me, asking for assistance, as he missed the deadline.
    (I am still attempting to assist.)
    I assume he is a DotTechie, as I did not post any comments at the GOTD site.
    If he was using that real installer, that I pointed to above, would he also have to set the date back ?
    Comments from anyone would be appreciated, to help that fellow DotTechie.

  5. Rob (Down Under)

    @larhome:
    You sound like a desperate man, and thus might be prepared to hear half baked suggestions from someone who does not own Vista, and does not like Win 7
    When installing did you run as Administrator ?
    And was there a choice to install for all users
    When running the program do you run as Administrator

    And if all of those half baked suggestions don’t help, you could try another one -
    - Setting compatibility to XP

  6. larhome

    Failure #3. I tried to have Winiso read my new LG drive to MAKE a ISO Image and Error: Can’t read drive E !
    I replaced the Liteon drive with the newer LG drive and it still will not see any dvd drives. What more can I do ?
    Windows Vista 32 Bit

  7. larhome

    Failure #2. I tried to have Winiso read my Liteon drive to MAKE a ISO Image and Error: Can’t read drive D !
    As I stated in first post: Does not like recognise my Liteon DVD Drive.
    Easy Media Creator 10 Suite is my preferred burning software (Vista 32)

  8. Rob (Down Under)

    I think DotTechs Editor is stripping backslashes out of paths. TCH! TCH!
    This is the path with me substituting the backslash with
    space BS space
    C: BS Program Files BS WinISO Computing BS WinISO BS setup BS setup.exe

  9. Rob (Down Under)

    I was perusing the comments on GOTD web page for this giveaway, and found this little ‘heads up’ regarding -
    ‘I want to be able to install this in 6 months when all my PCs die’

    This is the ‘heads up’ which appears in post 24 of this web page -
    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/winiso-standard-6/
    For an unknown reason, stores the setup file (6.2 MB) in the program’s directory. Save it in case you’ll need to reinstall the software.
    (This is Rob speaking again)
    This is the path to that setup file (in XP) -
    C:Program FilesWinISO ComputingWinISOsetupsetup.exe

    The path in Win 7 – It is a wonder that MS lets you into that folder
    The path in a Mac – You shouldn’t be using them.

    Rob
    PS we can visit GOTD pages long after the giveaway ends. And we can vote on individual posts. This ‘Good Samaritan’ has -20
    What say we all give him a YES vote to encourage him, and others in the future, to be as sharing.

  10. Rob (Down Under)

    @larhome:
    Which program are you using to burn the CD/DVD ?
    I am a ‘bit of an old woman’ on many things.
    One of those things is, I do not rely on any program doing my burning.
    Other programs can create ISO’s and IFOs/VOBs etc, but they are not allowed to do my burning.
    I have an earlier version of Nero Express, which I have proven in the past to be reliable with my burner.
    And that is the only program that I use to do my burning.
    Were you using your reliable proven burning program ?

    Call me Cautious,
    Rob

  11. larhome

    I installed and registered fine.
    Took an bootable ISO file from acronis update and added version 6154 to files. Saved new Iso.
    Attempted to burn new cd but program crashed. Reloaded same new Iso and program crashed again.
    It did not like my Liteon Ihas 220 drive. I loaded Roxio 10 and it burned the cd. However it came up with “Boot Failed” so I am not sure what is going on.

  12. Fred

    When wishes come true. Glad to see this on GAOTD again.
    Yes. Now with not time limited license. :)
    @Rob I guess it will install fine any time. Just save the installer since updates aren´t included…
    I activated both times with disconnected WLAN. I didn´t change date but i don´t think the program cares much about the date. If that matters you can also set it back to today´s date.

  13. Rob (Down Under)

    In my post 17 I ask will I be able to install this in a few months time, when my current old PC dies ?
    I notice Robert (post 23) has taken the precaution of installing it in all of his PCs.
    The download comes with the key in a text file, AND I suspect that this is one of the most likely ‘Install later’ candidates.
    Does anyone have a stand alone PC, that lacks internet connection, and don’t mind advancing the date on their PC, prior to installing the program.
    If it installs, and says that it is registered, could you report back.
    More importantly, could you report back if it fails to activate.

    Thanks,
    Rob

  14. Robert

    I missed the DownloadCrew giveaway for WinISO, and I’m glad to actually have this since I see so many people say to use WinISO. I’ll just install this on all my computers including the work computer. :)

    I haven’t really checked GOTD in a very long time since most of the time they offer something I’m not interested in so I forget to check them daily. Thanks for the heads up, Ashraf!

  15. Roflcopter

    Good for converting rather unpopular image formats to something useful. :) As for the ISO format itself… every decent file archiver can extract it – I’ve always been using WinRAR for unpacking ISO (mounting is a hassle ^^ – and burning: pffft). ^^

  16. Fred

    I googled for a while but couldn´t find reports about a giveaway of UltraISO. Only contests where a few licenses could be won. No unlimited giveaway available for all.
    On one site i found a username and key for version 9.3 but that didn´t really look like a proper giveaway.

  17. genieautravail

    @Fred

    After 4th march 2013, WinISO will ask you for a new licence key and will revert to a trial version.
    To check this, simply change the system date on your computer and launch the software…
    There is an easy way to bypass this limit but dotTech isn’t the proper place for this discussion…

    UltraISO (lifetime licence) has been offered as a giveaway one or two years ago.

  18. Fred

    Too bad it´s a time limited regcode. Hope to see this on GAOTD cause you get usually lifetime activated software there.
    Will this really stop working after the 4th of march 2013 or will just updates don´t work anymore?
    Anyway… first ISO software so far i´ve seen as giveaway. :)
    Maybe some time in the future UltraISO, PowerISO or MagicISO also will be given away for free. :)

  19. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Jimmy: You are welcome!

    @dan: No, it isn’t good for <500 MB. That is if you are using the trial — once you register it, it has no file limit. And I have already issued an update to the post about the 1-year license.

  20. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @t0m: :-(

    @Commonkore: You are right mine is saying the same. Interesting, DownloadCrew didnt mention this is a 1-year license only. Hopefully they will clarify this point soon. I’ll update the articlr in the meantime.

    Oh and I wouldn’t worry about the 500 MB limit message. Once you are registered, and it looks like you are even if its for 1 year only, you won’t have that limit.

    Thank you for notifying me, I didn’t catch that 1 year limit.

  21. Commonkore

    I downloaded, installed and registered with the Serial Number provided. When I check the registration info it says “registered until March 4, 2013″ It also states that it should be registered to remove the 500 Mb file size restriction. Comments?