While the Windows 7 operating system has its own utility for burning files to a disc, there is a free program called ImgBurn that features a very approachable user interface.
Incorporated into this interface is a set of tools that allows you to create any type of CD or DVD from files on your computer.
This includes burning an ISO file to a disc, which allows you to create bootable discs, such as those needed for operating systems.
Burning ISOs with ImgBurn makes the process of creating bootable discs as simple as it can be. To burn ISO Imgburn, follow the steps below.
If you do not already have ImgBurn installed on your computer, go to the ImgBurn download page to acquire the software.
Step 1: Launch ImgBurn to burn ISO ImgBurn.
Step 2: Insert a blank disc into the CDRW or DVDRW drive on your computer.
You will need to have a disc-burning drive installed on your computer that is capable of writing files to a blank disc.
Additionally, the capacity of your blank disc must have enough available space to accommodate the file that you are attempting to burn to the disc
For example, files less than 700 MB in size will fit on a blank CD, while any file larger than that will need to be burned to a blank DVD.
Step 3: Click the “Write Image File to Disc” button at the center of the window.
An ISO can also be referred to as an “image file,” which is why you select this option when you want to burn ISO ImgBurn.
Step 4: Click the “Browse for a file” button in the “Source” section of the window, then double-click the ISO file that you want to burn to a disc.
Step 5: Click the “Write” button at the bottom of the window.
Now that you know more about how to burn an ISO image to a disc with IMGBurn, you can use this option whenever you need to create a disc that you can use for things like installing operating systems.
If you want to burn more than one copy of the ISO disc, then you will need to click the drop-down menu at the bottom-right side of the window, next to “Copies,” then click the option that signifies the number of ISO discs that you want to burn with ImgBurn.
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