CD/DVD Burning in Windows

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CD/DVD Burning in Windows2017-09-24T14:27:48+00:00

CD/DVD Burning in Windows

The following tutorials are split up into burning iso images, and burning files to disc. Other popular burning software includes Imgburn and Poweriso.

However, with the decreasing number of CD and DVD drives, another option is to unzip the .iso file to a USB drive instead. More information about unzipping disk images.

Windows 7 image burning

Windows 7 file burning

Windows 10 image burning


How to Burn an image (.iso) to CD or DVD in Windows 7

Step 1

Locate the iso you would like to burn, then right click on it and choose burn disc image.

dvd burn disk popup menu for windows 7

Step 2

Click on Burn and you are good to go. If you have issues, make sure your CD or DVD drive can burn discs, and make sure they are correct type for the respective drive.

dvd burn commit popup in Windows 7


How to Burn files to CD or DVD in Windows 7

Step 1

Locate the content (music, files, videos, etc.) in windows explorer. Make sure only the content you want to burn to disc is in the folder. You can also hand select the files you want to burn by holding the “Ctrl” key and selecting the files one by one with your mouse. Once you have done this, click the “Burn” button as shown in the screenshot below:

windows explorer showing files to be burned

Step 2

You will now see a box asking, “how do you want to use this disc?”. Windows does a very good job explaining the options and also provides a help link.

how to use this disk choice box

Step 3

Now, a new Windows explorer box will appear, and Windows will inform you that, “there are files waiting to be burned to disc.” Click Burn and your files will now be burned to your disc.

windows explorer with files ready to burn


How to Burn an image (.iso) to CD or DVD in Windows 10

Step 1

Locate the iso you would like to burn, then right click on it and choose burn disc image.

burn iso menu item from windows explorer

Step 2

Click on Burn and you are good to go. If you have issues, make sure your CD or DVD drive can burn discs, and make sure they are correct type for the respective drive.

image burning dialog in windows 10