The files with extension ISO or NRG are the image files which can be used to burn into CD or DVD disc. CD or DVD are the storage device used to store data for future use which can be used to open in disc supported devices. Files such as movies, songs, software, operating system can be written into disc. Follow below instruction to burn ISO image files to CD DVD using ImgBurn or windows 7 image file burner.

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ImgBurn is a free and popular image burning software which has a lot of features than paid burning software. Below steps help to burn ISO image files to CD/DVD using ImgBurm software.

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  1. Download the ImgBurn software from official website and install into your system with default settings.
  2. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the DVD writer and close the auto-play dialog box, which is shown in your screen after some moment
  3. Open the ImgBurn application installed in your system. Now you can find two windows opened, one is application window and another one is log file. All the activities will be captured in the log file.
    1. Select Write image file to disc button.
      Burn ISO Image Files to CD DVD
    2. Check whether the status is Ready, if it shows some other status then there is some problem with the disc inserted. Re-insert the disc or insert a new blank disc and try again.
      Burn ISO Image Files to CD DVD
    3. In the Destination field, select the DVD writer from the drop down menu in which the blank disc is inserted.
    4. In the Source field, click the yellow folder button and select the image file which to be burned to the disc.
    5. Click the Burn button as highlighted in the picture.
  4. Depending upon the image file size, it will take several minutes to complete the burning process. Once it is completed, you will see the below dialog box. Click OK. Now its done, open the disc from My Computer and verify the items burned. Burn ISO Image Files to CD DVD

Windows 7 Built-in Image burner

Windows 7 is an operating system published by Microsoft. Without any third-party applications, Windows 7 built-in Image File Burner application help to burn ISO image files to CD/DVD.

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  1. Right click the image file and click Burn image file.
    Burn ISO Image Files to CD DVD
  2. Windows Disc Image Burner application will be opened. In the Disc burner field, select the writer in which ISO image file should be burned.
    Burn ISO Image Files to CD DVD
  3. Click Burn button. After several minutes, the progress bar will get complete and your ISO image file will be successfully burned to the disc.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Use CD-R, if the image file is less than 650MB and use DVD-R, if the image file is less than 4GB.
  • There are two types of DVD disc available. One is single layer DVD, which can store up to 4.7 GB and the another one is double layer DVD, which can store up to 8.5 GB.
  • Comparing to Windows Image Burner, ImgBurn application has bulk of features and has good burning speed.
  • DVD-RW are Re-Writable disc which can be used to delete the existing content or updating with extra items in the disc.

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  • Karthika

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