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Burn ISO to DVD in Windows 10 – Tutorial

Whenever Windows 7 was released, a significant new built-in feature was actually the ability in order to burn ISO images to disc. When Windows 8 came around, it then included the ISO burning and allowed mounting of ISO images natively without even the third-party software. Let’s now discuss Burn ISO to DVD in Windows 10 – Tutorial.

Well, the ISO files became a really important form of data over the past few years. The fact that the Windows 10 Technical Preview installation basically comes as an ISO image proves this claim even more as well. So having an ISO burned on a CD can be really useful, and in this article, we will show you how you can do that in Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Burn ISO to DVD in Windows 10 – Tutorial

Well, on Windows 8 and 10, Windows finally offers a built-in way in order to mount ISO disc image files. If you guys are using Windows 7, you will need a third-party tool actually.

Mount ISOs in Windows 10

First off, we will take a look at mounting an ISO file actually. In previous versions of Windows, you guys needed to use a third-party tool. Such as Virtual Clone Drive to mount an ISO or a utility like ImgBurn in order to burn them to disc.

But, since Windows 8, mounting an ISO is a really simple as a double-tap. That will actually mount the disc image as a virtual drive, and you guys can see the contents as well. Just like in the example below I just double-clicked the Windows 7 image in order to reveal the files on it.

Just like that, you can right-click the ISO file and choose Mount from the context menu. Note that just below that is the option to Burn disc image actually. You can also choose the ISO file, and from the Ribbon go to Manage > Mount…; note that through using this navigation method you guys also get the burn icon as well.

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No matter how you select to mount your ISO, it basically mounts it as a virtual disc. And it will show also up on This PC as a drive. Such as, in the shot below I have three different ISO files mounted as well.

Then you can also access them just as if there was a physical disc in your drive. Also, keep in mind that if you want to unmount the ISO, just right-tap and select Eject.

Mount an ISO Image in Windows 8, 8.1

On Windows 8 Windows has the built-in ability to mount both ISO disc image and VHD virtual hard drive image files. You guys have three options. You guys can:

  • Double-tap an ISO file in order to mount it. This won’t work if you guys have ISO files associated with another program on your system.
  • Right-tap an ISO file and then choose the “Mount” option.
  • Choose the file in File Explorer and tap on the “Mount” button under the “Disk Image Tools” tab on the ribbon.

When you guys have mounted the disc image, you’ll then see that it appear as a new drive under This PC. Right-tap on the drive and choose “Eject” to unmount the ISO file when you do it.

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Mount an ISO Image in Windows 7 or Vista

Well, on older versions of Windows, you guys will need a third-party application to mount ISO image files actually. We really like WinCDEmu, a simple and open-source disc mounting program actually. It basically supports ISO files and many other disc image formats.

WinCDEmu is also even useful on Windows 8 and 10, where it will also allow you in order to mount the BIN/CUE, NRG, MDS/MDF, CCD, and IMG image files. That Windows still does not really offer built-in support for.

You need to install WinCDEmu and give it permission in order to install the hardware driver it needs. After you do, then just double-tap on a disc image file to mount it. You can also right-click a disc image file and then tap on “Select drive letter & mount” in the context menu.

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You will also see a simple interface for selecting the drive letter and other basic options. Tap on “OK” and the mounted image will then show under Computer. In order to unmount the disc image when you do that. Right-click the virtual disc drive and then choose “Eject”.

Burning an ISO | burn iso to DVD

As I explained above, the option in order to burn an image is either on the Ribbon or the context menu. Well, burning an ISO to disc is essentially the same as it was in Windows 7. Pop in a blank disc and then right-tap on and choose Burn disc image.

Then the Windows Disc Image Burner tool kicks off actually. Choose the drive with your blank CD or DVD. I also suggest you check the Verify disc after burning. That will actually make sure there are no errors on the disc during the burning process actually. After you do it, the drive will then pop open along with your completed disc. Now that’s all there is to it!

However, it’s mostly faster to create a USB installation drive for software. Some folks are just more comfortable using a physical DVD, CD, or Blu-ray disc actually. Flash drives have also a tendency to be lost easily. If you want to burn a retail copy of Windows 7 or higher to disc for any reason, then just head to the Microsoft Software Download site.

There you guys will find an ISO for 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10 as well.

One more thing to know here. If you have a file compression utility installed, such as 7-zip, it might have taken over the file association for ISOs actually. If so, then you guys will need to change it to Windows Explorer actually. In order to do that, just head to Settings > System > Default Apps > Choose default apps by file type. Scroll down and make Windows Explorer the default as well.

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You are good to go. If you have any queries and issues related to this “burn iso to DVD” article then let us know in the comments section below.

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