Have you ever installed a CD/DVD burner application just to be able to burn an ISO file? I know that I have, many times actually. Well with Windows 7 Microsoft put an end to that. I am not saying that you should never buy a CD/DVD burning program. If you need it then go ahead, but if you only need it to be able to burn an ISO file you don’t need to buy a program for that. In Windows 7 it comes out of the box. The name of the program is ISOBurn.exe, and it is very simple and not fancy at all, but it get the job done.
If you start the program just clicking on the isoburn.exe file you will see this dialog:
That is because the program needs the ISO file as an argument in order to start. If you are not into all that argument stuff I have an easy tip for you:
- Locate the ISO file you want to burn
- Right click on it and select “open with” and “Windows Disc Image burner”
Try it out the next time you need to burn an ISO file. It is as easy as it gets and it is out of the box in Windows 7. Hope you like it and please write a comment if you have any questions or if you have anything else on your mind.