How to burn ISO files out of the box in Windows 7 with Isoburn
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 again. 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 choose “Windows Disc Image burner”
Give it a try 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. If you want to be sure that the disk is working you can check the Verify box to make it perform a validation check afterwards. It does make the process take a bit longer, but it might be worth the extra time.
Hope you like it and please write a comment if you have any questions or if you have anything else on your mind.