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Create discs from ISO images with CDBurnerXP

By , Last modified: 2014-09-07.

How to burn disc images with CDBurnerXP in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1

ISO images or disc images are copies of discs (CDs, DVDs). Some software vendors distribute their products as ISO images to minimize problems creating bootable CDs and DVDs - customer just burns the image on disc and that's it, no need to hassle with boot files, sector counts, etc.

When you open CDBurnerXP, you will see Action Selection dialog. Click Burn ISO image and then click OK. Insert a blank CD or DVD now.
CDBurnerXP, main Action Selection dialog. Click Burn ISO image. Then click OK button.

Click the Browse... button and locate the ISO image you want to burn.
CDBurnerXP, Write ISO image window. Click ... button to find the image you want to burn on disc.

Standard Windows file dialog window opens. Find the ISO file and click on it once. Then click Open button.
CDBurnerXP, find the ISO file you want to write. Click on it once and then click Open button.

If you need to ensure maximum compatibility with older CD/DVD readers, select the lowest possible writing speed.
Burn method should be Choose automatically.
If you're creating a DVD with less than one gigabyte of data, activate the DVD high compatibility option.
Click to check the Finalize disc and Verify data after burning check boxes.
Then click Burn disc.
CDBurnerXP, Burn ISO Options. After selecting ISO image, click Verify data after burning. Then click Burn image.

In case you did not insert a disc, you will see the Disc Required dialog stating Not writable (No disc) in the Present column.
CDBurnerXP, Disc Required. If the Present column states Not writable (No disc), insert your blank CD or DVD now.

In case the inserted disc is not writable - a finalized CD-R/DVD-R/DVD+R - the Present column will state Not writable (CD-R) or Not writable (DVD-R).
Please insert the writable CD/DVD now.
CDBurnerXP, Disc Required. If the Present column states Not writable (CD-R), replace the disc with a blank CD or DVD now.

If there is not enough room on the CD-RW or DVD-RW/DVD+RW you inserted, CDBurnerXP offers to blank the disc and overwrite the contents. Make sure you didn't insert your wedding photos disc or something alike and then click Yes.
CDBurnerXP, if the inserted rewritable disc is not blank, CDBurnerXP offers to overwrite the contents. Click Yes.

No, really make sure you didn't insert a disc with important data on it! Laughing
The Fast method is fine in most cases; Secure erase method is required only if your disc contains very confidential data that should never end up in the hands of unwanted people.
If you are sure you want to overwrite the disc, click Erase.
CDBurnerXP, Erase Disc. Click Erase only if you are sure you are not overwriting anything important.

CDBurnerXP will notify you that you are really-really going to erase the contents of the disc. Laughing
Click Yes if you are very sure there are no important items on the disc. To avoid the confirmation prompt in the future, put a check mark in the Never ask again box first.
CDBurnerXP, Erase Disc, Do you really want to erase the disc. Click Yes.

Click OK after the disc has been blanked. To prevent the success message from appearing again, activate the Never tell again option first.
CDBurnerXP, Erase Finished. Click OK.

Wait until CDBurnerXP completes the writing process.
CDBurnerXP, burning ISO image. Stand by until the process is complete.

When everything is complete, CDBurnerXP will display a success dialog.
Click OK. To prevent the success dialog from appearing again, put a check mark in the Never tell again box first.
CDBurnerXP, ISO image writing complete. Click OK.

Click Close in Burn ISO dialog if you do not want to burn another disc with same contents. If you want to create another disc with same contents, insert an empty disc and click Burn disc.
CDBurnerXP, ISO burning complete. Click Close.

To close CDBurnerXP, click Exit in Action Selection dialog.



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