An ISO file is a special kind of file that cannot be burned to a DVD like any other file. If you downloaded Windows 7 in the ISO format, you will have to unpack and burn the file to a DVD by using a program that is designed for the task.
Finding software to burn an ISO to a DVDYou can also find software for burning an ISO file to DVD on several Web sites. Products such as Nero, Roxio, and Sonic are available for purchase, and they include many audio and video features in addition to burning capabilities. Programs that can burn ISO files to DVD are frequently available as trial versions or sometimes at no charge. Make sure that you review the terms of license for any software before installation.
Searching for ISO burning softwareTwo of the most common Web sites for finding software that can burn ISO files to DVD are as follows:
ISO burn. If a program in the search results is labeled “Sponsored," it means that the software developer has made an agreement with the site to display their program at the top of the list.
Choosing the best programBefore you download a program, click the program name, and then read the detailed description. The description should mention that the program will allow for ISO file burning. Other details to consider with each program include the following:
- Operating system
Make Sure that the program works on the operating system currently installed on your computer.
- License type and price
Some applications are labeled Free, Free to Try, or Require a purchase.
- User feedback
Comments that are listed by other users can be informative. There is frequently a rating system and an opportunity to review what other users have said.
The following list of programs is not comprehensive, but it provides some common applications that can burn an ISO file to DVD. These examples can help give you guidance on how to choose the best software for your needs.
Article ID: 977640 - Last Review: Nov 13, 2009 - Revision: 1