Burn an ISO image in Windows 7

Windows finally makes it simple to burn a disc image to a CD or DVD.

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ISO images are files that contain an image of an entire disc. Usually, you download them from the Net and burn them to a CD or DVD to make an install or boot disc.

Windows 7 makes it easy to turn ISO files into discs.

Let's say you've downloaded a lovely ISO of the Linux operating system Ubuntu. If you burn it to a CD, you can boot off the CD and experiment with Linux without having to mess installing it.

Here's what you do.

Put your blank disc in the drive.

Double-click the ISO file. It will be listed as a Disc Image File under type.

Select the proper drive letter.

Press Burn.

And sit back and let it burn.

When you're done, you'll have a proper CD you can boot off of.

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