Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Downloaded windows 7, how to burn an iso image to my cd?

share|improve this question
Why do you need it on CD? – KovBal Aug 10 '09 at 18:45
Burn it onto a DVD. – balpha Aug 10 '09 at 18:45
You may want to change your question to specify DVD, since Windows 7 ISO's are only able to be burned to DVD's, since CD's are too small. – Chris Pietschmann Aug 10 '09 at 19:54
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Use a CD burning program, like the free and excellent ImgBurn. When you run it, select "Write Image File to Disc" and it will ask you to browse for the .iso. Note that Windows 7 is a DVD image, NOT a CD image. I hope this helps.

share|improve this answer
damn, I think I got some adware with that! – user3183 Aug 10 '09 at 19:06
Uninstall and then as you re-install, go slowly and make sure that any toolbars do not get install. If I remember correctly, it's as easy as un-ticking a checkbox. I hope that helps you. – Kevin Worthington Aug 10 '09 at 23:22
It's ironic that Windows 7 can burn image files natively, and that you'd just have to install Windows 7 to burn the Windows 7 image onto a DVD... – OregonGhost Aug 11 '09 at 9:45
Yep Adware galore. – Fergus Dec 19 '10 at 19:10
@.@ Lots of detected virus from… – Nam G VU Jun 10 '13 at 13:15

Burn it on a DVD, since that’s what the instructions say.

share|improve this answer

I prefer

share|improve this answer
+1 for IsoRecorder. Works very nice for people who just need to burn an ISO - nothing fancy at all. – EvilChookie Aug 10 '09 at 19:58
Great program, but it can't burn DVDs on Windows XP. – bk1e Aug 11 '09 at 3:57
Guess I haven't used it in XP in some time. I could have swore that I had burned a DVD with it. The memory is failing me. – jasoncrider Aug 12 '09 at 15:09

No, you will need to burn it to a DVD. You can use ImgBurn to do so.

share|improve this answer
@.@ Lots of detected virus from… – Nam G VU Jun 10 '13 at 13:25
I suggest the alternative CDBurnerXP free & virus-cleaned… – Nam G VU Jun 10 '13 at 13:29

The free Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools (which are also supported on Windows XP) include dvdburn.exe and cdburn.exe, command-line DVD and CD burning programs.

share|improve this answer

If you're on windows: CDBurnerXP - fast, easy and free:

On Mac: Disk Utility handles itself pretty well

On Linux: I use Brasero

share|improve this answer
+1 for CDBurnerXP free & virus-cleaned… – Nam G VU Jun 10 '13 at 13:26

You need a DVD or thumb drive.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.