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

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    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
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    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

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.

  • 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 virustotal.com virustotal.com/en/file/… – Nam G VU Jun 10 '13 at 13:15

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


I prefer http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/Vista.htm

  • +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
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    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.


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.


If you're on windows: CDBurnerXP - fast, easy and free: http://cdburnerxp.se/download.php

On Mac: Disk Utility handles itself pretty well

On Linux: I use Brasero


You need a DVD or thumb drive.

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