How to Burn ISO Files in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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ISO files became a very important form of data over the past few years. The fact that Windows 10 Technical Preview installation  comes as an ISO image proves this claim even more.

So having an ISO burned on a CD could be useful, and in this article we’ll show you how to do that in Windows 10 Technical Preview.
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Everything you need to know about mounting multiple ISO files in Windows 10 is right here!

This is how you can burn ISO files in Windows 10

Previous versions of Windows operating system, like Windows XP or Windows 7 had to use a third-party software not just to run or burn ISO files to CDs, but also to burn any other formats format of data to a CD or DVD.

But luckily, Windows 10 has its own burner, called Windows Disc Image Burner, and it could be used for burning regular data to CDs, as well as ISO files.

So if you want to burn an ISO image to a CD, you just have to do a few simple steps, and Windows 10 burner will do all the work for you. Here’s what you need to do to burn an ISO image to a CD:

    1. Click on the ISO image you want to burn on CD
    2. On the top of the screen of File Explorer, click on Manage, under Disc Image Tools
    3. Click on Burn
    4. Select your CD-ROM as Disc burner and click on Burn
    5. Wait until the process is complete and you’ll have your ISO image burned on a CD

Check out this detailed guide to create an ISO file out of any Windows 10 build!

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Since the installation image of Windows 10 Technical Preview comes as an ISO file, you can use this technique to burn Windows 10 Technical Preview image on a CD, and install it on the boot, just like any other Windows operating system before.

Having your Windows 10 installation image on a CD will definitely keep it safe, and it will save you some hard disk space, as well.

If you are looking for a dedicated software to do this for you, we highly recommend Power ISO. This program comes with the following features:

  • Process ISO / BIN image files, make a bootable CD image file.
    • PowerISO supports almost all CD/DVD image file formats
  • Mount image file with an internal virtual drive, and then use the file without extracting it
  • Compress files and folders to a compressed archive.
    • PowerISO will scan and optimize the files during compression, and thus can have better compression ratio and faster compression speed
  • Split the archive into multiple volumes
  • Protect the archive with a password
  • Use the archive directly without decompressing.
    • PowerISO virtual drive can mount the archive directly.

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Of course, this is not the only ISO burner you can use. We already compiled a list of the best ISO burners that you can use on your Windows 10 computer.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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  • I have windows 10 but there wasn’t a mange tab or disk imaging tools. I discovered the problem was that my iso files had become associated with another program. I fixed it by choosing to open with another app and setting iso files to always open with windows explorer. So if anyone reading this has this problem, that’s how you fix it.

      • That option just attempts to burn the .iso onto the disc like any other stored file. It doesn’t “make” the disc from the ISO image.

        • Ya you need to burn the underlying files with the windows option.. in order to burn the ISO you really just need to use a software, like my computer has cyberlink ISO viewer as a default software for ISO viewing and burning using that is pretty straightforward.. Otherwise I highly recommend Alcohol but you’ll need to download it.. Most computers do have some default iso viewers, it’s the easier route that going the windows 10 route..

        • I burns a bootable image of the ISO – provided *.ISO is associated with Windows Explorer otherwise it doesn’t work – well for me that is 🙂

  • Ivan,
    Do you not check out any facts before you start writing?
    Have you ever used any version of Windows before?

    Windows 7 had a Windows Disc Image Burner as well. Used it all the time…