Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Know to Burn DVDs and CDs free with Windows 7

One feature that was sadly lacking in Windows before Windows 7 was the ability to burn DVD and CD’s directly from ISO images. This became a huge frustration whenever Microsoft released a beta or release candidate operating system to the public, since it would force you  to insall a third party utility to burn the ISO image to disk. Thankfully, Microsoft has now made burning ISOs a built-in feature of Windows 7.
To launch the tool all you need to do is right-click on the ISO image file you want to burn and then click on the “Burn disc image” option.
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
You then get the following dialogue box that allows you to select which burner (if you have multiple burners) you want to write the image to and if you want to also verify the image once it is burnt.
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
Then it is just a simple case of clicking on “Burn” and waiting.
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
Once you are done click “Close” and your disc will be ready.
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
Now this process will also work on CD and Rewritable media however if you want to erase the disk just right click on the drive with the disc in it and click “Erase this disk”.
Note: This option will only be available on drives that have rewritable media in them.
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
This will launch the erase disc wizard where you just click “Next”
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
Wait for the erase to complete
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
and then click “Finish”
Burn DVDs and CDs for free with Windows 7
So now you will be all ready to start burning Windows 8 beta ISO images when it comes out.

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