Windows 7 was launched with the in-built feature for burning ISO images to a Compact Disc. Windows 8 also included such a feature which enabled ISO burning and also provided for accumulating ISO images without any assistance from third party applications. If you are using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 10 directly, then you are requested to follow the below given instructions to make use of this advantage and burn ISO images to a disc.
MountingISO Images in Windows 10
In earlier versions of Windows, you require the assistance of third party applications like Virtual Clone Drive to accumulate an ISO image or ImgBurn, to write them to a disc. But from Windows 8 onwards, accumulating ISO image and writing them to a disc is just a child’s play. By double clicking the image file, you can add them to a virtual disc and you are able to look into its contents. Another option is to Right Click on the ISO file and selectMount, from the dialogue box. You can also find the Burn Disc Image option just below Mount option on the same dialogue box.Another alternative method is to select the ISO file. Now from the Ribbon on the top select Manage. There you can find the option of Mount. The Burn option is placed next to the Mount Option under the Manage. In either of the above methods you can mount the ISO file. This ISO file is showed as a Virtual Disc which can be seen as a Drive in This PC. Here you are allowed to open those files just like any other physical disc from the drive. If you don’t want a particular ISO file, you have the option to unmount it. This can be done by right clicking on the file and select Eject option from the dialogue box.
Burning an ISO Image to Disc
The option for burning an ISO Image can be found to the next of Mount Option in any of the methods. The process for burning an ISO image is as similar as in the case of Windows 7. Just right the image file and select Burn Disc Image option to write the file to a compact disc. Select the drive in which you have inserted the CD or DVD. Always it is better to select the option Verify Disc After Burning. This will ensure that the disc is copied with all the contents without any errors occurred during the writing process. When the entire process is completed the drive will automatically open with the disc containing the ISO file.Always there is an option to make a USB Installation Drive for the ISO file, which is quite simple and easy. But most people prefer to have the ISO file written to a CD or DVD or Blu-ray Disc. This is because flash drives are vulnerable to loss of its contents quite often. If you require retail version of Windows 7 or above, then you can have them from Microsoft Software Download Site. In the site, you can find ISO file with 32 or 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8.1 and 10.If your system is installed with file compression applications like 7-zip, it might take control of ISO file associations. In that case you may require altering them to Windows Explorer. This can be done by Settings >>System >>Default Apps >>Choose Default Apps by File Type. There you have to find the option of Windows Explorer and make it default.