How to Create Bootable Windows Disc (CD/DVD) using ImgBurn

This tutorial shows you how to create a bootable Windows Installation Disc using ImgBurn. ImgBurn itself has nothing to make a disk bootable so we will use Bootable ISO file to make Bootable Windows Disc using ImgBurn. To follow this tutorial you must have Bootable Windows ISO file. You can download Windows ISO files from official website.

You must have CD/DVD disk drive in your PC (Most of the computers already have DVD drives installed). Another thing that you will require is CD/DVD Burning tool. In this tutorial we are using ImgBurn as CD/DVD burning tool. You can use another tool if you wish. You can download ImgBurn from here.

INFO: The latest Windows 10 ISO’s are too big to be burned to a regular DVD-R. We suggest, you use a Dual Layer (DL) DVD disc.

Create Bootable Windows Installation Disc using ImgBurn

Step 1: Install ImgBurn on your PC

Download ImgBurn from the link given above and install ImgBurn software. Double-click downloaded file and press Next.


Follow On screen instructions to install ImgBurn on your computer-


Step 2: Select Write image to disc Option

Now Installation is complete. You will see ImgBurn icon on desktop, double-click this icon to start ImgBurn tool-


Click on Write image to disc to start making a bootable Windows installation disk using ImgBurn.

Step 3: Select ISO file to Burn

Click folder icon next to Source, to select Windows Bootable ISO file. Also insert a blank CD/DVD depending on the size of your ISO image. If you are burning Disk for Windows XP, you would need a CD disk and if you are burning disk for Windows 7 or higher, you are going to need a DVD disk.


After inserting Blank CD/DVD, ImgBurn would be ready to burn Bootable Windows ISO file to CD/DVD disk. Click on icon icon to start burning process.

Step 4: Burn ISO and Create Bootable Windows Disc

After you click on icon burning process will start. ImgBurn will start creating bootable Windows installation CD/DVD disk.

This process is going to take some time depending upon the size of Windows Bootable ISO file and burning speed of your CD/DVD RW drive. After successful completion of burning process, you will see a success message, click OK to continue.


Make Bootable Windows Disc using ImgBurn

Now you have successfully created bootable Windows installation disk using ImgBurn and is ready to be used. You can install or reinstall Windows using this bootable Windows Installation disk. Should you face a problem, feel free to comment.

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  1. Thanks for the great walkthrough.

    With the latest Windows 10 ISO’s, it’s too big to be burned to a regular DVD-R. Instead, you’ll need a Dual Layer (DL) DVD disc.
    Maybe put a warning / alert at the top of the article so that people are aware of this.

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