You downloaded theISO image of a game or software from the Internet and, not being particularly good at using the computer yet, you don't know how to burn it to a blank disk? Don't worry, I'm here to help you out.
Give me a few minutes of your time and discover, together with me, like how to burn ISO on CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs and even USB sticks using special software suitable for everyone: novice people like you and more experienced users who need to calibrate every detail of the process.
It does not matter whether you have a Windows PC or a Mac: follow the instructions below and, in no time at all, you will learn how to do the operation in question. Are you ready? Yup? Very well. I would say then to finally put the chatter aside and start getting busy!
How to Burn ISO on PC
You have a computer with it installed Windows and you would like to understand how to burn ISO through the latter? Then take advantage of the tools that I have provided to indicate below. You will see that, thanks to them, in a few minutes, you will finally succeed in your intent.
Burn ISO on Windows 10
Stai using Windows 10, I'm happy to inform you that you can burn your ISO files without necessarily having to resort to the use of third-party programs. The most recent operating system from Redmond (but also its predecessors, starting from Windows 7), in fact include an internal utility used for this purpose.
To use it, just insert a blank CD or DVD into the burner connected to your PC, right-click on theISO file icon you want to burn and select the entry Burn disc image give the menu to compare.
In the window that opens, click on the button Burn And that's it. If you want, you can activate the function in advance Check the disk after burning, which verifies the integrity of the data copied to the disk at the end of burning, by checking the appropriate box.
Burn ISO with Nero
Now let's move on to the third-party resources that can be used to burn ISO files from PC. Among the various available on the square, I recommend you in the first place Black. If you have never heard of it, this is a historic and famous burning suite for Windows operating systems. It is paid (it has prices starting from 49,95 euros, depending on the version chosen) but a free trial version is available that works without limitations for 14 days.
To download the trial version of Nero Burning ROM (which is the basic version of the program, without the extra utilities introduced later by the developer, not useful for your purposes), visit the Nero website and press the button Download placed next to the software name. Then type yours email address in the appropriate field displayed on the screen and click on the button Download now. If you think you need more detailed explanations, I invite you to consult my tutorial on how to download Nero for free.
Now that you see the main program screen, click on the button Nero Burning ROM and close the screen New compilation that is shown to you. Also close the windows through which you are invited to switch to the paid version of the software that may eventually open.
Now, select the item Burner present at the top left, choose the option Burn Image and open the file ISO of your interest. Next, select a writing speed from the drop-down menu Writing speed, check the box Check the written data (if at the end of the process you want to check the burned disc) and click on the button Write placed at the bottom.
For further information, you can refer to my guides on how to burn a CD with Nero and how to burn a DVD with Nero.
Burn ISO with CDBurnerXP
If you are looking for a totally free alternative to Nero to burn ISO, I recommend that you consider using CDBunerXP: it is a freeware software, easy to use and also available in a convenient no-install variant that allows you to copy and burn CDs and DVDs and to modify image files.
To download the portable version of the program on your PC, go to the CDBunrerXP website, select the link More download options which is at the top and click on the wording 64bit or on that 32-bit (x64 compatible) (based on the version of Windows you are using) that you find in correspondence with the item Portable version.
Once the download is complete, extract theZIP archive obtained in a folder of your choice on your computer, then open the file .exe present inside. In the window that is now shown on the desktop, click on the button OK, to confirm the use of Italian as the interface language, select the item Burn ISO Image and click on the button again OK.
Now, insert a blank disk into the burner connected to the PC, press the button Shop by Department in the CDBurnerXP window and select select theISO image of your interest. Then proceed to select your burner from the drop-down menu Target device and choose one writing speed from the adjacent menu.
Finally, check the box Check the data on the disc after writing (if you want the data on the disc to be checked when the burning process is complete) and start burning by pressing the button Burn located at the bottom right.
Burn ISO with ImgBurn
If you need a no-cost but more advanced solution to burn games, movies or self-starting discs (which the Windows utility and CDBurnerXP may not process correctly), don't think twice and install ImgBurn. This free application supports many types of image files and works with CD, DVD and Blu-Ray. Note that the software, in addition to burning ISO files, also allows you to create them.
To download ImgBurn on your computer, visit the program's website, select the link Mirror x – Provided by MajorGeeks and, in the new page that opens, click on the item [email protected]. Then, visit this other web page and download the file for the Italian translation of the program (by default, ImgBurn has an English interface).
Now, open the file .exe obtained earlier and click the buttons Yes e Next in the pop-up window on the screen. Check the box I accept the terms of the License Agreementclick on your bottone Next, for another four consecutive times and complete the setup by pressing the buttons Yes e Close.
At this point, extract the file italian.lng of the translation fromZIP archive you previously downloaded and move it to the path C:Program FilesImgBurnLanguages of the PC. If, to complete the operation, you are asked to confirm this, click on the button Continue.
Now insert a blank disk into the burner connected to your computer and start the program by double clicking on collegamento that was added to the desktop. Once the ImgBurn window appears on the screen, select the option Burn an image.
Finally, choose the image file to burn by clicking on the gialla poster, indicates a write speed from the drop-down menu Writing speed, select the burner connected to your computer from the menu Destination and start the burning procedure by pressing the large icon with i two CDs located at the bottom left and then on the button with the disk with the blue arrow and the sheet.
If you want to ensure that the disc is checked when the writing process is complete, also check the box Verifica che trovi in corrispondenza della sezione Destination.
How to Burn ISO with Mac
Possiedi a Poppy and would you like to know how to burn ISO files in this case? Then read on: you will find listed below what, in my humble opinion, constitute the best solutions in the category.
MacOS also includes a default tool, based on Disk Utility, through which it is possible to burn ISO without having to resort to the use of third-party software. Using it is child's play. If you want, I'll explain immediately how to use it.
All you have to do is insert a blank disk into the burner connected to the Mac, right click on theISO file icon you want to burn and select the entry Burn disc image "[file name.iso]" to disc give the menu answer.
In the window that at this point is shown to you on the screen, select your burner from the menu Burn disc, set a writing speed via the menu Speedclick on your button Burn at the bottom and start the procedure by pressing the button again Burn.
If you want the media to be checked after the disc has been written to, please also select the option Verify burned data.
Burn Energy Drink
If you are looking for an alternative tool to the macOS "standard" function for burning image files, I suggest you consider using Burn Energy Drink, a free and very easy to use application which allows you to create data discs, audio CDs, video DVDs and ISO files. It hasn't been updated for some time, but it still works perfectly.
To download the program to your Mac, visit its official website and click on the link Download Burn that you find on the right.
A scaricamento completo, estrai l 'ZIP archive obtained in a folder of your choice, drag theBurn icon in the folder Applications say macOS, fai clic destroy your di essa and select the voice apri from the menu that appears, in order to start the program going to circumvent the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be performed only at the first start).
Then insert a blank CD or DVD into the burner connected to your computer and, in the Burn window that has appeared on the screen, select the tab Copy, then drag the file ISO and click on the button Burn.
Finally, select your burner from the menu Burn in, define the writing speed from the drop-down menu Speed and click sul bottone Burn.
If you want the data written to disk to be checked as well, click on the menu Burn Energy Drink situato in alto a sinistra, selects the voice Pref Renze, go to the card Burner in the additional window that appears and check the option Verify burned data.
How to Burn ISO with Ubuntu
If you are a user of Ubuntu, one of the most famous and appreciated Linux distros in the world, I inform you that even in this case you can burn ISO files in a very simple way: to do this, I suggest you consider using Brazier, a free burning software.
To install Brasero on your PC, open theUbuntu Software Center (by clicking on the relevant orange shopping bag icon located on the left sidebar), click on the button with the magnifying glass at the top of the window that appears, type "Brazier" in the search field, select the relevant risultat and click sul bottone Install. When prompted, also enter the password of your user account on Ubuntu and click the button Authentic.
Afterwards, start Brasero by clicking on the button starts comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon just added to Launchpad and, in the window that opens on the desktop, click on the button Burn Image.
At this point, click on the button below the item Select a disc image to write and select il file ISO of your interest, insert an empty disk into the burner connected to your computer and choose it from the drop-down menu under the heading Choose a disc to write to. Finally, start burning by pressing the button Create image.
How to Burn ISO to USB
Did you know that in addition to the "classic" diskettes ISO files can also be burned on USB sticks? Yes, this is an operation that is particularly useful when, for example, you need to install a new operating system on your computer, booting from the USB key. If this interests you, read on: you will find listed what I believe to be the best resources to do this right here.
If you are using a PC Windows, you can consider using Rufus: it is a free software through which you can create bootable USB sticks starting from specific ISO images, in particular those of the operating systems (it is also possible to download them directly).
To download the program to your computer, go to its website and click on the link Rufus xx Portable, which you find in correspondence with the section Download.
Once the download is complete, open the file .exe obtained and, in the window you see appear on the desktop, click on the button Yes. Then, connect an empty USB stick to your computer, click on the button once again Yes, to check for updates and make sure that in the Rufus window your USB key is selected from the drop-down menu Device / unit, which is at the top (otherwise you provide).
Then click the button with the arrow placed at the checkmark and select the option from the drop-down menu that opens Select (to personally select the ISO to burn on the USB stick) or Download (if you want to download and burn one of the supported operating systems to a stick).
If you have chosen the first option, click on the button Select and choose the file ISO of your interest present on your computer, then indicate the file system you want to use from the drop-down menu File System and assign a name to the volume label by typing it in the field Volume label.
If you have chosen the option Download, instead, first proceed as follows: in the new window that is shown to you, make sure that the is selected operating system of your interest from the appropriate drop-down menu and click on the button Continue. Then indicate the release dell'OS, la sua version and language, using the other available menus; click the button again Continueselect l 'architecture of the OS and press the button Download.
In the specific case in which you want to create a USB stick with Windows, also make sure that in correspondence with the wording Image options the option is set Standard Windows installation. Finally, click the buttons starts e OK and wait for the key with the ISO image to be generated.
Another program that can be used to burn ISO images to USB sticks is UNetbootin, which is available for both Windows and macOS and Linux and is free and easy to use. Allows you to select ISO files of your choice or to directly download those of Linux operating systems.
To use it, first download it by visiting its website and clicking on the button Download.
Download completed if you are using Windows, april il file .exe of the program you just obtained and click on the button Yes in the window you see appear on your desktop.
Stai using MacOSapri invece il package .dmg ottenuto, trascina l 'program icon present to your internal nella cartella Applications on your Mac, right-click on it and select the item apri from the menu that appears, in such a way as to start the software by going around the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be carried out only at the first start).
Regardless of the operating system used, in the UNetbootin screen that you now see on the screen, check the item Disk Image / Diskimage located at the bottom, make sure that the option is selected in the drop-down menu next to it ISO (otherwise you do it yourself), click on the button [...] adjacent and select the image file you intend to write to the USB stick.
Then connect an empty USB key to the computer, select from the drop-down menu Type / Type the option Unità USB/USB Drive, from the menu Drive / Drive placed next to the USB key unit and click on the button OK, then wait for the procedure to be completed.
If, on the other hand, you want to create a USB stick with a Linux distro and you do not yet have the relative ISO file, select the option Distribution / Distribution placed at the top, choose the distribution and version from the adjacent drop-down menus and proceed in the same way as I indicated earlier.