How to Burn a Windows 7 ISO Image to a DVD

Instead of buying a brand new Windows 7 DVD, some of you might opt to download the ISO image from the Microsoft site and burn it to a DVD yourself. The problem is, a great percentage of the common mass is facing problem getting the ISO image onto the DVD. In this article we will tackle this problem so you can easily burn your ISO into DVD and install Windows 7 on your machine.

Installing ImgBurn

The first and foremost step is to download and install ImgBurn in your computer.

Burning Windows 7 ISO image

  • Open ImgBurn software. You will find many options in front of you.


  • From the given options, select “Write image file to disc“.


  • Navigate to the “Browse for a file” option.


  • Locate the location of the ISO image in your computer. Select the ISO image file from the location and click “Open“.
  • Immediately a new screen appeared requiring you to click on the “Write” option.


  • ImgBurn will now burn your ISO into the DVD. (It is highly recommended to check the Verify box. This will force the software to verify the ISO image).


  • Laptop users may get an error message (as shown below), but don’t panic. Just click “OK” to continue.


  • The burning process will resume. After sometime, you should see the following message assuring you that your ISO image has been burned successfully.


  • You should have a working Windows 7 installer DVD now. We strongly recommend you to Verify your DVD works before booting it to install Windows 7. Do this by going to Computer, double clicking on your optical drive’s icon, and double clicking on setup.exe. The Windows 7 install tool should load.


Once the verification is successfully done, you are ready to install Windows 7 from the DVD.


Tanmay Ahmed is the administrator as well as the owner of the tech blog TechsGig where he regularly writes about computer tips & tricks, OS hacks, free online web tools and much more. In real life he is a student of computer science from Kolkata,India and he is very much passionate about being a professional blogger. He is here to share his knowledge that he gained from his student & blogging life.


  1. Is imgBurn for free? if it’s not, I’d like to get the trial version first if it works for me.

    1. ImgBurn is free. It is also a donation-ware. So if you used and liked it, do donate to the developer to support the development.

  2. May want to get rid of the ei.cfg file before burning then u won’t have to worry about which version of windows…

  3. Learn how to burn Windows 7 ISO to DVD

  4. I have a CD…DVD-R 4.7 GB!! I downloaded Windows 7 Ultimate from Torrent. I followed the instructions. “You need to burn this to a DVD and boot from CD. It is already a bootable image, just burn to DVD and you’re done.” I have Imageburn. I clicked on ‘Write image file to disk’ And I can’t write it. I try clicking on it and it doesn’t happen!! What on earth is happening!? Imgburn says “Device not ready (No reference position found)”… the destination is [0:1:0]HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4244N (D:)…and i also tried writing the CD the original way…Copy paste type and then just selecting burn from files menu!! That doesn’t work either!! It says “Insert a writable disc to continue. There is no disc in drive. Please insert a writable CD into drive D:. Note:  A writable CS is a compact disc that can be converted to a conventional or audio CD by CD recording drive (CD-R or CD-RW). After being recorded, the CD is capable of being used in any comuter CD-ROM drive or Audio CD played.” WHAT IS HAPPENING!? SOMEBODY HELP ME!! JESUS!! :-O 

    1. It seems that either

      1. Your dvd ROM is spoilt, or
      2. You didn’t use a new, empty, recordable DVD.

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