You might have used several third party software like ImgBurn to burn discs. These third party software provide extended functionality for burning discs like create data disc, video disc etc. However, if you simply need to burn ISO to disc, you don’t need any third party software. You can even burn disc using command prompt (CMD) in Windows 10.
Windows 7 and newer version come with native Disc Image Burner utility (ISOBURN.EXE). You can launch this utility via command prompt (CMD) as well. After launching ISOBURN utility, you can select ISO file to burn to disc.
Burn ISO File to Disc using ISOBURN.EXE via Command Prompt
ISOBURN.EXE utility is very simple and easy to use. You just need the ISO file that you want to burn and an empty Disc. In this tutorial we have taken the ISO file with name Example.iso. It may be different for you. It actually doesn’t matter at all.
Step 1: Open Command Prompt
First of all, press Windows Key + R to launch RUN utility. Then, type
cmd and press Enter or click OK.
This will open Command Prompt window.
Step 2: Run Command to Burn ISO to Disc using CMD
In command prompt window, type
isoburn.exe and press Enter. It will show you the syntax of the command.
Now, type following command and press ENTER to burn the ISO image file to disc using CMD.
isoburn.exe /Q E: "C:\Users\Username\Desktop\Example.iso"
isoburn.exe — starts Windows disc image burner utility.
/Q — shows Windows disc image burner window.
E: — Drive letter of disc drive. i.e. the drive in which you enter the disc.
“C:\Users\Username\Desktop\Example.iso” — Full path of ISO image file. You have to write the path of your file. Replace “Username” with your username.
You will get an error message if you don’t enter blank disc to burn ISO file to CD/DVD disc using command prompt.
Step 3: Enter Blank Disc to Burn ISO
Insert a blank disc of required capacity in your disc burner. Then, click Burn to start burning ISO image to disc. The capacity of the required disc depends on the size of Disc Image (ISO) file. If you have ISO file whose size is less than 700MB, you can use a CD disc and if ISO file size is more than that, you have to use a DVD disc.
First Windows Disc Image Burner utility will check the inserted disc for errors. And after successful verification, Windows Disc Image Burner will start burning the disc.
Last step of burning process is finalizing the disc. Once finalized, disc will eject automatically.
Step 4: Burning the Disc Completed
After finalizing, burning process will complete. The disc will eject automatically. Take the disc out and close Windows Disc Image Burner (ISOBURN.EXE) utility.
Now you can close command prompt also. You have successfully burned the ISO image file to CD/DVD disc using CMD command prompt.
Burn ISO Image to Disc using ISOBURN.EXE via CMD
The process of burning disc using ISOBURN.EXE aka Windows Disc Image Burner is quite simple and straight forward. Just select your ISO file, insert blank disc, click Burn and you are done. Besides command prompt, you can directly use Windows Disc Image Burner to burn ISO to disc.
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