How to Burn Disc using CMD in Windows 10

You might have used several third-party software like ImgBurn to burn discs. You can also use them to create data discs, video discs, etc. However, if you simply need to burn ISO to disc, you don’t need any third-party software. You can even burn a disc using the Command Prompt (CMD) in Windows 10.

Windows 7 and newer versions come with a native Disc Image Burner utility (ISOBURN.EXE). You can launch this utility via the command prompt (CMD) as well. After launching the ISOBURN utility, you can select an ISO file to burn to a disc.

SEE ALSO: How to Burn ISO to Disc without any Software in Windows 10?

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 the 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 the RUN utility. Then, type cmd and press Enter or click OK.

Go To Run Type Cmd And Press Enter To Open Command Prompt
Go to RUN, type cmd , and press Enter

This will open the Command Prompt window.

Command Prompt Window In Windows 10
Command Prompt Window

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Step 2: Run Command to Burn ISO to Disc using CMD

In the command prompt window, type isoburn.exe and press Enter. It will show you the syntax of the command.

Run Isoburn Exe Command To See The Syntax
Run isoburn.exe command to check the syntax

Now, type the following command and press ENTER to burn the ISO image file to the disc using CMD.

isoburn.exe /Q E: "C:\Users\Username\Desktop\Example.iso"

isoburn.exe — starts Windows disc image burner utility.
— shows Windows disc image burner window.
E:  — Drive letter of the disc drive. i.e. the drive in which you enter the disc.
— Full path of ISO image file. You have to write the path of your file. Replace “Username” with your username.

Use Isoburn Command To Burn Disc Using Cmd
Use ISOBURN Command to Burn Disc Using CMD

You will get an error message if you don’t enter a blank disc to burn an ISO file to a CD/DVD disc using the command prompt.

SEE ALSO: A to Z List of Windows CMD Commands – PDF Download

Step 3: Enter Blank Disc to Burn ISO

Insert a blank disc of the required capacity in your disc burner. Then, click Burn to start burning the ISO image to the disc. The capacity of the required disc depends on the size of the Disc Image (ISO) file. If you have an ISO file whose size is less than 700MB, you can use a CD disc and if the 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. After successful verification, the Windows Disc Image Burner will start burning the disc.

Burning The Iso File To Disc In Progress
Burning the ISO file to Disc

The last step of the burning process is finalizing the disc. Once finalized, the disc will eject automatically.

Step 4: Burning the Disc Completed

After finalizing, the burning process will be complete. The disc will eject automatically. Take the disc out and close the Windows Disc Image Burner (ISOBURN.EXE) utility.

Burn Image To Disc Using Cmd Successful
Burn Disc Successful

Now you can close the command prompt also. You have successfully burned the ISO image file to the CD/DVD disc using the CMD command prompt.

Burn ISO Image to Disc using ISOBURN.EXE via CMD

The process of burning a disc using ISOBURN.EXE aka Windows Disc Image Burner is quite simple and straightforward. Just select your ISO file, insert a blank disc, click Burn and you are done. Besides the command prompt, you can directly use Windows Disc Image Burner to burn ISO to the disc.

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