How to Burn an ISO Image in Windows XP

by Elvis Michael

An ISO image is a replica of a compact disc's contents. Such image is able to store every file for backup purposes, and can be copied into a new blank disc as well. Microsoft Windows XP does not have native support for ISO images. However, various third-party utilities enable you to burn an ISO image in Windows XP.

Burn With IMGBurn

Step 1

Obtain IMGBurn from its homepage, Imgburn.com (see Resources), and install it to your computer. Insert a blank disc media to your CD/DVD drive. Launch IMGBurn from your desktop.

Step 2

Select "Write Image File to Disc" from the available menu options. Go to "File" and select "Browse for Source File." Locate the ISO image in question and press "Open."

Select a desired write speed to burn the ISO, then click the "Burn" icon to initialize the procedure.

Burn With CD Burner XP

Step 1

Download CD Burner XP from Cdburnerxp.se (see Resources) and install it to your computer. Insert a blank disc media to your CD/DVD drive.

Step 2

Launch the application, select "Burn ISO Image" from the list of available options, followed by "OK." Click "Browse" and locate the ISO image, then click "Open."

Select the write speed from the available dropdown option and enable "Finalize disc." Click "Burn Disc" to effectively burn the ISO image at hand.

Burn With Nero Burning Rom

Step 1

Download [Nero](https://itstillworks.com/13579368/what-is-nero) Burning Rom from Nero.com (see Resources) and install it to your computer. Insert a blank disc into your CD/DVD drive. Launch the application from your desktop shortcut.

Step 2

Select "Recorder" from the available menu options, followed by "Burn Image." Locate the ISO image and click "Open."

Select the write speed and enable "Finalize Disc" from the menu at hand. Click "Burn" to start copying the ISO image into the available blank disc media.

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About the Author

Elvis Michael has been writing professionally since 2007, contributing technology articles to various online outlets. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in information technology at Northeastern University.

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