ISO Image Burning Instructions

Background Information

An ISO is an image of a disk - a CD, DVD, or even a hard drive. It is a digital representation of the disk that is stored on your computer. NJIT provides some of its software downloads in the .ISO format. These files can either be mounted or burned to disc by using the proper tools. Windows 7 can burn .ISO files natively; for other operating systems, one such tool, a free piece of software called ISO Recorder (for Windows XP / Vista), is discussed below.
Macintosh note: Burning images on a Macintosh computer is supported right in the Finder. Check the documentation that came with your computer for instructions.
Linux note: Every distribution of Linux is packaged differently. Check the documentation provided by your distribution for individual burning solutions.

Windows 7 Instructions

Windows XP / Vista Installation Instructions

Windows 7 Instructions

  1. Right click on the .ISO file you wish to burn to a CD and select Burn disc image. Please see the image below.
  2. Step 1: Make sure you select the correct optical drive you wish to burn the disc with.
  3. Step 2: Click Burn. Please see the image below.

Note: If data integrity is critical for your disc's use (such as operating system installs) you may want to check the box labeled Verify disc after burning. (This will make the burning process take longer)

4. The status field will change to notify you that your disc image has been successfully burned to disc. Please see the image below. You can close the window and proceed using your disc.

Windows XP / Vista Installation Instructions

1. Download ISO Recorder by clicking here.
2. You will be prompted with a dialog box, press Run when it appears.

3. The installation file will begin downloading, wait for it to complete.

4. If you get a warning about the file not being verified, ignore the warning and press "Run" again.


5. A new dialog box should appear saying "Welcome to the ISO Recorder Setup Wizard," click the "Next" button.


6. A License Agreement will appear with "I Do Not Agree" as the default option.  If you do not wish to install this software, that is the choice you will want to keep, or you can click cancel.  However, if you do wish to install said software, select the "I Agree" option to continue further.  After selecting the "I Agree" option, click the "Next" button.


7. Next you will be shown where the install path will be as well as who is to be allowed use of this software.  The default install path is "C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder\", you may change this if you wish.  You may also allow only yourself, or everyone to use this software.  After you have customized these settings to your liking, click the "Next" button.


8. Now the installation can finally begin, hang in there - I know it has been painstaking, but you are almost there!  Just click the "Next" button.


9. It will install itself on your system now.  You will see a screen with a progress bar, see below.


10. Once the progress bar has reached 100%, you are finally all done.  Just click the "Close" button to exit the installation program.

You are all done installing ISO Recorder!

To use ISO Recorder:

  1. To use ISO Recorder, simply locate the ISO file, right click said file and select "Copy image to CD".

  2. A dialog box will appear, leave the section under "Source" alone.  Under the "Recorder" section, make sure your CD Writer/Burner drive is selected appropriately.

  3. Once all of that is in order, click the "Next" button to begin burning the ISO image.
  4. A dialog box with a progress bar will appear showing you how much of the ISO image has been recorded so far.

  5. Once the progress bar reaches 100%, the CD drive will automatically eject.
  6. Remove the CD from your drive and label it appropriately, then close the CD drive door.
  7. If the ISO Recorder dialog does not come back into focus automatically, go back to it yourself and click the "Finish" button.

  8. You have successfully burned the ISO image.
Last Updated: August 15, 2017