Many of you may have already downloaded the Windows 7 ISO image, but are having problems buring the ISO to a DVD disc.
Windows Guides user rsvr85 is one user who expressed the following issue:
Ok, so i’ve downloaded the Windows 7 beta from the links you have on your site.
I’ve downloaded both the 64bit and the 32bi, i’m not sure if i will be able to run the 64bit as im currently running Premium 32bit, (I do have a 64bit processor!)
I’ve tried to burn the ISO to a DVD-RW using Alcohol 120%, PowerISO & ISO Burner all unsucessfully.
I’m no sure if it’s me and i’m missing a critical point here but i’ve set the format to a mastered burn tried to burn, the program says it’s been a sucess but when i ty to explore the disc it asks me what i want to name it and what format type i want it in. This is becoming very frustrating as i have downloaded both ISO’s and i dont want to have to delete them from my system! I have un-installed the SP2 Beta i had on my PC thanks to the advice from you guys, i have created a 25GB partition on my HDD and i’m all ready to rock!!
Whats going wrong?? i think it may be my DVD Drive??
In this guide, you’ll learn how to successfully burn the ISO to a DVD so you are ready to install Windows 7.
Burning Windows 7 to a DVD
To burn Windows 7 to a DVD, do the following:
- Download ImgBurn
Install ImgBurn on your PC
Open ImgBurn and click Write image file to a disc
- Click the Browse for file icon
- Locate the Windows 7 image and click Open
- Click Write
- ImgBurn will now create your DVD (I strongly recommend verifying the disc with ImgBurn by checking Verify)
- If you get the following error and are using a laptop, don’t worry: this is normal.
- ImgBurn will notify you when the disc is successfully burned and verified
Verify your DVD works before booting from 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.
rsvr85, if you are still having problems burning the ISO, it is likely a hardware problem. I have a spare disc sitting here after writing this guide, so email me and I’ll send this DVD (32 bit) to you.