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.
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30 Responses to Burn the Windows 7 ISO to a DVD [How To]
Still no joy, i have followed your advice and as suspected it’s probably a hardware problem i have here.
I jumped through all the hoops, and when ImgBurn formatted the disc it suddenly couldn’t find it!
i closed down ImgBurn launched it again tried to write the ISO and ImgBurn said i needed to format the disc. Grrrrrr!!!
I really appreciate you sending the disc to me
I’ll email you my address and i’ll cover any costs you feel necessary (i live in the UK )
Hey Rich Thanks for the post,
Will i need to use only a image burning software or can i use nero to burn an iso to a dvd
Second what Theme are you using
Senthil, Nero will work just fine.
I am using Fleur de lys for my theme.
hey rsvr85, i have the same problem and i also tryd imgburn and still no joy here, could you post if u have tryd to do it from other dvd rom and if it workes?
hmmm wierd, i dont have the check compatebilety online button…i get error cant write somting everytime i try writing….+i get that there is an corrupt file there(ore not there at all)…..Pleass replay fast^^
i mounted it and it worked fine… wouldn that be easier??
@Akz. Yes, if you intend to install Windows 7 on the same computer.
@Ingar - What error message do you get?
I have my Used DVD That I’m Willing to give away.
I didn’t even know people were having problems burning the DVD, I just used MagicISO, And didn’t have any problems.
i burned the file to a bootable dvd using nero, and it wouldn’t boot. should i burn it as a image file instead?
That should work just fine.
When you reboot the computer, are you booting from disc, or does it just go straight into your current Windows?
i told it to boot from the disc, but it still goes straight into vista. and i tried writing it as an image file using Nero, and it won’t even read the desk. and ideas?
I would try IMG Burn. Nero is a great tool, but IMGBurn is designed for this and does a really good job.
ok thanks man. will try
I have burned the ISO image many times. By Nero, IsoBuster, ImgBurn, CloneDVD, Alcohol120%, and many other softwares which can burn ISO images. The problem is that the disc is not booting. If I use the ISO on Virtual Machine it works, but not works like burned cd. Guys I am not LaMa. I have spend many years whit burning and creating live CDs with operating systems so i know how to burn dvd or cd.
Do not tell me just burn ISO, because the error message is:
“CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5″
I have checked the file structure and everything is on the disk. IsoBuster also shows me that there is an boot folder and also I found there a boot image.
Try copying the image to Flash media and booting from that instead: http://www.mintywhite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=560
Ok did anyone try to burn with Windows? Check the file and click burn button at the top
I had loads of problems burning both the 32bit and 64bit windows 7. Tried alot of diffrent burning programs, many of them allready listed. I used DVD+R discs which was the problem for me.
I therefor bought DVD-RW instead and burned with IsoBurn.
Ta DA. Burn complete.
Thanks for sharing your solution Robin
Please send me the 32x disc
I will appreciate that reall
I had the same problems.
So i did the same as Robin, using DVD-RW’s instead of DVD-R’s… and guess what it worked a charm…
(I used ImgBurn to burn the ISO image)
it is the blank media that is the problem. i tried linux on an rw .. no go. rw are not bootable period. the file structure and boot sectors are in the exact same space. a known problem issue.
an alternative is use virtualpc2007. it can use an iso on the hard drive. http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=3317
I am one of those who just can’t seem to burn the iso file succcessfully. I really want to test Windows 7 beta and would love to have you send me a disc. I will be happy to donate to your website which I think is great and felps people like myself to have resources to help me solve problems. I know Im a little late getting to this but it is with good reason.
Cheryl, not need to donate… (but I see you did anyway.)
I have your address and will have a disc out to you today.
Rich, I am having the same problem as everyone else. I burned from the iso on different computers and with different programs including Imgburn and get CDBOOT: Cannot boot from CD - Code: 5″ when I try to boot from the cd. I would love to get a DVD from you and will pay all costs. Thanks, Paul
@Cheryl @Paul — I sent you both a DVD today. I hope they get there soon
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