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How to Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 10/11 (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

This article shows you how to burn an ISO file onto a blank DVD or CD. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to render a Windows 10 or Windows 11 .iso file ready to use and burn the ISO file for Windows 10 or Windows 11 installation.

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An ISO file, with the extension .iso, is a CD/DVD-ROM image file, which is made of a CD-ROM using burning software or CD-ROM image file tools. CD or DVD-ROM discs can boot to a DOS or other operating systems. Many users would like to install or reinstall Windows operating system from the Windows installation disc created with an ISO file.

After you download a Windows 11 ISO file or Windows 10 ISO image, you can burn it and create a bootable installation media, DVD, or USB flash drive, or create a virtual machine (.ISO file) to install OS.

Burning an ISO file to a DVD is not simple as copying a file to a disc, which will not work because the DVD needs a master boot record and other hidden startup operating system files. Let's learn how to burn an ISO image to a black DVD. We take burning Windows 10 ISO files as an example.

How to Burn Windows 10 ISO File to DVD Step-by-Step

If you don't know how to download Windows 10 ISO file, link to the topic page for details.  

Hardware prerequisites for burning ISO file to DVD:

  • Ensure that you have an internal or external CD-ROM burner.
  • Make sure there's a blank disc in your disc drive. 
  • A blank DVD (and DVD burner) with at least 8GB of space is needed if you want to create Windows media.
  • Use a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
  • When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media.

Step 1. Insert the blank DVD into your computer.

Step 2. Press Win + E keys to open File Explorer. Go to find the ISO file.

Step 3. Right-click on the ISO file and choose "Burn disk image."

burn iso image

Step 4. On the Windows Disc Image Burner window, click "Disk burner" to choose the correct CD or DVD from the drop-down menu.

Step 5. Check "Verify disc after burning" to ensure the ISO file was burned without any errors.

windows disc image burner

Step 6. Last, click "Burn" to start the process, When it is finished, you will see the "The disc image has been successfully burned to disc" message.

burned to disc successfully

Bonus Tip: How to Restore Lost ISO File on Windows 10/11

ISO files are usually large and take a long time to download. Once downloaded, you can reuse it. If an ISO file you have downloaded is lost or accidentally deleted, you can use data recovery software to quickly retrieve your files. This saves you a lot of time than redownloading it.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a well-known file recovery tool that is good at recovering deleted, lost, corrupted, or formatted data from various storage devices like HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, SD card, and more. You can still take this data recovery program to repair corrupted files efficiently, such as repair corrupted Excel, Word, PPT, or PDF documents, fix corrupted photos and videos.

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Check the following simple steps for lost data recovery with a few clicks.

Step 1. Select the location to scan

Choose the specific device and drive where you have permanently deleted files using Shift delete or emptying recycle bin. Then, click the "Scan" button to find lost files.

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Check the results

The software will automatically start scanning all over the selected drive. When the scan completes, select the "Deleted Files" and "Other Lost Files" folders in the left panel. Then, apply the "Filter" feature or click the "Search files or folders" button to quickly find the deleted files.

scan permanently deleted files

Step 3. Recover deleted files

Select the deleted files and click "Preview". Next, click "Recover" to save them to another secure location or device.

select files and click recover

Additional Information on Burning ISO to DVD on Windows/Mac

These are questions other users commonly search about how to burn Windows 10 or Windows 11 ISO files to DVD.

1. How do I make a bootable DVD from an ISO file?

Simple steps for creating a bootable DVD from an ISO file:

Step 1. Insert a blank disc in the disc drive on your computer. Right-click the ISO file and choose "Burn disc image".

Step 2. Select the correct burner from the Disc burner drop-down menu.

Step 3. Click "Burn". Ejects the disc after the progress is completed.

2. Does Windows 10 have an ISO burner?

Windows 10 has a built-in ISO burner, called Windows Disc Image Burner. It can help burn an ISO file to a DVD, CD, or BD.

3. How do I create a bootable DVD from an ISO file using WinISO?

WinISO is a professional third-party CD/DVD/Blu-ray image file utility tool that can burn disc image files from CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive as well as extract, edit, and rename ISO files directly.

Step 1. Download and install WinISO.

Step 2. Run the software. Click the "Bootable" tab and choose "Set Boot Image".  

Step 3. Select a boot image file to burn it to DVD.

4. How to burn ISO to DVD on Mac?

Step 1. Download the operating system or game .iso file to your Mac.

Step 2. Insert a blank disc into your Mac.

Step 3. Click on "Utilities/Applications" and run Disk Utility.

Step 4. Open Disk Image on the File menu. Select the ISO image to be burned. Click the "Burn" icon.

Step 5. On the Select Image to Burn window, select the .iso file you want to burn to a CD/DVD.

Step 6. Click the "Burn" button and wait for the progress to complete.

The Bottom Line

When you want to burn an ISO file to DVD or CD, you can't simply use the copy feature on Windows to do it. Instead, you can follow the above steps to burn a Windows 10 ISO file to DVD properly. Then, after burning the ISO file and creating a bootable installation media, you can use it to install Windows 10 for another PC.

To restore any lost files, including downloaded ISO files on your Windows and Mac devices, use EaseUS Data Recovery to instant help, enabling you to recover lost data on HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, SD card, pen drive, and more internal or external storage media. 

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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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