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How to Burn an Operating System on CD/DVD

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How to Burn an Operating System on CD/DVD

This article is design to help those people who are pretty much knew to burning images onto disks. We all were new at one time or another and just about all of us have burned an iso file on disk and wonder why it would not work. This article will help those who are not sure.

The first thing you will need is an image file to burn to disk. The most common image file is an iso or img file. Next you will need a burning program that support burning image file to disk (cd or dvd). You can run a search at Google.com and come up with thousands of responses to your search, but the most popular is probably Ahead's Nero Burning ROM. From this point is pretty much following the instructions of the program. Note though that images will not burn on disk that already contain data, so if you have a rewriteable you are trying to use it must be blanked first. That can also be done with your burning utility. Most burners will have an option to burn an image (iso or img) or you can go to the "File" menu and select "Open" the iso and the burner will recognize it is an disk image and not a regular file and burn it to disk accordingly. After burning your image to disk, it will be ready for use.

This is the most common method of creating install disk for such things as Linux or updating the BIOS on your computer.

 






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