Win 7 Tip: ISO Disc Image Burning Is Built Right In

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Windows 7's ISO burning feature isn't all that useful for a majority of people, but for the small percentage who do need it, it's phenomenal.

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Just double click any .ISO image file (which are used to disseminate DVDs of operating systems on the internet, for example) and a utility will pop up, allowing you to burn a disc to your optical drive.

For more sophisticated ISO types that people who regularly Torrent stuff would be familiar with, you'll still have to use other apps like Nero; but for easy Windows 7/Linux OS image burning, this works just fine.

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thunderbuck
Free Market Party Company

I'd be careful with trying apps like Virtual CloneDrive & Alcohol 120% on Win7; I love both of these apps, but they BOTH brought my test box to such a screeching halt that I had to wipe the drive and reinstall.

Finding out that .iso functionality is now built in to the OS helps explain this particular bug.