Burning ISO images with ActiveISO

Burning ISO images with ActiveISO

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This tutorial will show you how to use the free (and very user-friendly) Active@ ISO Burner to burn an ISO image to a CD or DVD. This guide can be used to burn almost any CD, including our Windows recovery discs (or download Easy Recovery Essentials directly from here).

The First Steps

You’ll need a blank CD and five minutes before you can begin.

Install and Download

First, some written instructions for installing ActiveISO Burner, followed by photos for those who require more visual help:

  1. Active@ ISO Burner is available for download (for free).
  2. Double-click the.exe file you downloaded and followed the on-screen instructions to continue setup.
  3. When setup is complete, launch “Active@ ISO Burner” from the Windows start menu and follow the steps below, or click the “Run Active@ ISO Burner” checkbox on the final setup page to have it start automatically.
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An ISO image is burned

Active@ ISO Burner should be used

Now is the time to begin burning your ISO file. The primary burning window will automatically open when you launch Active@ ISO Burner from the Windows start menu. Active@ ISO Burner is a very basic, no-frills tool for burning CDs, with only one burning option for what you need:

The Browse File Dialog will appear.

To open a file dialog, click the three dots next to the large text box at the top of the screen. Then, as demonstrated in the next image, use this dialog to select the ISO image you want to burn:

Choose a file

We must select the file to burn to the DVD from the open file dialog.

The window will update to show your selection once you select the file and press “Open”:

Burn it up!

All that’s left to do now is press the giant “BURN” button in the bottom-right corner, and the software will turn your ISO image into a bootable CD.

The software will go through the motions, and when it says it’s finished, you can remove the disc from the drive and close the program.


  • Read on for possible resolution alternatives if the ActiveISO software gives you any issues or the final CD is not properly burned/bootable/usable.
  • If you get any error warnings while burning a CD, attempt the steps below in the sequence listed:
  • Re-try the burn at the slowest setting (either 1x or 2x). Burning CDs can be a finicky and delicate process; feasible burning at the slowest speed usually fixes most problems.
  • Try using a single-use CD-R instead if you’re trying to write the ISO image on a CD-RW (erasable, rewritable CD).
  • Burn to a CD-R instead of a DVD-R if you’re burning to a DVD-R. If your PC allows you to write to DVD discs, try burning to a DVDR disc instead of a CD-R disc. 1
  • Try a different brand of CD-R media; some of the less expensive kinds aren’t fully compatible with all CD-writing software.
  • Try burning the CD using a different application to see if you get a different error message. Instead, please take a look at our tutorial on burning CDs with ImgBurn.
  • If you have access to another PC, try burning from there.
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It’s time to wrap things up

Congratulations, you’ve completed the task. That wasn’t that difficult after all, was it?

With Active@ ISO Burner, you’ve successfully burned an ISO file to a disc, and the disc is now ready to use. If it’s our Windows recovery CD, boot from it and follow the instructions from there.

If you’ve followed the above steps but still can’t get your computer to boot from the CD, see our tips on appropriately setting up your computer to boot from a CD/DVD and troubleshooting CD booting issues.


I hope you found this information helpful. Please fill out the form below if you have any questions or comments.

User Questions

1. Is it necessary for me to extract the ISO file before burning it?

Iso”). Disc image files (iso files) must first be burned to a cd containing the iso file’s data. The iso file contains all of the data stored on the original disc (folders, text files, executable files, and so on) but in a single file.

2. Is there a difference between ISO and IMG?

If the IMG file is uncompressed, there is no difference in the ISO and IMG formats structure. Therefore, it is possible to rename an IMG file with the ISO file extension and open it in software that only supports the ISO file format.

3. Is it possible to create ISO files with Windows 10?

Although newer versions of Windows—Windows 8, 8.1, and 10—can all natively mount ISO files without any additional software, Windows doesn’t have a built-in capability to create ISO files. So instead, you’ll need a third-party application to build an ISO file from your own physical disc.

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