How to Make or Create Bootable DVD/CD from ISO File

May.14, 2018 16:02. Posted by to Tutorials

A bootable DVD/CD is typically used to start up the computer when it's been compromised or there are other technical snags preventing you from doing a normal boot. As such, it can be considered as an emergency boot disk, and is very useful in a tight situation. For example, if you need to do a system repair because your computer won't boot up you should ideally have bootable media available to hand.


It used to be a painstaking process to create bootable media on DVD or CD, but that's no longer the case. Today, there are powerful utilities that can get the job done in just a few minutes. In this article, will showcase a couple of methods by which you can make a bootable DVD or CD from an ISO file.


Before we proceed, you should know that not all ISO files have the necessary information to create bootable media. For this process to work, you will need an ISO file that contains this information. In other words, a bootable ISO file.


Bootable DVD Maker #1: Free ISO Burner

Bootable DVD Maker #2: ISO Mate


Method 1: Create Bootable USB from ISO with Free ISO Burner

This free utility is an excellent choice for those looking for freeware that performs reasonably well in an emergency situation. Using this software is fairly simple because it does not require you to mount any virtual drives. It will extract all the boot information and set it up, as well as generate the bootable media to burn on the DVD or CD.


One of the unique features of this utility is that you don't need to install anything. Simply run the program file to burn a bootable DVD or CD. To remove the utility, all you need to do is delete the program file. It's a great utility to carry around on a USB drive, but if you want something more robust with a lot more functionality, then this next premium software utility could be just the thing you were looking for.


Free ISO Burner


Method 2: Make Bootable DVD or CD from ISO with ISO Mate (Windows 10/8/7)

Most free DVD burning applications can be very unreliable. If you have ever wasted a pile of CDs or DVDs trying to make a bootable disk, you will know exactly what I mean. ISO Mate, on the other hand, is 100% reliable. That means you don't end up paying more in the long run.


The software is extremely simple to use, and the interface is very user-friendly and intuitive.The product has been extensively tested with nearly all brands of CD and DVD, and the failure rate is less than 1 in 100. To use UUkeys ISO Mate, simply follow the steps described below:

Step 1: Download and Install ISO Burner

Download and install the software on your Windows PC. You can review the trial version before you purchase a licence. This allows you to see what you will be getting for your money before you purchase anything.


win version


Windows Version

Step 2:Import ISO File

Launch the application and use "Import" button at the top to add your ISO file to the program. Now, insert a blank DVD or CD into the drive of your computer. You will see a drop down menu, where you can select the device.


iso to dvd burner

Step 3: Create Bootable USB from ISO

Finally, click on "Start Burn" to initiate the process. Once it is completed, you may eject the DVD and proceed with your system rescue or whatever you need the bootable disk for.


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Windows Version


One of the biggest advantages of using premium software is that there are entire teams of developers, technical support personnel, and customer service executives behind the product. If anything should go wrong, which is unlikely, you are guaranteed to get adequate support for your issue. In addition, most software companies will offer you a full refund if the product does not meet your expectations. None of this is available with free apps, and that's the way it is, unfortunately. If you want something reliable that is also powerful yet easy to use, then it's worth spending a few dollars for a full licence instead of spending a lot more on destroyed DVDs in the long run.



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