How to burn CD and DVD images (ISO files) from the Command Line


Windows 7 and 8 includes a free image burning utility called the Windows Disc Image Burner that allows you to quickly write CD and DVD images. The utility has a graphical interface but can be run from the command prompt by passing the proper parameters.

To start burning a CD or DVD ISO file immediately from command prompt, simply type in:

isoburn /q drive:\file.iso

For example:

isoburn /q d:\en_windows_7_ultimate_x64_dvd_X15-65922.iso

Alternatively, you can pass only the ISO file location and click the Burn button within the utility.


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Dylan Austin


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