In addition to disc and ISO image burning, Windows 8 as well as Windows 10 also allow you mount and view disc images (ISO images) with a click. As with the case of previous Windows versions, even Windows 8/10 lacks many disc burning features that are available in third-party programs such as BurnAware.
Burnaware Technologies recently updated BurnAware Free, BurnAware Home and BurnAware Pro software to add support for Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating system. BurnAware 8.5 and above fully supports Windows 8 as well as the newly released Windows 10. If you are not familiar with BurnAware, it’s a popular disc burning software for Windows. The free version of the software allows you create data CD/DVD, bridge disc, bootable disc, blu-ray disk, audio CD, MP3 disc, and DVD-video.
Tools are also available to burn image, copy disc to disc image, make ISO image file from local files, make bootable ISO image from local files, and erase rewritable disc.
Please note that BurnAware Free setup prompts you install Ask Toolbar and also asks if you would like to set Ask’s website as your browser homepage. If you are not interested in the toolbar, simply uncheck “Install the Ask Toolbar and make Ask my default search provider” box before clicking on the next button.
Direct disc to disc copying, burn ISO image files to multiple drives simultaneously and extract audio tracks and recover files features are not available in the free version. Even though BurnAware is not as powerful as Nero 9 Free, Nero 10 Free or Nero 11 software, it’s the ideal software for home users.
BurnAware Free is compatible with both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8 and Windows 10. We tested it on Windows 8 x64 and can confirm that all features work without any problems. Visit the below mentioned developer’s page to download your copy of the software. A single installer is available for both x86 and x64.