Recent iterations of Windows, Windows 7 and Windows 8, support ISO image files out of the box. While Windows 7 lets you burn ISO file without third-party tools, Windows 8 natively supports ISO burning and mounting. Majority of Windows users may not need advanced ISO handling features but users who would like to have a powerful image file handling software should check out ImgBurn.
ImgBurn is a free software to create, burn, and verify image files. Unlike other image burning software, ImgBurn supports a wide rage image file formats including ISO, IMG, NRG, BIN, CUE, CCD, CDI, DVD, DI, and PDI.
The current version of ImgBurn lets you burn image files to disc, write files/folders to disc, create image file from disc, create image file from files and folders, and verify disc. The verify feature helps you check if a disc is 100% readable.
Another interesting feature is that you can use this software to create DVD video discs from Video_TS folders and blu-ray discs from BDAV or BDMV folders. The image queue option comes in handy when you’re writing multiple images.
Probably the best thing about this tool is that it’s highly configurable. There are hundreds of settings present to configure create, burn, and verify features.
While ImgBurn isn’t as easy-to-use as ISO Workshop (free) and lacks ISO convert, backup, and extract features, it’s definitely the most powerful and configurable ISO burning utilities out there for Windows. ImgBurn is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
The download size of ImgBurn installer is ~5.2 MB. Please note that the installer tries to install AskToolbar and sets Ask as your browser’s default search provider, and also makes ask.com your browser home page. If you’re interested only in ImgBurn and don’t want to install the toolbar, simply uncheck install Ask Toolbar option that you see during the installation.
You might also like to download ISO to USB burner.