These days, a large section of PC users are using USB drives as bootable media to install Windows operating system. USB installs are usually a bit faster than the traditional DVD-based installations, meaning you can quickly install Windows while using USB as bootable media.
That said, not everyone has a spare USB key all the time. At times, you might need to burn a DVD to make it bootable and install Windows 10 from the same.
Having a bootable Windows 10 DVD makes sense if your PC doesn’t support booting from USB or if you often need to install Windows 10 but don’t have the time and patience to create bootable Windows 10 USB each time before installing Windows 10.
This guide is for users who have downloaded Windows 10 ISO file and want to create a bootable DVD out of it to install Windows 10 from DVD.
Method 1 of 3
Prepare Windows 10 bootable DVD from ISO
Go for this method if you’re on Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10. In this method, we will use the native ISO burning tool to prepare bootable Windows 10 DVD.
Step 1: Insert a blank DVD into the optical drive (CD/DVD drive) of your PC.
Step 2: Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer) and navigate to the folder where Windows 10 ISO image file is located.
Step 3: Right-click on the ISO file and then click Burn disc image option. This will open Burn Disk Image or Windows Disc Image Burner (in Windows 8/8.1) dialog.
Note: If the Burn disc image option is not appearing in the context menu when you right-click on Windows 10 ISO image, please follow the directions mentioned in our fix to burn disc image option missing from context menu guide to resolve the issue.
Step 4: Here, select your DVD/CD drive from the the drop-down box next to Disc burner.
Step 5: Finally, click Burn button to begin creating your bootable Windows 10 DVD.
Once the bootable Windows 10 DVD is ready, you need to make appropriate changes (change the boot priority to CD/DVD) to the UEFI/BIOS to boot your PC from bootable DVD to begin installing Windows 10.
Method 2 of 3
Bootable Windows 10 DVD using ImgBurn
If you’re having issues with the above mentioned method, you can use a third-party ISO burning tool to prepare bootable Windows 10 DVD. There are plenty of free tools available for the job, however, in this method, we are going to use a free software called ImgBurn.
Step 1: Download ImgBurn from this page and install the same on your working Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 PC.
WARNING: The setup of ImgBurn tries to install Razer Web browser plugin. While installing ImgBurn, select Custom installation and then uncheck the option titled Install Razor Web option.
Step 2: Launch ImgBurn application. Click the option titled Write image file to disc.
Step 3: Next, click the browse button under Source section (see picture) to browse to Windows 10 ISO image and select the same.
Step 4: Finally, click the Write button to begin burning the bootable Windows 10 DVD.
Method 3 of 3
Bootable Windows 10 DVD from installation files/folders
If you have files and folders extracted from a Windows 10 ISO image (installation files of Windows 10), you can create an ISO image out of it by following the directions mentioned in our how to create bootable Windows ISO image from files/folders guide. The guide uses the above mentioned free ImgBurn software, which is very easy to use.