[How To] Use PowerISO to Burn ISO Files


Revisions

5-2-09:  Initial release.

5-7-09:  Added pictures.


There are tons of free and shareware programs out there on the Internet that enables the PC user to create data CD or DVD discs, as well as burn ISO or image files.  Today, I will give you a short tutorial on what is PowerISO and how to use it.

According to their website, PowerISO, they say:

PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN.

I just started to use PowerISO recently.  It’s small, fast, and lean.  The installer is less than 2 megs!  Anyway, below is a quick guide I made that shows the user how to use PowerISO to burn ISO files.  This should give computer users another software alternative to use when the built in Windows burner is lacking, and they don’t want the bloat of the new NERO.  Below are some screenshots on PowerISO with some explanations:

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Above is the main interface of PowerISO.  Notice that it is very clean and simple.  From the toolbar, you can access all the important functions related to CD/DVD burning for burning data

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Did you know that PowerISO can burn a variety of file formats? Yes, it can! Now stop complaining when you don’t know what program to burn .ISO, .MDF, .DAA, .NRG, .BIN and more!

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Why need daemon tools installed on your PC when you can have PowerISO mount files for you virtually?  Well, Daemon Tools is free, while PowerISO is not, but if you own PowerISO then that is less programs you have to manage.

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Now here is a cool feature.  If you have a .DAA file, and you want to convert it to another file, you can. I’m not sure how useful this is, but if you wanted to convert from one image format to another, you can but PowerISO can burn all kind of file formats so why bother?


How to Burn ISO Files With PowerISO

Burning files with PowerIso is dead easy.  Make sure to click the “Burn” icon, and you will get a screen like below:

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Here navigate to your image file, and then the screen below will show up as :

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Here I selected a Ubuntu ISO, and now you can see the details above.  Select the appropriate speed for your blank disc, and then click Burn!!!!  This is all there is to burning ISOs.

Below is a video tutorial that quickly goes over the steps that I outlined above.

youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpH9hG5je3Y&hl=en&fs=1 [Watch in HQ.]

Do you have a favorite burner? Tell us in the comments!

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Posted on May 2, 2009, in News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. For the curious, more pictures added to the PowerISO tutorial.

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