Windows 10 has some great features built right in that eliminate the need to download a separate utility to accomplish common tasks. Burning an ISO file to physical Disc is one of them! Here's how to do it:
1. Load your blank DVD-R/RW disc into your computer:
2. Locate your .ISO file you wish to burn:
3. Right click on the file and select "Burn disc image":
4. Start the burn process by pressing the Burn button.
Note: You'll see the checkbox at the bottom that states "Verify disc after burning" this will increase the time on the overall process, however it will verify that the data from the .ISO file matches the data actually written to the DVD. It's a good idea to use this check so you know if something in the process didn't go correctly.
- Consumer writeable optical media (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, BD-R) aren't great long term storage solutions. Over time the ink which the laser changes to represent the data on the disc degrades with time and eventually will become unreadable. If you are using optical media for archival purposes, store your media in a cool, dry location that is not exposed to any light, especially sunlight or sources of UV. A safe or fireproof box can be ideal.
- Always have other back-up's! Never rely on one method of backup and/or one location. Always have backup's of critical data stored in multiple locations. Having some sort of online backup solution to your local backup is ideal.
- Consider as times goes on the availability of devices to read your media in the future. Few laptops and portable devices are being sold with any optical media drives.
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