ISO image is typically used to store operating system installers and needs to be burned to writable optical media such as CDR, CDRW, DVDR, DVDRW, BD-R, and BD-RW before it can be used.

Windows comes with Windows Disc Image Burner tool that can burn ISO images to optical discs without the need for commercial, third-party software. The tool is accessible from File Explorer itself, making it handy to use.

Steps to burn ISO image to optical disc in Windows 11:

  1. Insert writable CD / DVD / Blue Ray disc in optical drive slot.
  2. Launch File Explorer.
  3. Locate ISO image file.
  4. Right-click on ISO image file.
  5. Click on Show more options from the menu.
  6. Click on Burn disc image to open Windows Disc Image Burner.
  7. Select drive letter from Disc burner if you have multiple optical drives and click on Burn.
  8. Wait for ISO image to finish burning to disc.
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