So you don’t want to dole out the big bucks for some fancy smancy cd/dvd authoring suite just to burn cd’s and disk images? Or how about you don’t want the bloat from said suite?

No it’s probably that you are just like me and a big cheapskate when it comes to buying software!

Either which way this little free solution should float your boat. Check it out!

Reader NotBurntYet wrote in:

I need to burn an ISO on Windows Vista. Long story short I uninstalled the 7gb cd burning suite that came with the machine. I have been able to burn cd’s from Explorer with Windows built in capability. BUT (you knew that was coming) I can not burn ISO’s! I have a older copy of Nero but it is not compatible with Vista! HELP ME! I need to burn my game and can we make it free??

NotBurntYet, Ohio

Hey NotBurntYet, we have a solution for you – real simple like and best of all FREE! It is called ISORECORDER. ISO Recorder is a Window’s power tool that’s installer is around 1.2 mb. It seems to work for all the newer operating systems – XP or better. After you install it you can now automagically “burn CD and DVD images (DVD support is only available on Windows Vista), copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder” And all this from the context menu (Right Clicking). Lets check it out:

Download the appropriate package for your Operating System:

XP SP1 or No Service Pack
XP SP2, XP SP2 64 bit, and 2003
VISTA 32
VISTA 64

Next right click on the image you want to burn:

From there the steps are self explanatory – asking you where and how you want to burn from a simple little interface that looks like this:

You can also use ISORecorder as I said to make images dumb quick from cd’s or dvd’s in explorer as well like so:

Cool free stuff with a tiny little foot print! Add this to the how to get Windows XP running on an older machine and yourself a powerful older machine (with burner!) that does not need a huge amount of memory to run!

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