ISO files are often used to distribute images of CD and DVD data discs. I’ll walk through how to burn ISO files to optical media using ImgBurn.
Optical Drives and Media – CDs
Long term storage of something as precious as photographs warrants some thought. It’s something I care about, and have thought about a lot.
Most computers with a CD or DVD drive can boot from that drive, but it frequently takes a small configuration change in the computer’s BIOS.
Windows 8 and the UEFI BIOS have made booting from CDs, DVDs, and USB drives more complex. I’ll review why, and what steps to take.
It’s probably safe to say that the days of the optical drive are coming to a close. Not this week, not this year, perhaps not even this decade but I think the writing is on the wall. But not to worry.
Many computers are now built without DVD drives. This can cause big problems when you need to restore your computer.
When you can’t see the files on a data disc you’ve created the causes can vary from exactly how you created that disc in the first place, to media quality, drive problems and even Windows Explorer settings.