Many computer software programs and operating systems can be downloaded from the internet in the form of an ISO image. An ISO image is basically a CD or DVD converted to a single file, usually so it can be downloaded from a remote server, which can be returned to CD form through a process known as “burning.”

Burning ISO images to a CD or DVD is a fairly straightforward process. There are many programs and applications that can be used to get the job done, some free and others not. If you don’t already have a preferred image burning application, NeoSmart Technologies currently recommends using ActiveISO as a free & reliable solution.

You can use these guides to burn just about any CDs, including including our Windows recovery discs (or download Easy Recovery Essentials directly from here).

Individual ISO-burning guides:

If you would rather boot from a USB stick or USB drive, you can use the following instead:


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