Burn Windows to disk using Nero

To install Windows on your computer, you need a boot disk. Many inexperienced users are trying to create a bootloader using standard copy, which is offered by the wizard of your operating system. However, the result of such an operation will disappoint you - it is impossible to install Windows directly from the BIOS from the boot loader. The special program Nero Burning ROM will help to solve this problem, and this guide will explain how to burn Windows to disk via Nero.

Nero is rightfully considered one of the best programs of its kind, used by both professionals and amateurs. Nero's interface is quite simple, so you can even figure it out yourself.

Today we will tell how to make an image of Windows using Nero Burning Rom

First you need to find the installation version of Windows. All versions can be obtained from the World Wide Web.

So, on your computer there is an image of Windows. Typically, the size of such a file is about 3 GB, which means that the file will not fit on a regular CD-carrier, so you will have to burn the image to a DVD-ROM. If you plan to keep the boot loader, you can burn Windows to a DVD-R disc. If you hardly need to reinstall Windows in the future and need to write something more important to the CD, use DVD-RW. Then you can write important information to DVD-RW over the image of the operating system immediately after it is installed on the computer.

How to burn Windows to disk through Nero? Step-by-step instruction

  1. Insert a blank DVD into the drive.
  2. Open Nero Burning ROM. At the bottom of the window that appears, select "Open" and look for the desired image, which we will record. As a rule, such a file has the extension “.iso”.
  3. You see a recording menu. Check if the option “Record”, “Finalize a disk” is selected - this option prohibits the repeated recording on this disk. Check "Check Recorded Data" - this is a test option for recording quality. Write speed, select the average. At maximum speed, sometimes broken files appear that are not readable.
  4. To start the recording process, click on “Burn”, then a window pops up in which you can track the current percentage of the task and see its characteristics, such as speed and buffer loading.
  5. When the recording indicator shows 100%, verification of the recorded data will start. If the "Verification" will show unreadable files, the recording went wrong, it should be repeated. If the result of the recording is positive, the drive with the heated recording disc will open and a corresponding window will pop up with a notification of the successful completion of the operation.
  6. Created boot disk is ready to use. You can insert it back into the drive, restart the computer and start the Windows installation process.

Upon completion of the recording, the drive opens automatically.

What if the recording failed?

We should also tell you how to act if the copying went wrong. In this case, you can repeat the procedure.

To do this, you must either overwrite the DVD-RW, or insert a blank DVD-R disc. When using a new compact, simply repeat all the above points to copy the image onto the media.

If you are rewriting DVD-RW, first of all find the “Recorder” section in the menu bar and select “Erase rewritable disc”. In the opened window, the characteristics for erasing a disk are indicated, it is better not to change them. That is, the settings should have the following form:

  • Erase method - Erase RW disc quickly;
  • Erase speed - Maximum.

Click "Erase" and watch the progress of the operation in the opened window. At the end of the procedure, a corresponding notification will pop up, and the drive with the now clean DVD-RW will open. To write down the necessary information again, you should repeat from the beginning to the end all the points described in detail above.


Now you know how to create a bootable Windows disk through Nero. It is worth saying that for the installation disk it is better to use the original version of the operating system, rather than various assemblies from unverified sources. We hope this guide will help you in developing user skills. Good luck!