ISO files are disc images, complete images of a CD or DVD bundled in a single file. This file can then be burned and made available as a physical USB, CD or DVD disc, allowing you to convert virtual discs into physical ones; to perform, in this case, a Windows installation.
You can create an USB or DVD bootable disc to perform the installation.
Note: Use the DVD option only when your PC’s BIOS is not able to boot from USB.
OPTION 1 – Create the bootable disc [recommended]
- Download Rufus here
- Click and open rufus.exe
- Once the user interface of the software opens up, plug-in your USB
- After that, look for the ‘Create a bootable USB drive’ option, and from the dropdown menu, select an ISO image.
- Then, click on the button next to the dropdown menu, and select the Windows 10 ISO that you want to install
- Lastly, click on Start, and wait for the software to create the bootable USB drive.
That’s pretty much it. You now have a bootable USB drive; just plug it into your device, and make sure your BIOS is all set up, and you should now be able to easily install Windows 7 using the bootable USB drive that you just created.
Here is a short video that explains the process described above: https://youtube.com/wBo-Q30m40Y
OPTION 2 – Burning the bootable DVD disc
- Download [email protected] Burner from here.
- Insert the blank DVD into the drive.
- Click the three dots […] to find the ISO file
- Click BURN
- Wait for the confirmation.