How to burn a DVD on Windows

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Summary Instructions on how to burn an Ubuntu installation DVD on Windows.
Categories desktop
Difficulty 2
Author Canonical Web Team


To create an Ubuntu installation DVD on Windows, you will need the following:

  • An Ubuntu ISO file. Download the Ubuntu release of your choice from here
  • A blank DVD

Ensuring the authenticity of an Ubuntu ISO
The download can be verified to ensure the data integrity and authenticity of the file.

Windows 7 / 8 / 10 instructions

Duration: 0:10

  • Right-click on the ISO file you just downloaded and choose ‘Burn disc image’.


  • Select a Disc burner (drive) and choose ‘Burn’. If you check ‘Verify disc after burning’, it will confirm that the ISO image has been burned correctly.


Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Server 2003 / Vista instructions

Duration: 0:10

  • Download and install the InfraRecorder, a free and open-source image-burning program.
  • Insert a blank DVD in the drive and select ‘Do nothing’ or ‘Cancel’ if an autorun dialog box pops up.
  • Open InfraRecorder and click the ‘Write Image’ button in the main screen. Alternatively you can select the ‘Actions’ menu, then ‘Burn image’.


  • Select the Ubuntu ISO image file you want to burn, then click ‘Open’.
  • In the dialog box, click ‘OK’.

Next steps and finding help

Next, to install Ubuntu, try the Install Ubuntu desktop tutorial

If you get stuck, help is always at hand.