AnyBurn – All-in-One Freeware to Burn & Create Image to CD/DVD/Bluray/USB Disc

WinUSB MakerWindows USB/DVD Download ToolISO2Disc, and WinToHDD are a few freeware available over the internet to create a bootable USB flash drive. There is nothing wrong with these apps if you want to create a bootable USB drive to install Windows 10 from a USB / Pen drive. AnyBurn is another lightweight freeware disc-burning tool that solves burning ISO files in a USB flash drive.

AnyBurn not only solves the purpose of CD/DVD/Bluray disk burning, but it can also create a bootable USB flash drive. It is an all-in-one solution for all types of disc burning and imaging needs. It helps to perform burning tasks and do many other image-related tasks, such as ripping audio CDs, converting image file formats, modifying image files, or creating a bootable USB drive.

Advantages of AnyBurn

  • Can burn all CD / DVD / Blu-ray disc image files.
  • Can add files and folders to CD, DVD, or Bluray disc for multi-session use.
  • Can burn Audio CD which you can play in regular CD player from mp3, m4a, ape, FLAC, WMA files.
  • Rip Audio CD to MP3, FLAC, APE, WMA, WAV files.
  • Copy disc using sector by sector method.
  • Create image files from hard disk files or CD / DVD / Bluray discs.
  • Convert disc image files between various formats.
  • Create a bootable USB drive for Windows 7, 8, 10, or Linux.
  • Test disc sectors.
  • Support both 32-bit and 64-bit, including Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / Win 10
  • Tiny in size (less than 2 MB)
  • Free to use for both personal and business purposes.
  • Easy to use.

The task which AnyBurn can perform

  • Burn image file to disc
  • Burn Audio CD from mp3/m4a/FLAC/ape/wav, etc
  • Copy disc to an image file
  • Rip Audio CD to mp3/FLAC/ape/wav, etc
  • Browse / Extract image file
  • Create image file from files/folders
  • View drive / disc information
  • Burn or append files/folders to disc
  • Erase re-writable disc
  • Copy disc to another disc
  • Convert Image file format
  • Edit image file
  • Create a bootable USB drive
  • Disc surface test

As we can see, there are various options available in a single software, AnyBurn. All options are available in one place, so a novice can also perform the required task.

Two interesting features I want to discuss here:-
  1. Edit image file
  2. Create a bootable USB drive

Editing image / ISO file

AnyBurn freeware app allows you to edit the ISO image before burning it to any CD/DVD. If you have an ISO file and want to edit the content before burning it, it is possible using this free software. There is no need to extract in a folder or mount on any virtual drive.

To edit the content of an ISO file, choose the “Edit image file” option.

Browse and select the image file which you want to edit.

Once you have selected the ISO file, click the Next button to continue.

Now, it will open the content of the ISO file. You can edit / add / delete any file / folder before writing to CD / DVD. It is a handy program if you want to edit the bootable ISO file without losing its boot information.

Creating a bootable USB drive

To create a bootable USB flash drive using AnyBurn software, select the option “Create bootable USB drive.”

Select the ISO image file from your PC and connect the USB flash drive.

Once the USB flash drive is connected to your PC, it will automatically detect; if not, then click the refresh icon to detect it.

Note: For a bootable USB drive of Windows 7, a minimum of 4GB USB drive is required, whereas, for Windows 10, at least 8GB USB / Pen drive is required.

Once you are ready with the Windows ISO file and USB drive, click Next. It will prompt for a warning, “All data in the USB drive will be overwritten. Do you want to continue?”. Click OK to continue.

The inserted USB flash drive will be formatted and will start file copying to make it bootable.

Once the copying of files is completed, your bootable USB drive will be ready.

To boot your Windows PC using a USB drive, you have to make the changes in BIOS. Connect bootable USB to PC and reboot, in which you want to install the OS from the USB drive. While booting (before Windows starts loading), get into the BIOS configuration screen by hitting something like F1, F2, Delete or Escape key from the keyboard. Go to the section that contains your boot devices. Select the USB drive as the primary boot device. Save the changes and exit from the BIOS configuration window.

Once you have created a bootable USB flash drive, you can test it without installing it on your computer or laptop.

Download AnyBurn

You can download the free AnyBurn tool from here.

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