Download and Burn An Ubuntu ISO
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Download Ubuntu .ISO

You can download Ubuntu from the Ubuntu website. You'll find both 32 and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu plus several different editions including Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Netbook.

Burning Ubuntu .ISO

Most computer users are familiar with creating an audio CD using desktop software. Burning a .ISO file to a CD is not any different but will take some software that is capable of burning .ISO files. I recommend Active .ISO burner because it's lightweight, free, and can burn an .ISO file to CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DL DVD+RW, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Download and install it on your Windows machine.

Once installed, open Active .ISO burner. The first option is to specify which .ISO file you want to burn. Click the ... button to browse your computer for .ISO files.

Selecting Ubuntu .ISO file


Next choose what drive you want to use to burn the Ubuntu .ISO file.

Choose The Drive to Burn .ISO File


Lowering the speed of the burn is ideal if you have the time as it decreases the chance your new Ubuntu live/install disc will fail.

Lower UBuntu .ISO Burning Speed


You can see a summary of your burn in the bottom right hand corner. Review the summary and click on the Burn button.

Burn Ubuntu CD


After your CD or DVD is finished burning you will be asked if you want to burn another Ubuntu CD. Now that you're finished you can use the new disc to run the Live CD on your Windows machine or replace Windows completely by installing Ubuntu. Just put the CD in your CD-ROM drive and restart your computer.

This video tutorial shows the entire process of burning an ISO file using Active .ISO burner on on Windows XP.