How To Re-Enable ISO Image Burning in Windows 7

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So a little while ago I got an SSD and did a clean or fresh install of Windows 7. I do own Nero and I totally forgot to re-install but I needed to burn a DVD from an ISO file. I remember that Windows 7 has this ability built right in and went to do it but when I clicked on the file it popped up the error that no application is associated with this file type. Normally you can double click it or right click and click ‘burn disc image’ but neither of those worked for me. It seems something went awry with the ISO association somewhere. I didn’t want to sit through the install process and update of Nero so I did some searching and figured out a quick way to fix the ISO file association via the registry. Don’t worry you don’t actually have to manually edit the registry.

The fix is simple and quick and it will re-enable ISO and Image association in Windows 7.

 

All you have to do is copy and paste the below code in the box into notepad and save it as “ISO.reg”

-without the quotes of course….

Once the file is saved, just double click it and say yes to add the entries into the registry and that’s it. Very simple and rather painless and your file associations are set again and you have the right click option available again to burn disc image as well. It will all be back to normal or the way it’s supposed to be.

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.iso]
@="Windows.IsoFile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile]
@="Disc Image File"
"FriendlyTypeName"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
  00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
  32,00,5c,00,69,00,73,00,6f,00,62,00,75,00,72,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,\
  00,2c,00,2d,00,33,00,35,00,30,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,73,00,\
  6f,00,62,00,75,00,72,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,\
  00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile\shell\burn]
"MUIVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
  6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
  00,69,00,73,00,6f,00,62,00,75,00,72,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,\
  2d,00,33,00,35,00,31,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.IsoFile\shell\burn\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,73,00,\
  6f,00,62,00,75,00,72,00,6e,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,00,31,\
  00,22,00,00,00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.iso\UserChoice]

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