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10 cool tools in Windows 7

ISO burner

An ISO image is a type of archive file that is often used to distribute software. In Windows 7, Microsoft addressed something that's been on the wish list of many users for a long time: Now you don't have to download and install a third-party program to burn an ISO file to disc.

It's a simple process: After you download an .ISO to your hard drive, just double-click it and Windows 7 will open the Burn Disc Image dialog box, shown here. This also works for images with the .IMG file extension.

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