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ImgBurn 2.5.0.0

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SetupImgBurn_2.5.0.0.exe_.zip (2.05 MB)
MD5: 6375fde35643fddf1be9386dc0b98f06
Emulation
Guides on emulating older applications

Older version of the freeware application, ImgBurn for Windows. No adware. Just don't update.
Unzip in OS X. Copy to your Windows machine or emulator and install.
MD5 checksum: 6375fde35643fddf1be9386dc0b98f06 *SetupImgBurn_2.5.0.0.exe_.zip

Q: Why host this Windows only program on a Macintosh website?

A: Because creating mixed mode, hybrid Mac HFS/ISO 9660 and Mac HFS/Audio (BIN/CUE) images from CD/DVD media, is difficult (if not impossible) to achieve without error using current Macintosh software. ImgBurn and similar Windows software such as UltraISO, perform these tasks correctly, simply and effortlessly. Therefore it is a useful tool for us to use when archiving any Macintosh software from CD/DVD media.

See also: "Archiving or Toasting Mac HFS CDs without a Mac CD-Writer".

Note: Version 2.5.0.0 hosted here is the final version of ImgBurn not to include an additional payload of adware delivery in the installer program. Beginning with version 2.5.1.0, ImgBurn included the Ask.com tool bar. With the latest version 2.5.8.0, it included OpenCandy (2013). This has since changed (2016), to now include Fusion Browser Adware - same ImgBurn version, different payload. See "Tip" below, for newer version's workaround.
 

Compatibility
Architecture: x86 (Windows)

ImgBurn supports Microsoft Windows OS's - 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (including all 64-bit versions).

If you use Wine, it also runs on Linux and other x86-based *nixes.

Works fine with Win98 and Win2000 under VMWare.

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MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2021, March 6 - 12:27am

Thanks, I hadn't looked at the ImgBurn site, recently. I see that the "Fusion" loader has been removed. I see also that the loading mechanism for including additions is still present in the installer's $PLUGINSDIR.

His final 2013 entrance in the logs regarding adware additions: "Changed: No longer bundling/offering the Ask.com toolbar in the setup program, OpenCandy now handles product offerings during installation."

Since that time he has removed "OpenCandy" and had replaced it with "Fusion" still keeping the release version number of ImgBurn 2.5.8.0 and no mention of it in the logs. And now, no more "Fusion". No mention of it being removed and still the same version number, unchanged.

The checksums of the installed ImgBurn executables since mid 2020 (the last time I had DL'd it) also differ from the newest download, even though their version number remains the same. I will keep using 7-Zip to extract (avoiding the installer) and run it as a "portable app" for now, as the author of has made several changes to ImgBurn with no mention in the changelogs and without updating the same version release number since 2013.

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by Protocol 7 - 2021, March 5 - 11:56am

The bundled adware in later versions was only in the installers from the official site. If you downloaded them from any of the mirror sites listed the installer was adware-free.

I'm saying all this in the past tense because I just checked the ImgBurn site again and it seems that they have since removed the adware from the installer.

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by mrdav - 2016, July 4 - 10:57am

Yeah, but this is an important tool for us to image mixed mode CDs properly. If the Toast crowd would get their act together and do it properly then we would not have to resort to Win for this.

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by xy - 2016, July 4 - 8:57am

Hey, this is a Macintosh website!