I put the disk in the DVD drive, launched ImgBurn, listed the drive as the source, then clicked "Verify" from the pull-down menu. There is no text at the left. There is a text box on the right which has nothing pertaining to whether it is bootable or not. I perceive what I am doing is not what you are suggesting.
I tried launching from Windows 7 and got an absurd error message that said "This computer does not have enough space for temporary files. Windows installation needs at least 405 megabytes (MB) of space on any partition for temporary files. To install windows, free enough space and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070103." This is a 320GB hard drive and the partition is the recommended 40GB - there is more than enough room for any temporary files.
I then changed the BIOS boot sequence to boot from the DVD drive. As stated earlier, that works just fine until the first boot is accomplished, at which point the installation stops.