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How Do I Burn a CD or DVD Directly in Windows Vista®

December 07, 2011  |  Difficulty: Easy

burning media to a blank CD directly through Windows® Explorer in Windows Vista®.

Although many users are unaware of this feature, the Windows® operating system has provided advanced tools for burning CDs and DVDs since the launch of Windows XP®.  Burning a CD or DVD can be accomplished via the file manager, Windows® Explorer. Windows Vista® also supports writing data to a DVD, as does the latest version, Windows® 7. In addition, Windows® 7 also includes support for the direct writing of ISO files. Burning discs via Windows® Explorer enables you to create a portable backup of your documents, photos and other files that you can either use yourself or share with friends and family members. The instructions below describe the process of burning media to a blank CD directly through Windows® Explorer.

Instructions:

  1. Insert the blank CD or DVD into the burner.
  2. Open the “Computer” and double-click on the CD/DVD-RW icon.
  3. The system will ask you if you want to burn the CD/DVD using the “Live File System” format (like a USB flash drive) or the “Mastered” (readable on all computers, write all files at once) format.

Instructions for burning a CD or DVD using the Live File System format:

  1. At the top of the dialog box, create a name for the disc.
  2. Click on the “Next” button. The operating system will now format the disk by default using the Live File System format.
  3. After the formatting is completed, an empty disc folder will appear.
  4. Drag and drop the files and folders that you want to copy on to the disc into this folder.
  5. The files and folders will be copied to the disk as you drag and drop them into the disc folder.
  6. Congratulations! You have successfully burned a CD/DVD in Windows Vista®!

Instructions for burning a CD or DVD using the Mastered format:

  1. At the top of the dialog box, create a name for the disc.
  2. Click the “Next” button. An empty disc folder will now open.
  3. Drag and drop the files and folders that you want to copy on to the disc into this folder.
  4. Click on the “Burn to disc” option on the toolbar.
  5. The files you have placed in the disc folder will be copied to the disc.
  6. When the process is completed, the disc tray will open and you can then remove the disc. Discs copied in this format can be opened on any computer or media device.

Congratulations! You have successfully burned a CD/DVD in Windows Vista®!

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