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Windows 7: How do I burn CDs


31 Jan 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
How do I burn CDs

Hi. Is there a tutorial on here (or anywhere, for that matter) on how to burn CDs in Windows 7?

My PC is capable of burning them, but whenever I do it, things go wrong. I drag files to somewhere and burn and remove the CD, but the files keep showing up as ready to burn. Sometimes they're not on the CD, but they remain as ready to burn, or other strange happenings that I can't quite understand. I would like a simple explanation of what is happening and how to burn CDs, the goal is to burn all of my notes from school (I just finished all my classes) onto CD for future use - but off of my space limited SDD.

Thanks.


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31 Jan 2012   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What program are you using to burn them?

I would recommend CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software - it's free and has enough options for pretty much every task.

Common burning errors:

Choosing the wrong type of project - make sure that for copying data you choose Data Disc, if it's an iso you need to create a Disc From Image, etc.

Not closing the disc - Closing the disc writes all the special files needed to identify it to another computer. A disc which hasn't been closed might show up as empty when you go back to it.

You may want to look these over:

Burning to CD and DVD - Enable or Disable

Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

You have files waiting to be burned to disc - Stop Message
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31 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal

You might find it easier to use a program like CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software
It's free to use and works on Windows 7

There's some easy to follow help guides here CDBurnerXP FAQ

.... hope this helps a bit

*edit ooops prof beat me to it
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31 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
What program are you using to burn them?
Well, I prefer to use built in Windows tools. I am down to 5GB free space on my (too small) SSD and I really don't like installing applications which I will rarely use (my next post: how do I clean registry/PC after installing/uninstalling tons of apps). If the program you guys suggest has a small, easy to use, portable version, then... well... maybe I'll use it (we'll see).
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31 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

CD burnerXP is only 5Mb so it's as about as light as it's gonna get
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31 Jan 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

ImgBurn is another possibility.

My installation of it uses 3.07 MB.

Do you have hibernation turned off on your SSD installation?
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31 Jan 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
CD burnerXP is only 5Mb so it's as about as light as it's gonna get
And, FYI, it has a portable version. You have to find the small link which says "More download options". The 64-bit version is 6MB (still pretty small).
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31 Jan 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
ImgBurn is another possibility.

My installation of it uses 3.07 MB.

Do you have hibernation turned off on your SSD installation?
No. I have hibernation turned on. I like that feature.

Why do you ask? I don't like hibernation so much that I wouldn't get rid of it in the right circumstances.
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31 Jan 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hibernation uses as much space on your SSD as you have RAM. How small is your SSD. I have a bunch of 60GB SSDs and never ran out of space. Maybe we can help you clean it up.
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31 Jan 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StupidUser View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
ImgBurn is another possibility.

My installation of it uses 3.07 MB.

Do you have hibernation turned off on your SSD installation?
No. I have hibernation turned on. I like that feature.

Why do you ask? I don't like hibernation so much that I wouldn't get rid of it in the right circumstances.
If you don't want it, you can turn it off from an elevated command prompt with this command:

powercfg -h off

and press Enter

As WHS says, you would get back SSD space equivalent to the amount of your installed RAM.

You might want to also inspect the size of your page file and the amount of space devoted to System Restore.
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