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Windows 7: How to finalize a DVD-RW

26 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
How to finalize a DVD-RW

I have used my PC (Acer aspire 5810TZG -Windows 7) to place some video on the DVD-RW. It plays ok on the PC but not on a DVD player (I had chosen the burn option where the intention was to mainly play it on a DVD player). I thought the problem might be that the disc needed to be finalized but there is no option to do that on the DVD drive options menu. I read that I need to go to "Start" - "Computer" - Highlight DVD drive - click on "complete the session" (on toolbar). No such wording appears on my screen!

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26 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

You need to finalize it when you burn the DVD, not later. Use a regular program, rather than the internal Windows burning programs as they offer more options. I use Nero but that is not a free program.

There are several free and popular CD/DVD burning programs such as Imgburn, try that and see if it will allow you to do what you need to do. The Official ImgBurn Website
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26 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks for your advice "Firebird". I will not act upon it yet as I cannot believe that Microsoft has not included a "Finalize" somewhere in their system. Indeed their site is the one where it tells you to follow the procedure I outlined in my original post. So really I want to know why I do not have this option to "close the session". Maybe it's because I'm using a RW disc?
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