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Windows 7: Make external cd/dvd drive the default drive.

15 Mar 2013   #1

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
Make external cd/dvd drive the default drive.

Hello good people of the forum:

Firstly, let me say a big thank you to the folks who posted birthday wishes. As Kitty Kallen sung: "Little Things Mean a Lot."

Now, on to my issue.

Yesterday I received my brand new and shiny Memorex External DVD Recorder. My internal recorder will not burn DVD video disks and it will not recpgnize a blank DVD. Everything else is just fine. If I format for a data disk, it will recognize it and let me burn to it. Since over the years this is the third burner that has gone south on me. I decided to go with a more pricey exteral drive.

My problem is I would like to know how to set up my new drive as the default drive. Right now when I attempt to burn a video disk my internal drive swings into action, opens the drive, informs me there's no disk in the drive, and shuts down.

Any help would be appreciated.

Powell Lucas

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16 Mar 2013   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

I would think that was software dependent. What burning software are you using? In Nero it remembers the last drive used, and you can choose a drive from a drop down.
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16 Mar 2013   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

You can also use IMGBurn -- it's free to download, and like other burning apps, it remembers the last physical drive you used.
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