Windows Vista comes bundled with native DVD and CD burning support. If you are just looking to save your files to a CD or DVD, then this is all the software you need. Forget about Nero, Roxio, Sonic etc–just use Windows! Learn how in this guide.
Archive Your Files on Disc with Windows Vista
To burn your files to a CD or DVD, do the following:
- Select the folder you want to burn to disc (you can select more than one folder, or add more later)
- Click the Burn button
- Give the new disc a name
- Select Show formatting options and choose which type of disc you’d like to burn. NOTE: If you want to use the disc like a USB thumb drive and keep adding to it, select Live File System. If you want to share the disc with friends or archive it, select Mastered.
- Wait while Windows copies the files over to be burned (no disc writing is taking place yet)
- The disc contents window should pop up. If it doesn’t, open Computer (WINKEY+E) and double click on your optical drive’s icon
- If you would like to add more files, go back to step 1 and repeat. When you have added all your files, click Burn to disc
- Confirm the disc name and write speed and press Next
- Wait for your disc to burn and you’re done.