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  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Windows 10 pro

    Does Windows 10 not support DVD-R anymore?


    Before I toss all of these DVDs I need to find out if Microsoft has set Windows 10 not to support them anymore. The last time I tried to burn some information onto disc it acted like it was burning and closing the disc to be read and then when I checked it there was nothing on the Disc. This happened on both my desktop and laptop that have windows 10 installed. I was able to burn onto some vintage DVD-RW discs I have. But I prefer not to use these as I am providing wedding pictures and would prefer that the customer not have the ability to change them on the DVD.
    Does anyone know if this is the case or are all my disc suddenly bad?
    Thanks, Linda
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  2.    11 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    What software are you using to burn the discs? Are you using the built in burn option in Windows, or are you using third party software (e.g. ImgBurn, InfraRecorder, etc?)
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    Just using the Windows burn option, setting them up as flash drives and formatting them. This worked up until last week, I'm assuming after the the last update on windows.
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  4.    11 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,577
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I just tested a recording using an old CD-R disk (bought somewhere around 2005) under my current version of Windows 10 on my desktop using Roxio's NZT 2 (Formally Easy CD Creator) and copied some photos to the disc and all went well. I then put the disc in my portable CD Drive connected to my laptop and all the contents were there and read. No issues, so it doesn't seem to be a "Windows 10 can't record CD-R discs" issue.

    Personally, I've always hated the Windows burn solution as I found it unintuitive and finicky. I've also ran into the issue where I thought I burned and disc only to find it didn't take. Sure the disc reads on the PC it was burned from, but reading it on another player showed nothing there.

    That said, make sure you finalize (close the disc) when burning contents to it otherwise it won't be read by other players.
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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks sygnus21,
    I do finalize the discs and as I said I've had no problems until just recently. There is a possibility that it is the discs that are the problem. But I wanted to make sure microsoft hadn't changed things up on me before I tossed them. I know there is talk of making CDs and DVDs obsolete and I wondered if they weren't getting a jump on that. Although you described the issue I've run into. Thinking they are burned and then nothing there. In this instance it is with all computers not just others than the ones they are burned on.
    I'll have to try the Roxio program. I tried the Nero program right after I got this machine and had some kind of compatibility problems. It crashed my system and I've been afraid to try any others.
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  6.    11 Oct 2017 #6
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Iíve used ImgBurn for a long time now and have never once had issues. Give it a try. Itís free , small and lightweight with a load of features.
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  7.    11 Oct 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,577
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by LindaP View Post
    Thanks sygnus21,
    I do finalize the discs and as I said I've had no problems until just recently. There is a possibility that it is the discs that are the problem. But I wanted to make sure microsoft hadn't changed things up on me before I tossed them. I know there is talk of making CDs and DVDs obsolete and I wondered if they weren't getting a jump on that. Although you described the issue I've run into. Thinking they are burned and then nothing there. In this instance it is with all computers not just others than the ones they are burned on.
    I'll have to try the Roxio program. I tried the Nero program right after I got this machine and had some kind of compatibility problems. It crashed my system and I've been afraid to try any others.
    No problem Linda. And no, CD's burners aren't going anywhere just yet, thus MS hasn't disabled any CD burning operations or implemented anything in the OS to disable any third party apps from doing so.

    And yeah, perhaps it was a bad disc. Give it another try and see how it goes. If the issue persists you might look at the burner itself. Regarding Roxio, I'm still running NZT 2 which was released in 2013 and to be quite frank I'm surprised it still works under the current Win 10 OS. Anyway I only use it to burn music CD's.

    All that said, unless you do a lot of CD burning, I probably wouldn't spend lot on a burn software.

    Good luck.
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  8.    11 Oct 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Thread Starter

    sygnus21,
    Well!!! I just down loaded Ashampoo's free burner, sorry ArazelEternal I'd already downloaded it by the time your reply showed up, and tried to burn another disc. It looks like all I'll need. At this point I believe it is the drive. After burning the disc and then checking it, it locked up my system and I had to do a hard shut down and disconnect it from my motherboard to get the computer to boot up again. I hope it didn't do any lasting damage, but everything appears to be working at this point.
    Looks like I'm going to have to get a new DVD drive and go from there. Thanks guys for all your help.
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  9.    11 Oct 2017 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
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    No problem and good luck.
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  10.    11 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Nov 2016
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    Windows 10

    You can't do that with DVD-R it is not a suitable type of disc.
    You have to use the second option (with a CD/DVD player, mastered) assuming the Windows 10 way.

    DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-RW can use the first option, Like a USB flash drive(Live File System). These discs are rewritable.

    MS as usual uses it own terms which is confusing, and a useless link.

    -R and +R are write once discs, you can write multi-sessions until the disc is full, one write and that is it.

    Your old discs "I was able to burn onto some vintage DVD-RW discs I have" are RW and the others -R you see...
    It is the type of Disc plus wrong burning method, not the burning application.
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