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rszebras
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Does Windows XP Home Edition (2002 with SP2) come with the ability to drag
and drop files to a cd-rw drive without having to use the "write files to
disc procedure"? Sort of like Direct CD or Sonic DLA where you can use the D
drive like a hard drive. Or do I have to purchase one of those programs?

Even a link to a site that has the answer would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
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rszebras

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
rszebras wrote:

> Does Windows XP Home Edition (2002 with SP2) come with the ability to
> drag and drop files to a cd-rw drive without having to use the "write
> files to
> disc procedure"? Sort of like Direct CD or Sonic DLA where you can
> use the D
> drive like a hard drive. Or do I have to purchase one of those
> programs?
>
> Even a link to a site that has the answer would be greatly
> appreciated. Thank you!

There is no native ability in XP to do packet-writing. You would need to
purchase a third-party program.

Malke
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Jason Haynes
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Windows XP doesn't natively support packet writing. Third party burning
software is required.

"rszebras" <rszebras@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B3DE219-01D4-488E-829B-4DD973A4024C@microsoft.com...
> Does Windows XP Home Edition (2002 with SP2) come with the ability to drag
> and drop files to a cd-rw drive without having to use the "write files to
> disc procedure"? Sort of like Direct CD or Sonic DLA where you can use
> the D
> drive like a hard drive. Or do I have to purchase one of those programs?
>
> Even a link to a site that has the answer would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you!
> --
> rszebras

Lil' Dave
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279157

As noted, XP does not support writing ISO 9660 format. The format commonly
used for writing data to commercial CDs and DVDs..

Packet writing is not supported by XP. Packet writing implies drag and
drop, AND saving data as a file. Does not have to be a file to begin with.
The media must be formatted properly to accept the files first.

Roxio's form of UDF is used in XP. Its a quite crippled form of that
though.

MS XP uses a staging area for mass writing files to CD in UDF format. Of
which, the user must participate for it to work. There appears no way
around this. Roxio makes DirectCD. I prefer INCD by Nero...Ahead software.
Both of which offer drag and drop to CD.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316415
The noted problem is non-existent with aftermarket packet writing software.
Just point Quicken backup to the CDR/CDRW and save.

A consideration when using an aftermarket packet writing software is if
another application is expecting XP's form of UDF when verifying CD written
data. No, UDF is not a standard in so many terms. One such application is
Symantec Ghost 9.0 or DriveImage 7.xx Even if such verification was
successful, Windows PE used as the restore environment, does not understand
other forms of UDF.

The saving grace is that all forms of windows, and most any other non-MS
operating systems understand ISO 9660 format. Of which, the makers of
CDR/CDRW/DVDR/DVDRW writing software have as part of their software. But,
this is a staging process as well within its own software environment for
writing to CD. I prefer this format for archiving for long-term storage,
and for a data access for other PCs, some of which may not have XP on them
or a UDF reader installed in a non-XP environment..

"rszebras" <rszebras@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9B3DE219-01D4-488E-829B-4DD973A4024C@microsoft.com...
> Does Windows XP Home Edition (2002 with SP2) come with the ability to drag
> and drop files to a cd-rw drive without having to use the "write files to
> disc procedure"? Sort of like Direct CD or Sonic DLA where you can use
the D
> drive like a hard drive. Or do I have to purchase one of those programs?
>
> Even a link to a site that has the answer would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you!
> --
> rszebras

rszebras
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Thanks for the quick response. You answered my question.
--
rszebras


"Malke" wrote:

> rszebras wrote:
>
> > Does Windows XP Home Edition (2002 with SP2) come with the ability to
> > drag and drop files to a cd-rw drive without having to use the "write
> > files to
> > disc procedure"? Sort of like Direct CD or Sonic DLA where you can
> > use the D
> > drive like a hard drive. Or do I have to purchase one of those
> > programs?
> >
> > Even a link to a site that has the answer would be greatly
> > appreciated. Thank you!
>
> There is no native ability in XP to do packet-writing. You would need to
> purchase a third-party program.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>


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