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Alan Holmes
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Which has a DVD RW unit, but how do I record data on a DVD disk?

Does it need formating, and how do I do that?

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alan

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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Hi,

You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most disks do
not need formatting.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Alan Holmes" <alan.holmes@virgin.net> wrote in message
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>
> Which has a DVD RW unit, but how do I record data on a DVD disk?
>
> Does it need formating, and how do I do that?
>
> --
> alan
>
> reply to alan(dot)holmes27(at)virgin(dot)net
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>
>

Alan Holmes
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Blimey, that was quick, I've only just posted this!

Anyway, thanks, most helpful.

Alan

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
> machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most disks
> do not need formatting.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Alan Holmes" <alan.holmes@virgin.net> wrote in message
> news:GX_je.14981$sE4.9820@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>>
>> Which has a DVD RW unit, but how do I record data on a DVD disk?
>>
>> Does it need formating, and how do I do that?
>>
>> --
>> alan
>>
>> reply to alan(dot)holmes27(at)virgin(dot)net
>>
>>
>>
>
>

07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Click | Start | All Programs | DVD Software | F1 for Help |
Enter, "how do I record data" | Click OK



"Alan Holmes" <alan.holmes@virgin.net> wrote in message
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>
> Which has a DVD RW unit, but how do I record data on a DVD disk?
>
> Does it need formating, and how do I do that?
>
> --
> alan
>
> reply to alan(dot)holmes27(at)virgin(dot)net
>
>
>

sf
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
On Sun, 22 May 2005 08:36:59 -0400, Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:

> Hi,
>
> You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
> machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most disks do
> not need formatting.

Piggy backing.... I have one with 2 bays. How do I figure out which
one is the DVD RW?

TIA

Trish
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
"sf" <sf@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 22 May 2005 08:36:59 -0400, Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
>> machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most
>> disks do
>> not need formatting.
>
> Piggy backing.... I have one with 2 bays. How do I figure out which
> one is the DVD RW?
>


It should have a RW logo on the front of its drawer.

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Trish
Dublin, Ireland

07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
You may want to test by trying to burn a CD in both and let us know which
one worked so we can tell you that is the CD-RW or DVD-RW or you can just
insert a DVD and see which one plays the DVD.

You will find much more info at:
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
=======================================
Regards,
Gary 'Doc' Adams
Louisiana @ 314.479.8201
LsuEdu@msn.comREMOVE
~ Read to Learn - Write to Think ~
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"sf" <sf@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 22 May 2005 08:36:59 -0400, Rick "Nutcase" Rogers wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
>> machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most
>> disks do
>> not need formatting.
>
> Piggy backing.... I have one with 2 bays. How do I figure out which
> one is the DVD RW?
>
> TIA

Alan Holmes
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23Lx03rsXFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
> machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most disks
> do not need formatting.

It would seem I made a mistake, the DVD drive is not a burner!(:-(

Is a DVD burner drive expensive?

Where would I get one?

I'm close to Slough.

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alan

reply to alan(dot)holmes27(at)virgin(dot)net

>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Alan Holmes" <alan.holmes@virgin.net> wrote in message
> news:GX_je.14981$sE4.9820@newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>>
>> Which has a DVD RW unit, but how do I record data on a DVD disk?
>>
>> Does it need formating, and how do I do that?
>>
>> --
>> alan
>>
>> reply to alan(dot)holmes27(at)virgin(dot)net
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Mike Hyndman
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 18:04:31 GMT, "Alan Holmes" <alan.holmes@virgin.net>
wrote:

>
>"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>news:%23Lx03rsXFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> You do it with DVD burning software, usually this is provided with the
>> machine. There is no native DVD burning function in WindowsXP. Most disks
>> do not need formatting.
>
>It would seem I made a mistake, the DVD drive is not a burner!(:-(
>
>Is a DVD burner drive expensive?
>
>Where would I get one?
Check the test reports/reviews on dvd burners at www.pcpro.co.uk
Then do a "Froogle" for the model of your choice.
>I'm close to Slough.
;-(
regards
MH


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