Vista DVD/CD Burning options

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tjmartin

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Hello,

I just reinstalled Vista on my laptop. Prior to reinstallation my DVD/CD drive acted just like a USB flash drive (I could transfer files easily and quickly). other than Nero 8, I didn't have any extra DVD burning programs. I am not sure how I was able to do that...Would anyone know how I can make my DVD/CD drive act like a USB drive for transferring files?

Thank you in advance
 
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if you put a blank cd/dvd in the tray what happens?
go to control panel>auto play, and set them to "burn files to disc using windows", see if that is what your looking for..

good luck
 
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Could be you used cd-rw or dvd-rw which you could right click on and format in My Computer Windows and then copy and paste anything to.
 

tjmartin

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I'm just asking this question because before did the reinstall I have a few DVD-RW discs that would act like USB drives, but after the reinstall, any files I try to put on the DVD-RW discs need to be burned to the disc? How can I get that live file system functionality back? (especially for discs that I already formatted using the live file system and already have data on them)
 

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Could be you used cd-rw or dvd-rw which you could right click on and format in My Computer Windows and then copy and paste anything to.
Yes, I'm using DVD-RW discs and want to get that functionality back without reformatting cause those DVD's already have data on them
 
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