windows xp not able to burn DVDs????

Posted on 2005-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
how do i set windows xp pro to burn dvds?  i cannot seem to just drag and drop files onto my DVD-R like i do with CD-R.  yes i know there is software... but i dont like cluttering my system with unnecessary software... so is there a way to just use windows XP as the default DVD burning application?
  it lists the DVDs as CDs with 0 bytes....
Question by:alenknight
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    Accepted Solution

    Windows XP doesn't contain built-in support for burning DVDs .The recent "media center edition " does 've it.
    So i guess u need some good dvd burner

    Author Comment

    that sucks!  but you did answer my question... thanks... got any tips on a GREAT software for burning?  free or not free doesnt matter... i believe people get what they pay for.
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    Expert Comment

    i personally use Ulead DVD MovieFactory
    but there are other s/w's which would help u Clone DVD being another which is quite simple to use
    Have a look at for some comparison
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    Expert Comment

    I use the NERO 6

    Great software


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