needing cd/dvd recording software which is compatible with Windows 7

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

             I have a friend who recently upgraded his setup from Windows XP to Windows 7.  Following this operating system transition, he has also been upgrading his pre-existing software which brings me to the point of this question.  Could someone suggest a cd/dvd recording software which will be compatible with Windows 7?

             Thanks so much in advance for any guidance given in reply to this quest.

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi George,
It depends on what you mean by "recording" software, but if you're talking about what is usually called "burning", here's a good article at the Microsoft site that discusses it:

Regards, Joe
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello Joe

             I am sorry for my lack of clarification within my question.  When I mention "recording" software, I am talking about "burning" applications.  While I have not completely gone over the information contained within your submitted link, I am under the impression that Windows 7 has a built-in or an integrated cd\dvd burning program.  

             Thanks again.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Yes, you can burn in W7 directly from the built-in Windows Explorer:

Regards, Joe

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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
Hi GMartin,

CD/DVD recording software compatible with Windows 7:

Nero Burning ROM 2015           : (
PowerISO                                                  : (
Express Burn Disc Burning Software   :(
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free            :(
Active@ ISO Burner                                 : (
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
And CDBurnerXP despite it's name works with DVD's and Windows 7 and is still free
i also use cdburnerXP and am very happy with it - very easy
I prefer to use PortableApps whenever I can, as you don't really need to install things in the traditional way, and as the name says, you can put everything on a USB stick if you want to and take it along with you, so you have your favorite software available wherever you go and can use it on other PC's. Most of the essential software that is normally needed on PC's is available as PortableApps, so there is very little else you really have to install. One of the apps you can have via PortableApps is infrarecorder, which is my favorite cd/dvd burning tool:

You can search and install the software you want or need via the main app (which loads as an icon in the taskbar), then PortableApps takes care of updates etc.

One important thing here is that all is OpenSource and free.
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Evening Everyone

          I apologize for getting temporarily side tracked from this post.  After reviewing all of the feedback and resourceful links to a variety of cd/dvd burning programs,  I found myself being most interested in the built-in cd dvd burning utility of Windows 7.  It is nice knowing that cd and dvd burning can be carried out without having to install a third-party program.  On the flip side of this point, it is also reassuring to know there are a large variety of cd and dvd burning utilities out there in special situations in which the integrated burning software of Windows 7 might not be sufficient enough.

            Thanks again everybody for your suggestions.  It is always reassuring to know there are many options to choose from when it comes to cd and dvd burning.  

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Thanks for your thorough closing comments. It's very valuable for the folks who try to help to see comments like that — lets us know what works, what doesn't work, and what is helpful for the author. Not all authors do that, so I wanted to let you know that I've noticed it on your questions and really appreciate it. Regards, Joe
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