How to format DVD ram discs

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How to format DVD ram discs
Format DVD RAM discs. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from

One of the advantages that DVD-RAM has over other types of discs is that it can be implemented as drive storage as it sits in your DVD drive. This can add 4GBs of capacity to your system if you have a DVD recorder that supports DVD-RAM. To take advantage of this DVD-RAM, you need to format the disk, a process that takes a few moments.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Windows Vista and 7

  1. 1

    Insert your DVD into your drive.

  2. 2

    Select "Burn files to disc."

  3. 3

    Type a name for the DVD disc.

  4. 4

    Click "Show formatting options" and choose "Live File System."

  5. 5

    Click "Next" to format the disc.

    Windows XP

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button in the left bottom corner of your desktop.

  2. 2

    Scroll up and click "My Computer."

  3. 3

    Right-click on the DVD icon.

  4. 4

    Scroll down and click "Properties." Remove the check mark next to "Enable CD recording on this drive." Click the "OK" button.

  5. 5

    Insert your DVD in your drive.

  6. 6

    Right-click on the DVD icon when it appears in the "My Computer" window.

  7. 7

    Scroll down and click "Format ..."

  8. 8

    Type a name for the new DVD disc in the "Volume Label" field, then click the "Start" button.

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