When you burn a CD in Windows Vista it may have its session closed or it can be finalised. Finalising a disc is limited to "Mastered" format used in data CDs. When writing a disc in the "Mastered" format, it is meant to have a single track of data that terminates with lead-out information written to the disc. When this information is present, a disc cannot be written to again and becomes understandable by devices such as DVD players and CD players.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Insert a blank compact disc into your computer's CD, DVD or Blu-ray recorder drive.
Click "Burn files to data disc."
Enter a name for the disc in the dialogue box that appears on your screen.
Click "Show Formatting Options."
Click "Mastered," followed by "Next."
Drag the data files you want to burn to your disc's window from their location on your hard disk.
Click "Burn to disc" to automatically write the files and finalise the disc.
Tips and warnings
- You cannot add additional information to this type of disc because of the finalisation procedure.
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