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    For anyone who, like me, has wasted much time trying to hunt down the 'DVD Burner' that is a native component of Windows 7; know that Microsoft call it a 'DVD Maker'.

    This leads me to ponder if Microsoft were to change their name, would they still smell the same?

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    DVD Maker is one of those Windows features that should, by default be enabled. But if it isn't, go to the control panel's
    programs and features section, under "Turn windows features on or off". Unselect the DVD Maker if it is checked, OK, then exit.
    Then go back in and recheck the "DVD Maker" check box, OK and exit. It should come up in the start menu's Accessories area.


    if Microsoft were to change their name, would they still smell the same?
    Probably yes, but according to Paul Thurrott, if the company broke itself up they might actually improve significantly
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    Windows 7 Native DVD/CD burning capability:
    To burn to your DVD/CD drive in Windows 7, insert a blank disk, right click on it in explorer and select "burn to disk".

    It actually works, I tried it just recently when my Nero-micro was "acting up".
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    Is this a why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway type ponder or something else?

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    The Win 7 native cd/dvd burning does not have quite the feature set as a 3rd party app, but does what it was designed to do and that's to sit there doing nothing until needed, then burn the media when we need it to. Imagine that, another app from MS that generally works as advertised without nagging us to add more or do more with it. Sometimes this is the problem with any 3rd party app. They seem to want to do more than we need them to do. They seem to ALWAYS load themselves at startup because we "need" that. These type of things are what tend to slow Win 7 down and cause people to question why Win 7 runs so slow, when in fact it's 3rd party apps causing much of the problem.

    Sorry to have gotten off topic.

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