Backing up data

  loopyloo 16:19 14 Dec 2006

Can you back up data ie: word document files onto a dvd rw and also music files etc. I have tried and it says windows has encounted a problem and wont copy onto disks. I usually use a cdr or cdrw but I thought I could use dvdrw's.

  mattyc_92 16:40 14 Dec 2006

Yes you can... Provided your system meets the following:

1. You have a DVD-RW drive (a drive that can write to DVDs as well as read them)
2. You have a 'burning suite'. For example Nero (click here). Windows built-in burning feature can't burn to DVDs (XP was released before DVD burning was popular and cheap)

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