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Burning ISO images to DVD on Microsoft Windows Vista

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 8-Dec-2006 22:46

If you are running Microsoft Windows Vista and need to burn an .ISO image to a DVD, here is a couple of handy tips:

- Try Alex Feinman's ISO Recorder V3. Although this program didn't work for me when trying to write a DVD from an .ISO file, it did well to create an .ISO file from an existing data DVD.

- Use the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. The installer will complain when running on Vista, but just accept it and go ahead. It will install a few programs in \Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools. Open a command prompt there and run "dvdburn [drive] [.ISO file]" to burn that DVD.

And how do you quickly open a command prompt on a folder? On Windows XP you can use a PowerToy for this, but on Windows Vista you use a shortcut: press shift and right click on a folder name, and "Open Command Window Here" will be shown in the menu - this option is not visible otherwise.

Another tip? If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007, press control and right-click the Outlook icon in the system tray. This will show a couple of aditional menu items, including an option to show connection status - handy if you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server and need to know if Outlook is connected at all, and what transport is being used.





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