Also, another poster provided this (more detailed) explaination:
Reason for issue is an update in Vista blocked the
- Go to Start/Run or at the command line type
‘Start Run’ without the hypens.
2. Type gpedit.msc
3. Go to User configuration/Administrative
templates/Windows components/Windows explorer
On the right pane, double click on "Remove CD
burning features" tick the enabled button, then OK.
Reboot or logoff/logon to apply.
If your vista version does not have the gpedit
function, do the following:
- Go to Start/Run and in the command line type
‘regedit’ without the hypens.
2. Press the Ctrl & F keys on the keyboard or select
the Find/Search option and copy/paste the following
line in the find field:
- In the right pane, if it does not already exist,
create a new 32-bit DWORD value.
(Note: How to write a 32 bit DWORD; If you press
edit -> new-> DWORD (32 bit value), once you are in
the registry editor, it will allow you to create a
new DWORD. Another simple method is to right click
using the mouse over on the right pane, a popup menu
should display, select New/Dword. Once created,
right click the new Dword to rename it and then you
can right click the new DWORD select Modify, giving
it a value of one. Name the new value as
NoCDBurning, and assign the value data to 1.
3. Reboot or logoff/logon to apply.