First let me say that I have been burning dvd’s for a while now. I use dvddecrytpter, dvdshrink…the question I have concerns a regular cd software. My boss at work asked me to make a backup copy of our mortgage software disc so that if the original gets damaged he will have another one. Do I burn it the same way as a dvd? Is it better to burn to a cd-r or to a dvd-r? Can someone please point me in the correct direction. I really appreciate it.
you could : Use clone cd, or just copy and paste to a folder on your HD then burn with Nero or other data burning software. just burn to cd unless it will not fit.
If you have Nero, just open up Nero Express, click on copy entire disc, and copy to another cd.
So essentially it would be just like copying a music cd? Is there any issues with the “installation” files? I think the only software I have to use is either dvdencryptor or winmedia player. Would these work? Also, I only have cd-r’s not cd-rw’s is that also ok?
Thank you so much for the replies!!!
I just found a disc called “Pinnacle Studio” Version 8 se, is this a burning software like Nero?
Pinnacle studio is a video editor software to create video dvds or cds, it’s not a
classic burning software like nero, or record now. I would use nero for burning, or as
the guys above suggested clone cd etc…
And look for a quality media for backups!
ok, should I download the free full version trial of Nero 6 and use the Nero express? Would that work?
Sure, if you don’t have nero, just download it from their site,
and you could start with burnin
Okie Dokie, I will give it a shot, I will let you know how it goes. Thank you again!!!
Well I am having problems. I downloaded the Nero program and installed it. I put the original disc and started Nero Express indicating that I wanted a full copy. The program started and a menu popped up asking for a blank cd-r disc. I put one in and waited and waited and nothing ever happened, the menu still stayed up showing no disc. I made sure it was a blank disk. I did see that nero detected that the original disc was copyrighted, is this the problem and what can I do about it?
well I figured it was my burner, lite-on 411S that was not being nice. I went to hubbies puter and he has a Sony burner and in about 2mins. I made the back up cd. It plays fine just like the original.
Just wanted to update the post and to thank all of you who has helped me!!
Come back soon