Only the most recent version of Direct CD that comes with Easy CD Creator 5 supports DVD+RW, you may need to update your version from Roxio's web site. My own nx9010 came with a separate disk containing Easy CD Creator 6 which comes with Drag to Disk (replacement for Direct CD) which will handle both CD-RW and DVD+RW media. Note also that the Sony DW-P50A drive in this laptop will only write to DVD+RW media labelled 1-2.4X. It is unable to write to DVD+RW media labelled 1-4X. See posts in the firmware section of these forums for more details.