I recently built a new 64-bit Win7 desktop computer. It has two optical drives, a Sony Optiarc AD-7230S (DVD burner) and an LG GGW-H20L (blu-ray burner).
I tried to load Nero 6.6, but it wouldn't install under 64-bit Win7 (the install script flat out wouldn't let me continue). So, since all I needed to do is write several .mp3 files onto a CD-RW, I just copied the files over to the D: directory, put a CD-RW into the Sony, and hit the "Write files to CD" link. There was a "formatting disk" popup which ran for hours until I terminated it manually.
The disks were rather old, so I thought, maybe that was the problem (although they work on my computer at work). I also tried these on the LG drive, but had the same problem (endless formatting).
Later, I tried to burn a data DVD with the Sony, but that failed also (I don't recall the symptoms, but I seem to recall that it never completed).
I read the following off the Device Manager for the two drives:
HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L
and the driver is: Microsoft 6/21/2006 6.1.7600.16385
Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7230S
and the driver is the same as the LG:
Microsoft 6/21/2006 6.1.7600.16385
Are my drivers too old to work with Win7? Do many people have problems with Win7's built-in burning capabilities? Do I just go to Sony's and LG's websites and get Win7 drivers?
It seems obvious, but I've learned (over the years, from CDFreaks) that the latest is not always the best, so I thought I would check here before I proceeded to monkey with my drivers or (worse) my firmware.