Windows XP updates - how do they affect our cdr perfomance?

vbimport

#1

Just came back from windows Xp update page where i found that the following update was available:

"Q320174
This update addresses several CD burning issues in Windows XP, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (MKB). Download now to prevent problems with burning cds"

After visiting the MKB i found the following:

"Q320174

[I]SYMPTOMS
When you copy files or folders to a compact disc-recordable (CD-R) or a compact disc-rewritable (CD-RW) by using a compact disc recorder, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

*The disc recording is consistently unsuccessful.
*You cannot read the disc by using Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98, but you can read the disc in Windows XP.
*You cannot read the disc in an MP3 player, but you can read the disc in Windows XP.
*You are able to read the disc in an MP3 player, but not all of the files on the disc are available. However, all of the files on the disc are available when you read the disc in Windows XP.
*When you add files or folders to a disc that already contains data, some files are lost. This may occur if one or both of the following conditions exist:
A file is added to the disc, and the name of the file is the same as the name of a folder that was already on the disk.
-or-
A folder is added to the disc, and the name of the folder is the same as the name of a file that was already on the disk. [/I]"

I was just wondering how "updates" of this kind can affect at the end of the day the cdr perfomance. I have read elsewhere that other windows xp "features" (ie: native winxp cd writing support) can cause problems...


#2

I downloaded the update. I say it still works the same, but i wanted to be safer than sorry.


#3

Isn’t those updates for Windows built in burning system?
I haven’t experienced any of those problems and I don’t use windows burning prog…


#4

Originally posted by Airhead

Isn’t those updates for Windows built in burning system?
I haven’t experienced any of those problems and I don’t use windows burning prog…

Yep they are. I dont use the windows built in burning program also, that’s why i don’t download such updates:p . But my concern is whether it could be harmful as far as the cdr performance is concerned. Should we or shouldn’t we “trust” such updates?:confused: ? Anyone had any problems with it?


#5

I dont use windows built in burning program, but i downloaded the update anyway. It hasnt done anything to affect the performance at all. You can always unistall them anyway.