How to Burn to a DVD-R

by Contributing Writer

A DVD-R is a recordable DVD with storage capacity of 4.7 GB. However, it is possible to write the information on such a disc only once, while a DVD-RW allows you to rewrite the content up to 1,000 times. DVD burning is a fast way to create a backup copy of important files as well as to transfer a large chunk of information from one computer to another.

1

Log in to your user account in Windows Vista and insert a blank DVD-R into the DVD burner.

2

Click "Start" in the lower left corner; choose "Computer" to open Windows Explorer.

3

Browse to the folder with files you want to burn on DVD.

4

While holding "Ctrl" on your keyboard, click on each such file to make a selection. Alternatively, press "Ctrl-A" on the keyboard to select all files in the folder.

5

Click the button "Burn" in Windows Explorer. Type a desired disc name in the field "Disk title" and click "Next."

6

Click the button "Burn to disk" and then "Next" to begin DVD-R burning.