I need to finalize a CD in Windows 7; how do I do it?

The CD runs fine without being finalized; however, by procedure before I can use it in my stand alone system, it needs to be finalized.  Is this something else that Windows 7 does in a manner to make my life more painful?

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Hi,

 

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to assist you.

 

I see that you want to know how to finalize a CD in Windows 7.

 

I feel sorry that you have been bothered by this issue so much. Rest assured that we will help you to resolve this issue.

 

Please refer to this link to learn how to finalize a CD.

 

Close or finalize a CD or DVD

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Close-or-finalize-a-CD-or-DVD

 

Hope this answers your questions. Please let us know the results.

 

Further reference:

 

Disc burning: frequently asked questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Disc-burning-frequently-asked-questions

 

Please get back to us if you have further questions about Windows operating systems. We are happy to help.

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I can do without the condescenion.  I'm sorry that after the couple years I've had this OS, I'm still finding things that worked fine on previous OS that were subsequently screwed up by MS programmers.

 

The link that you gave me does not answer the question.  It tell how to close a session, not finalize a cd.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the update.

 

I’m sorry if I have offended you. Let me assure you that it wasn’t my intention to do so.

 

I would like to inform you that if you burn a CD from Windows Explorer, it won’t finalize it. You can try using different software to finalize the CD.

 

Try the Windows DVD Maker. Refer to the following links to learn how to burn CD/DVD using Windows DVD Maker.

 

Burn a DVD-Video disc with Windows DVD Maker

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-DVD-Video-disc-with-Windows-DVD-Maker

 

Change Windows DVD Maker DVD-Video settings

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-Windows-DVD-Maker-DVD-Video-settings

 

If you used a third party software to burn the CD/DVD, it would be best to contact their support teams for further assistance.

 

Please get back to us with the results.

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You're right - she was and still is condescending.  And still has not answered the question.  I was must MADE to change from XP to Win 7 and need to FINALIZE a disk but for the life of me can't figure out how to do this.  The first link tells you how to CLOSE one but not finalize.  The second set of links are just junk.  So, thanks again Microsoft - for another crappy OS and more importantly, a crappy set of instructions.

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This doesn't answer the question. your reference only tells you how to 'close' the session, not how to 'finalize the cd.

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Manasa was NOT condescending!

Please realize you are being helped by volunteers who do this out of the goodness of their hearts.  We are not Microsoft employees.  If you do not like the way someone speaks to you, you need to find someone you can pay to treat you the way you wish.

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I don't really see how she was condescending, sounds to me like someone just trying to help.

Anyway, it looks like the answer is that it simply can't be done. If you wrote to a disk using the Windows live file format, then even if you use special burning software like Roxio, you cannot finalize the CD. So if you need to finalize your CD, throw out the one you already started with the built in Windows burning software, and then start over with some other burning software.

See this question on the Roxio forums for a little explanation:

http://forums.support.roxio.com/topic/121372-cant-finalize-cd-r

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I have this same issue .. windows 7 computer...

I had been making dvd's and they finalized ... something happened & now it will not finalize them & I cannot find where to do it at .

It was set to do it automatically ...

If you can email me what to do would be great *** Email address is removed for privacy ***..

Thanks

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I show both of the deals are checked in the recording global settings.

To do it manual .. I do not have the close session on the tool bar. 

Need help... Thanks   *** Email address is removed for privacy ***

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The info does not help me as when I go to internet exployer and then click on drive... I do not show anywhere .. where there is something on tool bar to close a disk... my email is *** Email address is removed for privacy ***

I need help.. Thanks

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