Upgraded computer to windows 8.1 Pro. Unable to burn DVD/CDs.

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  1. JoseDB

    JoseDB New Member

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    Upgraded computer to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows XP. Unable to burn DVD/CDs. Does not recognize blank media. No error messages given other than Insert blank media.
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Did you install 8.1 via DVD so you know the DVD was functional in the new OS? I do remember some DVD players had problems with Windows 7 and in some cases needed a firmware upgrade. The same thing may be happening with your system since Windows 8 would probably exhibit the same symptoms.

    Are you using more one type of blank media, and at what speeds will that media burn.
     
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    Try going to the manufacturer website and look for Win 8 driver for your optical drive. Driver issue is a common problem with Win 8 upgrade.
     
  5. JoseDB

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    Would like to thank those of you who offered suggestions. After my post, I did some more searching and read that Microsoft omitted the codecs in some versions of windows 8. Apparently, I purchased one those versions. One of the recommendations was to purchase Media Center which I have not done as I am still exploring other options.
    Once again, thank you for taking the time to reply to my question.
     

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