Windows 7 is the newest operating system from Microsoft, and with it comes a number of features that make it easier and faster to use than any other windows system.

Whats burning a DVD?
Say the family is off on a vacation – and the kids want a different movie to watch in car on that long family road trip.  And let’s face it; anything that will keep them quiet for a few hours is worth the time it takes to comply with their request.  Problem is – those old fashioned movie rental stores are all closed, after all you are an early riser and ready to go.
But doing things the old fashioned way is not for you anyway.  Because, you now have Windows 7 and that makes everything easier. Simply burn the DVD right from your computer!  In a few easy steps you can get that movie to disc, jump in the car, pop it in your DVD player and keep those little angels mesmerized at least for a little while.  Truthfully, once you see how easy it is to do, you will be making so many DVD’s, you could drive coast to coast without a peep from the back seat.
You are not limited to movies, either.  TV shows, photos made into slide shows, home videos can all be transferred to a DVD for easy viewing and easy access.

Let’s get started…
Of course, this article assumes that you have a DVD burner already connected and installed on your computer.  If you don’t have that, you might as well just wait for the store to open.  Also, please make sure you have the appropriate type of DVD for your burner.  Just check your manual and it will tell you which type to purchase.
Here are the steps to burn a DVD from Windows 7:

  1. Start Windows Media Center and insert a DVD into your DVD burner.
  2. In Windows Media Center, click “Burn a CD or DVD”.  (Or, scroll to Tasks on the Start screen and click burn CD/DVD.)
  3. When asked to select disc format, click Video DVD, and then click Next.
  4. Enter the name you want for your DVD and then click Next.
  5. When asked to select media, click Recorded TV or Video Library, and then click Next.
  6. Select the TV show of video you wish to copy to DVD and click Next.
  7. You can add more video files to the disc by click Add More on the Review & Edit List screen.
  8. Repeat above steps for each show or video you wish to burn.
  9. When finished adding all the video files, click Burn DVD.

It isn’t much more complicated than this, and the system will guide you through each step pretty easily.  The length of time for the project varies, and depends on how long each show or movie is that you are copying, as well as the speed of your operating system and DVD burner.    So have some fun creating your very own customized DVD library.  With Windows 7 it’s a snap.