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Burner Schmerner

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    Suppose you have a read-only Blu-Ray optical disk drive.
    Suppose you put a BD-R blank optical disk in that drive.
    What does Windows 7 do?
    Answer.  It suggests that you drag files and folders to be burned into Windows Explorer.
    All goes swimmingly until you click the Burn link.
    Then the drive opens and a dialog box instructs:
    "Insert a disc."
    "Either the disc in the CD or DVD burner isn't a writable disc or it's full."
    "Please insert a writable disc into drive E:."
    Well, it happens that drive E: is NOT a burner, so the suggestion that that problem is with the medium is FALSE.
    Is it not possible for Windows 7 to detect whether an optical disk drive is capable of burning?
    Is it possible for Windows 7 NOT to mislead the end user?

    It isn't always obvious that the black thing with the button is or is not a burner.

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