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HOW DO I FINALIZE A DVD DISC CREATED ON MY LAPTOP USING WINDOWS 7 SO THAT I CAN PLAY IT ON OTHER MACHINES?

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You can try a freeware program like CD Burner XP which works with Windows 7 as well, you would get a option to "Finalize Disc" before you begin burning the DVD disc, please do note that finalizing a DVD disc which is not rewritable would not allow you to add further data files to it.

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You have not pointed out what type of program are you using for DVD authoring. The option to finalize the disc is usually provided when you start burning.

I have an alternate solution for you which is easier. You can use the Windows DVD maker available in Vista Home Premium. This way you will not have to manually finalize the disc; it will take care of it itself.

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