How to Enable/Disable Disk Burn feature in Windows 7?

What do you do to write or copy files on a disk from your Windows OS? Yes, the answer is to simply Burn the disk using Nero Express or any other alternate disk burning software. But, if you are Windows 7 users then you no longer have to look for any disk burning software. Microsoft has included this feature in Windows 7, which allows users to burn data on to disk anytime without using software. But, this feature is not in use every time; we only find it applicable when we want anything to be copied on the disk. Here is the tutorial how you can disable the Disk Burn function in your Windows 7 PC.

Disable Disk Burn feature in Windows 7

Unlike the previous version of Windows OS, disk burning tool like that of Nero Express isn’t applicable to burn CDs and DVDs. The new disk burn feature is quite easy and user friendly manner to burn files to a disk. Here is how you can disable the Windows default CD burning feature and again enable it when you want you think it is needed. As the feature is often needed and there are users who would like to disable the feature on their Windows 7 PC, so follow the steps below.

Steps to Disable/Enable Disk Burn Feature in Windows 7

  • Go to Start orb and in the search box type gpedit.msc
  • Now, you have local group policy editor Window in the screen. In the left pane, navigate to User Configuration – Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer

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  • In the right hand pane next to Windows explorer, scroll down to look for the option Remove CD Burning Features

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  • Once you get to the option, double click it
  • Now, a separate window pops, here click on Enabled, and then OK to close the window.

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Once you have completed all the steps or the settings described above, you will see that the remove the Burn CD option is disabled temporarily from your Windows 7 OS. To enable the same, follow the procedures as stated above and look for enable the CD Burn option in the policy editor window.

Upon following the steps described above you can enable or disable the in-built CD burn feature on your Windows 7 PC easily.


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