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Errors with certain software in Windows 7 when burning CDs or DVDs containing files larger than 128KB
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Consider the following scenario:
In this scenario, you may experience an error when trying to burn a CD/DVD image which contains files larger than 128KB.
This behavior occurs in Windows 7 due to a design change intended to improve the reliability of CD/DVD burning.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(332756)How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Microsoft recommends that Windows developers use the Image Mastering Application Programming Interface (IMAPI) version 2.0 when developing CD and DVD recording software. IMAPI version 2.0 was introduced in Windows Vista. It is also available for installation on Windows XP through the Microsoft Download Center. For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952011/ )Description of the Image Mastering API v2.0 (IMAPIv2.0) update package in Windows Feature Pack for Storage 1.0
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Article ID: 2461096 - Last Review: November 5, 2010 - Revision: 2.0